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It is very common for auto dealers to be running remarketing campaigns, also known as retargeting. The remarketing concept, which puts the dealer's brand message in front of a consumer (who visited their website) with "online billboards" is appealing to managers. A marketing manager recently asked me if she should remarket to all website…Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on July 8, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments
By Brian Pasch
Acura's new policy on Google Adwords bidding strategies is an attempt to control click costs in SEM campaigns for their national marketing, regional marketing, and dealer marketing strategies. Using cost as the justification for this new policy, Acura believes this move will…Continue
In March, I had the opportunity to speak to car dealers in Holland. An automotive industry magazine based in Holland did an interview with me and they just sent me the video of their interview.
My host was a very cool company that is innovative online car sales. https://www.nieuweautokopen.nl
Added by Brian Pasch on April 23, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments
In recent months I have been "addicted" to auditing dealership marketing budgets. I love my work! It may not seem that exciting but for the dealers I work for, it is a very rewarding process. The audits have allowed me to see how different vendor partners are performing and how their products deliver, or not deliver, a strong ROI.
I have been able to…Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on April 10, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
I had the pleasure this week, during my visit to Amsterdam with my son Connor, to speak with Koops Furness, a successful automotive group with 11 OEM brands and 25 retail locations throughout Holland.
The company also has…Continue
I received a call from a dealer this week informing me that he was unhappy with the conversion rate of their website. Specifically, he was looking at the unique visitor traffic per month to the number of leads that were generated by the website.
It seems that another dealer claims to have twice the conversion rate of his website platform! If it were true, you could imagine why this dealer was…Continue
PCG Consulting has just announced that attendees of the 2013 Digital Marketing Strategies Conference (DMSC) will be the first to be able to obtain copies of their latest book for car dealers; "Selling Cars in The Digital Age".
Car dealers who are looking to…Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on January 13, 2013 at 9:15pm — No Comments
The past 10 days have been an amazing time in business, as I have traveled to numerous cities visiting industry leaders and dealers. I also had the honor of speaking at a 20 Group, which is one of my favorite teaching opportunities.
What is your opinion on 20 Groups? 20 Groups have many…Continue
One day I received a call from Paul Sansone Jr., a well known name in the New Jersey car business. He operates a dealership near my offices and he reached out to tell me about a new product he was developing for car dealers. I love entrepreneurial passion and Paul has leveraged his lifelong experience in the automotive industry with a cool new…Continue
PCG Consulting founded in 2011, was created to provide vendor neutral analysis and recommendations to help dealers maximize their operating budgets and car sales. The consulting team also provides onsite training and education for car dealers on Internet/BDC lead processes, social media, reputation management, and digital marketing strategy.
A majority of the dealers that hire PCG…Continue
This past week when I was grocery shopping I decided to stock up on mustard. I've been in the Corned Beef and Cabbage mode lately and I like a little mustard on the plate. If you are ever in New Jersey, I'll cook up a killer meal for you!
When I saw this label I started laughing right in the aisle. The "50% More" really was an eye catcher but how…Continue
I always try to keep this community up to date with the latest search trends and changes in Google. We have been noticing some interesting "summary" pricing results on certain search queries that include automotive classified websites.
If you look at the search results shown below, Google is pulling out VDP data, and summarizing this data is the SERP. We have a good idea why this is happening but the answers would…Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on June 22, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I am fortunate to have friends that are truly committed to helping me succeed in life and no one better exemplifies that better than Rick Ivone my trainer. In addition to being a true go-giver and an encouragement for my business, Rick has helped me to: