On October 24, 2013, Instagram announced that they would become the next social media giant to offer up advertising space on their mobile platform. From the consumer’s perspective, it’s easy to understand the resentment towards the announcement. One of the biggest perks of the platform was that users could…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on December 9, 2013 at 10:46am — No Comments
When we hear about how social media is growing, we often look at the rest of the world. Americans are all on social media, right? Not so fast.
In this infographic we made for Mashable, we highlight the way…
Added by JD Rucker on February 20, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
In many ways, the standard thinking about your marketing no longer applies when it comes to what’s happening online. Two of the largest components, search and social, are in a constant state of flux. For better or for worse, the big players like…Continue
Added by JD Rucker on February 16, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
In business, we often look to social media as another venue through which to achieve our business goals. It's a marketing goldmine - at least that's what the experts are telling us. Sites like Facebook and Twitter are the websites and apps that the people, our potential customers, are visiting, so putting out…Continue
Added by JD Rucker on January 26, 2013 at 3:41am — No Comments
I knew it would happen sometime in 2013. I’m glad it happened sooner rather than later.
For a while, many of the smaller bloggers such as myself have been preaching about how search, social, and content marketing are all actually a singular activity that can be broken down into a…Continue
Added by JD Rucker on January 20, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
In 2013, there will continue to be a growing number of people who have their smartphones and tablets handy while watching television. People are multitasking more often now than ever before while enjoying their television time. They are Tweeting, posting to Facebook, and visiting websites all from the comfort of their…Continue
Added by JD Rucker on January 17, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
In an ideal world, we would have the time and resources to create four types of content: converting website content, engaging website content, SEO content, and social media content.
Throw in public relations…Continue
Added by JD Rucker on December 30, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Added by JD Rucker on December 29, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
This is one of those topics in which everyone will have an opinion. Some will agree in part and disagree with other components, but the hope is to stir up some discussion on the topic. We've tested these ideas and continue the constant flow of more testing; social media is always changing.
Before going much…Continue
Added by JD Rucker on December 26, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments
Businesses and organizations have made strides in the last year to improve their overall understanding and strategy in social media. Many who once played in the social media realm using traditional internet marketing techniques such as posting only self-serving links have changed gears and focused on higher-visibility content such as images. Unfortunately, many are still lacking the understanding of how the networks work and how to post properly.…Continue
Added by JD Rucker on December 19, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments
Content marketing is internet marketing. It has been for a while (which I'll discuss below) but in 2013 content management will emerge to become the "must have" component of automotive digital marketing strategy.
It was during a…Continue
Added by JD Rucker on December 16, 2012 at 4:32am — No Comments
This is Part 3 in a 5 part series. Read Part 2 here.
By now, you should have an understanding of the importance of having an individual - preferably the owner,…Continue
Added by JD Rucker on December 12, 2012 at 9:15am — No Comments
Some people have a misunderstanding about what is seen and heard through social media.
It's happening on two major fronts: personal communications and business communications. Both are…Continue
Added by JD Rucker on December 1, 2012 at 8:03pm — No Comments
As the convergence of search and social continues to become a reality, it's important for dealers to understand that they need content on their websites that can be shared. People will not share inventory on Facebook. They won't tweet specials out to their followers. They won't click the Google +1 buttons on…Continue
Added by JD Rucker on October 16, 2012 at 6:37pm — No Comments
One of the most common questions we get when discussing social media strategy with a car dealer is, how do we get more Facebook likes? This is a loaded question and I’m going to explain why.
Added by Chris Burns on October 11, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
There are tools. Tools are great if used properly. The biggest challenge with tools is that they can be turned into a crutch that actually takes away from the exposure of the post. In other words, you can "tool yourself out of the message" by overusing them or by using them improperly.
Today's webinar was…Continue
Added by JD Rucker on October 7, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments
While not every dealership is actively involved with social media, it's a form of connecting with potential customers that doesn't seem to be going away. If your dealership is participating in social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc), try to avoid making these common mistakes.
Replacing Your Dealership Website with Social Media Profiles: Maintain both for optimal results. When you put your energy and assets into another platform (Facebook, Twitter, etc),…Continue
Added by Ali Amirrezvani on March 27, 2012 at 12:59pm — No Comments
As Pinterest continues to rise in exposure and prominence in social media, many dealers have been asking me how to make it work for them. There are certain techniques that we, fortunately or unfortunately, save for clients, but here's one that you can use today to help improve the virality and SEO of your website.
Added by JD Rucker on February 27, 2012 at 6:23pm — No Comments
Added by Jeremy Lipps on February 4, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
One of the difficult parts of maintaining a successful social media marketing campaign is attracting the "right" people and getting your customers and prospects to interact with your dealership online. While this won't solve all of these problems, being able to find your dealership contacts in social media accounts is a start.
There is a pretty simple way to find your dealership contacts in social media sites like Twitter that I found while reading…Continue
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