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If you take downward pricing pressure at high inventory levels in the automotive industry to mean that we are in a commodity environment, then keep reading. Otherwise, stop.
Here’s how 2020 stacks up.
Most executive decision-makers…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on January 31, 2020 at 8:24am — No Comments
How does reputation drive gross?
When it comes to your online reputation, the good will inevitably outweigh the bad. Learn how on episode 16!
Added by Jim Flint on January 29, 2020 at 7:36am — No Comments
What is your market share telling you?
Added by Jim Flint on January 28, 2020 at 7:45am — No Comments
What does your social media profile say about your dealership to customers? We answer this question and more on the …Continue
Added by Jim Flint on January 15, 2020 at 3:03pm — No Comments
Step aside Detroit, Houston is on the move. With the Detroit Auto Show moving to the summer months, the Houston show now is looking to step in and up to this amazing opportunity. Tune in this week's episode as we're joined by RoShelle Salinas, the Executive VP of the Houston Automobile Dealers Association.
Added by Jim Flint on January 8, 2020 at 7:24am — No Comments
This could—more or less so – be the right time. Or now. Or turn it on now. Or off now.
Except it doesn’t work because you’re on again and off again.
Added by Jim Flint on November 22, 2019 at 8:17am — No Comments
If you hadn’t heard, Google removed the Average Page Position from reporting.
As Google’s intent-based advertising platform reaches issues with “scale,” the departure does make sense. When a demand model meets its logical limit, it has to maneuver to different supply-side metrics.
What do I…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on November 8, 2019 at 6:15am — No Comments
If half of Facebook is the “Face” of the people in society then what’s the “Book” part all about? 15 years after inception we are starting to find out. The Feds and Attorney Generals are starting to throw the “Book” at Facebook. Facebook knows quite a bit about the people as the advent of privacy laws come into…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on October 31, 2019 at 2:46pm — No Comments
The internet, if not the information age, changed the sales funnel. Forever. Previously marketing goals such as Awareness or Consideration could be delivered via tactics such as Broadcast TV or Direct Mail. With the internet, you jump from top to middle to lower funnel at your…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on October 25, 2019 at 12:09pm — No Comments
For those with a tendency to make things more complicated than things really are “Keep It Simple, Stupid” served as a consistent concept that kept Advertising meetings from turning into Geek Speak aka Information Technology (IT) sessions. Instead of discussing advertising…Continue
In this video blog, Jim Flint, CEO, and Founder of Local Search Group discusses two changes you should make to deliver the most efficiencies for your Google Ad campaigns.
Added by Jim Flint on August 16, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments
Recently I visited with one of the top collegiate quarterback coaches in the nation.
“There’s a saying in football that the further away you get from the ball, the less a part of the team…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on April 25, 2019 at 7:02am — No Comments
Tell Your Story
Telling your Digital Story is a huge step in the right direction. In the most recent quarterly conference call, Facebook CEO Mark…Continue
A decade ago we fought through an economic recession that drove an automotive depression. Dealers across the nation refashioned their business models as Internet departments developed into Internet dealerships.
Much time, energy, and teeth-gnashing abounded as old-school met new-school and an industry that can be decades behind in technology…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on March 12, 2019 at 7:19am — No Comments
The Fundamental Attribution Error reminds us that people tend to unduly emphasize internal character, rather than external factors when trying to understand people’s motives. We tend to believe that others do bad things because they are bad people. The oft-overlooked reality is that the…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on March 5, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments
Google and Facebook, Watch Out! There’s someone approaching in the rear-view mirror, and it’s Amazon.
Don’t worry about Amazon pursuing automotive retail--think expensive land and expensive cattle (aka cars). As far as the desire to pursue automotive advertising--think cloud ready and margin friendly.
The duopoly of Google and…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on February 12, 2019 at 7:51am — No Comments
Many dealers ask what would happen if I didn’t buy my name. Or better yet what would happen if I didn’t spend any advertising money or, more often than not, what if I…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on February 5, 2019 at 6:28am — No Comments
$5 million for a Super Bowl spot in 2019. That’s what the big brands are paying for huge visibility. There is arguably no better way to reach 100+ million people.
All in, there were 5 automotive OEM’s in the mix. Audi delivered details…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on February 4, 2019 at 6:56am — No Comments
San Francisco is famous for fog. The city’s given a nickname to its fog - Karl. Karl the fog even has an Instagram account with 243k followers.
As I traveled back from the NADA Show 2019 held in San Francisco, I’m reminded that our industry resides in a fog of Digital…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on February 1, 2019 at 7:42am — No Comments
The concept of common currency is such a great idea. Except that for the most part, people want their own currencies. Dealership employees want their own pay plans. 180 currencies are used in 195 countries across the world. And even Bitcoin is trying to establish a different currency at some level.
The common currency for marketing metrics for…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on January 22, 2019 at 7:08am — No Comments