Posts Tagged ‘Car dealership’

Taking Social Media to the Next Level and Beyond at the Automotive Boot Camp

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Philly Cheese Steak

It’s cheese steaks and education May 14-16 in Philadelpha as the good folks at First Class Educators are putting on their 4th annual Automotive Boot Camp. This is going to be one a bit different for us as I get to do something I’ve been dying to do for a long time – talk advanced social media marketing with the attendees.

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Make the Most of Your Automotive CMS by Adding Content Regularly

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Focus on Content

There was a promise made when the automotive industry started embracing online marketing ahead of traditional advertising, when dealerships started hiring internet managers with marketing experience or making them pure marketing managers altogether. This was the promise of the last two years and many vendors have done their part to try to give the appropriate tools to help this new generation of dealership employees.

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Fix Your Orphans (the dormant social media profiles, that is)

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Facebook Orphan

The image above shows the last four Facebook activities by a major car dealership in a metro area. Over three months ago, they abandoned their page. This could easily be a very long post where I go into details about how this is wrong on so many levels, but I’ll keep it short because if you’re reading this, chances are very strong that you’re a savvy dealership that would never let this happen.

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Social Media isn’t for Every Dealer but it May be for You

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Vintage Studebaker Ad

Here’s a stark truth that may make some of our competitors, employees at Facebook, and even some of my own employees a little upset: car dealers don’t need social media marketing to be successful. Search, proper website maintenance, display ads, reputation management, and mobile marketing may all have a claim of being more important that social media when it comes to driving leads and foot traffic to a dealership.

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Four Part Series on Establishing Facebook Marketing Goals

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Aim

There may be nothing more important in Facebook marketing than establishing the right goals. Most car dealers are not having as much success on Facebook as they could because they aren’t strategically defining what they want to accomplish. You might have a general goal in mind of branding, driving traffic, or simply having a social media presence, but if you set the right goals up front, allow these goals to drive your strategy, and then execute on the strategies, your chances of success go up tremendously.

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