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Have you ever misinterpreted the tone of an email that a colleague wrote to you? Perhaps you thought a tersely…Continue
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Karen Bradley Presents the '7 Habits of Highly Effective People FREE Webinar - April 18 - 1PM EST …Continue
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So you've decided it's time to differentiate your dealership from the competition, and that video is the way to do it. Your next probable question is, do you produce, distribute and market the videos yourself, or outsource some, if not all of these functions?
The answer to this question…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on March 24, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments
While statistics may seem boring, they are certainly key when choosing a marketing strategy. They can highlight where you should direct your efforts in order to be the most effective and maximize ROI.
There are a ton of statistics floating out there and thousands of articles which – if you don’t believe me…
Added by Timmy D. James on March 16, 2017 at 5:37am — No Comments
Technology has drastically changed the way businesses and auto dealers operate.
Hey, think about it. It was not too far in the distant past that we did just about everything via fax machine. Leads came in, financing was secured and, well, just about everything was via fax.
While I often talk about “basics”, that’s simply because many dealers are still not reaping the benefits of video marketing. But let’s say your dealership is doing video marketing. Perhaps you’ve made a commitment to conduct live video walkarounds for every vehicle. Maybe you’re engaging your customers via personal…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on January 31, 2017 at 5:23am — No Comments
Regardless of whether the movie or television show is fiction or non-fiction, this is an engaging way to tell a story that…Continue
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When it comes to video, most dealerships tend to think of it for purely sales department use, and sometimes in service. From communicating with customers via personalized emails, to live video walkarounds, video is certainly an excellent way to engage customers and increase VDP views. It is also a great tool for the…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on January 9, 2017 at 7:44am — No Comments
Most dealers have spent many years in the car business. They know what it takes to sell cars. They know when a customer walks onto the lot, the salesperson must give a professional presentation while being able to emotionally connect with and excite the customer into making that…Continue
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Urbandale, IA--December 19th, 2016--Flick Fusion announced today a new partnership with AutoBase (www.autobase.com), a leading provider of inventory merchandising solutions for auto dealerships. AutoBase selected Flick Fusion's Smart Flicks video marketing platform to provide its customers with a full-service solution for implementing video marketing strategies. AutoBase…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on December 19, 2016 at 6:47am — No Comments
Virtual Reality has been quite a craze recently with video gaming and other consumer electronics.
However, the high cost of entry and expensive units limited its reach. Even Google’s cardboard VR glasses required smartphones that cost upwards of $700. The Oculus Rift Goggles were even more expensive…
Added by Timmy D. James on December 15, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
Car shoppers still hate to visit dealerships. Ask them why and they'll tell you they don't like pushy salespeople, they're afraid of being ripped off and that buying a car still takes too much time (among other reasons).
In an attempt to banish these customer fears, dealerships come up with marketing…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on November 29, 2016 at 5:42am — No Comments
Urbandale, IA--November 15th, 2016--Kia of Puyallup has increased the volume of its website visitors by 23 percent, video views by 500 percent, new car sales by six percent and used car sales by three percent since implementing a new video marketing strategy using…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on November 15, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments
There is a lot of talk and buzz building about the importance of video marketing – as there should be. Video is quickly becoming the preferred medium for consumers. Don’t believe me? Literally thousands of articles exist on the Internet illustrating the benefits of using video in your marketing.
Added by Timmy D. James on November 3, 2016 at 6:50am — No Comments
Great leaders and organizations inspire people because they are good at explaining why they do what they do. Their why gets people motivated. Their why makes people want to work for that company. Their why makes people want to buy their products.
For auto dealerships, your purpose is your “why buy” or…Continue
I bet that title got your attention.
Imagine a world where automotive manufacturers prohibited dealerships from producing and publishing video content of any vehicles during dealership sales events. That would seem a little ridiculous, right? Social media can produce great results…
If you haven’t drunk the video marketing Kool-Aid yet. Or, perhaps are overwhelmed by the thought of creating and distributing videos, it’s time to consider the advantages of having a video marketing strategy.
There was a time in my career when dealers used to complain about having to take multiple…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on September 29, 2016 at 5:32am — No Comments
In my last blog, I shared the five types of video content you must have when beginning your video marketing initiative. To recap, they include: New Model Test Drive, Inventory, Value Proposition, Testimonials and Lead…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on September 15, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments
And, when both are presented on the same page, consumers would rather watch a video than read text. For that simple…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on August 18, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments
In the classic movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, we received a filmmaker’s glimpse into what humanity would experience in the event of a U.F.O encounter and actual physical contact with an alien. To many dealers, Millennials are very similar. They’re very different from past generations, are far more…Continue
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