Timmy D. James's Blog (118)

Build Your F&I Revenue Through Video

Dealers are increasingly adopting video in order to engage customers and win sales. Well, how about adopting this strategy in the F&I department as well?

As front-end margins decrease, many dealerships are placing more emphasis on F&I to make revenue. With digital retailing on the rise and customers shopping from home rather than in the…


Added by Timmy D. James on March 26, 2021 at 10:47am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Adds New Features to StreaMe Live Video Calling Application

Personal URL Links and Conferencing Features are Designed to Boost Customer Response Rates and Close More Sales


Urbandale, IA—March 23, 2021—Two new features in Flick Fusion’s StreaMe live video calling application are designed to boost customer response rates, increase the number of customer conversations and make it easier for sales and service teams to close more sales.



Added by Timmy D. James on March 23, 2021 at 11:42am — No Comments

Keeping with the Times is Essential in Video Marketing

Video marketing in the automotive industry is very dynamic, which makes it essential to keep your videos relevant and sensitive to your market.


During this pandemic, video has proven to be a tremendous tool for communicating with customers and potential customers, helping to gain their trust and create more impact in every stage of the sales…


Added by Timmy D. James on March 12, 2021 at 10:37am — No Comments

FlickFusion Releases Chrome Extension, Making it Easy for Dealers to Send Links to Video Landing Pages

Urbandale, IA—March 10, 2021— FlickFusion has released a Chrome extension for Google Chrome that provides a place for dealers to store and access links to video landing pages. The Chrome extension makes it easy for dealers to send customers links to video landing pages, simply by copying and pasting the URL or HTML links into emails, chat boxes or text messages.


“The process of sending a video or link to a video landing…


Added by Timmy D. James on March 10, 2021 at 9:57am — No Comments

8 Quick & Easy Video Email Marketing Best Practices to Boost your Results

Most consumers have a built-in fear of communicating with automotive sales professionals.  Many of the "new age" automotive retailers are trying to play on this fear by running negative ads that make automotive dealerships (and sales professionals) look like high-pressure evil people.

When a consumer does finally reach out to your dealership, using…


Added by Timmy D. James on February 2, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments

Who You Gonna Video Call?

According to Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom, the “working-from-home” economy is likely to exist far beyond the pandemic. Employers are enjoying decreased expense in office space and increased employee productivity, while employees have more freedom with the luxury of no…


Added by Timmy D. James on December 29, 2020 at 10:37am — No Comments

Three Tips for Great Live Video Conversations with Customers

During these times, consumers are becoming more comfortable with online transactions and are much savvier about how they chose to communicate with businesses. As a result, dealers are having to utilize technologies they may not have previously embraced


Video, in and of itself, has proven to be a necessity for successful marketing for dealers.…


Added by Timmy D. James on October 19, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Live Video, The New Normal to Sell More Cars & Service

Every penny spent on advertising and marketing is to get more people into the dealership. Dealers also make a significant investment in the salespeople themselves, training them to help develop the person-to-person skills needed to sell to all the prospects marketing dollars drive into the dealership. Those person-to-person skills are where most…


Added by Timmy D. James on September 18, 2020 at 10:38am — No Comments

Patrick Lands His Dream Job with Video

Are you searching for a new career opportunity, or do you know someone who is? One of the most challenging aspects of searching for a job is making yourself stand out in a crowd. When you apply for a job online, your resume could be one of hundreds for the same position. There’s no way to know whether the person screening all these resumes will forward your…


Added by Timmy D. James on August 12, 2020 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Seeing is Believing!

Some dealers miss opportunities to gain acceptance of service recommendations or upsells simply because consumers do not know why they are needed or important. Many advisors share the “canned” description. However, if the customer is not right in front of you it can be hard for them to understand what you are going on about and so they decline the…


Added by Timmy D. James on July 14, 2020 at 9:39am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Adds 18 New VARs and 1,000+ Dealership Customers During COVID-19

Auto dealers turn to video to stay in touch with customers & stay competitive in downturn


Urbandale, IA—May 27, 2020— When social distancing guidelines went into effect, demand for video marketing and video communications solutions skyrocketed. In the two and a half months since businesses across the country were shuttered due to COVID-19, Flick Fusion has added 18 new customers to their network of value-added…


Added by Timmy D. James on May 27, 2020 at 10:32am — No Comments

Why Face-to-Face Conversations are More Important than Ever

By nature, humans are social creatures. Need more proof? One of the worst punishments our legal system has come up with is solitary confinement. Not only is this dreaded by inmates, but it can also affect their mental health. Whether an introvert or an extrovert, we all crave personal interaction.


