The Media Party

Here we are, in the first quarter of 2007, at a point in time when virtually anybody — and I do mean anybody — can buy and sell advertising. This isn’t a new phenomenon. If you don’t believe that’s true, just check your email right now. Or visit Google. Log…

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Not a Question of Luck

“If I could just tell when my dealership advertising was working, I’d be thrilled!” I hear this comment from many dealers. To this point, I offer the same response: “If you can’t tell when your ad plan is working, how will your customer!?” There’s no getting lucky in dealership advertising.…

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Drive Them to Your Website

Is your store foot traffic down, even as your brand maintains or even is increasing in share across your market area? It could be consumer “website previewing” at work. Dealers who complain of lower foot traffic could be falling victim to their own lack of acceptance of today’s busy car…

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The Other Success Indicator

“Increase my sales immediately!” is the cry we all hear so often from advertisers. Is it that a sales increase is the only, or even the preferred method to measure an advertising campaign? Is there no other way to create financial success for a television advertiser? Of course there is.…

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David vs Goliath: Winning Against the Big Box

You’ve just received a tough assignment to develop a successful television campaign for your client that must compete with their much larger competitor. How do you begin? First, you need to fully understand the larger competitor’s strengths and weaknesses from the consumer’s point of view, and, in direct relation to…

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