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By nature, humans are social creatures. Need more proof? One of the worst punishments our legal system has come up with is solitary confinement. Not only is this dreaded by inmates, but it can also affect their mental health. Whether an introvert or an extrovert, we all crave personal…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on April 23, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments
Video has historically played a major role in car dealerships; from training with VHS tapes, to video messaging, text and Live Video Calling. As 2019 draws to a close and we approach 2020, it is clear that when it comes to consumer…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on February 27, 2020 at 7:19am — No Comments
You don’t have to look very far to see that Video Marketing is the future of digital marketing. Not only is it cost effective, easy to create and use video online, but consumers favor video on almost every…Continue
Consumers have grown tired of the countless vanilla marketing messages many companies keep sending (and yes, that includes OEMs and dealers.) However, the marketing tactic that is enjoying success is relevant marketing directly aimed at a specific individual. Relevance is the key to winning today’s consumers. But, it’s not only about relevance, it also…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on October 25, 2019 at 7:18am — No Comments
There are a huge number of travelers on domestic flights each year. Southwest Airlines, not unlike others, offers these passengers paid wi-fi, but, more importantly, in-flight entertainment. The standard of that entertainment has changed immensely over the years. In the not too distant past, flight attendants collected discarded newspapers and magazines and…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on September 5, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
Today's consumers want marketing that is personalized to them. In the past, marketing has always been about broadcasting the same message to everyone. Attempting to catch as many "fish" as possible. That strategy no longer works in today’s modern world of consumer shopping behavior.
To truly capture a customer’s attention and win their…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on July 26, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
Videos are essential for effective marketing and will continue to rise in importance in the future. They are engaging, and consumers would rather watch a video than click through a bunch of photos. I've talked plenty of times about the different types of videos. But for this blog, let’s get off VDPs for the moment. Some of the video content I recommend for…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on June 18, 2019 at 6:59am — No Comments
Stitched photo videos have been around awhile. I’ve had many people ask me lately if they are still relevant, do consumers really watch them, and why dealers should have them when they already have a large number of photos and vehicle description on the VDP. My response is to remove personal opinions out of the equation and let the “data” do the…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on May 22, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
Consumers increasingly use mobile devices to view content online. Study after study cites the fact that mobile devices are on a continued rise as the preferred medium for content. They surpassed desktops not too long ago and will undoubtedly continue to rise in dominance.
Mobile devices are always at hand, can be used almost anywhere, and are…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on April 25, 2019 at 7:13am — No Comments
Some video marketing experts advise that scripts are the way to go as the person on camera then knows what to say. But that may not be best for everyone.
The person that is making the video,…Continue
One of the reasons video captures your customers’ attention and engages them so effectively is that, when done properly, it tells a story. I came across a great article on AdWeek.com, which shares how the scooter…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on March 29, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on December 27, 2018 at 7:04am — No Comments
As more dealers turn to fixed ops to grow profits, it's important not to overlook the power of video. Video is a great tool for building customer trust because it allows you to address the perception that dealerships charge too much or try to sell customers unnecessary repairs.
An effective video marketing strategy for your service department…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on December 5, 2018 at 7:15am — No Comments
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Flick Fusion COO Tim James shares his advice on how auto dealers can start adding video to their marketing strategy in part 2 of this 2 part video blog
Added by Timmy D. James on June 28, 2018 at 8:14am — No Comments
Flick Fusion COO Tim James shares his advice on how auto dealers can start adding video to their marketing strategy in part 1 of this 2 part video…
Added by Timmy D. James on June 14, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments
Tim James shares why simply having video content isn’t enough in the second video blog in this series.
Added by Timmy D. James on April 30, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments
Live video is taking over. If you have been on social media anytime lately, you probably noticed the barrage of streaming Facebook Live videos.
In addition, videoconferencing has replaced boring teleconferences on just about every major platform. Why? Because, while we supposedly…
Added by Timmy D. James on March 16, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
To quickly review, the fundamental basic blocks of a video marketing strategy include:
Added by Timmy D. James on February 28, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
I’ve spoken many times about the types of video a dealership should produce outside of inventory videos to create an emotional connection to your brand, dealership and…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on February 15, 2018 at 4:54am — No Comments