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Timmy D. James's Blog Posts Tagged 'video' (76)

Five Types of Videos You Must Have Today

Video content is now the preferred medium for consumers and statistics show that consumer Internet traffic for online video will increase by 80% by the year 2018. That’s not too far away.



And, when both are presented on the same page, consumers would rather watch a video than read text. For that simple reason, video content simply converts…

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Added by Timmy D. James on August 18, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Integrates with DealerHosts, Providing Auto Dealers with Real-Time Alerts for Car Shoppers' Video Viewing Behavior

CRM integration elevates video content from marketing tool to active

and actionable lead generator

Urbandale, IA--August 8th, 2016--Flick Fusion today announced the integration of its SmartFlicks video marketing platform…

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Added by Timmy D. James on August 8, 2016 at 6:24am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Introduces 360VR, Revolutionizing Online Auto Shopping with Virtual Reality Inventory Videos

Urbandale, IA--August 1st, 2016--Flick Fusion today introduced 360VR, a groundbreaking product that allows auto dealers to create and showcase virtual reality (VR) customer engagement videos on their websites, in email marketing, on social media, in mobile ads and on third-party auto shopping sites. Flick Fusion is first-to-market with a product designed exclusively for auto dealers that will revolutionize the way auto shoppers experience walk-around…

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Added by Timmy D. James on August 1, 2016 at 6:35am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Selected as Preferred Video Marketing Provider for What’s Next Media

Urbandale, IA--July 20th, 2016--Flick Fusion announced today that it has been selected by What's Next Media, a leading video content provider for auto dealerships, as their preferred Video Marketing Provider. What's Next Media will…

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Added by Timmy D. James on July 20, 2016 at 9:06am — No Comments

To Sell More Cars, You Need to Get Personal

The chances are pretty good that any email lead YOU receive is also sent to competing dealerships. That means the car shopper will get emails and phone calls from other salespeople looking to sell that customer a car. Unless the lead is on a unique used vehicle, your competitors have the same new vehicles in their inventory.

 

Therefore, reaching that customer…

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Added by Timmy D. James on July 7, 2016 at 6:24am — No Comments

Flick Fusion's Tim James & Gina Reuscher Selected to Speak at Digital Dealer 21, Shining Spotlight on Video Marketing

Urbandale, IA--July 5th, 2016--Flick Fusion today announced that its COO Tim James and Director of Marketing Gina Reuscher were both selected to speak at the 21st Digital Dealer Convention and Expo to be held August 8-10, 2016 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Both speaker presentations will focus on the growing…

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Added by Timmy D. James on July 5, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

YouWho? Why YouTube May Not Be Your Most Effective Video Marketing Option

As consumer touch-points in the car buying journey continue to increase, it’s ever more important to ensure that your video content is available at each and every one of those pit stops the car buyer takes.

Your digital touchpoints are in essence your brand’s points of…

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Added by Timmy D. James on June 6, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

How to Make a Value Proposition to Die For

The first thing most people do when meeting someone new is to introduce themselves. This first meeting can quite easily dictate the future outcome of the relationship. If you come off as insincere or indifferent, the other party will probably not engage you again. However, greet someone with genuine interest and sincerity and you just might…

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Added by Timmy D. James on May 13, 2016 at 1:02pm — No Comments

3 Tips for Creating a Killer Testimonial Video

Ever since reviews have risen in popularity, dealerships have mostly focused on written reviews -- they were the most prominent in search engine results and on third party sites.

 

This worked pretty well for a while. However, with the rise in the importance of reviews, some companies chose to act unscrupulously and falsely boosted their reputation by posting…

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Added by Timmy D. James on April 29, 2016 at 6:20am — 1 Comment

Win Business by Helping the Customer On Their Journey

In my last blog I discussed micro-moments – the critical moments, as defined by Google, in a customer’s car buying journey. I also covered the importance of having a strategy that caters to and attracts a customer’s attention at each touch point.

