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How to Generate New Marketing Ideas

Good ideas always start with a bad one. Come to a meeting with an overflow of ideas and you're bound to find a good one out of the batch!

Watch this week's #ThinkTankTuesday to learn how you can improve your brainstorming meetings, marketing strategy ideas, and teamwork. Plus, Dan brought his dog.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on March 21, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to Improve Your Customer's Shopping Experience

We talk a lot about how you can merchandise or present your product to get your customers to purchase. But what we really need to focus on is making sure that our digital customers receive a traditional experience.

What do we mean? Watch this week’s Hard Facts as Samantha explains why the digital buying experience needs to be so much more than what it currently is.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on March 16, 2017 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Tailor-Made...just for you.

In your marketing strategies, you should be working hard to tailor your message to specific audiences. Luckily, Google has a tool that can be used to help you. It allows us to show a certain piece of content to an audience if it meets a certain criteria. Learn more by watching this week's Hard Facts with Samantha!…

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Added by Paul Potratz on March 10, 2017 at 11:03am — No Comments

Why Changing Your Mindset as a Business Owners is so Difficult

Business owners and marketers alike have long been set in the idea that in order to make money you must spend money. While this is inherently true, the amount spent and on what mediums, can drastically vary. Since 2009, before the height of social media and paid digital advertising, I have been focused on finding alternative strategies for my clients and my own companies, instead of opting for the expensive clutter-filled traditional mediums like print and radio.

 

While…

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Added by Paul Potratz on March 7, 2017 at 10:17am — No Comments

How to Get More Customers Without Increasing Your Budget

Quick question -- do you think that advertising has changed in the last 5 years? 

On this week's Think Tank Tuesday, I talk about the path of a customer and how that can affect your marketing strategy. Watch it now and join the conversation.

Also, take a moment and register for Part 1 of our 3-part mini series by clicking here. You'll learn what needs to be…

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Added by Paul Potratz on March 1, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

How Influencer Marketing Can Help Sell Cars

Influencer marketing. It’s an affordable way to get your brand name out there and increase your sales. But where do you start?

In order to add influencer marketing to your strategy or campaign, you have to iron out the details. In this week’s Hard Facts episode, Samantha reveals what you need to do before you take on key leaders that will promote your brand message.

Watch the video to learn more!…

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Added by Paul Potratz on February 24, 2017 at 11:48am — No Comments

Is Simplicity Better for Advertising?

This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Paul goes through some of the titles of sales events that we’ve all heard of…but may not really understand.

We’d love to hear what you have to say. Comment below and follow us on Facebook.

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Added by Paul Potratz on February 14, 2017 at 2:37pm — No Comments

The Million Dollar Marketing Strategy

Is there such a thing as a million dollar strategy or a one-size-fits-all strategy for your digital advertising?

On this episode of Think Tank Tuesday, Paul, Ashley, and Juliana discuss brands that have…

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Added by Paul Potratz on February 7, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Pinterest Can Help Your Dealership

Great news! Pinterest is now testing search ads with keywords and shopping tools.

97% of Pinterest searches are not brand specific, so a lot of the keywords will have to be intuitive -- just like a Google search. This means that you can supply content to your customers based on their searches on Pinterest and not just Google.

On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha gives you creative pointers and other marketing tips to be aware of as this new technology rolls out to all…

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Added by Paul Potratz on February 3, 2017 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Will you be at the trade show?

Are you planning on going to a trade show this year?

So many times we go to trade shows because people tell us it'd be a great opportunity. But first, you need to decide if it's really going to be worth it.

Watch this week's Hard Facts…

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Added by Paul Potratz on January 20, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Future of Facebook Dynamic Ads for Dealers

So, let's talk about the future of dynamic Facebook ads. Be prepared to reach more than just the people who have previously engaged with your content. 

With these changes, you'll be able to get the attention of customers that have looked at similar products, but not YOUR…

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Added by Paul Potratz on January 13, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

3 Ways to Increase January's Sales

Don’t get caught up in the post-holiday blues! You’re definitely not alone.

 

We all know that January can be a slow sales month for just about any business. It can be easy to get discouraged and anxious when you're not pacing to meet your monthly sales goal.

 

There are so many ways you can boost your sales without…

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Added by Paul Potratz on January 6, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Lights, Camera, Action!

So many times we talk about using video to communicate your message to your customers. But what’s the right way to make a video? 

YouTube Director will walk you through exactly what you need to do to figure out what type of video will work for you.

This…

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Added by Paul Potratz on December 23, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Tag... You're it!

Have you ever heard of Google Tag Manager?

If you haven’t, you’re losing customers!

There is 1 huge disadvantage of not using Tag Manager - slow websites. 

On this week’s Hard Facts, Samantha explains how you can condense all of your tracking codes in order to…

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Added by Paul Potratz on December 16, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Ad Agency Develops New Apprenticeship Program

Potratz, an advertising agency in downtown Schenectady, has started a new apprenticeship program this December.

 

The program is a 6-month training program that gives insight into the inner workings of a full-service advertising agency.  Each apprentice will gain first-hand knowledge of digital marketing, content development, social media, traditional media, graphic design, video production, strategy building, website development and innovative product…

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Added by Paul Potratz on December 14, 2016 at 10:39am — No Comments

Did You Miss This?

In this episode of Hard Facts, Samantha was on Facebook Live from Google Headquarters in NYC. Were you able to catch it?

Aside from learning what…

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Added by Paul Potratz on December 9, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

And...we're live!

Are you creating advertising opportunities in your Facebook Live videos? Now, you can have the ability to broadcast commercials or other advertisements in your Facebook Live video.

In this week's Hard Facts episode, Samantha reveals a way that you can increase the value of your live broadcast. Watch now!

We’d love to hear what you have to…

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Added by Paul Potratz on December 2, 2016 at 2:21pm — No Comments

What does change mean to you?

I was live on Facebook...did you catch it? Learn why change is such a necessary evil.

We’d love to hear what you have to say. Comment below and follow us on Facebook.

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Added by Paul Potratz on November 23, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How to Increase YouTube Video Views

Have you ever wanted to increase the number of views on your YouTube videos?

Of course you have!

Who wouldn’t?

But when there are over 100 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, it can be hard to get yours at the…

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Added by Paul Potratz on November 18, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Looking to Buy or Sell Your Business?

If you’re looking to buy or sell a business, this episode is for you!

Whether you’re selling a product or a service, your website is one of the most critical things that affects the success of your company. 

On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, Paul…

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Added by Paul Potratz on November 8, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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