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Are Autonomous Vehicles the Future of Automotive Marketing?

If you backtrack through the history of advertising and marketing, you’ll find it’s always been about pushing the message to the consumer. In the old days radio and television were the dominant media and consumers had little choice but to watch and listen.…

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Added by Steve White on January 4, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Are Dealers Really Ready for Multi-Touch Attribution?

By Steve White 

First, let me be…

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Added by Steve White on November 27, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Data Doesn't Lie: Shocking Discoveries In Automotive Attribution

One of the hottest topics for dealers today is attribution – and it’s been a long time coming!…

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Added by Steve White on November 7, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Traffic Attribution vs Sales Attribution: What’s the Holy Grail of Marketing Measurement?

Part 2: Sales Attribution …

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Added by Steve White on September 11, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Traffic Attribution vs. Sales Attribution: What’s the Holy Grail of Marketing Measurement?

Part 1 of a 2-part blog discussing the value and pros and cons of Traffic vs. Sales…

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Added by Steve White on August 31, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Attribution: Do Auto Dealers Really Know What’s Happening?

Things have changed considerably with the state of marketing measurement and we wanted to know how dealers are adapting to new measurement tools like Multi-Touch Attribution. So, in April 2017, we decided to ask and surveyed approximately 120 dealers for our State of Automotive…

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Added by Steve White on August 4, 2017 at 6:48am — No Comments

Clarivoy’s 2017 Attribution Study Reveals What’s Really Going On With Auto Industry Marketing Measurement

Columbus, OH, August 2, 2017 -- …

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Added by Steve White on August 2, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Accurately Measure and Track your Customer’s Full Journey

Creating an Attribution Infrastructure 

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Added by Steve White on July 28, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Don’t Be Fooled: New Google Attribution Announcement is NOT a Silver Bullet

I’m sure many of you have heard about Google’s new attribution offering as there has been much buzz about it lately – but don’t be fooled as this is not a silver bullet for auto dealers – in fact, FAR from it. Let me explain:…

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Added by Steve White on May 25, 2017 at 9:49am — 1 Comment

Ad Blockers: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

In the great wide world of online, display ads are everywhere. Top of the page, right, left, bottom – and, sometimes even popping up and floating in your face. Many consumers find these ads intrusive, especially when they are irrelevant. So, they simply ignore them – or, stop visiting the sites on which they appear

In fact, consumers have become so annoyed with…

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Added by Steve White on May 23, 2017 at 6:43am — No Comments

Don’t be so Quick to Judge

A question I often get asked is, “When is the right time to cut a marketing source if it does not seem to be working?”

 

Almost every vendor and/or marketing source requires time to perform – whether that’s PPC, SEM, SEO, TV, radio, newspaper, email, lead providers or third-party listing sites – it’s all the same. Give any source a mere 30-day judgement call…

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Added by Steve White on April 28, 2017 at 6:28am — No Comments

Dear Paid Search, the Party is Over

Dealers have leveraged paid search for years – and some spend significant budgets on it.

However, whether they do it by themselves, or work with a vendor, I find many misunderstand some of the strategies, analytics and the method to the madness that is paid search.

I’d like to explain a few…

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Added by Steve White on April 7, 2017 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Clarivoy Hires Dealer.com’s Benjamin M. Hadley as Vice President of Strategy

Columbus, OH (April 5, 2017)Clarivoy, the auto industry’s leading provider of Multi-Touch Attribution, today announced it has hired Benjamin M. Hadley, formerly Senior Sales Director at Dealer.com, as Vice President of Strategy. In his new role Hadley will be responsible for account growth and extension sales, facilitating…

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Added by Steve White on April 6, 2017 at 7:17am — No Comments

A Simple Way to Test CRM Sourcing by Your Salespeople

When it comes to marketing attribution, there’s one vital activity that even the most advanced algorithms and technology cannot interpret – inaccurate human input. While no CRM system can provide you with accurate marketing attribution, it contains data that is invaluable to the process. Because getting accurate data into your CRM is the first step toward attribution,…

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Added by Steve White on March 29, 2017 at 7:08am — No Comments

The Black Hole that is your Marketing Data

Per Wikipedia, a black hole is a region of spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing – not even light – can escape from inside it. For many dealers, trying to make sense of the data provided by a vendor’s dashboard can be like trying to escape from a black hole. Most don’t understand what the data means and have to access ten or more portals to get a…

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Added by Steve White on March 7, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Is Google Analytics Your #1 Competitor?

Consumers have gravitated to the Internet for – well – just about everything. So, when it comes to digital marketing, it’s more important than ever for marketers to know what’s working and what’s not. Everything from SEO, to content, to social media and display ads contributes to the lure which brings consumers into dealership showrooms.

 

Currently, the single…

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Added by Steve White on February 28, 2017 at 6:02am — No Comments

There’s a New Kind of ADD in Automotive - “Another Damn Dashboard”

When talking to dealers about measuring marketing results from their various vendors, I often hear them bemoaning the fact that they have to log into multiple dashboards, I refer to this as “ADD.” Perhaps not the ADD you’re thinking of – here it stands for “Another Damn Dashboard!” What dealer isn’t fed up with too many dashboards making it impossible to focus on the data?…

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Added by Steve White on February 23, 2017 at 5:21am — No Comments

There’s a New Kind of ADD in Automotive - “Another Damn Dashboard”

When talking to dealers about measuring marketing results from their various vendors, I often hear them bemoaning the fact that they have to log into multiple dashboards, I refer to this as “ADD.” Perhaps not the ADD you’re thinking of – here it stands for “Another Damn Dashboard!” What dealer isn’t fed up with too many dashboards making it impossible to focus on the data?…

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Added by Steve White on February 23, 2017 at 5:18am — No Comments

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