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Throughout the history of our automotive industry – and even more so as we increasingly progress into the digital era – dealers have been focused on gaining more leads. Just about every widget and message on dealer websites has one single goal – conversion.
Added by Steve White on August 14, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
I recently read a great blog about our industry by thought-leader Seth Godin. It explains how manufacturers and dealers do things very differently. Godin shares that manufacturers have worked for hundreds of years to refine and create more efficient ways to produce a quality product;…Continue
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Clarivoy’s Attribution API helps CarSoup.com Show Auto Dealers how it’s Helping them Sell More Cars
Columbus, OH, June 25, 2018 – Clarivoy, a pioneer and leader in automotive marketing attribution, today announced that CarSoup.com has embedded Clarivoy’s multi-touch attribution technology into its website, which ensures proper credit is attributed to those marketing sources that influenced…Continue
Added by Steve White on June 25, 2018 at 7:02am — No Comments
Nowadays, the competition for consumer attention is fierce. Many dealers focus on attempting to do a better job than their competition when it comes to ads. But, the truth is, you aren’t only competing with other dealerships, but with every retail business which does digital marketing.
Think about it. Those consumers you send your messages to aren’t in an…Continue
Added by Steve White on April 23, 2018 at 6:55am — No Comments
Marketing is an incredibly complicated and convoluted field which involves everything from direct marketing, to brand management, customer communications, social media, public relations and on and on. Whether you call the person responsible for your digital marketing efforts the “CMO,” or delegate these tasks to an Internet Manager at your dealership, the fact remains that many…Continue
Added by Steve White on April 10, 2018 at 6:38am — No Comments
As I have mentioned in past blogs, few customers complete lead forms, making it very difficult for dealers to track the source of their sales. Without this information, it’s virtually impossible to make educated decisions about how to spend your marketing dollars. It’s time to build a better mousetrap so that dealers get insight into the behavior of online shoppers, even those…Continue
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Things have changed considerably with the state of marketing measurement and we wanted to know how dealers are adapting to new measurement tools like Multi-Touch Attribution. So, in April 2017, we decided to ask and surveyed approximately 120 dealers for our State of Automotive…Continue
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Creating an Attribution Infrastructure
Added by Steve White on July 28, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
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 appear
In fact, consumers have become so annoyed with…Continue
Added by Steve White on May 23, 2017 at 6:43am — No Comments
Dealers have leveraged paid search for years – and some spend significant budgets on it.
However, whether they do it by themselves, or work with a vendor, I find many misunderstand some of the strategies, analytics and the method to the madness that is paid search.
I’d like to explain a few…Continue