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

Flick Fusion Video Marketing Added to CDK Global Partner Program

September 12, 2017 – Urbandale, IA – Flick Fusion Video Marketing today announced that it has joined the growing CDK Global Partner Program. As a member of the largest third-party partner program in the industry, Flick Fusion is now part of a marketplace of applications and integration choices developed to help automotive dealers succeed.  

 

"Many dealers now realize that videos are not something to just post on your website, but an essential part of an integrated…

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Added by Timmy D. James on September 12, 2017 at 7:03am — No Comments

Flick Fusion's Tim James Selected by Digital Dealer to Present Special Pre-Conference Session to Vendors at Digital Dealer 23

First-of-its-kind session for vendors and sponsors focuses on how to effectively work a booth, get more leads and maximize exhibitor ROI

 

Urbandale, IA--August 28,…

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Added by Timmy D. James on August 28, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

VehiclesTEST Selects Flick Fusion's SMARTFLICKS Platform for Independent Test-Drive Videos for Auto Dealers

Urbandale, IA August 14, 2017 Flick Fusion today announced that VehiclesTEST, a content creator of independent test-drive videos, has selected Flick Fusion's SMARTFLICKS as its new video hosting and marketing platform. VehiclesTEST conducts independent road tests on the new Honda and Toyota models and creates broadcast-quality test-drive videos. Dealerships subscribe to…

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Added by Timmy D. James on August 14, 2017 at 7:28am — No Comments

PCG Research Report Finds That Video Marketing Presents Massive Opportunity for Auto Dealerships

22-Page Report Summarizes Market Potential and Provides In-Depth Evaluation of Flick Fusion's Smart Flicks Video Marketing Platform

Urbandale, IA--July 17, 2017--Flick Fusion today announced that PCG Research, a premier product research provider for retail automotive companies, released an in-depth evaluation of Flick Fusion's…

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Added by Timmy D. James on July 17, 2017 at 6:00am — 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…

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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…

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

Advantage Dealer Services Boosts Key Email Marketing Metrics by 20 Percent or More with Addition of Flick Fusion Videos

Urbandale, IA--April 3rd, 2017--Flick Fusion, the auto industry's leading video marketing services provider, today announced that Advantage Dealer Services (ADS) has significantly boosted key metrics in email marketing campaigns with the addition of…

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Added by Timmy D. James on April 3, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Flick Fusion's Tim James to Present "Mastering Google's Five Critical Micro Moments with Video" at Digital Dealer 22

Urbandale, IA--March 30th, 2017--Flick Fusion today announced that COO Tim James will be speaking at the 22nd Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition in Tampa, FL. On Wednesday, April 12th at 2:30 p.m. James will present "Mastering Google's Five Critical Micro Moments with Video -- Creating a Video Marketing…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 30, 2017 at 7:21am — 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…

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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…

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

Winning the Marketing Game Is About Being Consistent

Baseball players are famous for their superstitions and rituals when performing. Some will refuse to shave. Some will wear their hat backwards. Some will wear the same pair of underwear every game. Do they know if those superstitions or rituals affected the outcome of the game? No. Does it matter? No. Why? Because the…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 2, 2017 at 4:54am — 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

Think Virtual Reality is a Fad? Think Again.

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…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 15, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Design a Video Showroom to Banish Customer Fears

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…

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Added by Timmy D. James on November 29, 2016 at 5:42am — No Comments

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