I just got through reading “Is the dealership sales call center obsolete?”on autonews.com. I got the article from Andy Warner on twitter. This article highlights dealers that…Continue
The basic Law of Reciprocity states: To give and take mutually.
I have thought about this a lot over the last few months. We use this concept very effectively in conversion optimization by giving white papers, special…Continue
This is the single most difficult concept for most marketers in automotive to understand. “Why” is the reason AutoTrader and Cars.com run millions of dollars in ads on TV, then put only a fraction of…Continue
Added by Larry Bruce on October 13, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments
ZMOT its everywhere seems like these days. With Google as the general session at Digital Dealer this year I thought I would talk about how we see the execution of ZMOT for dealers. Below are the slides from my presentation. I think these numbers will add up to a pattern if you look at the slides closely.
There is not ONE ZMOT in Automotive there are TWO
Last Digital Dealer we explored the data behind SEO & PPC and where your efforts get the most bang for the buck.
At Digital Dealer 12 in Orlado April 3-5 will will explore the data behind ZMOT and how to execute it in your store to increase lead volume and most importantly Show Rate in the dealerhips.Continue
Added by Larry Bruce on March 29, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments
Those words spoken to me by one of the smartest dealers I ever worked for, Jay Marks, have stayed with me since 1996. Same principal applies in every position of the dealership but particularly in marketing.
Let’s face it Marketing is quickly becoming a…Continue
If you are one of the best dealers in the country you are using 10% of your Secret Weapon…what is it?…
Added by Larry Bruce on March 17, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments
But you couldn’t be more wrong about microsites!
I have had a few dealers reach out to me lately on Microsites being a bad idea and even one of the largest industry providers asking me if dealers using them will be “Black Listed” by Google…REALLY?!
In this video Matt Cutts from Google explains his OPINION on microsites and calls out a post by Vanessa Fox “Microsites A Bad Idea Most of the Time”.
An interesting report from comScore and I think some premonitions for retail automotive.
Added by Larry Bruce on February 18, 2012 at 12:18am — No Comments
The AutoMazing Podcast is a group of cars guys (Larry Bruce, Chris Saraceno, Eric Miltsch, Bryan Armstrong, Shaun Raines, Tracy Myers & Rob Campbell) that get together 2 to 3 times per month and discuss the topics affecting our industry.
12/29/11 - What Makes A Great Customer Experience & What Is CarMax Doing We Should Be…
Added by Larry Bruce on January 4, 2012 at 6:26am — No Comments
TrueCar has certainly stirred up a hornet’s nest with “Know the REAL Price”. To be fair they are not the only online lead generator that uses dealership transactional data in an effort to get between the customer and the dealership and get a piece of the car sale either through a pay for lead or pay for sale pricing model.
Both KBB and Edmunds use transactional data also, the difference… their billing model doesn’t require them to dial into your system so it doesn’t appear that they…Continue
“A sale, like a war, is won by many battles and lost
This is true across every industry and business and why there is no single ZMOT (Zero Moment Of Truth). There are multiple events that take a…Continue
“It’s not your website provider’s job to give you a working website. It’s their job to give you a functional one; it’s your job to make it work”
What does that mean…REALLY?
• It’s Your Job – to know what keywords to rank for
• It’s Your Job – to create good…
Added by Larry Bruce on November 6, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments
All too often what we think are strategies are mere tactics and are driven by technology vendors want to sell us. I put together this 2.5 day class for our clients and perspective clients on Strategies to help them better define their own strategy online & off.
This is a 2hr version of a 2.5 day class.
Added by Larry Bruce on September 10, 2011 at 12:19pm — No Comments
I love reading Jim Ziegler’s articles there is a lot of hard core truth in what he writes, most of all you can bet he is passionate and believes and lives every word. While reading this latest article “Coffee’s for Closers” it floored me that we still see this connection between the “PRICE” and the "Close". What’s even more ironic is that is that what actually “CLOSES” a car sale is as old school as it…Continue
For some time now I have been thinking and battling it out with several blog opponents on…
Added by Larry Bruce on April 15, 2011 at 11:50pm — No Comments
You know for last few months I have been hearing a lot about leadership in our industry, about education and how there needs to be more of both, I ABSOLUTELY AGREE!
I met up with Bill Playford at SWSXi (South By Southwest Interactive) for those not familiar with the acronym. We talked about this very thing. I found myself getting very excited…Continue
Added by Larry Bruce on March 13, 2011 at 9:47am — No Comments
I am sitting here this morning doing some final research and putting some finishing touches on the outline for my upcoming webinar on “Why pay for Reputation Management when you can get it Free” and it occurs to me I did the very thing I am railing against in the seminar… pigeonholed “Reputation Management” as monitoring the web for bad things people say about your dealership in the title and description on the sign up page for the…Continue
This NADA was riddled with the Microsite buzz or at least where I was. I heard more than a few sessions on this topic and it amazes me sometimes that these “Experts” who talk about microsites and conversion still think that if you just throw a Microsite out there it will instantly get traffic or if you build a lot of them somehow visitors will just trip into them.
Just quit it…Please!
Don't ruin a good thing before it ever gets started with these crazy…Continue
Added by Larry Bruce on February 10, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments