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Timmy D. James's Blog Posts Tagged 'sales' (21)

To Script or Not to Script? That Is the Question

When making videos for your dealership, it can be easy to get so caught up in the “What should I say?” that the video never gets made.

 

Some video marketing experts advise that scripts are the way to go as the person on camera then knows what to say. But that may not be best for everyone.

 

The person that is making the video,…

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Added by Timmy D. James on April 17, 2019 at 7:18am — 1 Comment

Will Video Bring You New Customers?

While many dealerships agree that video is important and worthwhile, at the same time some think it’s time-consuming and lack the resources to put a video marketing strategy in place.

 

What if I told you that acquiring and scaling a well-planned video marketing strategy which leverages video content for shoppers throughout the entire buying…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 27, 2018 at 7:04am — No Comments

Body Language Is Important…But Even More So In Digital Marketing

Interpreting meaning through communication can be hard.

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Added by Timmy D. James on January 19, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Master Video Fundamentals Before Going Social

When I talk to dealers about video marketing, one question I get asked a lot is "What about social?"

In particular the marketing folks want to know what…

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Added by Timmy D. James on November 9, 2017 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Are You Throwing Customers Away Due to Lack of Communication Channels?

I was …

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Added by Timmy D. James on October 19, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Can You Hear Me Now?

Engaging video needs to …

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Added by Timmy D. James on September 14, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Should You DIY or Outsource Your Video Marketing?

So you've decided it's time to differentiate your dealership from the competition, and that video is the way to do it. Your next probable question is, do you produce, distribute and market the videos yourself, or outsource some, if not all of these functions?

 

The answer to this question is,…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 24, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Seven Important Video Marketing Statistics

While statistics may seem boring, they are certainly key when choosing a marketing strategy. They can highlight where you should direct your efforts in order to be the most effective and maximize ROI.



There are a ton of statistics floating out there and thousands of articles which – if you don’t believe me –…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 16, 2017 at 5:37am — No Comments

Come on – Does Video REALLY sell cars?

Technology has drastically changed the way businesses and auto dealers operate.

Hey, think about it. It was not too far in the distant past that we did just about everything via fax machine. Leads came in, financing was secured and, well, just about everything was via fax.

 

Consider…

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Added by Timmy D. James on February 16, 2017 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Video Marketing: Sell, Don’t Tell.

Why are we obsessed with television and movies? Because, just like books, they have the ability to capture our attention and transport us into fictional situations and universes.

 

Regardless of whether the movie or television show is fiction or non-fiction, this is an engaging way to tell a story that we’re…

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Added by Timmy D. James on January 19, 2017 at 4:47am — No Comments

Design a Video Showroom to Banish Customer Fears

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…

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Added by Timmy D. James on November 29, 2016 at 5:42am — No Comments

If a Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words, How Many Is a Video Worth?

If you haven’t drunk the video marketing Kool-Aid yet. Or, perhaps are overwhelmed by the thought of creating and distributing videos, it’s time to consider the advantages of having a video marketing strategy.

 

There was a time in my career when dealers used to complain about having to take multiple…

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Added by Timmy D. James on September 29, 2016 at 5:32am — No Comments

What to Do with the 5 Must Have Types of Video Content

In my last blog, I shared the five types of video content you must have when beginning your video marketing initiative. To recap, they include: New Model Test Drive, Inventory, Value Proposition, Testimonials and Lead…

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Added by Timmy D. James on September 15, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

In Marketing, Consumers Want to Know What Is In It For Me

People aren’t watching your commercial or video because they want you to sell them your product. They’re watching because they want you to sell them a solution.

 

In the world of online marketing, oftentimes marketers forget this very basic concept. Think of it as painting pictures when selling. The idea is…

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Added by Timmy D. James on May 18, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Most Important Metric In Gauging Video ROI

The question most pondered by businesses when advertising is perhaps the most important:

 

“What is my ROI?”

 

It doesn’t matter whether we’re discussing television ads, radio, 3rd party leads,

that gorilla on top of your building, or the contest you’re running on social media;…

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Added by Timmy D. James on February 16, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Using Emotions To Excite Customers: Honda’s Brilliant Holiday Marketing

To promote their brand this holiday season, Honda is pulling out all of the stops by incorporating just about every feeling and sentiment it can into a series of commercials featuring toys. Consider their “Happy Honda Days” commercials that published around Thanksgiving. Every one of them featured a toy covering many…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 23, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Building Rapport Before the Lead Is the Way to Win the Sale

In my last blog article, I discussed the importance of building rapport with leads through the use of “Why Buy From Me” and “Lead Response” videos personalized for each customer. Now I would like to take this one step further -- Building rapport should in fact start much earlier than simply upon the receipt of a…

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Added by Timmy D. James on November 24, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Can Anybody Find Me Somebody To Love?

That classic line from the song “Somebody to Love” by legendary band, Queen epitomizes the destination for consumers and the goal of all salespeople. There’s not a doubt in my mind that you’ve heard the phrase “People buy from people they like.” In the past, a consumer had to come into a dealership to start the car…

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Added by Timmy D. James on November 17, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Car Shopping: The Dating Game

For many car owners, their vehicles become an extension of their lives, a partner, and something that they have a true emotional bond with. In most places, cars are necessary to life. We use them to get to work, visit friends and family and take our kids to football practice. According to…

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Added by Timmy D. James on November 3, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Sell the Car, Not the Price

Ever since the first car dealership opened, dealers have understood the emotional impact of “the walkaround.”  As consumers move through the buying cycle, they get to a point where they don’t just want, but need to experience a vehicle that they are interested in.  In the past, most consumers would visit the dealership in…

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Added by Timmy D. James on August 19, 2014 at 5:46am — No Comments

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