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If you’re a dealer, you are used to vendors providing reports measuring…Continue
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When social media marketing burst on the scene nearly a decade ago, just about every dealership immediately piled onto the bandwagon.
We didn't all know exactly what we were doing; we just knew we had to do it because everyone else was doing it.
At the time I was with AutoNation…Continue
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Creating an Attribution Infrastructure
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Kim Clouse has decided to resume work with i Auto Consultants after 7 years. Clouse says "Still all of these charts, graphs, measure this, measure that"
As always, I have some questions for everyone. Feel free to tell me what you think.
Are we tracking and measuring what we need to measure and track? Or, are we comparing all of this data to what everyone says the trends are and trying to duplicate it because "that's what they do"? What about how your…
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In the great wide world of online, display ads are everywhere. Top of the page, right, left, bottom – and, sometimes even popping up and floating in your face. Many consumers find these ads intrusive, especially when they are irrelevant. So, they simply ignore them – or, stop visiting the sites on which they…Continue
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Almost every vendor and/or marketing source requires time to perform – whether that’s PPC, SEM, SEO, TV, radio, newspaper, email, lead providers or third-party listing sites – it’s…Continue
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You faithfully promote your Facebook page to your audience through your marketing efforts, e-mail signatures and website. You’ve enlisted employees or executives in your organization to start creating unique…Continue
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We talk to hundreds of dealers about live chat and were often surprised by internet managers who are clueless about their traffic and lead numbers. Certainly in the auto industry, an 'internet manager' can be anyone from a…Continue
Most dealers close between twenty to thirty percent of the leads submitted through their own website. With that kind of close rate, its no wonder the prevailing wisdom is the more leads you can get, the better. To a certain extent this is true, but the quality of your leads is even more important than the…Continue
With every year that passes, we’ve seen consumers increase their research and online activity exponentially and it has become increasingly difficult to discover true attribution when analyzing exactly what drove a specific customer into a dealership.
|by Dana Fornasar, Senior Product Marketing Manager|
There’s been some buzz recently regarding…Continue
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"Ladies and gentleman, can I please have your attention? I’ve just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. And I need all of you to stop what…
|by Rob Campbell, Performance Improvement Consultant|
I was a Moneyball fan before it was cool to be a Moneyball fan. The best-selling book, …Continue
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