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With the rapid growth of social media, it is no wonder that it has become one of the essential tools for eCommerce.
The fact is that more and more people are relying on internet searches, which includes social media websites, when they…
Added by Steven Clarke on December 17, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments
AutoHook has announced they have completed the integration process with the industry’s top leading website providers.
Mutual clients of AutoHook and the affiliate companies listed below are now set up to successfully target and incentivize customers to visit dealer…Continue
Added by David Metter on August 25, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
(Part 2 of a 4-piece blog series on vehicle merchandising)
Added by Devin Daly on August 10, 2017 at 6:44am — No Comments
For the past 15 years or so, technology has existed which enables customers to schedule service appointments online. In the beginning, the systems were very basic – the customer filled out a form online and an e-mail was sent to someone at the dealership who may – or may not – confirm that appointment.
Fast forward to today and online service appointment…
Added by Ujj Nath on March 3, 2017 at 5:22am — No Comments
Over the last several months, it’s been refreshing to see more and more automotive leaders shifting their focus from quantity to quality when it comes to their website traffic and overall marketing. Rather than holding value in the number of site visits, the value has shifted to the percent of…Continue
Added by David Metter on February 15, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
While dealers spend a lot of money on marketing, often, most of that spend is directed at the sales department. But what about service? The largest revenue source for the dealership should certainly be worthy of a decent percentage of that budget. However, sadly that’s not usually what happens.
How can service directors consistently get their message out to…Continue
Added by Tim Clay on February 15, 2017 at 5:45am — No Comments
Sometime in the 1890’s, marketing pioneer John Wanamaker coined the famous phrase, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” Personally, I have always hated this phrase. My old boss and mentor would say it to me all of the time. However,…Continue
Added by David Metter on February 6, 2017 at 12:09pm — No Comments
“The Leads Are Dead”
According to those who struggle to generate consumer sales leads for businesses, “Sales leads are dead.” Furthermore, these (interestingly, mostly digital) marketers claim that today’s connected consumers are simply unwilling to trade their personal information online in exchange for some promise of pricing or other product…Continue
Added by Steve Stauning on January 26, 2017 at 3:36pm — No Comments
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Added by webhost on November 23, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments
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
It's not enough to think about optimizing for desktop and mobile anymore. With voice search, Siri, Google Now, and Cortana are just the beginning.
By the time we reach 2020, over 50% of daily searches will be through voice searches. So how can you optimize your business and brand to get ahead of the curve? Watch this week's Hard Facts with Samantha for more info.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on October 21, 2016 at 7:27am — 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
Added by Timmy D. James on September 29, 2016 at 5:32am — No Comments
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Added by Paul Potratz on September 27, 2016 at 12:25pm — No Comments
The automotive industry pretty much resets at the beginning for each month. I’m sure you’ve all heard the term, “hero to zero.” Well, that’s rather how it is – you are judged on your sales for the previous month.
So, what do managers do when they get nervous in the middle of the month – perhaps sales volumes aren’t on track, or inventory is making them…Continue
Added by Joe Orr on September 14, 2016 at 5:53am — No Comments
In the popular science fiction movie, The Matrix, the hero Neo is presented with two options by the mysterious Morpheus – the red pill or the blue pill. By taking the red pill, Neo would be enlightened into the real world. Whereas, if he chose the blue pill, he would remain peacefully ignorant of reality and continue to live in the fantasy world. If you’ve seen the movie,…Continue
Added by Joe Orr on August 5, 2016 at 5:44am — No Comments
Speaker after speaker at conferences throw up Tesla as an example of industry revolution. Certainly the company is pushing OEMs to stretch their technology legs and lawyers can work out the franchise law impact. But the reality is that their digital marketing and processes seem more like a typical dealer.
Proof is in the attached graphic that promises a shopper that…Continue
Added by Big Tom LaPointe on July 26, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
What’s your website doing while you’re not looking?
This week on Think Tank Tuesday, I reveal the steps you should be taking to increase conversion and traffic on your landing pages, and it’s more than just a "Thank You" page. After watching this episode of Think Tank Tuesday, your website will be successful in no time!…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 12, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
It is no secret that mobile usage and digital media in general has climbed over the last decade. What used to be only accessible at your desktop, is now available right in your pocket. Mobile media usage will continue to climb, but where should it be on your priority list as a Marketing professional? There no longer is a question of…Continue
Added by Josh Whitlatch on July 6, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Did you know subject lines framed as questions get fewer open rates and replies?
Most people assume you SHOULD ask questions in your subject line in order to get more open rates when that’s not the case. You can also increase the…Continue
There was a time when dealerships hated the internet. I know, it’s hard to believe. What is interesting is that while most dealerships have learned to embrace the internet, many still feel it is an obstacle to overcome, a nuisance that interferes with the old adage: “Say anything you need to get them in here!” But here’s the deal- I am hearing that people are only…Continue
Added by Kim Orr on June 29, 2016 at 7:01am — No Comments