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Automotive Social Media


The vast majority of our clients hire us to do their content marketing for the sake of social media marketing and search engine optimization. That’s where our greatest strengths shine through for dealers; through content, we’re able to make a dramatic impact on the amount of cars they can sell. Last month, we initiated and[…]

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As we’ve discussed many times, content is considered to be “king” in automotive digital marketing. This is true, but with a catch. Just as the King of England in centuries past was more powerful than the King of Zamunda, so too can content have different degrees of power over your marketing. The key is knowing[…]

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We’ve been told that our blog titles can be confusing. It’s my hope that the trend does not translate over to our products and services sounding confusing as well. They’re really not. In fact, they’re about as straightforward as it gets. The automotive industry is currently experiencing an “up” era on the trend lines. This[…]

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Ours is such an isolated industry. There are many reasons for this – some good, some bad. Let’s take a look at what makes the car business so special and the things we all can do to make it better. First and foremost, there’s a reason that outside companies rarely succeed when they try to[…]

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There are reason that so few vendors are utilizing “dark posts” in the social media strategy they sell to car dealers. It’s hard to scale, harder to make a profit from, and hardest to sell in a world where so many focus on the public side of social. In fact, the only redeeming quality of[…]

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Return on investment. It’s a term that is thrown around in the automotive industry by vendors to catch the attention of prospective dealers, but so many times the costs do not match the results. That’s not across the board, but particularly in the realm of automotive social media, the ROI is often minimal.

When I was younger and dumber in my journey as an automotive digital marketer, I believed that a strong social media strategy combined with a decent budget and the occasional drop of a creative juice would be enough to build a killer product for car dealers. I was wrong. Ever since founding Dealer Authority last[…]

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One of the benefits of doing what we do is that we get to see the automotive industry at both levels. We very involved in the trenches helping individual dealers find success by mastering their digital marketing. We’re constantly in the stratosphere talking to OEMs and vendors about the latest and greatest heading out to[…]

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Let’s take out of the equation that I’m an extremely competitive person. This is the car business. If you’ve been successful in it, chances are you’re just as competitive as I am. This isn’t about packing a room. It’s about sharing the most important information I’ve ever had to share at a conference. Las Vegas.[…]

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It’s a good thing we have communication technology. If I had to do all of my social media presentations face-to-face with dealers, I would get tossed in the looney bin or slapped across the face for using crazy talk. The phrase that catches dealers the most: “We recommend your social media advertising budget should be[…]

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