How To Integrate Social Media Into Media Negotiations

August 1, 2011

Traditional negotiations of a television buy consisted of the number of spots you could get for your budget. You’d also look at reach and frequency in an effort to hit some minimum numbers. You’d look at the cost per thousand as you targeted a specific demographic. Finally, if you didn’t like the programming it was usually eliminated.

It’s time to now integrate social media into your television, radio or print negotiations.

Yes, social media is a high priority with most local media properties. The obstacle for most stations is how do they leverage thier media with advertisers most auto client don’t have a vibrant social program?

The answer is they can’t!

This is great news for you!  (You do have a social media program don’t you?)

If not check out Social.Motive.

There are two dynamics working here. The stations are looking for partnerships with dealers who have a social media program  and a media budget.  The stations have two strong motivating factors.

1) To get your ad dollars
2) To show some value in their social networks

For example WFAA here in Dallas Fort Worth has over 23,000 likes on facebook and over 18 twitter accounts.  About 16,000 on one account alone.

Here’s how you do it… ASK!  

Ask how can we tie  your social network into theirs. Can we do some joint social promotions? Can we tie into some events you have scheduled? Can we tie into your local programing? Can we offer your social networks something exclusive?

For no extra cost you’re  potentially connecting into another 40,000 targeted individuals simply by participating in social media.  Just ask!  You have a motivated partner.

Integration of social media into your media negotiations is a must. Leverage, leverage and more leverage!

Integration is the name of the game.

Look to integrate everything you do.  You really can’t afford not to!!!!

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30 Top Integration Thoughts For Better Marketing

July 6, 2011

Integration should be on your mind at all times.  

It’s without a doubt the key to marketing today and in the future.  If you’re not integrating you’re falling behind.

I created a list of 30 Integration starter idea’s for you!   Read the entire list and you’ll begin to feel the power that integration can deliver.

Remember it’s just a starter list… ENJOY! 

1) Integrate you call recordings with a service to review and flag missed opportunities

 

2) Integrate Facebook ads into your fixed operations offers

 

3)Integrate seasonal or promotional language into your Pay Per Click ads

 

4) Integrate hotspot technology and your landing page creative for digital

 

5) Integrate unique URL’s into your landing page program

 

6) Integrate site reports from Google analytics to lower bid prices

 

7) Integrate used digital ads with specific make and model on website

 

8) Integrate your blog with twitter and tweet 6 times per day

 

9) Integrate facebook and texting and gain valuable opt in cell numbers 

 

10) Integration of floor traffic and texting

 

11) Integrate your floor traffic and  texting

 

12) Integrate expandable banner ads with your live website

 

13) Integrate your traditional media buys with association ads

 

14) Integrate more emphasis on website in TV ads

 

15) Integrate the power of mass media social network with yours

 

16) Integrate media events in the community with your twitter and facebook

 

17) Integrate specific URL’s in print with dynamic digital landing pages

 

18) Integrate your blog content and make a great e-newsletter

 

19) Integrate your organic search efforts with your blog content and copy

 

20) Integrate your key search terms in your social content

 

21) Integrate outside experts to your social sites to add relevancy for search

 

22) Integrate texting into  your TV campaigns

 

23) Integrate QR Codes into all print and showroom materials

 

24) Integrate your blog with website home page

 

25) Integrate point of sale and  your social networks

 

26) Integrate be back strategies with texting

 

27) Integrate a tracking system that tracks traditional, digital and social

 

28) Integrate lifestyle data into your  media buys

 

29) Integrate zip code data for better digital results

 

30) Integration of free posting site with digital

 

Everyday be looking for ways to integrate and stretch your marketing dollars.  Take a look at what a day of integrated marketing looks like by clicking on this Integrated Marketing link.  

 

Please share some of your integration idea’s with us.  If your automotive ad agency isn’t integrating quickly share this list with them.

