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Flick Fusion Reveals Full Motion Walkaround Videos are Fastest Growing Video Products

Urbandale, IA—June 4, 2019—Flick Fusion Video Marketing's internal data reveals that full-motion walkaround videos are the fastest growing video products among auto dealerships in 2019. As a percentage of total video views that consumers have watched on dealership websites, social media platforms and third-party auto shopping sites, full-motion walkaround video views have risen 20% in Q1 2019 compared to Q1…

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Added by Timmy D. James on June 4, 2019 at 6:17am — No Comments

Do Stitched Photo Videos Provide Value, or are they Outdated Technology?

Stitched photo videos have been around awhile. I’ve had many people ask me lately if they are still relevant, do consumers really watch them, and why dealers should have them when they already have a large number of photos and vehicle description on the VDP. My response is to remove personal opinions out of the equation and let the “data” do the…

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Added by Timmy D. James on May 22, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

A Mobile First Strategy is the Future of Marketing

Consumers increasingly use mobile devices to view content online. Study after study cites the fact that mobile devices are on a continued rise as the preferred medium for content. They surpassed desktops not too long ago and will undoubtedly continue to rise in dominance.

 

Mobile devices are always at hand, can be used almost anywhere, and are…

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Added by Timmy D. James on April 25, 2019 at 7:13am — No Comments

To Script or Not to Script? That Is the Question

When making videos for your dealership, it can be easy to get so caught up in the “What should I say?” that the video never gets made.

 

Some video marketing experts advise that scripts are the way to go as the person on camera then knows what to say. But that may not be best for everyone.

 

The person that is making the video,…

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Added by Timmy D. James on April 17, 2019 at 7:18am — 1 Comment

The Bird Is the Word

One of the reasons video captures your customers’ attention and engages them so effectively is that, when done properly, it tells a story. I came across a great article on AdWeek.com, which shares how the scooter…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 29, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Will Video Bring You New Customers?

While many dealerships agree that video is important and worthwhile, at the same time some think it’s time-consuming and lack the resources to put a video marketing strategy in place.

 

What if I told you that acquiring and scaling a well-planned video marketing strategy which leverages video content for shoppers throughout the entire buying…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 27, 2018 at 7:04am — No Comments

Five Videos Every Service Department Needs

As more dealers turn to fixed ops to grow profits, it's important not to overlook the power of video. Video is a great tool for building customer trust because it allows you to address the perception that dealerships charge too much or try to sell customers unnecessary repairs.

 

An effective video marketing strategy for your service department…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 5, 2018 at 7:15am — No Comments

Tips On Creating Quality Videos that POP! [VIDEO]

Tim James shares the importance of quality videos and tips on ways that dealers can make their videos more appealing to customers.

Added by Timmy D. James on July 12, 2018 at 8:15am — No Comments

How Do I Start Video Marketing (PART 2) [VIDEO]

                               

Flick Fusion COO Tim James shares his advice on how auto dealers can start adding video to their marketing strategy in part 2 of this 2 part video blog

Added by Timmy D. James on June 28, 2018 at 8:14am — No Comments

How Do I Start Video Marketing (Part 1) [VIDEO]

                                

Flick Fusion COO Tim James shares his advice on how auto dealers can start adding video to their marketing strategy in part 1 of this 2 part video…

Added by Timmy D. James on June 14, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

We Have Video Content. Now What? (Part 2) [VIDEO]

Tim James shares why simply having video content isn’t enough in the second video blog in this series.

Added by Timmy D. James on April 30, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Lehel Reeves Joins Flick Fusion as Director of Partnerships and Business Development

Urbandale, IA—April 16, 2018—Flick Fusion announced today that Lehel Reeves has joined the company as Director of Partnerships and Business Development. In his new position, Reeves will oversee the creation and management of synergistic partnerships that will raise awareness for Flick Fusion’s leading…

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Added by Timmy D. James on April 16, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Wins AWA Award for Best Automotive Website Merchandising Software, Presented by PCG Companies

Urbandale, IA—Flick Fusion today announced that its flagship video marketing platform, Smart Flicks, has won a 2018 Automotive Website Award (AWA) for the Best Website Merchandising…

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Added by Timmy D. James on April 3, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Islands in the Stream, that is What We Are

Live video is taking over. If you have been on social media anytime lately, you probably noticed the barrage of streaming Facebook Live videos.

In addition, videoconferencing has replaced boring teleconferences on just about every major platform. Why? Because, while we supposedly…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 16, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Unveils the Video Warrior Package, a Complete Turnkey Video Marketing Solution for Auto Dealers

Urbandale, IA—March 12, 2017—Flick Fusion today unveiled the Video Warrior Package, a complete turnkey solution with all of the video marketing components that an auto dealership needs for success, including inventory videos, test-drive videos, video email and automated value proposition videos. The Video Warrior Package is customizable and the video production process can be entirely automated if a…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 12, 2018 at 6:45am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Reveals Three Biggest Misconceptions Auto Dealers Have About Video Marketing

Urbandale, IA—March 5, 2018—Flick Fusion today revealed the three biggest misconceptions that auto dealers have about video marketing. The three reasons auto dealers are not implementing video marketing strategies based on Flick Fusion’s internal research are: (1)…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 5, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

3 Tips to Up Your Video Marketing Game

Assuming your dealership has a video marketing strategy in place and that you’re getting good results, you may be ready to take your video marketing to another level.

 

To quickly review, the fundamental basic blocks of a video marketing strategy include:

  • Content. Start with…
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Added by Timmy D. James on February 28, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

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…

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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

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