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Timmy D. James's ADM Blog (36)

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

Flick Fusion COO Tim James to Present "The Four Best Ways to Use Video" at the 20th Digital Dealer Conference

Press release:

Urbandale, IA--January 12th, 2016--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com) announced today that Tim James, Chief Operating Officer of Flick Fusion Video Marketing, will be speaking at the 20th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition in Orlando, FL. James will present "The Four Best Ways to Use Video: Learn a Video Marketing…

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Added by Timmy D. James on January 12, 2016 at 10:51am — 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, “…

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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)…

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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…

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

One Isn’t Always the Loneliest Number That You’ll Ever See

In determining the effectiveness of video marketing, perhaps the metric most used is views - How many views did this video get? In fact, in a recent study by Yahoo-owned video platform…

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Added by Timmy D. James on July 27, 2015 at 6:14am — No Comments

Why Real Video Engages Consumers

Digital Marketing plays such an important role in a business’s success today that it is easy to forget how young this medium truly is.  It has, in fact, experienced a growth explosion that is historically unparalleled.  A new innovative marketing product seems to emerge almost on a daily basis. And everyone promises…

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Added by Timmy D. James on July 13, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

How to Use Video to Turn Leads Into Shows

All dealerships get leads that originate from the Internet. Not all dealers, however, are equal when it comes to how they handle these leads. Ever wonder why some dealers are able to close Internet leads at 12+ percent, while others struggle to reach 6 percent? The reason has everything to do with how these leads are…

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Added by Timmy D. James on June 8, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

In Marketing, Consumers Want to Know What Is In It For Me

People aren’t watching your commercial or video because they want you to sell them your product. They’re watching because they want you to sell them a solution.

 

In the world of online marketing, oftentimes marketers forget this very basic concept. Think of it as painting pictures when selling. The idea…

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Added by Timmy D. James on May 18, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Live Video Walkarounds: Are they Worth the Effort?

While most forms of digital marketing offer some value to dealers, the one constant has – and always will be – the better your inventory merchandising, the higher your sales.

In the digital world, your merchandising takes place on your VDP Pages, making your VDP Pages one of (if not “the”) most valuable…

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Added by Timmy D. James on April 13, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

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