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3 Things That Make a Good Logo

Posted on June 20, 2017 at 2:47pm 0 Comments

This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Ally & Haley take over to reveal how to make a great logo for your business.

What does it take for consumers to remember your name? Watch this week's episode to find out!

We’d love to hear what you have to say. Comment below and follow us on Facebook.

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How to Sell Like Amazon

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 5:36pm 0 Comments

Have you ever put an item in your shopping cart on Amazon and then started getting emails and ads about that product? It might seem like the product is following you around the internet.

Well, these products ARE following you. And on this week's Think Tank Tuesday, I'm going to show you step-by-step exactly how you can do this for your own company.…

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#DIY Optimize Your Campaign

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 4:17pm 0 Comments

Stop pouring money into your Google AdWords campaign. It's time to start optimizing! Google has some new changes that you should start utilizing for your marketing strategy.

On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha will reveal how you can create and test landing pages based on campaigns, ad group, and keywords...on your own. …

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[QUIZ] Which personality type are you?

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 3:35pm 0 Comments

Which personality type are you? Better yet, which personality type are your customers? It definitely gives you something to think about when it comes to the content strategy of your campaign.

Take a look at this week’s Think Tank Tuesday to fit this new strategy into your social media or website content.…

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Optimize Your YouTube Channel

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 3:52pm 0 Comments

Watching TV on YouTube is something that's been trending for a while, but now people are starting to watch YouTube on their TV's.

So, how does this affect you? Watch this episode of Hard Facts to find out!

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Is your marketing working?

Posted on May 30, 2017 at 4:38pm 0 Comments

This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Samantha and I reveal some marketing strategies you could consider in order to skyrocket your business.

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Make Sales Without a Sales Team

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 4:33pm 0 Comments

Does your business depend on making sales? Watch this video if you struggle with:

  • Finding the right sales team
  • Generating more leads from your website
  • …or you just want to make money!…

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Set Up Your Next Event

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 2:24pm 0 Comments

Planning an event soon? If so, creating a Facebook event can help you get the awareness and RSVP's you're looking for. Whether your event is for work or play, Facebook will be a key factor to make sure your guests show up.

There are a few different ways to leverage Facebook for your upcoming event. Find out how by watching this week's Hard Facts!…

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Stop letting people steal your ideas

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 4:44pm 0 Comments

Ideas are only the iceberg for what's really important in your marketing campaign. On this week's #ThinkTankTuesday, Dan talks about a time that he had a great idea and it didn't end up like he had planned. Watch the video to learn how to protect your brand new ideas! …

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[NEW VIDEO] Marketing Tools You're Forgetting

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 4:54pm 0 Comments

What do you do for a living? Whether it’s marketing or building a business, your business needs clients to survive.

If you’re wondering how to find new clients, this Think Tank Tuesday episode is for you. Click to see number 1 of my top 5 marketing tools that you’re probably not using. 

The best part is? This tool is nearly free. Watch now. …

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Are You Going Extinct?

This industry will go extinct in 10 years. Can you guess which industry I'm talking about?Students right now are so excited to graduate and get involved in this field, but they’re having trouble getting a job. Why? The jobs in this industry are few and far between. It’s such an exciting and fast-paced environment for millennials to join into. It’s something that we’re actually excited about. It’s given us the opportunity to grow and flourish in our industry and it will continue to do so. The…See More
Oct 4, 2016
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Sep 27, 2016
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What's the Deal With RankBrain?

Since 2015, Google has been using something called RankBrain, and it was used to process and deliver more relevant and organic search results. How? It was even a mystery to Google!Rankbrain not only understands language semantics, but also complex search queries, which gives it the ability to think similarly to humans.What does this mean for you? Find out by watching this week's Hard Facts.We’d love to hear what you have to say. Comment below and follow us on Facebook.Website:…See More
Sep 23, 2016
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How to Improve Your Blog

Watch out! Your blog site can be hurting your business. This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Paul tells a story about why he started his blog and what changes he made to improve it over time. Watch more to learn which strategies will help your blog become more successful.We’d love to hear what you have to say. Comment below and follow us on Facebook.Website: http://www.ppadv.comFacebook:…See More
Sep 20, 2016
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What's Mobile-Geddon?

Mobile-geddon is upon us! As consumers, we're always shopping for the next best thing on our mobile devices. Our Digital Performance Manager, Brad, takes over for Paul on this week's Think Tank Tuesday. He uses his iPhone for the majority of his online purchases.There 5 steps you need to take to make sure your website and advertisement work correctly on mobile devices to make it more attractive to consumers. Watch this week's episode for more info! We’d love to hear what you have to say.…See More
Sep 13, 2016
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How to Track LinkedIn Conversions

LinkedIn is less glamorous than all the other social platforms, which is why so many companies are underutilizing it!  There was never the ability to identify conversions for ads you could run in the campaign manager. Now, you can install a LinkedIn Insight tag across your entire website to track conversions. Your options span across several metrics including cost per conversion and return on ad spend. For more information, watch Samantha in this week's Hard Facts!We’d love to hear what you…See More
Sep 9, 2016
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Are You Creating Urgency?

