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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'relations' (45)

How to Promote Tentpole Events on Facebook

A ‘tentpole’ event at your dealership is one of those big-deal events that you really want to be successful. It could be a sale, holiday event, new product promotion or a community event that you’re sponsoring.


Tentpole marketing is a strategy that generates social buzz around your event that drives…


Added by Scot Eisenfelder on March 7, 2018 at 6:56am — No Comments

The Fine Art of Getting Attention at Conferences

Conference season is upon us and each business is competing with hundreds of others for attention.

A strategy is needed, or your business simply ends up as part of the noise everyone fast-forwards through – media and attendees alike. So, how do you break through the…


Added by sara callahan on March 2, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

When NOT to be the Smartest Person in the Room

In the best-selling book of 1979, “…


Added by sara callahan on January 24, 2018 at 6:46am — No Comments

When It Comes to Marketing, Don’t Be The Horse With Blinders On!

One of the most frustrating things for marketers and public relations professionals is that companies tend to be so focused on producing sales, and/or marketing to prospective clients, that they become a bit like horses with blinders on -- focused on the single carrot in front of them – namely, customer…


Added by sara callahan on January 10, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Brand Centric Growth

I once heard influential thinker…


Added by Scot Eisenfelder on January 8, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

When Using Customer Data, Don’t Be Creepy!

When it comes to providing the ultimate customer experience, can technology go too far and instead,…


Added by sara callahan on December 22, 2017 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Putting the “R” Back in CRM

Too often, CRM and direct…


Added by Scot Eisenfelder on November 16, 2017 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

“Talking” to Millennials: How to Speak Their Language

I was recently asked my thoughts a…


Added by Scot Eisenfelder on October 27, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Shoppers Speak Out: 5 Things That Are More Important Than Price

When shopping for anything, especially big-ticket items like cars, shoppers compare prices.

It’s natural to try and find the best deal and save as much money as possible, however, times have changed, and the best price is no longer the sole determining…


Added by Joey Little on July 1, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Get to Know Today’s Empowered Consumers

Businesses today can no longer count on passive consumers; in fact, it’s a given that shoppers will enter your dealership empowered with more information and technology than ever before. 

In order to build trust in your brand and win over savvy shoppers, it’s important to keep up with what’s important to them in the marketplace.  While…


Added by Joey Little on June 16, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

How to Differentiate Your Dealership during the Recall Crisis

Dealers are in for a wild ride. The next 5+ years will be filled with revenue from recall work; a shortage of technicians; shop capacity that can’t keep up with demand; parts availability issues; and, as a result, irate customers.


Recalls certainly challenge consumers’ patience and dealers can find…


Added by sara callahan on May 17, 2016 at 5:51am — 2 Comments

Public Relations: The New Home of Content & Social Media Marketing?

When most people think about what public relations agencies do, they picture media relations, industry exposure and … well… lots of press releases.

The reality is that the public relations industry has been transforming itself as new technologies and strategies become available that help us gain optimum exposure…


Added by sara callahan on April 27, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Are We Sacrificing Customer Experience for Efficiency?

It’s inevitable. Businesses grow and, as they do, many look for ways to automate processes. Dealerships do it with auto-responders. Many companies have automated phone trees which circle you around pressing 1s, 2s and 3s, driving you mad as you can never reach a live person for help. Customer service inquiries are responded to…


Added by sara callahan on March 17, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

5 Things Vendors Can Do to Earn & Keep an Auto Dealer’s Business, Told from a Dealer’s Viewpoint

My primary goal as a PR Professional is to assist my clients in achieving the most exposure possible and build top-of-mind brand awareness among their potential customers, namely auto dealers. To help better understand how to best position my clients for success, last year, I did a little research into…


Added by sara callahan on March 18, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Is Guerrilla Social Media A Good Strategy?

It seems as if every big event nowadays is live tweeted by brands seeking to gain free marketing on the back of these popular events. This last Super Bowl saw brands literally setting up war rooms filled with social media professionals, graphic designers and even lawyers, simply to post content in reaction to real-time…


Added by sara callahan on February 11, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

FTC Social Media Ruling Puts Businesses on Alert

It’s no secret that the FTC has been monitoring brand usage of social media.

The hammer finally fell when the FTC ruled last week that companies and agencies utilizing social media must include disclaimers. This is regardless of the…


Added by sara callahan on December 5, 2014 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Did Facebook Just Bring Down The Hammer on Brand Content?

In the past, a business could increase per post reach on Facebook simply by creating unique and engaging quality content. That has now changed and, for the most part, ads are the only real posts creating any significant reach. Organic posts on Facebook pages have seen reach drop into the 1-2 percent range, down…


Added by sara callahan on November 10, 2014 at 3:33am — 2 Comments

Proactive PR & the NFL?

While I love to be active myself, I certainly could not call myself a big fan of watching and keeping up with sports. It seems, however, that you cannot turn on a television, read a newspaper or use any social media recently without hearing about continuous misdeeds and wrongdoings of NFL players. I’m sure that…


Added by sara callahan on October 22, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

How Much Is Your Branded Content Worth?

It’s widely accepted that content created by third parties in general holds more value for businesses than content they create themselves.

Many have felt that consumers better trusted product information and reviews written by neutral persons. According to new research by Vibrant Media, however,…


Added by sara callahan on October 1, 2014 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Stop Using Public Relations as Advertising

Throughout history, public relations professionals have assisted companies in gaining exposure and getting the right message to the right audience at the right time. In the past, PR agencies relied on connections with journalists, media contacts and industry publications to relay relevant company news. With the…


Added by sara callahan on September 17, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

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