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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…
Added by Kim Clouse on June 19, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
Have you ever put an item in your shopping cart on Amazon and then started getting emails and ads about that product? It might seem like the product is following you around the internet.
Well, these products ARE following you. And on this week's Think Tank Tuesday, I'm going to show you step-by-step exactly how you can do this for your own company.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on June 13, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Stop pouring money into your Google AdWords campaign. It's time to start optimizing! Google has some new changes that you should start utilizing for your marketing strategy.
On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha will reveal how you can create and test landing pages based on campaigns, ad group, and keywords...on your own.
We’d love to…
Added by Paul Potratz on June 9, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Which personality type are you? Better yet, which personality type are your customers? It definitely gives you something to think about when it comes to the content strategy of your campaign.
Take a look at this week’s Think Tank Tuesday to fit this new strategy into your social media or website content.
We’d love to hear what you have to…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on June 6, 2017 at 12:34pm — No Comments
Watching TV on YouTube is something that's been trending for a while, but now people are starting to watch YouTube on their TV's.
So, how does this affect you? Watch this episode of Hard Facts to find out!
We’d love to hear what you…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on June 2, 2017 at 12:51pm — No Comments
If you're in auto sales, the term "TGIF" - Thank God It's Friday! - probably has little meaning to you. In this industry, Fridays are spent gearing up for the weekend. Speaking of which, do you know what your weekend is looking like?
To answer this all-important question, it's a good idea for General…Continue
Added by Josh Blick on June 2, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
In the digital era, digital signage plays a bigger role than traditional promotion options. In fact, some studies have shown that it is even more influential than TV or the Internet.
Having in mind such a huge impact it may have on your car…Continue
Added by Thomas F. Jung on May 31, 2017 at 5:40am — No Comments
This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Samantha and I reveal some marketing strategies you could consider in order to skyrocket your business.
We’d love to hear what you have to say. Comment below and follow us on Facebook.
Added by Paul Potratz on May 30, 2017 at 1:38pm — No Comments
Does your business depend on making sales? Watch this video if you struggle with:
Added by Paul Potratz on May 23, 2017 at 1:32pm — No Comments
What is your customer retention percentage? Are you asking for more incremental work when the vehicle is on the hoist? Are you using SMS to your advantage?
Industry data shows that dealer’s…Continue
Added by Thomas F. Jung on May 22, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments
Planning an event soon?
If so, creating a Facebook event can help you get the awareness and RSVP's you're looking for.
Whether your event is for work or play, Facebook will be a key factor to make sure your guests show up.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 19, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
If you're in dealership management you're probably familiar with the routine. No matter how great your intentions are to keep a steady sales pace all month, it’s month-end and you're playing catch up. Even worse, sometimes you believe it's going to be a great month until a nasty number shows up on your balance…Continue
Added by Josh Blick on May 18, 2017 at 6:47am — No Comments
Ideas are only the iceberg for what's really important in your marketing campaign. On this week's #ThinkTankTuesday, Dan talks about a time that he had a great idea and it didn't end up like he had planned. Watch the video to learn how to protect your brand new ideas!
We’d love to hear…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 16, 2017 at 1:43pm — No Comments
What do you do for a living?
Whether it’s marketing or building a business, your business needs clients to…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 9, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
When it comes to buying that new car, the vast majority of us will first want to know what kind of cash our old car will bring as a Trade-In. But as Brian Pasch mentioned a few weeks back in his Automotive Marketing Now interview with Michael Jaber, the traditional trade-in appraisal tool…Continue
Added by Dusty Dorin on May 9, 2017 at 9:32am — No Comments
Someone reposted your Facebook video? Now you can take some of their ad dollars.
Facebook Rights Manager has been live for quite a while, but many are unfamiliar with it and how it's constantly trying to evolve to support online content and the rights they have. This week on Hard Facts, learn how to…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 5, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
Proud to announce that Think Tank Tuesday is now on iTunes and iHeartRadio. Subscribe to Think Tank Tuesday and download your favorite episode!
We’d love to hear what you have to say. Comment…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 2, 2017 at 10:31am — No Comments
Ready to make your Facebook Live game even stronger? As a business, it’s important to have brand ambassadors or other individuals to help promote your products and content. With this latest Facebook update, you can do just that.
Facebook has given business pages the ability to add individuals as contributors without giving full admin access to the page. This will allow them to go live on behalf of your business page right through the Facebook…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on April 28, 2017 at 11:25am — No Comments
Do you measure up? We spend so much money on television, radio, coupons, and other broadcasting for our marketing campaigns that we don't have a ton of attribution for.
So how do we track these results?
On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha is giving you a tip to better measure how your campaigns are performing. By using UTM codes and Google Analytics, you'll be able to decipher where your traffic is coming…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on April 21, 2017 at 1:46pm — No Comments
It’s time to start getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. So many times we avoid networking opportunities and meeting new people because it can lead to uncomfortable situations.
But, on this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, I give you 3 easy ways you can meet your new and potential customers. …Continue