Have you ever gotten an email from a retail store saying the sale is one day only? This creates a sense of urgency for your customers, making sure they come to your business to make a purchase before time runs out.Customers who feel a sense of urgency convert at a higher rate and are more likely to buy immediately. By watching this week's Hard Facts, you'll quickly realize that creating urgency is easier than it seems. Samantha discusses three strategies you can implement right now to drive in…See More
Sep 2, 2016
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Find the Perfect Fit

LinkedIn is making moves to be one of the largest social media platforms for professionals. The shift is growing toward more members who are looking for freelance work and members who are growing into entrepreneurship.LinkedIn has capitalized on this with Profinder. But how does this relate to you as a business or a job seeker? Watch this week's Hard Facts with Samantha for more information on how this will help you find the right career fit.We’d love to hear what you have to say. Comment below…See More
Aug 26, 2016
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Is Your Phone Ringing?

Is your phone ringing off the hook? Probably not.In this week's Think Tank Tuesday, I reveal that with sending a simple ringless voicemail drop, you can start the conversation with potential customers that may not have answered an email or other advertisement. Grab more leads and build your business by utilizing this low cost, lead generating strategy.We’d love to hear what you have to say. Comment below and follow us on Facebook.Website:…See More
Aug 23, 2016
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Do You Bing Like You Google?

You can’t Bing like you Google.  What we mean is: Bing is rolling out some new features that may optimize your strategy differently than Google does. From URL’s to shared tracking templates to custom parameters, Bing is making sure everyone can easily update their account in order to improve their campaigns.Watch this week’s Hard Facts with Samantha to learn how to upgrade your Bing account.We’d love to hear what you have to say. Comment below and follow us on Facebook.Website:…See More
Aug 19, 2016
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No Need to Pick Up the Phone

Do you spend massive amounts of time cold calling leads with little results? There's a simpler, more sophisticated way to reach your prospects on their phones without the time investment that cold calling takes.This method can also be combined with email and other digital channels to send similar messages across multiple channels, increasing the likelihood of conversion.Watch the video to learn about Ringless Voicemail Drops and how you can start putting them to use for you business.Website:…See More
Aug 9, 2016
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Benefiting from Pay-per-Click

Have you seen these 2 features that Google has slowly been rolling out? Both relevant to your business, these features will increase your click-through rate, your mobile site traffic, and your conversion rates. Watch Samantha in this week’s #HardFacts to uncover what these features are and how it can help your business.Price ad extensions are the most useful to every business because it has everything to do with offering a product or service associated with a price. With this extension, you’re…See More
Jul 29, 2016
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Are You Missing the Big Picture?

We live in a world where we're tricked into thinking we know the bigger picture.  In reality, we don't!Nan Mossey takes over for Paul in this week's Think Tank Tuesday to debunk a few common misconceptions about the marketing and advertising world.  From getting more PDP views to customer reviews, Nan will teach you how all of these busted myths can affect your business.We'd love to hear what you have to say! Comment below and follow us on Facebook.Website:…See More
Jul 26, 2016
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Are You Being Responsible?

Let's get serious.Stop being so irresponsible with your business! Sure, you can look up to experts for strategies, ideas, and marketing tools, but don't let them take the wheel. It's ultimately up to you to start the conversation with your customers from the content on your website to the content posted on social media.Don't let your marketing strategy become all about selling your product. Make sure you're providing a solution to the problem that your customers may be having.We'd love to hear…See More
Jul 22, 2016
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Dare to Try Pokemon Go

Sick of hearing about Pokemon Go?You might be, or you might just be itching to get back to your own game while watching this week's Think Tank Tuesday. Kristin and Ali take over for Paul and explain why Pokemon Go may actually be a good tactic to try out for your business.But why?It could help you get more leads, but the most important part is that it will connect you more with your surrounding community and potential customers. Watch this week's Think Tank Tuesday to learn more stats and let…See More
Jul 19, 2016

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Company
POTRATZ
Position
COO
Dealership, Allied Industry or Finance Company?
Allied Industry
If Dealership, Franchise or Independent
Not Applicable
Your web site
http://exclusivelyautomotive.com
Biography/Work Summary
I am a partner at POTRATZ which is a full service automotive ad agency specializing in digital and interactive marketing. Our client list includes single point dealerships to multi point and dealer groups. I started my career at Charlie Bradshaw Chevrolet many years ago and moved through the ranks within dealerships. POTRATZ started as a traditional ad agency in 2001 and we began focusing our efforts to digital, behavioral, and interactive marketing in 2003 as we started adding staff from Lycos and Alta Vista.
Activities Away From Work
Cars, Motorcycles, Photography, Road and Mountain Biking, Snow Shoeing and anything Apple!
Birthday
March 11

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At 1:12pm on November 30, 2010, Leonard Buchholz said…
Nice to meet you as well Paul.
 
 
 

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