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Cars are key, but statistical models are catching favor and acclaim. Rightfully so.
The Houston Auto Show recently debuted the 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera TAG Heuer Edition at their Havana…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on February 15, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments
Google and Facebook, Watch Out! There’s someone approaching in the rear-view mirror, and it’s Amazon.
Don’t worry about Amazon pursuing automotive retail--think expensive land and expensive cattle (aka cars). As far as the desire to pursue automotive advertising--think cloud ready and margin friendly.
The duopoly of Google and…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on February 12, 2019 at 7:51am — No Comments
Many dealers ask what would happen if I didn’t buy my name. Or better yet what would happen if I didn’t spend any advertising money or, more often than not, what if I…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on February 5, 2019 at 6:28am — No Comments
$5 million for a Super Bowl spot in 2019. That’s what the big brands are paying for huge visibility. There is arguably no better way to reach 100+ million people.
All in, there were 5 automotive OEM’s in the mix. Audi delivered details…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on February 4, 2019 at 6:56am — No Comments
The concept of common currency is such a great idea. Except that for the most part, people want their own currencies. Dealership employees want their own pay plans. 180 currencies are used in 195 countries across the world. And even Bitcoin is trying to establish a different currency at some level.
The common currency for marketing metrics for…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on January 22, 2019 at 7:08am — No Comments
Value and Values. Two different things.
Local Search Group’s values do much more than establish the monetary worth of something. Our Values--summed up in the 7 C’s below--help govern our thoughts and beliefs-- and…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on January 18, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
Commercials compress. Attention spans shorten. Faster is better. Learn it quickly. Make the adjustment. Get to where you are going sooner.
Significant business strides will be made with Over The Top (OTT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on January 11, 2019 at 7:13am — No Comments
Have you ever eagerly awaited the release of a great new movie? Anticipation mounts as release day approaches. Then you go and see it, only to leave disappointed. I’m sure I can name plenty of box office bombs which were initially hyped up and expected to be box office blockbusters. If you look at the factors involved in what makes a “bomb” versus a…Continue
Added by Brett Sutherlin on December 27, 2018 at 7:26am — No Comments
These days, reviews are an incredibly important part of the purchase process for all retail businesses. In fact, according to a recent article, online reviews influence a whopping 93% of consumer purchasing…Continue
Added by Brett Sutherlin on November 30, 2018 at 7:25am — No Comments
Search engine optimization can be a confusing thing.
As search engine algorithms frequently change many find it hard to keep up with the latest trends and best practices in order to maintain high website rankings.
Well, the 800-pound gorilla in the room…Continue
Added by Brett Sutherlin on November 19, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments
Back in November 2009 Google introduced sitelink extensions to the web. This was great as it provided search marketers to provide multiple landing destinations for their campaigns or ad-groups. Then in 2012 Google introduced the extended sitelink format which gave use the benefits of the…Continue
Added by Paul Wilson on August 28, 2017 at 8:30pm — 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
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
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
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
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
Deciding what car to buy is often tough. Many vehicles are expensive, and they do not give a lot for the money. Some vehicles are really fast. Some are really efficient. This article discusses some of the cars that savvy buyers should be looking for during the 2017…Continue
Added by Anica Oaks on May 4, 2017 at 10:07am — 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