 

 

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Integration Drives Dealership Traffic

June 17, 2011

What does Integration mean to  you?  

More Traffic

More Traffic, Less Spend

More Traffic, Less Spend, More Prospects

More Traffic, Less Spend, More Prospects, Greater Market Share

MORe Traffic, Less Spend, More Prospects, Greater Market Share, and a

HUGE Competitive Advantage!

The results are in.  Integration of traditional, digital and social media is the perfect storm. Yes, the market will always be fluid but when you harness the power of integration you really have something.

Integration requires you to look at things differently.  You must stop evaluating traditional, digital and social media as independent silo’s.  They can no longer be single tools.  They must interact!  They must be connected.  

The power of integration is simple. You stay connected with your prospect and customer through the buying cycle.  Your marketing is more viral, more interactive, more responsive and more effective.

Here’s how Wikipedia describes integration.

Integrated marketing communications – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) is the coordination and integration of all marketing communication tools, avenues, functions and sources within a …..
You Get The Picture!
Here’s your starter rules to get started.
  1. Stop treating each media channel as a stand alone tool.  
  2. Ask your self how can I integrate this.
  3. Live by the motto… I Integrate Everything!
Believe me there’s a way to integrate everything.  All  you have to do is ask the question!
Ask your automotive ad agency or search google for more help.  But what ever you do start integrating today!

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Our Nation’s Obsession with Facebook- and Why You Need to Capitalize on

April 18, 2011

Facebook is apart of everyone’s life- that’s a given.  But how much so?  How has it tangled it’s way into the daily life of a American?  The numbers shown on this fantastic infographic below, go into detail on the staggering number of people logging into Facebook everyday and how it has changed news, photos, and communication all together.

With the sheer volume of people connecting online everyday, businesses have already started capitalizing on the connections that can be made through Facebook.  Are you one of the businesses that communicates daily messages to your customers and target audience?  Do you have contests, prizes, discounts and incentives to keep your customers happy?  If not, then you are missing an integral piece of your marketing plan.  If you still doubt the power of social media and what it can do for your business, take a look a the numbers from the infograph, and I am positive you will see why it is a must-have in your personal and business life.

Give us a call 800-678-7822 if you would like to understand more how social media can help your business.

Or if your RV advertising agency is not giving you the results you need.

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Marketing Guru’s… I Bet You’re Not Here Yet!

November 12, 2010

Integrated marketing is here!  And it’s more powerful than you can imagine.

Talk about a competitive advantage!

If  you want to know what it looks and feels like watch this video from Social.Motive.

Traditional Advertising + Digital Advertising + Social Media

Hold ON!

If you’d like  more thoughts on how to make integrated marketing work just drop me a note.  It will be interesting to see how many Automotive Ad Agencies can connect with this new world.

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How To Have Your Automotive Ad Agency Achieve Some Terrific ROI

September 6, 2010

 

One of my basic rules for social media:

  • Inject social media into traditional advertising. 

Although digital marketing might not be as old as television and radio it gives you a great opportunity to reach out to your customers.  Creating a newsletter using your Blog content will connect with your database.

These three examples are taken from a Social.Motive sldie show.  They demonstrate regardless the size of your database you can expect some great results.  Each of these newsletters would cost $500 to $ 1,000 if created from scratch.  In a good social media program they are just an added benefit.

  • Open rate in these three examples ranged from 18% to 32%.   You really should be doing this once a month if you want to effectively own your customers and grow your market share.  This is great ROI! 

If your Automotive Ad  Agency or staff is not prepared to execute give us a call.  We put in the game  in a very short order.

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The Key To Social Media Is The Blog… Have Your Automotive Ad Agency Take This First Step

September 2, 2010

There’s no doubt  the anchor to a successful social media plan starts with a dealer blog.  

Use this video blog to ensure  you begin with the right platform.

If your automotive ad agency isn’t getting you ahead of the social media wave give me a call.  I promise I’ll get you pointed in the right direction.

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