Category Archives: Business Practices


Mar

27

2015
5 Things We Read This Week: March 23-27

5 Things We Read This Week: March 23-27

Boosting sales through service, Twitter and Foursquare’s new friendship, the keys to a good headline, and more 1.       Dealers, Do You Want to Boost Sales? Tune Up Your Service Center (J.D. Power) Joint analysis from J.D. Power and DealerRater suggests that dealers looking to boost vehicle sales should turn their attention to their service department experience. The companies found that a dealership’s ability to satisfy…

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Mar

16

2015
5 Things We Read This Week: March 9 – 13

5 Things We Read This Week: March 9 – 13

Twitter for business gets easier, the power of customer memory, 360-degree video, and more 1. Twitter Redesigns Analytics Homepage & Brings Quick Promote To Profiles (MarketingLand) Good news from the tweetosphere: Twitter has made a number of changes to help businesses. With a redesigned homepage, new dashboard called the “account home,” and feature called “Quick Promote,” businesses are now able to more easily manage engagement…

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Mar

06

2015
5 Things We Read This Week: March 2-6

5 Things We Read This Week: March 2-6

“Mobile-friendly” ranking details, vehicle dependability perceptions, and marketing your next event on social media  1. Google: The Mobile-Friendly Ranking Factor Runs In Real-Time & Is On A Page-By-Page Basis (Search Engine Land) At SMX West, Google’s Gary Illyes answered questions about the upcoming addition to its search algorithm, the “mobile-friendly” ranking factor. The update will go live on April 21 and will test sites’ mobile-friendliness…

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Mar

02

2015
5 Things We Read This Week: February 23 – February 27, 2015

5 Things We Read This Week: February 23 – February 27, 2015

Audi’s mechanic apocalypse, stiffer rules from the E.P.A., a Google+ breakup, and more 1. Consumers Are Replacing Their Cars More Quickly Than Ever for Tech Upgrades (Auto World News) The grass is always greener in a newer cabin. With new tech, the latest features, and enticing upgrades constantly getting bigger and better, car buyers are trading in their cars more often than ever, not because…

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Feb

25

2015
Yelp Help: The Importance of Building and Maintaining a Positive Presence Despite the Platform’s Pitfalls

Yelp Help: The Importance of Building and Maintaining a Positive Presence Despite the Platform’s Pitfalls

Are you familiar with the saying “His reputation precedes him”? As individuals, we spend our lives building up our own reputations – it’s the lens through which people view us both good and bad. Unsurprisingly, it’s also incredibly important to do the same for your business, especially online. But with the increasing number of sites where customers can comment, review, and rate your business, it’s…

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Feb

13

2015
5 Things We Read This Week: February 9-13

5 Things We Read This Week: February 9-13

Maximizing social media ROI, a Pinterest ‘Buy’ button, Chicago Auto Show trends, and more 1. Pinterest Is Reportedly Planning To Launch A ‘Buy’ Button Early This Year (Search Engine Journal) A new report suggests that the visually-focused social media network could be launching a “Buy” button in as little as three to six months. The button would supposedly start as a limited test allowing customers…

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Feb

06

2015
5 Things We Read This Week: February 2 – February 6

5 Things We Read This Week: February 2 – February 6

The true value of creative, Chevrolet makes us drop our chicken wings, Twitter and Google strike a deal, and more 1. It’s The Creative, Stupid: 3 Reasons Why Ad Creative Trumps Technology Every Time (MarketingLand) At 3 Birds, we’re big proponents of the mantra: “right message, right customer, right time” but even we know that’s only half the battle when it comes to converting and…

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Jan

30

2015
5 Things We Read This Week: January 26 – January 30

5 Things We Read This Week: January 26 – January 30

Millennial insights from MTV, REI’s success with user-generated content, Twitter’s latest updates, and more 1.  Millennials Wants Wheels After All (The Detroit Bureau) An MTV survey of 3,600 Millennials found that three out of four would give up social media for one day or texting for a week rather than giving up keys to their car. That’s just the beginning of the insights into this…

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Jan

12

2015
The Detail That’s Missing from Your Dealership Marketing—and What to Do About It

The Detail That’s Missing from Your Dealership Marketing—and What to Do About It

People track everything these days: our steps, our eating habits, our likes and dislikes, and more. Why? Because the vast majority of people like the personalized experience that comes with more robust data—and your customers are no exception. A customized message is more relevant to your customer’s interests, saves them time in a fast-paced world, and shows that you value them as more than just…

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Jan

02

2015
5 Things We Read This Week: December 29 – January 2

5 Things We Read This Week: December 29 – January 2

New Facebook video features, Hyundai’s robotic baby, and more 1. Facebook Redesigns Video Features (MediaPost) In an effort to ramp up its status as a video hub, Facebook is premiering a new design for the video section of pages. Page owners, including brands and news outlets, will have the option to top pages with featured videos that are supersized and accompanied by a live comment…

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