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For those who don't like making a car payment, keeping your old car running as long as possible can be a prudent fiscal move. However, keeping that car running may not always be easy. The good news is that there are some quick fixes that you can make to ensure that your vehicle stays in good condition for as long as…Continue
Added by Emma Sturgis on October 29, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
If you're an adult with a license, chances are you own a vehicle.
As drivers, we know that new or used, cars and their components wear down over time and require repair. Below we'll focus on the five most common and reoccurring car problems and how to fix them yourself.
Flat tires can be annoying, and…Continue
Added by Eileen O'Shanassy on October 11, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Cars are the lifeblood of America. Nearly every family has at least one, and many have multiple vehicles per household. Car care can get expensive, especially if you are not maintaining your vehicle…Continue
Added by Emma Sturgis on September 10, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments
Do you have any idea how little it takes to maintain an electric car, provided you have a very basic knowledge on automobile engineering? Actually, it seems to be one of the chief causes that make it a favourite among the new-age car owners. A hybrid vehicle, on the flipside, comes with a regular engine, which is coupled with electric motors, thus requiring more upkeep. But matter the type of vehicle you buy, it is necessary to know the most basic ways to take special care of them, apart…Continue
Added by Allan Lloyd on July 17, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments
Simple car repair know-how can save any car owner time and money. In order to avoid costly repair charges, vehicle owners have the option of learning how to complete easier repairs themselves that range from changing the oil to changing a flat tire. These are six simple repairs any…Continue
Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 10, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
The summer road trip season is here and you're likely more than ready to embrace new adventures and get back to vacationing. Your car, however, may not be quite as up to the task as you are. The Law Office of Daniel…Continue
Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 9, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
Has your blog reached its greatest potential?
Your blog can boost traffic to your website, create demand for your products and services, and position your business as a credible resource for information. If you’re not utilizing your…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on June 10, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Could it be time to switch more budget away from paid search on Google to social media? You asked - I listened!
Switching to using only social media platforms for promotions could hurt you in the long run, seeing as Google is a "destination place" for many users. Increase your brand awareness by using both in your marketing campaign!
In this week's Think Tank Tuesday, Paul will answer this question and explain how you can use both Google's…
Added by Paul Potratz on June 7, 2016 at 12:47pm — No Comments
I'm re-launching my Think Tank Tuesday series next week. Until then, I've been encouraging business owners, entrepreneurs, and dealerships to watch the last 4 episodes on branding.
How important is a brand? Critical. Without a brand, your business will lack trust in its followers and won't gain loyal customers or increased sales.
Added by Paul Potratz on May 31, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Google's User Explorer lets us identify individual users by client ID and isolate data. That way, we can evaluate the user and identify the path that they're taking so we can better personalize the experience for them.
You can also create segments to narrow down users who…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 27, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments
Today, it’s a content-drive world.
There is so much content in existence there’s simply no way any person could ever truly absorb all of the messages being thrown their way. Consumers have to get picky about what messages they choose to pay attention to and which to ignore. Frequently, that decision is made in…
For this week's Think Tank Tuesday, I interviewed Ray Bleser: owner of Northeastern Fine Jewelry.
Ray introduces a different way that he portrays his brand to instill trust in his customers. Many business owners still use price to advertise their brand; storytelling is a unique method that Ray uses to make sure that he is giving his customers the best service that they've had.
Added by Paul Potratz on May 24, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
Use Twitter to its fullest potential! In this week’s Hard Facts, Samantha talks about how you can use Twitter to search for potential customers and engage with clients. Using this resource will ensure that you’re expanding your brand and business.
If you're an…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 20, 2016 at 12:53pm — No Comments
Driving is a huge responsibility, not just for your teen’s safety, but also because it involves protecting one of their greatest assets at such a young age: a vehicle. Teen drivers should know a few things about car maintenance to keep your, or their own future car in safe driving…Continue
Added by Brooke Chaplan on May 17, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
What are you doing to make sure your business stands out? On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, I spoke with Andy Heck about what makes Alpin Haus such a distinct brand. It’s more than a slogan or the logo that comes with any business.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 17, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Are you using Snapchat? On this week’s Hard Facts, Samantha explains how you can tell your story in 10 seconds or less. Snapchat is a major tool that you can use to reach a younger demographic and create a strong brand through social engagement.…Continue
On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, my team and I visited Ryan Norris on a production trip to Toyota of Easley. In that experience, I got Ryan’s interpretation on what makes a brand…and it’s more than just a logo or a jingle. …Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 10, 2016 at 2:10pm — No Comments
You have to be everywhere, but how do you maintain everything?
Making sure your Yelp, Yellowpages, Facebook, Twitter, Super Pages, and YouTube are all up to date with your correct phone number, address, dealership name, and other important details can become an overwhelming…
Added by Paul Potratz on May 6, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments
The people who work at Potratz have shaped us into the brand awareness and engagement agency that we are today.
Potratz is comprised of multiple companies that all work together to form one brand. In this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, I introduce you to the people that Potratz is comprised of and give you one important tip that you should be…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 3, 2016 at 12:12pm — No Comments
Why are Instant Articles beneficial? Facebook provides a guide to Instant Article configuration so that you can use their content management system.
• Instant Articles are 10x faster than traditional mobile web articles
• They’re read 20% more often
• Clients are 70%…
Added by Paul Potratz on April 29, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments