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Knock-Knock—It’s Amazon

Google and Facebook, Watch Out! There’s someone approaching in the rear-view mirror, and it’s Amazon.

 

Don’t worry about Amazon pursuing automotive retail--think expensive land and expensive cattle (aka cars). As far as the desire to pursue automotive advertising--think cloud ready and margin friendly.

 

The duopoly of Google and…

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Added by Jim Flint on February 12, 2019 at 7:51am — No Comments

Are You Connecting with your Customers?

According to an interesting study by Forrester Research, many businesses fail to communicate in a way that enhances and solidifies the business-customer relationship.…

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Added by sara callahan on February 12, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Cold Turkey Test

A key to implementation and execution in Google Ads’ space is to secure no less than 80% impression share for your name in the geographies where you sell and service vehicles.

 

Many dealers ask what would happen if I didn’t buy my name. Or better yet what would happen if I didn’t spend any advertising money or, more often than not, what if I…

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Added by Jim Flint on February 5, 2019 at 6:28am — No Comments

Rethinking Possible – Super Bowl Ads

$5 million for a Super Bowl spot in 2019. That’s what the big brands are paying for huge visibility. There is arguably no better way to reach 100+ million people.

 

All in, there were 5 automotive OEM’s in the mix.  Audi delivered details…

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Added by Jim Flint on February 4, 2019 at 6:56am — No Comments

Fog Machine: Digital Retailing

San Francisco is famous for fog. The city’s given a nickname to its fog - Karl. Karl the fog even has an Instagram account with 243k followers.

 

As I traveled back from the NADA Show 2019 held in San Francisco, I’m reminded that our industry resides in a fog of Digital…

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Added by Jim Flint on February 1, 2019 at 7:42am — No Comments

What Your Business Can Do to Improve First Impressions

In the business world, the first impression that you make on your customers and clients can impact your bottom in several critical ways. For example, if your customers assume that your business is successful and profitable based on their first impression, they may be eager to do business with you and to enjoy what seemingly so many others have already enjoyed. On the other hand, they may be timid about…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on January 31, 2019 at 11:22am — No Comments

Common Currency

The concept of common currency is such a great idea. Except that for the most part, people want their own currencies. Dealership employees want their own pay plans. 180 currencies are used in 195 countries across the world. And even Bitcoin is trying to establish a different currency at some level.

 

The common currency for marketing metrics for…

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Added by Jim Flint on January 22, 2019 at 7:08am — No Comments

Value and Values

We’re known for knowing the value of advertising, and through the years, we’ve become very familiar with our values.

 

Value and Values. Two different things.

 

Local Search Group’s values do much more than establish the monetary worth of something. Our Values--summed up in the 7 C’s below--help govern our thoughts and beliefs-- and…

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Added by Jim Flint on January 18, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

Convert More Prospects With Smarter Trade-In Tools

When your customers decide to trade in their current vehicle, you know exactly what to do first: make sure they get an appraisal as quickly as possible, since that’s the number one priority for most buyers. Right?

 

Not so fast.

 

AutoLoop recently surveyed 1,000 recent car buyers and analyzed over 100,000 leads from various…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on January 18, 2019 at 7:18am — No Comments

10 Creative Marketing Ideas for Your Dealership in 2019

Nowada You don't always think of car dealerships as the hub for creative marketing ideas -- which is a perfect reason for you to do it for your own dealership.

Yes, sales of any type are a direct reflection of how you market yourself digitally. Social media…

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Added by Rahul Paul on January 15, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

A Different Kind of Auto: 8 Things You Need to Know About Marketing Automation Tools

First, let's talk about your marketing funnel. A funnel is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom. Generally, you use one to pour a liquid into a…

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Added by Rahul Paul on January 15, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Impression Share Bidding

Of all the recent changes made by Google, Impression Share bidding is one of my favorites. And its importance can’t be understated.

 

Especially so if you believe in the common currency of CPM’s (cost per thousand impressions). Sure, Google’s helped us bid on time of day, type of device and geography for the longest. All of this tells us where…

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Added by Jim Flint on January 15, 2019 at 7:09am — No Comments

5 Keys to Successful Social Ads Campaigns

When it comes to social media advertising, Facebook reigns supreme with Instagram a close second. These are ideal platforms on which to raise brand awareness, bring customers down funnel and generate leads.

 

For dealers, a presence on Facebook and Instagram is essential, because quite simply, this is where your customers are spending their time.…

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Added by Courtney Evans on January 11, 2019 at 7:58am — No Comments

Authentic Reviews Deliver to Your Bottom Line

Authentic Reviews that Deliver to Your Bottom Line

Consumers are relying on car dealer reviews more than ever before. Women use them the most, as much as 50% more than men. Women not only turn to reviews about a dealership, but they also expect the posts to convey the most important part of the…

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Added by Anne Fleming on January 9, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

How to Grow Loyalty with Service Marketing

For car dealers, the opportunity to create loyal customers might start with a sale, but true loyalty is created in the service department. According to a 2017 IHS Markit study, the average length of car ownership is nearly seven years. That's a long time to maintain a relationship with someone until the next sales cycle.

 

So, the focus must be…

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Added by Courtney Evans on January 4, 2019 at 7:20am — No Comments

The Duality of Conferences

When it comes to working conferences, there are many different thought processes. The first, of course, is that a lot of money is spent between the cost of renting the booth space, sponsorship, the actual booth itself, staffing, swag, prizes and travel expenses. Conferences are indeed a considerable investment, and everyone wants to see a return on their…

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Added by sara callahan on January 2, 2019 at 7:20am — 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

Why Marketing Professionals Need Professional Writers

Professional writers will create incredible content for marketing professionals that will help them drive up sales and attract…

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Added by Linda Grandes on December 27, 2018 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

If People Buy From People They Like, How Do You Get Them to Like You?

It’s a well-known fact that people buy from people (or companies) they like. There are certainly many different ways to get customers to like your dealership, from providing a great customer experience to being active in your local community.

 

However, consumers are increasingly finicky when choosing where to buy or service their vehicle. In…

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Added by sara callahan on December 18, 2018 at 7:18am — No Comments

The Overlooked Key to Attracting and Retaining Customers

Sales and marketing change quickly these days. The strategies and tactics that seemed cutting-edge only yesterday seem to have become obsolete overnight. At the core of every successful and resilient strategy though lies a timeless concept: the importance of building trust. Why is trust so important to grow a successful business? How do you build trust with customers? Why are there so often gaps between how you view your trustworthiness, and how you customers do? Read on to find…

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Added by jon nigbor on December 11, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

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