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22 Sep PHOTOS: Force Marketing Films Special Project for Mercedes-Benz Manhattan

The Force Marketing team filmed Mercedes-Benz models throughout New York City on Friday, September 18 for a special project for client Mercedes-Benz Manhattan. The video project will showcase the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Mercedes-Benz CLA and Mercedes-Benz GLE models, and will also help brand Mercedes-Benz Manhattan as New York City’s source for the Mercedes-Benz brand. A full video production and photography team captured the essence of driving a Mercedes-Benz in Manhattan, and of what it means to drive Modern Luxury. Filming locations throughout the city included several quintessential New York City areas, such as Times Square, the Flatiron district, the Meatpacking district,...

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email

21 Sep How to Boost Your Email Marketing Open Rates

The email messages that you send to your subscriber base might be filled with interesting, compelling content. They might contain offers that your customers simply can’t resist. In short, they might be completely optimized for success. But if your customers aren’t opening them, then they’re not a valuable part of your marketing strategy. While your open rates aren’t the only important metric to pay attention to when it comes to your email marketing program, they’re certainly important. So how can you improve them? Craft the perfect subject line. We’ve written before about the best words-- and the worst ones-- to include in an email...

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sep-14-2015

14 Sep This Year’s Super Bowl Ads Largely Viewed Online

As far as TV and video ads go, the Super Bowl is king. But are people still watching those ads the same way they always have been? According to a recent study by video metrics company Unruly, the answer to that is a resounding no. The study found that 51 percent of those who had watched Super Bowl XLIX ads did not do so on television– instead, they had viewed the ads on their desktop computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones. People aren’t just viewing these ads on the internet– they’re also sharing them. The study found that this year’s Super Bowl ads...

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good-news

01 Sep Good News for Dealers: U.S. Auto Sales Up for August

Despite the fact that Labor Day weekend comes too late this year to be counted amid August’s sales totals, U.S. automakers posted impressive sales last month. Ford reported a sales increase of 5.4 percent, Fiat Chrysler reported an increase of 1.7 percent sales, and while General Motors reported a minor sales drop of 1 percent, their numbers still came in above August estimates. Overall, the SAAR is still on track to top 17 million for the year-- in fact, Autodata reports that August sales increased to an annualized pace of 17.81 million over the previously-expected 17.31 million. A Sept. 1 article published...

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aug-31-2015

31 Aug Google Chrome to Pause Flash Ads Starting Sept. 1

Starting September 1, the popular Google Chrome browser will no longer support Flash ads-- or any Flash content that isn’t “central to the webpage” on a given site. The reason behind Google’s decision is that many consumers find Flash ads to be more of a nuisance than anything else-- these ads often autoplay and can slow down a browser, particularly when the consumer is on a mobile device, or even drain the battery of a laptop or device faster. By pausing these ads, users can determine whether they want an ad to play or not. Flash-based ads are also notorious for...

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