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Added by Ketty Colom on January 3, 2013 at 6:49am — No Comments
My favorite social marketing tool of all time is the unlock to share plugin. What is…Continue
In the automotive industry we must learn the difference between building value versus just giving the car away. We've all seen the sales professional that sells 15 cars for the month and makes $1,500 i.e. 15 mini deals. How demotivating to spend an entire month putting in 60+ hours and then see a less than average paycheck; I truly believe the solution to this problem is one must learn how to build value and hold gross while your presenting your four square. I've heard too many people…Continue
Added by J.R. Batchelor on November 24, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments
Added by Crystal Brown on November 16, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
Does your car dealership have a plan in place for marketing its service center? You need to encourage people to return to your dealership after their vehicle purchase for service, and you also need a strategy to pick up new leads just for service.
Added by Ralph Paglia on September 16, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments
Are you missing out on sales because your marketing message is focused only on price points? If you're only focused on price, you are not connecting with customers…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on September 5, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments
AskPatty.com is pleased to announce the unveiling of the all-new AskPatty.com website featuring an updated interface, enhanced usability, and all new features including the Ask Patty Marketplace powered by LemonFree.
AskPatty.com Inc., a website, blog, and online resource that serves as a…Continue
Added by Jody DeVere on August 19, 2012 at 7:48am — No Comments
Automotive Media Partners LLC and First Class Educators are pleased to announce the fourth recipient of the…Continue
On July 24th, Google webmaster tools launched Index Status (available under Health) that charts the number of indexed pages for your site over the last year.
Added by Ralph Paglia on July 30, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments
Fellow Tweeps! Are you using tired of using Twitter and not seeing the engagement you would like? I’ve found some statistics to help you! Between December 11, 2011 and February 23, 2012, Buddy Media analyzed user engagement on more than 320 Twitter handles of the world's largest brands to determine what works and what doesn't. Read…Continue
Added by Ketty Colom on July 19, 2012 at 6:19am — No Comments
Added by Ralph Paglia on July 7, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
As more consumers are using the web to research and communicate with dealerships before they decide to purchase a vehicle, it is important to understand the value of live chat and the power behind establishing a relationship between the…Continue
Added by Ketty Colom on July 5, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
I've mentioned numerous times how having a Pinterest account is vital to your social media plan and makes your dealership more likeable as a whole. Well, I found a study online by EyeTrackShop which highlights where the user’s eye is drawn to on a Pinterest page. While most websites draw the users to the left side of the…Continue
In a recent blog post of mine, I highlighted some research done on mobile ads and if it is worth a dealership to spend money on it. Today, I am here to tell you why you should have a mobile site for your dealership (if you don’t already). Some 12.6% of total website traffic was generated via mobile device in the fourth quarter of 2011, up 102% from the 6.3% recorded a year…Continue
Added by Ketty Colom on July 2, 2012 at 6:32am — No Comments
Before I decide to make a purchase on any big ticket item, I search the company’s name in Google and see the rating the business received. I also read a couple of the customer reviews. I, like most shoppers, am turned off by bad reviews. Shoppers are using the Web now, more than ever to research and review companies.
Which rating service should dealerships pay most attention to? Google and here’s why:
I googled a local dealership here in Orlando, and the first…Continue
By now you’ve probably heard about the merger of Google Places and Google + into a new entity called Google+ Local.
Google touts the release of Google+ Local as “bringing the community of Google+ to local business owners around the world. “ They promote the fact that “with one listing, your business can now be found across Google search, maps, mobile and Google+, and that your customers can easily recommend your business to their friends, or tell the world about it with a review.”…
Added by Ed Steenman on June 22, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments
Sales leads come in many different forms, yet few sales reps adjust their sales follow-up process to sync with the latest intelligence available about those leads. If not careful, they could be turning qualified sales leads into "not interested" responses or even worse, …Continue
Added by Ketty Colom on June 19, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
As many of you know, several automakers have rolled out incentive programs that pay dealers escalating bonuses as you sell more of a specific model. This has been a selling tactic that has been used for many years. Instead of advertising rebates to the consumer, the manufacturers incent the dealers with these stair-step programs with the hopes of lifting sales.
Added by David Metter on June 12, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments