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…Continue
Every business in existence knows what they do – or what product they offer and the associated features and benefits. Every dealership knows what they do best – which is obviously, sell cars. Successful dealerships equip their team…Continue
Could it be time to switch more budget away from paid search on Google to social media? You asked - I listened!
Switching to using only social media platforms for promotions could hurt you in the long run, seeing as Google is a "destination place" for many users. Increase your brand awareness by using both in your marketing campaign!
In this week's Think Tank Tuesday, Paul will answer this question and explain how you can use both Google's…
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Today I want to talk to you about a potential future I believe is rolling towards our industry at an alarming speed. You see, what I do, is I peek around corners looking for trends that have potential teeth and which could impact the automotive industry.
Recently I have become very concerned, as there…Continue
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I'm re-launching my Think Tank Tuesday series next week. Until then, I've been encouraging business owners, entrepreneurs, and dealerships to watch the last 4 episodes on branding.
How important is a brand? Critical. Without a brand, your business will lack trust in its followers and won't gain loyal customers or increased sales.
Watch these episodes to help develop your brand and become a successful business!…Continue
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Google's User Explorer lets us identify individual users by client ID and isolate data. That way, we can evaluate the user and identify the path that they're taking so we can better personalize the experience for them.
You can also create segments to narrow down users who performed a certain action or engaged with specific content. From these discoveries, you can personalize your website based on relevance.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 27, 2016 at 10:22am — No Comments
For this week's Think Tank Tuesday, I interviewed Ray Bleser: owner of Northeastern Fine Jewelry.
Ray introduces a different way that he portrays his brand to instill trust in his customers. Many business owners still use price to advertise their brand; storytelling is a unique method that Ray uses to make sure that he is giving his customers the best service that they've had.
Added by Paul Potratz on May 24, 2016 at 11:34am — No Comments
Use Twitter to its fullest potential! In this week’s Hard Facts, Samantha talks about how you can use Twitter to search for potential customers and engage with clients. Using this resource will ensure that you’re expanding your brand and business.
If you're an advertising or marketing…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 20, 2016 at 3:57pm — No Comments
What are you doing to make sure your business stands out? On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, I spoke with Andy Heck about what makes Alpin Haus such a distinct brand. It’s more than a slogan or the logo that comes with any business. Watch now to see what Andy had to say about branding: …Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 17, 2016 at 2:23pm — 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…Continue
Added by David Metter on May 16, 2016 at 11:29am — No Comments
For some reason, the widespread use of text messaging by American smartphone users has only begun in recent years. Compared to Latin America and Europe, the United States is just starting to take advantage of the diverse functionality of Short Message System (SMS) marketing.
It was not until 2014 that Americans really embraced text messaging. Whereas mobile phone users in Europe essentially grew up with advanced SMS…
Added by Roy Revill on May 11, 2016 at 4:01pm — No Comments
On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, my team and I visited Ryan Norris on a production trip to Toyota of Easley. In that experience, I got Ryan’s interpretation on what makes a brand…and it’s more than just a logo or a jingle. …Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 10, 2016 at 5:14pm — No Comments
You have to be everywhere, but how do you maintain everything? Making sure your Yelp, Yellowpages, Facebook, Twitter, Super Pages, and YouTube are all up to date with your correct phone number, address, dealership name, and other important details can become an overwhelming task. Samantha will cover some tips to be everywhere.
If you want a copy of the Quick Tips Sheet, then email HardFacts@ppadv.com…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 6, 2016 at 9:02am — No Comments
The people who work at Potratz have shaped us into the brand awareness and engagement agency that we are today.
Potratz is comprised of multiple companies that all work together to form one brand. In this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, I introduce you to the people that Potratz is comprised of and give you one important tip that you should be…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 3, 2016 at 3:19pm — No Comments
Why are Instant Articles beneficial? Facebook provides a guide to Instant Article configuration so that you can use their content management system.
• Instant Articles are 10x faster than traditional mobile web articles
• They’re read 20% more often
• Clients are 70% less likely to leave the article once they’re there.
Watch this week's Hard Facts now for more info!…
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Make sure your utilizing your blog to the fullest extent! On this week’s Hard Facts, Samantha explains how your blog can not only boost traffic to your website, but also creates demand for your products and services! Watch this week’s Hard Facts to learn about some things you should know before hitting the publish button on your blog that will drastically effect its…
Added by Paul Potratz on April 22, 2016 at 2:45pm — No Comments
Will new opportunities set you apart from the competition or will they be a distraction? In order for you to stay relevant and grow in your industry, you can't remain stagnant.
In this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, I tell a personal story about a serial entrepreneur that you might want to hear. Watch now for more info.
Comment below for future Think Tank Tuesday ideas!…
Added by Paul Potratz on April 19, 2016 at 4:45pm — No Comments
How do your customers engage with your website? How do you get them on the path to conversion? It's much more than just page views and time-on-site.
If you plan on getting the most out of your website, this week's Hard Facts is for you. Samantha will teach you how…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on April 15, 2016 at 4:43pm — No Comments