Questions Rise About Chevrolet Commercial (that may not be a Chevrolet commercial)

Chevrolet Commercial

There’s a touching, artsy, and sad video making its viral rounds on the internet. It features the Chevrolet bowtie, a girl, and a dog. The video works its way backwards from what appears to be a final visit to the vet back through their lives together to the point that she first picked “Maddie” and then back to the sad final moments again.

The thing is that other than the title and the branding on the video, there’s no other indication that the video actually belongs to Chevrolet. The company that published the video on Vimeo, The Herd Films, has no apparent connection to Chevrolet or Chevrolet Canada.

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US East Coast Seems to Be Safer for Drivers

Snow Driving

Call it the experience of driving in bad weather. Call it a lifestyle trend that people are simply safer. Call it blind luck. For one reason or another, it seems as if anyone east of Tennessee has less of a chance of being in a fatal accident than the rest of the country.

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How Will Fiat’s Strength Push Chrysler to the Top

Fiat

Just recently Sergio Marchionne, who is the CEO of both Fiat and Chrysler, announced the final acquisition of the remainder of Chrysler.  Fiat already owned 58.5% of Chrysler and an agreement was recently reached to purchase the remainder for $4.35 billion.  What does this mean for both Fiat and Chrysler?

What this means is Chrysler is on the rise and fast.  In the fourth quarter alone, Chrysler recorded an increase in profits of $659 million without the tax break they were granted which is valued at $962 million brining their actual quarterly profits to $1.62 billion, an increase in more than $1 billion in profits.  Couple this with the manufacturing advancements Fiat has put in place and Chrysler is going to own the market and fast. [Read more...]

The Easiest Way to Waste Money on Facebook

Dodge Avenger Event

Looking at the screenshot above of the landing page that Facebook took me to when I clicked on Dodge’s advertisement in the sidebar, one might believe everything was in order. It’s not exceptionally attractive and definitely offers way too many options to be a strong landing page from a social media campaign, but at least it’s pretty compelling. The clear call to action – get a quote. There’s a payment offer for those who want such things. There’s a financing term offer for those who like 0%. There’s a cash back offer for those who want to pay less.

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It’s Not Just Social. It’s Search. It’s Reputation. It’s Presence.

Amaral Auto Sales Homepage

Take a look at those familiar little icons in the top right corner of the screenshot above. Four of the primary social media sites’ logos adorn a prominent position on the homepage. It’s not an uncommon sight. Some put them at the top. Other put them at the bottom. Some make them large and prominent. Others make them small and subtle. One way or another, most dealerships put them somewhere. They do it for a reason.

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The Three Primary Auto Dealer Content Types for Facebook

Hamlet

Everyone who plays in the Facebook page strategy game has their opinions about the types of content to post. Car dealers and vendors have tried different things over the years. Some have found success while others have let it fall off completely, dismissing it as unimportant or too time-consuming to mess with on a daily basis.

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