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Added by Paul Potratz on September 27, 2016 at 3:27pm — No Comments
Have you ever done research on your mobile device for something you really want to purchase? Maybe you do all that research on your desktop and make the actual purchase on your mobile phone?
This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Paul discusses something that Google has finally rolled out: Cross-Device Retargeting. You'll be able to reach users across tablets, desktops, and mobile devices.
Find out more information by watching…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on September 27, 2016 at 3:15pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on September 23, 2016 at 4:08pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on September 20, 2016 at 5:33pm — No Comments
Think of campaigns as all of the moving parts that make the whole system work. You can't have a BDC without process that keep it going.
Basically, campaigns are what you do and why you do it.
We see campaigns fall in to one of two categories; conquest or retention.
There are also peripheral processes that support the BDC like data collection, the reception process of BDC appointments in the showroom and service lane. and database…
Added by Sarah Drury on September 19, 2016 at 2:17pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Paul Potratz on September 9, 2016 at 3:15pm — No Comments
Customer service is your only constant value proposition. Every customer interaction matters.
When customers engage your employees on the phone, in a web form, in a chat, by email or by coming in to the dealership’s showroom, service lane, parts counter or body shop: the quality of interaction is what they will remember. It’s not what happens, but how it makes them…
Added by Sarah Drury on September 3, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on September 2, 2016 at 3:39pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on August 26, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on August 23, 2016 at 11:29am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on August 19, 2016 at 11:40am — No Comments
Could it be time to switch more budget away from paid search on Google to social media? You asked - I listened!
Switching to using only social media platforms for promotions could hurt you in the long run, seeing as Google is a "destination place" for many users. Increase your brand awareness by using both in your marketing campaign!
In this week's Think Tank Tuesday, Paul will answer this question and explain how you can use both Google's paid search feature, multiple…
Added by Paul Potratz on June 7, 2016 at 3:50pm — No Comments
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
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 10:21am — 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.
If you're a small business or an…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 24, 2016 at 11:32am — 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.…
Added by Paul Potratz on May 20, 2016 at 3:30pm — 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
Are you using Snapchat? On this week’s Hard Facts, Samantha explains how you can tell your story in 10 seconds or less. Snapchat is a major tool that you can use to reach a younger demographic and create a strong brand through social engagement.
Added by Paul Potratz on May 13, 2016 at 2:56pm — 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 5:13pm — No Comments
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 9:01am — No Comments