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Conference season is upon us. As dealers go from seminar to seminar and presentation after presentation, it can cause mass confusion about what data really matters. As a dealer, you may well be asking yourself, “what data should I really be watching at my dealership?”
Well, let’s keep it simple! Over the years I have found it boils down to two…Continue
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(Part 2 of a 4-piece blog series on vehicle merchandising)
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Regardless of whether the movie or television show is fiction or non-fiction, this is an engaging way to tell a story that we’re interested in hearing and also seeing. TV, movies and…Continue
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There is a lot of talk and buzz building about the importance of video marketing – as there should be. Video is quickly becoming the preferred medium for consumers. Don’t believe me? Literally thousands of articles exist on the Internet illustrating the benefits of using video in your marketing.
But for this blog I would like to take a step back for a minute.…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on November 3, 2016 at 6:50am — No Comments
If you haven’t drunk the video marketing Kool-Aid yet. Or, perhaps are overwhelmed by the thought of creating and distributing videos, it’s time to consider the advantages of having a video marketing strategy.
There was a time in my career when dealers used to complain about having to take multiple PICTURES of a vehicle. Now, however, most dealers include as…Continue
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The four bases that make up a baseball diamond can be directly related to the car shopper’s journey. We all know the path begins online. The final destination, or home base, is the dealership. The goal is to surpass all your bases and arrive back at home, or rather, get…Continue
Added by David Metter on May 24, 2016 at 7:43am — No Comments
There are a lot of rookie players in the game when it comes to accurate attribution reporting (measuring your digital sales return on investment). More often than not, the task of obtaining valuable sales attribution metrics is put on the bench due to their roaring complexity. The problem is not the data. The data is there; we just need the…Continue
If your dealership has a mobile website, you are probably aware that 30 to 50 percent of your total website traffic are mobile users. You also know these mobile users are performing actions with their smartphones that are aligned with serious shopping behavior. In a…Continue
Added by David Metter on August 7, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
In the world of online marketing, oftentimes marketers forget this very basic concept. Think of it as painting pictures when selling. The idea is that you want to tell the consumer why they need a…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on May 18, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
In the digital world, your merchandising takes place on your VDP Pages, making your VDP Pages one of (if not “the”) most valuable pieces of digital real estate that you have today. The…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on April 13, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
In the world of automotive retail, dealerships are always searching for ways to increase leads. Whether they choose to pursue that goal through third-party lead providers, increase page rankings through better SEO, or various other ways, if there is a customer in their market who wants to buy a car, dealers want an opportunity to earn their business.
Added by Timmy D. James on January 12, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments
|by Rob Campbell, Performance Improvement Consultant|
In 1996, I helped design and build the first website for my father’s GM dealership. The “interweb” was in its infancy and most car dealerships didn’t even have dial-up Internet service, let alone…Continue
The Automotive Advertising Experts show is hosted by Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, LLC.
Philip will be joined by Ron Morrison, the President of iDrove.IT, on Friday, September…Continue
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Ever since the first car dealership opened, dealers have understood the emotional impact of “the walkaround.” As consumers move through the buying cycle, they get to a point where they don’t just want, but need to experience a vehicle that they are interested in. In the past, most consumers would visit the dealership in the evenings, when the lot was closed to avoid “being…Continue
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Evans, 45, who left Subaru in May, succeeded Jason Knight, who had been running…Continue
The more people that are shopping for a car that you can get in front of your inventory, the more cars you're going to sell. Some would say it's a bold statement. Others would say that it's pretty obvious. Depending on which side of the coin you're on, you'll either need to be convinced or you're already doing it.
Let's start with the disclaimer. Everything our…Continue
For the last couple of years, the act of driving more people to vehicle details pages has been a focus for many dealers and marketing companies. From PPC to SEO, social media to website plugins, technologies within the automotive vendor world has been in a constant shift towards driving more traffic directly to the inventory.
The concept has been pretty…Continue