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Why your marketing may not be relevant – and how to fix it

By David Gee When you are in the media, you are on the receiving end of lots of marketing messages. Some are good, some are bad and some are really ugly. In fact, there is about an 80-percent chance there is something fundamentally wrong with your marketing. It’s flawed because it’s about you, your company, and not them, your prospect ...

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Guide your customers through the path to purchase

By Lauren Labunsky The “customer journey” and what it looks like in today’s world has become a hot topic as marketing has become more and more focused on digital strategy. Websites have begun to replace in-store visits as a customer’s first experience with a business. If you have a well-designed responsive website with regularly updated content and inventory, you’ve got ...

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Thanks Thom!

By Bill Yeargin In the Old Testament we read the story of Queen Esther who was told by her cousin Mordecai that she had been put in her position for “such a time as this.” While we may not read about Thom Dammrich in a future religious text, there is no question that during his tenure at NMMA he was ...

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10 F&I-related issues that could cost you money

By Myril Shaw F&I Profit Center is an easy target when it comes to overall store profits that are less than what you would like. F&I is easy for a reason – they are often to blame. There is more though – and sometimes the expenses that occur when a customer finances are not directly related to reserve, backend penetration ...

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Back to school: Riding the wave of learning to sales activation

By Chuck Lewis School is back in session. Summer is over already, although I’m squeezing in a late-summer surf as of this writing. In this blog series we want to discuss how we can use technology and contemporary learning to elevate the boat buying experience, retain employees and make learning fun and practical. As our children enter their classroom and ...

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Leverage Facebook advertising to reach local prospects

By Lauren Labunsky The main reason why Search Engine Marketing (SEM) is such an effective advertising strategy is because people spend so much time on search engines and use them so often while browsing online. Another online platform that most people use frequently? Social media sites, with Facebook being the most valuable for advertising strategy.  The nature of how people ...

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A simple “Thank You” can make you a better leader

Remember the last time a client, boss or co-worker gave you a hand-written thank-you note to tell you you’re doing a good job? Maybe someone at work surprised you with flowers, an unexpected gift or a bonus. Has a vendor ever slipped you a gift card for a fancy coffee treat to show appreciation for your loyalty? It feels good. ...

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Disrupt the customer journey

The customer journey is a popular topic of discussion in the world of digital marketing. These days, it’s not as simple as someone seeing a boat ad in the newspaper and coming into your dealership to purchase it. The constant connectivity that our digital world creates makes it easier to reach prospects and customers, but also requires more strategy and ...

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No compromises when it comes to clean water

By David Gee When you are in the water, or on the water, recreating in any form, how much do you think about how clean that water is? Despite what I do for a living, how many invasive species articles I read and how many community water quality discussions I report on, I have to admit I kind of take ...

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