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
Added by Paul Potratz on May 31, 2016 at 4:58pm — No Comments
There have been countless studies about employee engagement and how, when engaged, employees tend to be happier, more productive and deliver a better customer experience. With a 70 percent annual turnover rate in sales, this is an area that the auto industry – at least on the sales side – has a problem with. Don’t…Continue
First and foremost, we have to understand that two of the most basic of all human needs are to be valued and understood. Virtually every one of us have these needs in common. Then we must understand what an argument actually…Continue
Added by Michael Hargrove on May 30, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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
What would it mean to you if you were to pick up a skill that enabled you to quickly build rapport and credibility with your customers and help you earn more of their trust? Would it be worth a little bit of effort and time to master it? And how excited would you be if you could start using this skill with your…Continue
Added by Michael Hargrove on May 25, 2016 at 12:52pm — 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
Each month, I get one or two requests similar to the one I received from a salesperson named Phil who works at a dealership in the northwest. I thought it would be a good idea to share with you his particular e-mail and my response.
In my sales meeting today we were told that…Continue
Added by Michael Hargrove on May 19, 2016 at 12:33pm — 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
I can tell you what the average automobile sales person says. They say something to the effect of, "Well, if I could get you…Continue
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
I have great news. You don’t have to be a genius to change the game, and you don’t have to be a World Series winning champion either. But you do have to be willing to disrupt and question the current rules, players, and equipment used in…Continue
Added by David Metter on May 10, 2016 at 4:27pm — No Comments
In a recent interview with Automotive News, Masahiro Moro, head of Mazda North American Operations, detailed Mazda’s plan to increase customer loyalty for both the OEM and its dealers. While his plan…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on May 10, 2016 at 8:34am — No Comments
The most common type of objection (by a ton) are simply knee jerk reactions or things customers…Continue
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
Since the dominant buying motives differ from customer to customer, what could the common need be? It's this:
Two of the most basic of all human needs are to be valued and…Continue
Added by Michael Hargrove on May 3, 2016 at 10:22am — No Comments
The $4,000 Tap
By John Fuhrman – Director of Training, OptionSoft Technologies
There’s an old story that goes something like this.
A dealer was getting increasingly frustrated with all the technology in his dealership. He purchased all the best money could buy. But, when it came to training and support, it never seemed to be in the budget. So, people came and went, and the…Continue
Added by John Fuhrman on May 2, 2016 at 2:35pm — No Comments