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On the floor and throughout the keynotes, there was a feeling of measured optimism. At the opening press…Continue
“The Leads Are Dead”
According to those who struggle to generate consumer sales leads for businesses, “Sales leads are dead.” Furthermore, these (interestingly, mostly digital) marketers claim that today’s connected consumers are simply unwilling to trade their personal information online in…Continue
Added by Steve Stauning on January 26, 2017 at 3:36pm — No Comments
Dealerships have forever tweaked pay plans to satisfy bottom lines and keep employees happy. Many employees in the sales department can make more money from a single sales commission than any technician can make in a day. There are even some salespeople that are so productive that their paychecks can exceed those of…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on January 24, 2017 at 5:19am — No Comments
Are you planning on going to a trade show this year?
So many times we go to trade shows because people tell us it'd be a great opportunity. But first, you need to decide if it's really going to be worth it.
Watch this week's Hard Facts…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on January 20, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
Car sales today are a whole different process from how it was in the past. A few years ago it was pretty much a given that buying a car could easily encompass most of the day. In addition, little information was available to the consumer and the dealer had the upper hand in negotiations.
As the Internet…Continue
Added by Devin Koskan on January 19, 2017 at 5:04am — No Comments
Regardless of whether the movie or television show is fiction or non-fiction, this is an engaging way to tell a story that…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on January 19, 2017 at 4:47am — No Comments
Recalls have reached epidemic levels and stretch the resources of everyone involved – dealers, manufacturers and parts suppliers – as well as the patience of consumers faced with a recall, or who contemplate the purchase of a new or pre-owned vehicle. While it may be tempting to imagine a world where recalls aren’t…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on January 18, 2017 at 8:29am — No Comments
So, let's talk about the future of dynamic Facebook ads. Be prepared to reach more than just the people who have previously engaged with your content.
With these changes, you'll be able to get the attention of customers that have looked at similar products, but not YOUR…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on January 13, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Van and Car sales have changed a lot in the past few years. Digital has a significant impact on how we buy and sell cars today.
If you have been selling cars online for a while, you’ll have observed that…Continue
Added by Tony Chips on January 12, 2017 at 3:44am — No Comments
We all know that January can be a slow sales month for just about any business. It can be easy to get discouraged and anxious when you're not pacing to meet your monthly sales goal.
There are so many ways you can boost your sales without…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on January 6, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The customer experience at your dealership is more important than ever before.
With start-ups aiming to take away sales by luring customers with promises of a hassle-free buying experience, customers are starting to realize that they no longer have to sit at a dealership for hours. In fact Amazon France…
Added by Mike Gorun on January 3, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments
Digital Vehicle Service Contract (VSC) technology provider ForeverCar™ announced today its new dealer-branded VSC sales platform to help dealers sell protection products for buyers of older, higher mileage vehicles while helping dealers recapture “lost” VSC opportunities from prior lead…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on December 28, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Imagine that you attend a classical music concert.
This concert has a 90 piece (90 musicians) orchestra and a conductor (the leader or guide) that communicates to the orchestra on how to play the next note(s). Now take a look at the sales department of an automobile dealership. The department has managers that…
Added by Stan Sher on December 27, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments
So many times we talk about using video to communicate your message to your customers. But what’s the right way to make a video?
YouTube Director will walk you through exactly what you need to do to figure out what type of video will work for you.
Added by Paul Potratz on December 23, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments
Have you ever heard of Google Tag Manager?
If you haven’t, you’re losing customers!
There is 1 huge disadvantage of not using Tag Manager - slow websites.
On this week’s Hard Facts, Samantha explains how you can condense all of your tracking codes in order to…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on December 16, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
MYTH #1: VDP views are the metric that matters most.
Since when did VDP views become more important than sales? This is not an attempt to…Continue
Added by David Metter on December 15, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Potratz, an advertising agency in downtown Schenectady, has started a new apprenticeship program this December.
The program is a 6-month training program that gives insight into the inner workings of a full-service advertising agency. Each apprentice will gain first-hand knowledge of digital marketing, content development, social media, traditional media, graphic design, video production, strategy building, website development and innovative product…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on December 14, 2016 at 10:39am — No Comments
In this episode of Hard Facts, Samantha was on Facebook Live from Google Headquarters in NYC. Were you able to catch it?
Aside from learning what…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on December 9, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
DMPs are a topic gaining escalating attention as we head into 2017. A dark cloud of big, irrelevant data still lingers above the…Continue
Added by David Metter on December 1, 2016 at 12:50pm — No Comments
Car shoppers still hate to visit dealerships. Ask them why and they'll tell you they don't like pushy salespeople, they're afraid of being ripped off and that buying a car still takes too much time (among other reasons).
In an attempt to banish these customer fears, dealerships come up with marketing…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on November 29, 2016 at 5:42am — No Comments