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Paul Potratz's Blog Posts Tagged 'social' (46)

How to Optimize Your Open Rates

Did you know subject lines framed as questions get fewer open rates and replies?

Most people assume you SHOULD ask questions in your subject line in order to get more open rates when that’s not the case.  You can also increase the success of your marketing campaign by dropping the exclamation points! 

We know it’s hard to break the mold, and…

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Added by Paul Potratz on July 1, 2016 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Are You Making This Mistake?

Search engine marketing is valuable tool when used correctly. But it's not the be all, end all of digital marketing. You need to be able to step outside of your comfort zone if you want to achieve digital marketing success.



If you haven't already begun experimenting with other tools; now is the time. The first tool you should start with is email marketing. Tap into your current database and gather more information about your customers.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 28, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Is Your Campaign Compatible?

Are you testing your emails before you send them?

More than 80% of the population use smartphone and other mobile devices. Over 60% of people…

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 24, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Speeding up the Success of Your Business

Are you looking for fast and easy ways to speed up the success of your business? 

This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Paul will go into detail about techniques you need to use to brand your business and become successful in no time.  The first step? Ask yourself these questions.

Why are you unique?

What do you do as a business owner that is…

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 21, 2016 at 11:27am — No Comments

Should you be comparing yourself to competitors?

Comparing yourself to competitors in the same market...is it really such a good idea?

In this week’s Hard Facts, Samantha explains why it's not always ideal to compare your business to a competitor's, but how to do it properly in the right circumstances. Watch now!…

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 17, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

It's all in the detail...

Attention to detail can lead to fewer car accidents. In this week's Think Tank Tuesday, Paul explains how being dumped into an automated voicemail system can make it extremely difficult for customers to access your business.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 14, 2016 at 11:38am — No Comments

Are You A Match?

Customers agree that the quality and timing of your emails matter. Learn how to use customer match campaigns on Facebook and Google to find your highest value customers this week on Hard Facts.

Added by Paul Potratz on October 2, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Day In The Life Of A Social Media Manger

We sat down recently with our Social Media Manager, Tori, to find out exactly how she spends her day. Does she spend it on her phone surfing Instagram and Pinterest? Or, is she busy helping to build a brand, researching trends and changes?

            When asked what she finds to be a best practice and…

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Added by Paul Potratz on September 17, 2015 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Facebook’s Floating Video

Much like the rest of the social media world, Facebook is continually changing. One aspect they have been working on and improving is their approach to videos.

Thankfully, the days of scrolling through your news feed and…

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Added by Paul Potratz on August 6, 2015 at 7:18am — 1 Comment

First Peek at Advertising on Instagram

On October 24, 2013, Instagram announced that they would become the next social media giant to offer up advertising space on their mobile platform. From the consumer’s perspective, it’s easy to understand the resentment towards the announcement. One of the biggest perks of the platform was that users could…

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Added by Paul Potratz on December 9, 2013 at 7:50am — No Comments

Facebook Changes and How They Affect You



Facebook is an ever changing medium for social discourse with more than 750 million active users. On September 21st, the Facebook algorithm changed to no longer broadcast the most recent posts of friends and groups an individual is associated with. Instead Facebook now displays the most recent posts in response to… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on September 21, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments

Important Things to Remember When Marketing Your Dealership on Facebook

Simply having a business page on Facebook is no longer enough to run a successful automotive marketing campaign on Facebook. With a number of companies and brands joining the bandwagon, Facebook has become a saturated market and unless you understand how the market behaves, you might be get lost amid all the noise.

Similarly, filling up your fans’ walls with advertorial posts will be useless unless you’re receiving a…

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Added by Paul Potratz on April 11, 2011 at 1:01pm — No Comments

How to Take Advantage of the New Facebook for iPhone Check-in Feature for Your Dealership

Although the iPhone app was intended to let users stay connected with their Facebook friends while on the go, auto dealers can also take advantage of this technology to make their automotive mobile marketing campaigns more interactive and more in-tune with the social media. With the release of Facebook for iPhone’s newest version (version 3.4), one added feature is particularly…

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Added by Paul Potratz on April 6, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments

Using the Fundamentals of Twitter to Engage Current and Potential Customers

Five years ago Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, sent out the first tweet launching a new form of communication that became a revolution in 140 characters or less. This year, Twitter posted a blog reporting that it only takes about one week for users to send 1 billion tweets and last February an average of 460,000 accounts were opened per day. In the automotive industry, we should all ask ourselves, are we utilizing the fundamentals of Twitter to best engage current and potential buyers on…

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Added by Paul Potratz on March 30, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Using Facebook Questions to Market Your Dealership

Facebook has recently launched a new application that could change the way you interact with current and potential customers. Facebook Questions, which operates similarly to Quora, Aardvark, LinkedIn Answers and other Q&A sites on the internet, can be a valuable tool for dealerships looking to find out more about their target market. With Facebook Questions you are able to ask a question then either set up specific poll answers for people to vote on, keep the question open-ended allowing… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on March 29, 2011 at 11:40am — No Comments

Has Your Dealership's Website Been 'StumpledUpon'?

StumbleUpon, Reddit and Delicious are popular websites that can drive traffic to your website without costing you money or an enormous amount of time. These types of sites were developed to help people discover new and interesting things, and guess what? Your site or blog could be one of the new and interesting things they discover.

 

In order to truly make StumbleUpon, Reddit or Delicious beneficial to your dealership, you first have to build up a strong…

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Added by Paul Potratz on March 21, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Enhance Your Dealership's Facebook Page with Custom Tabs

In today's Potratz online workshop, Dan talked about ways to enhance the look and features of your auto dealership's Facebook business page. One way to give a page a true "custom" feel is to add custom tabs with branded images, content, etc. In our experience with automotive advertising on social media, we find that the more customized the page, the more people like…

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Added by Paul Potratz on March 17, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments

Is your Dealership an Industry Expert?

Q&A websites like Quora, Aardvark and LinkedIn Answers are gaining popularity in the social media spear, and people are looking for answers. Answers about cars, about servicing cars, about car parts and about where to buy cars. So the question is- as an auto dealership- are you an expert in the car industry?



People buy from people. Q&A sites can enhance your dealership’s reputation by establishing your credibility on automotive topics. By  contributing to these sites you can… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on March 16, 2011 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Grading Your Dealership’s Competition

In marketing for auto dealers around the country, we spend time analyzing their competition to see how they’re doing with everything from social media marketing to website lead management. In order to beat your competition out in sales, your dealership needs to take the time to look at what competitors are doing. Here are a few quick tips to analyze…

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Added by Paul Potratz on February 14, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Engage Mobile Users with Your Dealership's TV Ads

Automotive Marketing to Mobile Users While watching your dealership's TV ads, people with smartphones are probably using their phones and more than likely are online. In fact, according to a recent article by Engadget, a study by Nielsen and Yahoo! found that 86% of mobile internet users are browsing on their phones while watching TV, whether using mobile apps, browsing the internet, accessing social networks like Facebook or Twitter, or…

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Added by Paul Potratz on February 7, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments

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