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The Truth About Reviews

These days, consumers usually look at online reviews when deciding not only WHAT they are going to buy, but also WHO to buy it from. However, there have been plenty of scandals in the retail industry concerning fake or paid reviews. So, it gets a little cloudy in the water, and consumers have gotten somewhat cynical.

 

Take Amazon. Hundreds of…

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Added by Paul Moran on August 23, 2019 at 10:03am — No Comments

Auto Industry Viral Marketing Innovator Vboost Achieves Milestone of 10 Million Video Views for Auto Dealer Clients

Unique Customercials are organically shared by customers across their social platforms producing a huge viral lift for auto dealers

Newport Beach, CA –August 13, 2019– Vboost (www.vboost.com), a viral marketing company for auto dealers, today announced that since the company started seven years ago, video views for its auto dealer clients featuring customers…

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Added by Paul Moran on August 13, 2019 at 11:04am — No Comments

Influencer Marketing: You Don’t Need an Instagram Model

The hottest thing in social media marketing right now is influencer marketing. Businesses continually leverage celebrities to gain exposure and attention. Think about all the dealerships that hire famous athletes, or a YouTube celebrity, to help draw a crowd to their dealership. Sure, it works. That’s why businesses do it. But do they always attract the right…

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Added by Paul Moran on July 30, 2019 at 10:07am — No Comments

A Change That Extends Your Dealership’s Reach on Facebook

Facebook recently announced a change to its algorithm that prioritizes posted comments in a manner that can be very beneficial as far as gaining more exposure to your customer’s networks.

 

According to Social Media Today,…

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Added by Paul Moran on July 16, 2019 at 10:25am — No Comments

Social Selling: Why Dealers Should Adopt It

Let’s go back in time for a moment. 16 years ago, in 2003, there was a brand-new highline dealership. This dealership was getting very little walk-in traffic. Despite having 10 salespeople on the floor, they were lucky if even one customer came in on any given day. With no existing CRM database, they also had zero prospects to follow up with. Salespeople…

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Added by Paul Moran on June 27, 2019 at 10:20am — No Comments

Earnhardt Lexus Generates 4,289 Video Shares Across Social Media Platforms With Vboost Viral Videos

Happy customers organically share videos for a viral lift of 564 percent over one year.

 

Newport Beach, CA – June 25, 2019 – Over a one-year period, Earnhardt Lexus, Phoenix’s #2 volume Lexus dealer, experienced a viral lift of 564 percent in its social media marketing program with over 7,000 video views and more than…

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Added by Paul Moran on June 25, 2019 at 10:09am — No Comments

4 Tips for Creating Engaging Social Media Content

Most businesses nowadays understand that having a social media presence is imperative for the best exposure to their target audience. However, many dealerships start and stop and are very inconsistent. Perhaps that is because of time. Or, maybe it's because they don't know what to post – which can be a common problem. A problem shared by one of the most…

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Added by Paul Moran on May 30, 2019 at 10:22am — No Comments

Why Every Dealership Should Pay Attention to Social Media

When it comes to social media, some dealers are uncertain of its benefits or unwilling to pay for the reach – and in some cases, both. Well, it is worth getting on the bandwagon as social media usage continues to expand with projections of over 3 BILLION users by 2021.

 

An interesting…

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Added by Paul Moran on May 2, 2019 at 11:02am — No Comments

VBOOST Expands Footprint in Midwest & East Coast, Signing More Auto Dealer Groups

Newport Beach, CA –April 15, 2019– Vboost (www.vboost.com), a viral marketing company for auto dealers, today announced it has expanded its footprint in the Midwest and the East Coast by signing more dealer groups. While the company's primary focus has been on the West Coast, in the first quarter of 2019 Vboost signed the Feldman Auto Group in Michigan/OH, the Lindsay Auto Group in VA, and several in dealerships in New York. Vboost is…

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Added by Paul Moran on April 15, 2019 at 10:12am — No Comments

Communicate More Effectively with Your Customers

In the race to make a sale, dealerships often rely on templates in CRMs. These templates – including autoresponders – can hurt a dealership’s chances of communicating effectively -- or at all.

 

The response rate for leads is very low in the automotive industry. How much time do your salespeople or BDC agents spend calling a new lead, or sending an email, fail…

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Added by Paul Moran on November 5, 2018 at 10:02am — 1 Comment

Getting The Most Bang From Your Social Media Bucks

Today, it’s a well-known fact among dealers that a consistent presence on social media properties is vital to keeping their brand in front of consumers. It has also been found that some different types of content – text, images and video – perform better than others.

