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Aug

22

2014
Where Are Your Marketing Dollars Going–and What Are You Saying with Them?

Where Are Your Marketing Dollars Going–and What Are You Saying with Them?

The benefits of targeting versus blasting In our thousands-of-marketing-messages-a-day world, the art of maintaining customer relationships–and their business–is crucial. It’s imperative to establish your business as a trusted authority among your customers–and it’s important to reinforce this position often. The best way to do this is with effective communication and marketing throughout the purchase lifecycle. However, if you’re still using traditional methods to try to engage customers, this process can get very costly, very quickly. These days, effective marketing is about getting the right message…

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Aug

20

2014
What Your Service Customers Want to Know—But You Aren’t Telling Them

What Your Service Customers Want to Know—But You Aren’t Telling Them

Vehicle manufacturing is getting better and better, and today’s cars are being built to go longer and longer without requiring maintenance. With longer intervals between service visits, customers are tuning to the internet for information about their vehicles. Each month, there are at least 70 million Google searches for after-market service-related content (ThinkInsights – Google, 2013). These service search keywords make it clear that customers are looking for trusted information…

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Aug

18

2014
Foursquare Check-Ins Are Dead–Or Are They?

Foursquare Check-Ins Are Dead–Or Are They?

How the company is reinventing its platform with an all-new app and an all-new look On Thursday, July 24, Foursquare, as you’ve always known it, officially retired its check-in feature—sort of. Actually, the company shifted all check-in activity to a new app called Swarm while unveiling some substantial updates to the Foursquare app proper. With recent notable partnerships like that between Yahoo! Local and Yelp, splitting services into two doesn’t necessarily…

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Aug

15

2014
‘Silver Pockets Full’: An Occasion Worth Celebrating

‘Silver Pockets Full’: An Occasion Worth Celebrating

Make your own luck this August by targeting the customers who matter most A recent chain email urges readers to forward it on to friends during the “once-in-a-lifetime” phenomenon of August’s five Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, known as “Silver Pockets Full.” Supposedly, those who do will be surprised by a windfall of money. Don’t be so quick to ignore the theory—while some of the details may be…

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Aug

13

2014
3 Parts and Service Customer Groups You Didn’t Know You Had

3 Parts and Service Customer Groups You Didn’t Know You Had

How to expand your customer base and fill unbooked appointments in the process Let’s face it: many of your current and potential service customers don’t want to see you. It’s nothing personal, but many consider getting their car serviced to be an inconvenience at best and an aggravation at worst because it takes them out of their normal routines. So how do you not only attract customers to your service bay, but also make it a positive experience…

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Aug

11

2014
Your Service Customers Are Searching…But They Shouldn’t Be Searching at All

Your Service Customers Are Searching…But They Shouldn’t Be Searching at All

If you’re not seeing the service customer retention you want, it might be time to rethink your approach. Customers defect from service departments for a number of reasons—often due to differences in cost, communication, or convenience—but these reasons all have one thing in common: your customers aren’t getting everything they need from you. So what aren’t they getting?

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Aug

08

2014
Mallory Wesner the Photographer

Mallory Wesner the Photographer

Inside the office at 3 Birds Marketing, you’ll find an eclectic group of people with many different talents and passions: insane trivia(l) knowledge of Virginia Tech athletics, the world’s best mac-n-cheese maker, a former high school theatre star, a YouTube sensation, a chicken farmer–the list goes on. This month, we’re particularly proud of Mallory Wesner, 3 Birds Digital Facilitator and photographer extraordinaire, who is one of three artists featured in “The Triangle from 3 Points,” the latest…

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Aug

07

2014
New 3 Birds Study Finds that a Major Dealership Profit Center is Seriously Under-Represented Online

New 3 Birds Study Finds that a Major Dealership Profit Center is Seriously Under-Represented Online

Chapel Hill, N.C., August 7, 2014 – 3 Birds Marketing, a developer and provider of software-assisted marketing solutions, services and analytics to the automotive vertical, today released the results of its industry-leading survey of service-related content on dealership websites. The whitepaper, “Content, Communication and Keeping Customers Coming Back: Using Digital to Distinguish Your Service Department and Improve Your Bottom Line,” illustrates that although service-related website content can help dealerships increase customer retention, fixed ops revenue, and consumer trust, the…

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Aug

07

2014
Download the 3 Birds 2014 Service Content Whitepaper

Download the 3 Birds 2014 Service Content Whitepaper

While there are at least 70 million Google searches for after-market service-related content each month (Google Think Insights), many dealership sites still lack the necessary content to attract potential customers and keep their current customers from straying. With Fixed Operations representing a significant percentage of a dealership’s gross profit, even a small increase in service revenue can have a big impact on the bottom line….

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Aug

07

2014
3 Birds’ “The Triangle from 3 Points” Exhibit on Display for August’s 2nd Friday Art Walk

3 Birds’ “The Triangle from 3 Points” Exhibit on Display for August’s 2nd Friday Art Walk

This Friday, August 8, 2014 is the second Friday of the month, which means it’s time for The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk in Chapel Hill/Carrboro. 3 Birds started participating in the event last month, and we’re back for August with a new exhibit: “The Triangle from 3 Points.” This month’s exhibition features original photography that explores both common landmarks and hidden gems…

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