Like many of you, I am currently working from…


Added by Timmy D. James on April 23, 2020 at 11:29am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Offers Auto Dealers Free 60-Day Trial of StreaMe Live-Streaming Video Application

Technology creates virtual connection between dealership staff and car shoppers


Urbandale, IA—April 20, 2020—For a limited time, Flick Fusion is offering auto dealerships a free, no obligation 60-day trial of StreaMe, its live-streaming video communications application. At a time when car shoppers aren’t visiting dealership showrooms,…


Added by Timmy D. James on April 20, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments

Flick Fusion and VinSolutions Partner to Deliver Video Communications via VinSolutions Connect CRM

Video solution helps dealers stay connected at a social distance  


URBANDALE, IOWA and MISSION, KANSAS, April 8, 2020 — To help dealers win the battle with social distancing, VinSolutions has selected Flick Fusion’s Smart Flicks platform to deliver integrated video communications to auto dealership customers via VinSolutions Connect CRM and the Connect CRM mobile app. The collaboration makes it easier for dealership staff…


Added by Timmy D. James on April 8, 2020 at 11:37am — No Comments

What Do You Do When Car Buyers Aren’t Coming into Your Showroom?

With all the worry and concern out there regarding the Coronavirus and the impact it will have on public health and business, this is a great time to talk about video communication. It has always been the perfect tool for connecting with consumers without having to be fact-to-face.  


To be really effective your video communication platform…


Added by Timmy D. James on March 18, 2020 at 10:08am — No Comments

3 Video Marketing Applications for a More Profitable New Year

Video has historically played a major role in car dealerships; from training with VHS tapes, to video messaging, text and Live Video Calling. As 2019 draws to a close and we approach 2020, it is clear that when it comes to consumer…


Added by Timmy D. James on February 27, 2020 at 10:19am — 1 Comment

Flick Fusion Introduces AutoSpin 360 Artificial Intelligence for Auto Dealers

Groundbreaking technology transforms the online vehicle shopping experience

Urbandale, IA—February 11, 2020—Flick Fusion has launched AutoSpin 360, a ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence and Image Recognition technology designed to transform consumers’ online vehicle shopping experience. AutoSpin 360 makes it easy for dealerships to create 360° Exterior & Interior interactive…


Added by Timmy D. James on February 11, 2020 at 10:50am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Introduces Dynamic Marketing Videos (DMVs) for Auto Dealers

New platform offers cost-effective, fast solution for creating videos that promote auto manufacturers’ incentives

Urbandale, IA—December 2, 2019—Flick Fusion introduces Dynamic Marketing Videos (DMVs) for auto dealerships, greatly reducing the time and expense associated with creating marketing videos that promote manufacturers’ incentives. The DMV platform allows…


Added by Timmy D. James on December 2, 2019 at 11:49am — No Comments

How to Take Advantage of the Rising Popularity of Video Marketing, Right NOW

You don’t have to look very far to see that Video Marketing is the future of digital marketing. Not only is it cost effective, easy to create and use video online, but consumers favor video on almost every…


Added by Timmy D. James on November 22, 2019 at 8:27am — No Comments

How to Make the Most of Your Marketing in a Down Market

Consumers have grown tired of the countless vanilla marketing messages many companies keep sending (and yes, that includes OEMs and dealers.) However, the marketing tactic that is enjoying success is relevant marketing directly aimed at a specific individual. Relevance is the key to winning today’s consumers. But, it’s not only about relevance, it also…


Added by Timmy D. James on October 25, 2019 at 10:18am — No Comments

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