 

However, it’s still very difficult to know what the best TIME is to post content in order to…

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Added by Paul Moran on September 24, 2018 at 9:50am — No Comments

DOWNEY NISSAN BOOSTS SOCIAL MEDIA INTERACTIONS 627 PERCENT WITH VBOOST VIRAL VIDEOS

Videos of happy customers generate more online reviews and website visits  

 

Newport Beach, CA – September 10, 2018 – In the six-month period from February through July 2018, Downey Nissan, California’s #1 volume Nissan dealer, experienced a viral lift of 627 percent in their social media marketing program, attributed to videos sent out by Vboost, an automotive…

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Added by Paul Moran on September 10, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

An Effective Social Media Presence Takes More than Simply Posting Content

Dealerships are coming around and increasingly realize the importance of having a good social media presence. Perhaps it’s due to the reach and effectiveness of social media ads, or the ability to stay top-of-mind with customers – both existing and potential. Regardless, dealerships are shifting their focus away from traditional media towards digital and allocating more…

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Added by Paul Moran on August 23, 2018 at 10:10am — No Comments

Social Media is Alive and Killing It!

Some skeptics lament the decline in the use of social media platforms. Perhaps because they’ve become jaded due to all the arguments and political rhetoric constantly popping up in news feeds. Well, don’t for a second believe these pessimists!

 

Social media is not only growing, it’s becoming more popular than ever. For example, Facebook-owned social media…

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Added by Paul Moran on July 6, 2018 at 9:29am — No Comments

Influencer Marketing isn’t Dead, You’re Just Doing It Wrong!

One of the hottest current trends is influencer marketing. Businesses (and dealerships) bring in influencers to attract a crowd. We’ve all seen it, if not done it.

 

Perhaps it’s the latest YouTube star, that sports athlete that may (or may not) have purchased a vehicle from your dealership. These influencers can cost upwards of $187,000 per social media post,…

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Added by Paul Moran on June 25, 2018 at 9:51am — No Comments

In Car Sales, the Best Social Marketer Wins

In the age of customer experience, successful salespeople have transitioned from an “always be closing” mindset to an “always be helping” mindset. In fact, the title of salesperson isn’t really an accurate reflection of what the job entails any more. A better title would perhaps be Trusted Advisor.

 

A Trusted Advisor earns their customers’ trust. The best way…

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Added by Paul Moran on May 11, 2018 at 10:06am — No Comments

VBOOST launches two new products as part of NEW vboost 3.0 release for auto dealers

Vboost viral marketing content now reaches 10X the audience by integrating its unique customer content with the dealer’s website and showroom

 

Newport Beach, CA – May 2, 2018 – Vboost (www.vboost.com), a viral marketing company focused on the auto industry, today announced the release of Vboost 3.0, which includes two new products aimed at increasing auto dealers’ viral marketing…

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Added by Paul Moran on May 2, 2018 at 10:05am — No Comments

New Opt-Out Twitter Algorithm Makes Social Media Strategy Even More Important

In an effort to gain exposure and effectively reach Facebook fans, one of the obstacles dealerships face in social media marketing is the continuous battle against Facebook’s algorithm. Facebook rolled out its ad platform attempting to monetize its platform and satisfy shareholders. As a result, businesses experienced an extreme decline in reach and were forced to either pay…

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Added by Paul Moran on March 25, 2016 at 9:02am — No Comments

Bad Credit? Time to Roll out the Red Carpet

The car business is a people business. Because of that, dealerships see customers from a variety of backgrounds, income levels and credit histories. And, for a salesperson or manager, there’s nothing more disheartening than to spend a lot of time with a customer just to discover that they are credit challenged. Despite that, many dealerships will do their best to land the…

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Added by Paul Moran on March 11, 2016 at 9:09am — No Comments

Herd Your Way to More Sales

How many times have you been driving to someplace new in your vehicle – say to a concert – and, as you get closer, you end up following the large group of cars, as you assume they are going to the concert too, and that they know where they’re going?

This phenomenon is called the “herd mentality” and is very common in the animal world. Think of the behavior of…

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Added by Paul Moran on February 26, 2016 at 8:21am — No Comments

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