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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
Are women smarter than men? On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, I discuss leadership and communication styles with Ali and Nicole, Marketing Communications Managers at Potratz.
See how different communication styles can affect your team, leadership, and work environment. …Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on April 11, 2017 at 2:27pm — No Comments
Chalk this up as a win! YouTube TV has finally been released. It's something you may have heard about for a while, and now you can see it in action in California, New York, and Philly. But why is it so important for your dealership? Your YouTube ads will play on TV!
Added by Paul Potratz on April 7, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
As a business or a marketer, you can’t afford to be late to the game. Pay attention to where the market is moving and where the attention is at, and move with it!
Watch this week's Think Tank Tuesday to find out why Dan Allen thinks marketers ruin everything in relation to product…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on April 4, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
CHICAGO, IL, April, 04, 2017 – Vehicle service contracts remain important revenue generators for auto dealers. They provide useful safety and budget protection benefits for consumers that purchase them for new and used cars. VSC closing rates average 35-40%; exclude lease and cash customers who don’t buy service contracts and that’s a lot of opportunities that dealers are leaving on the table.…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on April 4, 2017 at 12:36pm — No Comments
So many times business owners focus on the conversion or lead factor of their analytics. While this provides some insight into how successful your marketing campaign in, there's one crucial piece that you should be looking at.
Watch this week's Think Tank Tuesday to figure out what you've been missing in your analytics.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on March 28, 2017 at 11:13am — No Comments