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Content marketing and exposure are becoming increasingly important in digital marketing and today’s race for eyeballs. In the automotive space, there are many companies that do great jobs marketing and optimizing exposure for dealerships through websites, search engine optimization, social media marketing, pay per click ads, newsletters and more. While these companies do an…Continue
This is an industry that has no shortage of vendors. There are more choices amongst those supplying dealerships with websites than several other major industries combined. It's competitive out there, which is a great thing for dealers. Unfortunately, it can also be confusing. Who is really delivering the goods and who is peddling smoke and mirrors?
Added by J.D. Rucker on January 7, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments
Businesses are increasingly recognizing the importance of having an online presence in social networks. Consumers have come to expect it and, whether you’re there or not, they will have conversations about you. Every year sees a higher percentage of consumers turning to business’ social media accounts for a variety of reasons including praise, complaints and support. Simply…Continue
Added by sara callahan on October 24, 2013 at 6:14am — No Comments
Author's Note: "Hello ADM community. Happy to be here. I just signed up last week and can tell I am with my kind. I've enjoyed reading so far. Listed below is my first blog here in the ADM community. Hope you enjoy. Even if you don't, thanks for reading anyway. :)"
Gold is valuable! (“Thanks Jeff for the heads up there…”) Which is precisely why you want to avoid Pyrite.…Continue
As a technology provider, AutoAlert has the weighty obligation to deliver great service and support to its customers, North America’s franchised automobile retailers.
As a dealer, do you entertain great service expectations from the vendors with which you do business? If not, you should – and you should hold them accountable for meeting those expectations.
This is an important issue. Because a recent article in…Continue
Added by Jeff Cotton on September 9, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Look, I get it. I understand that it’s hard for vendors and OEMs to produce a social media solution for their dealers that scales properly while still bringing in good content. I do not, however, understand the concept of not even trying to mix things up. There’s an easy road and a hard road for automotive social…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on June 18, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
The next automotive e-Commerce revolution: a real photo interface
It occurs to me as I navigate my iPad and latest Android phone that our inventory hosting options, both on dealer websites and third parties like AutoTrader.com and Cars.com are so 1999 - literally. With all the talk of…Continue
Added by Big Tom LaPointe on April 28, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments
Added by J.D. Rucker on November 30, 2012 at 1:40pm — No Comments
There's something that can be said about transparency. It's hard as an automotive vendor to be completely transparent. I know because for the first few years that I worked in the industry there were many things in the world of SEO and social media marketing in particular that could not be shared with our clients. It…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on November 6, 2012 at 1:59am — No Comments
This is as much a question that I would love answered as it is a personal opinion that I'm posting on my own behalf. News of yesterday's big buyout of ClickMotive has many in the industry stirring up old (and new) feelings that the industry is heading towards one-stop-shops as a preferred choice.
Disclaimer: I work for KPA. With over 3,000…Continue
I was brought into a discussion today with a dealer who is considering hiring a new digital marketing agency. This is a common occurrence within the automotive community since I offer my advice regarding vendors, products, and services to dealership executives…
Over the weekend I had an excellent conversation with a dealer who was weighing whether to invest more heavily in PPC advertising or to take the plunge into the world of SEO. She knew the stats and was well-aware that most clicks come from organic search (even noting that she, herself, could not recall ever clicking on a paid listing on Google) but she had the…Continue
While vendor registration is not required, it is the only way to ensure your company is invited to take part in deals for products…Continue
In the movie “Groundhog Day,” Bill Murray had to learn how to be a nice person and help other people (and genuinely mean it) before he won the girl and got his life on track. Only then could he escape the eternal blaring of the alarm clock that woke him up to re-live Groundhog Day, over and over and over…
Much like Bill Murray, many car dealers are also re-living Groundhog Day. Every day many dealers wake up determined to improve their bottom line. Cut costs. Increase profits.…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on February 2, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments
My experience at the 11th Digital Dealer Conference and Exposition was full of firsts. It was my first conference. It was my first time in Vegas. It was my first time gambling (and winning)! It was my first time hanging out in casual situations with my company’s President and head of sales. Needless to say, the “virgin” jokes got really old really fast.
However, it was not the first…Continue
Here at ActivEngage, we are constantly contemplating the future of business on the Internet. As we strive to provide our clients with thebest live chat service available, we often find ourselves gazing toward the horizon of what is possible. This is the first installment of a blog series in which we will consider what the Internet is and what the…Continue
Added by Justin Braun on May 27, 2011 at 8:09am — No Comments
Do you realize that countless sales leads slip away unnoticed? Does your website lack customer engagement? There is an app for that and it’s called ‘live chat.’
Auto dealerships rank among the top companies most in need of online customer engagement. Car Dealership websites that excel at…Continue
Added by Justin Braun on May 5, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I made a promise to myself that following my next conference I would make time to properly capture my thoughts and musings and get them into my blog. That being said I had the priviliedge of attending another Digital Dealer conference and came away like I always do, filled with new insights, facts, figures and of course the opportunity to connect with some really awesome people.
Four of us headed down together, Barry Hillier, Ralph Reefke and myself, all from Dashboard/Glovebox…
I am good…but don’t take my word for it, look at my work ethic and the results I’ve shown over my years in the car industry. So when I recently took on a new position at Menlove Toyota Scion I wasn’t worried for I have been down this road before and turned around…Continue