All Blog Posts Tagged 'sales' (228)

Why Having an Automotive Blog is So Important

Has your blog reached its greatest potential? 

Your blog can boost traffic to your website, create demand for your products and services, and position your business as a credible resource for information. If you’re not utilizing your blog properly, you’re missing out on awesome opportunities!

Watch this week’s Hard Facts to learn about some things you should know before hitting the publish button on your…

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Added by Paul Potratz on March 24, 2017 at 3:26pm — No Comments

How to Generate New Marketing Ideas

Good ideas always start with a bad one. Come to a meeting with an overflow of ideas and you're bound to find a good one out of the batch!

Watch this week's #ThinkTankTuesday to learn how you can improve your brainstorming meetings, marketing strategy ideas, and teamwork. Plus, Dan brought his dog.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on March 21, 2017 at 5:21pm — No Comments

How to Improve Your Customer's Shopping Experience

We talk a lot about how you can merchandise or present your product to get your customers to purchase. But what we really need to focus on is making sure that our digital customers receive a traditional experience.

What do we mean? Watch this week’s Hard Facts as Samantha explains why the digital buying experience needs to be so much more than what it currently is.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on March 16, 2017 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Why Changing Your Mindset as a Business Owner is so Difficult

Business owners and marketers alike have long been set in the idea that in order to make money you must spend money. While this is inherently true, the amount spent and on what mediums, can drastically vary. Since 2009, before the height of social media and paid digital advertising, I have been focused on finding alternative strategies for my clients and my own companies, instead of opting for the expensive clutter-filled traditional mediums like print and radio.

 

While…

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Added by Paul Potratz on March 7, 2017 at 1:19pm — No Comments

How to Get More Customers Without Increasing Your Budget

Quick question -- do you think that advertising has changed in the last 5 years? 

On this week's Think Tank Tuesday, I talk about the path of a customer and how that can affect your marketing strategy. Watch it now and join the conversation.

Also, take a moment and register for Part 1 of our 3-part mini series by clicking here. You'll learn what needs to be…

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Added by Paul Potratz on March 1, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

How Influencer Marketing Can Help Sell Cars

Influencer marketing. It’s an affordable way to get your brand name out there and increase your sales. But where do you start?

In order to add influencer marketing to your strategy or campaign, you have to iron out the details. In this week’s Hard Facts episode, Samantha reveals what you need to do before you take on key leaders that will promote your brand message.

Watch the video to learn more!…

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Added by Paul Potratz on February 24, 2017 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Are You Afraid of Change?

Change is something that is critical to your business. If you’re not adapting to the change around you, you’re bound to fall behind the ranks of your competitors!

Join Paul and Ashley on this week’s Think Tank Tuesday as they give you tips and tricks on how to conquer your fear of change in the workplace and in your personal life.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on February 22, 2017 at 10:02am — No Comments

Is Simplicity Better for Advertising?

This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Paul goes through some of the titles of sales events that we’ve all heard of…but may not really understand.

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

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Added by Paul Potratz on February 14, 2017 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Pinterest Can Work for Your Dealership

Great news! Pinterest is now testing search ads with keywords and shopping tools.

97% of Pinterest searches are not brand specific, so a lot of the keywords will have to be intuitive -- just like a Google search. This means that you can supply content to your customers based on their searches on Pinterest and not just Google.

On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha gives you creative pointers and other marketing…

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Added by Paul Potratz on February 3, 2017 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Will you be at the trade show?

Are you planning on going to a trade show this year? So many times we go to trade shows because people tell us it'd be a great opportunity. But first, you need to decide if it's really going to be worth it.

Watch this week's Hard Facts to get information on how to maximize the value of your next trade show.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on January 20, 2017 at 2:54pm — No Comments

The Future of Facebook Dynamic Ads for Dealers

So, let's talk about the future of dynamic Facebook ads. Be prepared to reach more than just the people who have previously engaged with your content. 

With these changes, you'll be able to get the attention of customers that have looked at similar products, but not YOUR products.

On this episode of Hard Facts, Samantha will reveal when this feature is being rolled out and how it will benefit your…

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Added by Paul Potratz on January 13, 2017 at 4:58pm — No Comments

3 Ways to Increase January's Sales

Don’t get caught up in the post-holiday blues! You’re definitely not alone.

 

We all know that January can be a slow sales month for just about any business. It can be easy to get discouraged and anxious when you're not pacing to meet your monthly sales goal.

 

There are so many ways you can boost your sales without increasing your ad budget, and I’ll start off by saying that social media is going to be your best friend! Social media is a great way to start…

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Added by Paul Potratz on January 6, 2017 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Orchestrate Sales Departments

Imagine that you attend a classical music concert. This concert has a 90 piece (90 musicians) orchestra and a conductor (the leader or guide) that communicates to the orchestra on how to play the next note(s). Now take a look at the sales department of an automobile dealership. The department…

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Added by Stan Sher on December 27, 2016 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Lights, Camera, Action!

So many times we talk about using video to communicate your message to your customers. But what’s the right way to make a video? 

YouTube Director will walk you through exactly what you need to do to figure out what type of video will work for you.

This week on Hard Facts, Samantha will show you the steps you need to take after you’ve downloaded the app. Watch the video for more information.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on December 23, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments

Tag...you're it!

Have you ever heard of Google Tag Manager? If you haven’t, you’re losing customers! There is 1 huge disadvantage of not using Tag Manager - slow websites. 

On this week’s Hard Facts, Samantha explains how you can condense all of your tracking codes in order to get even more accurate results.

Watch this episode for more information.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on December 16, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Ad Agency Develops New Apprenticeship Program

Potratz, an advertising agency in downtown Schenectady, has started a new apprenticeship program this December. 

The program is a 6-month training program that gives insight into the inner workings of a full-service advertising agency.  Each apprentice will gain first-hand knowledge of digital marketing, content development, social media, traditional media, graphic design, video production, strategy building, website development and innovative product creation.

During the…

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Added by Paul Potratz on December 14, 2016 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Social Media Marketing Budgets Are No Longer Optional For Online Success

It wasn’t that long ago that budgeting for social media marketing was pretty much nonexistent. Since the rise of the internet driven business model, a strong social media presence is essential to online sales success. In the past the bulk of internet marketing went to banner ads, PPC and email,…

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Added by Dennis Wagner on December 13, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Tips for Gaining Credibility and Lowering Sales Resistance with Customers!

thumbs-up.jpg Gaining credibility with your customers is essential  to striking up chemistry. If you earn your customers trust then you can lower their sales resistance and in turn earn their business. Here are just a few simple things you can do to gain credibility with your customers.

bigstock--d-robot-Advanced-service-30306239.jpg 1. Ask your customers to look up your dealerships online reviews.

This is especially good to practice with internet leads or…

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Added by Sarah Drury on October 21, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

How to Optimize for Voice Search

It's not enough to think about optimizing for desktop and mobile anymore. With voice search, Siri, Google Now, and Cortana are just the beginning.

By the time we reach 2020, over 50% of daily searches will be through voice searches. So how can you optimize your business and brand to get ahead of the curve? Watch this week's Hard Facts with Samantha for more info.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on October 21, 2016 at 10:27am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Paul Potratz on October 4, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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