 

The 5 moments Google defines as important are: Which car is best? ; Is it right for me? ; Can I afford it? ;…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 24, 2016 at 5:55am — No Comments

Flick Fusion and WheelsTV Form Strategic Alliance to Offer VIN-Specific Vehicle Inventory Videos to Auto Dealers Nationwide

Urbandale, IA--March 21st, 2016--Flick Fusion and WheelsTV announced today that the two companies have formed a strategic alliance that will increase the distribution of Flick Fusion's VIN-specific vehicle inventory videos to auto dealerships nationwide. Effective immediately WheelsTV is leveraging Flick Fusion's SmartFlicksTM technology platform to expand the virtual test-drive product offerings of its…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 21, 2016 at 8:19am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Celebrates Production of its 10 Millionth Video, a Vehicle Inventory Video for Gibson Truck World

Urbandale, IA--March 14th, 2016--Flick Fusion announced today it has recently produced its 10 Millionth vehicle inventory video.

The video originated from Gibson Truck World, the #1 used truck dealership in the world. Gibson Truck…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 14, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Will You Be There Whenever Your Customers Need You?

In video marketing, many people think that to simply start making videos is enough. While it’s certainly a great start, there’s actually a lot more to it. In fact, I’d even go so far to say that simply beginning to make video at your dealership is more like showing up for your first day of football practice. The coach didn’t simply split everyone into two teams and have a…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 10, 2016 at 6:56am — No Comments

A Primer on Video E-Mail Response

So, you’ve decided that you want to send video responses to internet leads, but you don’t quite know where to begin. Well, first, congratulations! You have made an excellent decision that will engage more of your customers, build rapport faster and elicit increased responses. Now to the nuts and bolts of how best to do this:

 

Technology – The simplest…

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Added by Timmy D. James on February 25, 2016 at 5:31am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Welcomes Gina Reuscher as Director of Marketing

Urbandale, IA--February 22nd, 2016--Flick Fusion Video Marketing (www.flickfusion.com) announced today that Gina Reuscher has joined its team as Director of Marketing. Her responsibilities will include managing partner training and communications, as well as…

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Added by Timmy D. James on February 22, 2016 at 7:45am — No Comments

Flick Fusion and Automark Solutions Announce Integration of Video Marketing and Website Conversion Tools for Auto Dealers

Urbandale, IA--February 1st, 2016--Flick Fusion Video Marketing (www.flickfusion.com) today announced the integration of its award-winning Timeline Marketing tool with the suite of website conversion tools developed by Automark Solutions, an industry-leading marketing software provider. Auto and truck dealerships with website lead-generation strategies that include conversion and video…

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Added by Timmy D. James on February 1, 2016 at 7:41am — No Comments

Use Video to Increase Service Upsell

It’s widely known that video walkarounds, email responses and other types of video attract more attention from car buyers and better engage them once they reach out to you. But, one of the biggest mistake I see most dealerships make is to neglect the service department in their video marketing efforts.

 

Most importantly, utilizing video in your service…

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Added by Timmy D. James on January 28, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments

For Car Buyers, 5 Is the Magic Number

While the consumer’s car buying journey can include upwards of 24 touchpoints, there are some particular milestone moments in that journey that can define and direct their actions. These moments are covered in a report recently released by Google’s Automotive division, “The…

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Added by Timmy D. James on January 11, 2016 at 5:24am — No Comments

A Super Nifty Trick to Make Your Facebook Videos More Effective

Social media is a great place for brands to get their message out to the masses using video. Not only are more people watching video on Facebook, but the platform itself is also giving it extended reach in order to entice marketers to publish more video on Facebook. Another really great (for marketers) feature of video on Facebook is that it autoplays in a user’s…

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Added by Timmy D. James on August 17, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Vertical Video: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

Ever since cellphones gained video recording capability, people have insisted on shooting video vertically. Despite all the harassment and corrections received from peers when sharing a vertical video - “Hold the phone sideways!” - Some things never change. Those black bars that bookend the video when taken vertically certainly aren’t the most attractive. They…

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Added by Timmy D. James on August 12, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

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