How Often Should Your Advertising Messages Change?
► How Consistent Is Your Content?
► When Should You Update Website Sliders?
► How Long Should Campaigns Run?
► When Do You Need A New Commercial?
Do you have the type of personality that you feel you must always be changing your marketing strategy for it to work? To build your brand you need to convey a consistent message with content that is recognizable across multiple platforms. That's this week on…
Added by Paul Potratz on December 10, 2013 at 12:09pm — No Comments
On October 24, 2013, Instagram announced that they would become the next social media giant to offer up advertising space on their mobile platform. From the consumer’s perspective, it’s easy to understand the resentment towards the announcement. One of the biggest perks of the platform was that users could…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on December 9, 2013 at 10:48am — No Comments
As I was talking strategy with a good friend of mine who is a GM of two rooftops we got into a discussion about which strategy is most effective in the automotive internet sales world i.e. coordinators vs. floor sales people making the calls.
We all know that the hardest part in the…Continue
Added by J.R. Batchelor on December 9, 2013 at 10:35am — No Comments
Engaging Your Mobile Shoppers
► Keep Customers In The Store
► Share The Mobile Experience
► Eliminate "Be Back" Mentality
► Use Competition To Your Advantage
You learned last week in part one how to use mobile marketing to keep your customers on your website. This week I'll share how you keep those customers around once they are in your showroom. That's this week on Hard…
Added by Paul Potratz on December 6, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments
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In the B2B world, we’re seeing a shift in importance and shopping behaviors by business buyers. What’s interesting is that business buyers are starting to behave more like consumers when making business purchase decisions. A…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on December 5, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments
Use These Two Tactics To Increase Conversions
► You Won't See This In Brick-and-Mortar
► Create A Hard-To-Ignore Call To Action
► Get Customers Taking Action Sooner
► Attract Those Looking To Buy Right Now
Today, I have two proven tactics for you to increase your conversions. One tactic appeals to those shopping to buy now and the other will bring in those with selective interests. That's this week on…
Added by Paul Potratz on December 3, 2013 at 12:43pm — No Comments
Attracting Mobile Shoppers
► Over 80% Shop For Vehicles Online
► Numbers Are Decreasing For Desktop Users
► More Customers Are Turning To Mobile
► Tune Your Message To These Customers
Automotive shopping habits have evolved rapidly over the past 18 years. Customers quickly adapted to shopping on the internet and now those habits are changing again. Are you prepared to keep up? That's this week on…
Added by Paul Potratz on December 2, 2013 at 2:12pm — No Comments
Over the past two months David Lewis and Associates has had their grand opening of their new state of the art training…Continue
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Most Of What You Write Won’t Be Read (Well… Almost)
I’d recommend you read the post, but statistically speaking half of you won’t give a s*** about…
Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. People start lining up for sales hours and sometimes days in advance for an opportunity to purchase a television or other hot holiday item and save money. For many, it’s the thrill of the hunt. However, it’s estimated that consumers will…Continue
Added by sara callahan on November 27, 2013 at 7:06am — No Comments
Don't Sell A Price, Sell A Lifestyle
► Target Marketing To Life Events
► Market To Many Stages Of Life
► Stop Selling By Price Alone
► Create Your Marketing Plan Today!
Different stages of life require unique marketing messages and campaigns. With digital marketing, you can advertise to prospects with content that will increase your conversions. That's this week on Think…
Added by Paul Potratz on November 26, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments
How is your business using HD Video?
If you’re not sure what I mean, or know what I mean but are not utilizing the power of HD video on your social media and website, consider the following:
Ekaterina Walter, social innovator at Intel, predicted that “2013 will be the year of visual marketing”. Walter went on to say that “…visuals and video done right are highly effective in cutting through the noise.”
The video below is a video my team completed for All Star Automotive…Continue
Added by Josh Gwin on November 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Have y'all seen this article in Automotive News?
The $1.5 BILLION valuation just astounds me. Would TrueCar going public bring more transparency to their business model and/or validate their "change of heart"?
"TrueCar said to consider IPO for next year"
You know there are cars on your lot that are going to sell faster than others. Take those that sit for long periods of time and market them directly to customers that want them. That's this week on Hard Facts.
Added by Paul Potratz on November 22, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Most dealerships understand the importance of online reviews, in general, for their stores. Consumers are increasingly turning to the Internet to research dealerships before selecting one. This includes researching not only sales-related reviews, but also service. Yet, most dealerships focus most of their…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on November 22, 2013 at 7:58am — No Comments
The holidays are quickly approaching. Do you have plans in place to make your dealership a stop on customer's shopping lists? Learn how to take your Black Friday and Cyber Monday strategies further. That's this week on Think Tank Tuesday.
Added by Paul Potratz on November 20, 2013 at 10:40am — No Comments
Anyone who gambles – whether they are a casual gambler or a professional gambler – realizes that casinos aren’t in business to lose money. In fact, casinos must generate a ton of revenue just to keep the Las Vegas strip lit up 24 hours a day. It really doesn’t matter which game you choose to play. Every game is…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on November 19, 2013 at 9:18am — No Comments
Customer Focused Training
► All Trainers Need To See This
► Specific Language To Avoid
► Develop Your Sales People
► Keep Your Focus On The Customer
If you are in a position to be leading and developing your sales force, I have some Hard Facts you won't want to miss. Learn to use the right language to keep the focus on the customer and create the best experience possible.…
Added by Paul Potratz on November 15, 2013 at 3:28pm — No Comments
As I’m sure you’ve heard, Blockbuster Video has gone out of business. DISH Network, which owns Blockbuster, officially announced last week that they would be closing all 300 U.S. Stores. There was a time when local video stores were the dominant retail outlets to rent movies from. Then…Continue