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Timmy D. James's Blog Posts Tagged 'video' (83)

In Video Marketing, the Car Should Be the Star

Video marketing is becoming more important as consumers increasingly choose this medium over others. That’s exactly why almost every platform has shifted to a video-centric algorithm.  

 

I’ve spoken many times about the types of video a dealership should produce outside of inventory videos to create an emotional connection to your brand, dealership and…

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Added by Timmy D. James on February 15, 2018 at 4:54am — No Comments

Don’t Put Your Newspaper Ad on TV

“Over the next three years, the biggest trend in our products will be the growth of video.”  -Mark Zuckerberg

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Added by Timmy D. James on February 2, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Body Language Is Important…But Even More So In Digital Marketing

Interpreting meaning through communication can be hard.

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Added by Timmy D. James on January 19, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Don’t Let Your Dealership Become a Casualty of War

Amazon and Google are engaged in a war. Both produce proprietary hardware that consumers can purchase and use to access content through…

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Added by Timmy D. James on January 12, 2018 at 6:51am — No Comments

4 Reasons Why Your Customers Love Video

For professional marketers across all industries, the top priority for 2018 is to convert leads into customers,…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 21, 2017 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Social Listening & Quick Action = Video Marketing Gold!

All too often marketers find themselves with writer’s block,

if you will…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 7, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Master Video Fundamentals Before Going Social

When I talk to dealers about video marketing, one question I get asked a lot is "What about social?"

In particular the marketing folks want to know what…

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Added by Timmy D. James on November 9, 2017 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

The Dominance of Video Marketing for Business

As video continues its quick rise it has…

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Added by Timmy D. James on October 26, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Are You Throwing Customers Away Due to Lack of Communication Channels?

I was …

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Added by Timmy D. James on October 19, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Can You Hear Me Now?

Engaging video needs to …

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Added by Timmy D. James on September 14, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Shoot Professional Quality Videos with a Smartphone

When dealerships first start their video marketing programs, one of the most common questions I am asked is, "Will I have to buy an expensive camera?" The answer…

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Added by Timmy D. James on June 22, 2017 at 6:18am — No Comments

It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It

Those of you with spouses have probably heard this at least once: "It's not what you say, it's how you say it!" Whether at home or at work, miscommunication can cause plenty of problems.

 

Have you ever misinterpreted the tone of an email that a colleague wrote to you? Perhaps you thought a tersely written email meant that person was angry, but in fact, they…

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Added by Timmy D. James on April 27, 2017 at 6:55am — No Comments

Should You DIY or Outsource Your Video Marketing?

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 is, it depends. We've got dealers who are successfully doing both. In my…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 24, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Seven Important Video Marketing Statistics

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 – should be sufficient to convince you that video content…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 16, 2017 at 5:37am — No Comments

Come on – Does Video REALLY sell cars?

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.

 

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Added by Timmy D. James on February 16, 2017 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Video Marketing: The Death of Boring

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 video e-mail. And perhaps it’s working well. Most people…

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Added by Timmy D. James on January 31, 2017 at 5:23am — No Comments

Video Marketing: Sell, Don’t Tell.

Why are we obsessed with television and movies? Because, just like books, they have the ability to capture our attention and transport us into fictional situations and universes.

 

Regardless of whether the movie or television show is fiction or non-fiction, this is an engaging way to tell a story that we’re interested in hearing and also seeing. TV, movies and…

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Added by Timmy D. James on January 19, 2017 at 4:47am — No Comments

Video Isn’t Only for Marketing

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 service department to better explain and illustrate service…

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Added by Timmy D. James on January 9, 2017 at 7:44am — No Comments

Inflatable Gorillas or Videos?

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 purchase.

 

To this end, most dealers are really great at merchandising their…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 22, 2016 at 6:05am — No Comments

AutoBase Selects Flick Fusion's Smart Flicks as Video Marketing Platform for Auto Dealer Inventory Video Solutions

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…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 19, 2016 at 6:47am — No Comments

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