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Market Smarter With a Digital-First Approach

Balancing customer engagement and the cost of advertising is your key to increasing your marketing return on investment (ROI).

Sounds simple, right? It is – and it starts with a digital-first strategy. This variation on multi-channel marketing uses digital media channels (such…

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Added by Kate Spangler on November 26, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Facebook Marketplace: A Dealership Primer – Part 1

Facebook Marketplace, while new on the scene, has quickly turned into a valuable sales channel for dealerships. Many dealers are finding great success in engagement as well as sales with consumers.

Not just another third-party listing site, Facebook…

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Added by Todd Smith on October 30, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

How Being “Lazy” Can Be Productive

There you are, working on your to-do list, trying to create content for your dealership. You sit there and contemplate what you can write that will be relevant and interesting to your customers.

But no ideas come to you. The more you think about it, the more frustrated you get, until you…

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Added by sara callahan on October 30, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

5 Data-Backed Strategies to Use Videos In Your Marketing Mix

Marketing your business these days may seem less straightforward than the TV ads of the past, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be easy. In fact, with the right mix of video content you can attract customers more effectively and more economically than ever before. Read on to learn the best ways to use video content in your marketing.

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1. Ads on Social Media

As we covered in…

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Added by jon nigbor on October 23, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Recent Trends for SEO in the Automotive Industry

Latent Semantic Indexing

Latent semantic indexing, or LSI, influences SEO marketing more and more as Google does a better job understanding search intent.

To be effective with SEO you have to know how LSI influences how a consumer searches for a car…

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Added by Jon Hedges on October 12, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Is Content Marketing a Necessity or a Nuisance?

In a recent blog, I wrote about how content marketing is more of a long-term play.

 

In addition, to attract an audience, it is vital to offer more than purely sales content and “buy…

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Added by sara callahan on September 26, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Getting The Most Bang From Your Social Media Bucks

Today, it’s a well-known fact among dealers that a consistent presence on social media properties is vital to keeping their brand in front of consumers. It has also been found that some different types of content – text, images and video – perform better than others.

 

However, it’s still very…

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Added by Paul Moran on September 24, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Can You Sell Cars On Facebook Marketplace?

Since Facebook has exploded, businesses have all rushed to capture their audience’s attention and leverage the platform’s marketing potential. In the beginning, gaining business exposure on Facebook’s platform was relatively inexpensive. As Facebook continued to modify its algorithm to appease its users and better monetize the platform when it…

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Added by Todd Smith on September 20, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Are You Training Customers to Blackmail You for Service?

If you hold a management position in the retail automotive industry, you’ve probably had a customer attempt to leverage something to get what they want.…

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Added by sara callahan on September 12, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

DOWNEY NISSAN BOOSTS SOCIAL MEDIA INTERACTIONS 627 PERCENT WITH VBOOST VIRAL VIDEOS

Videos of happy customers generate more online reviews and website visits  

 

Newport Beach, CA – September 10, 2018 – In the six-month period from February through July 2018, Downey Nissan, California’s #1 volume Nissan dealer, experienced a viral lift of 627 percent in their social media marketing program, attributed to videos sent out by Vboost, an automotive…

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Added by Paul Moran on September 10, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Content Marketing Is Not a One and Done Game

There is one common problem most companies run into when they start a content marketing strategy. Frequently, executives have unreal expectations and expect to go from zero to hero in a matter of days. They want an immediate return-on-investment – such as leads, engagement or website traffic. I am afraid that is simply…

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Added by sara callahan on August 29, 2018 at 6:57am — No Comments

An Effective Social Media Presence Takes More than Simply Posting Content

Dealerships are coming around and increasingly realize the importance of having a good social media presence.

Perhaps it’s due to the reach and effectiveness of social media ads, or the ability to stay top-of-mind with customers – both existing and…

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Added by Paul Moran on August 23, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

I Do My Best Poof Reading After I Hit Send

We’ve all seen it happen. In fact, chances are really good that you’ve done it yourself -- posted that Facebook status update, sent that text message, or that e-mail and then – oops, you notice those typos or grammatical errors…after it’s too late to…

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Added by sara callahan on August 15, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments


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A Path to Save Dollars on Your Marketing Cost per Car Sold

A majority of a car shopper's touchpoints occur online, so it would be silly to neglect the value of a strong digital presence. Fortunately, more and more dealerships embrace marketing online -- as shown in the NADA's 2017 report: 55.4% of a dealer's advertising is spent on the…

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Added by Dane Saville on August 1, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Does Community Involvement Sell More Cars?

I recently read an interesting article in Forbes about cause-based marketing which states that  55 percent of consumers would switch brands…

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Added by sara callahan on July 31, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Automotive Website SEO: Free Webinar July 25, 2018

ADM members are invited to attend an exclusive webinar presentation on technical search engine optimization (SEO), designed specifically for automotive websites. Hedges & Company will be presenting the free webinar on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT.

The focus of the webinar, Part 1 of a two-part series, will be on optimizing for technical SEO.

We wanted to start with technical…

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Added by Jon Hedges on July 13, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Are you Deaf, Dumb & Blind to your Customers on Social Media?

Every successful business needs customer feedback to gauge how they are doing.

Customer loyalty, experience and retention can’t be modified without hearing what your customers think. Dealerships rely on such things as manufacturer surveys and online reviews to…

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Added by sara callahan on July 12, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Social Media is Alive and Killing It!

Some skeptics lament the decline in the use of social media platforms.

Perhaps because they’ve become jaded due to all the arguments and political rhetoric constantly popping up in news feeds. Well, don’t for a second believe these pessimists!

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Added by Paul Moran on July 6, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Influencer Marketing isn’t Dead, You’re Just Doing It Wrong!

One of the hottest current trends is influencer marketing.

Businesses (and dealerships) bring in influencers to attract a crowd. We’ve all seen it, if not done it.

 

Perhaps it’s the latest YouTube star, that sports athlete that may (or may not) have…

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Added by Paul Moran on June 25, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Don’t go Breaking your Customer’s Heart!

When it comes to earning business, the customer experience has become a key differentiator. These days, sales and service customers tend to choose convenience and experience over pricing. In fact, dealers that consistently provide an…

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Added by sara callahan on June 14, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

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