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29 Jun Takeaways From the Google Automotive Partner Summit

Google recently held an Automotive Partner Summit at its offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and invited members of Force Marketing's leadership team to join in for a day packed full of informative presentations and panels. It was the first summit of its kind, and a select number of agencies and marketing companies were among the attendees. Below, find just a few of the insightful stats, facts, tips and trends that the Google team shared with the Force Marketing team in Ann Arbor: There are more than 20,300 automotive searches conducted on Google per minute. The average person checks their mobile phone 150 times per day. 70% of...

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11 Apr Facebook Publishes Case Study on Force Marketing’s Digital Campaigns

Our Facebook campaigns truly work-- and even Facebook knows it! They recently created an official case study focusing on digital campaigns we created for our longtime client US Auto Sales and published it on their popular Facebook for Business website. A few highlights of the case study: US Auto Sales, a used car dealership based in the Southeast, created unique and hilarious video ads to run on Facebook with the goal of boosting site traffic and sales. The campaign saw the following results: 20% increase in year-over-year sales 78% increase in people reached 2x increase in website clicks Check out one of the video ads below: For a more in-depth look...

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MobileBlog

27 Oct New Study: The Best & Worst Mobile Ad Formats

With more than 50 percent of auto shoppers using their mobile devices as part of the vehicle research process, it’s more important than ever for dealers to be well-represented on mobile. But what kind of mobile ads get the best results? A study conducted by MediaScience in September 2016 revealed some interesting statistics about which types of mobile ad formats get the most interactions and view time. The four types of mobile ads the study looked at were Adhesion Banners, In-Stream Ads, Interstitial Ads and Sidekick Ads, examples of which are given below: Adhesion Banners: In-Stream Ads Interstitial Ads Sidekick Ads According to the study, Interstitial Ads...

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18 Jul Force Marketing: Now a Premier Google Partner

Force Marketing has long been a part of the prestigious Google Partners program, and recently, we earned the distinction of Premier Google Partner. We are proud to display the redesigned badge to signify our successful partnership. According to Google’s official AdWords blog, “The new badge is designed to recognize Partners who manage a substantial portfolio of Google advertising campaigns and deliver great results for their customers. Premier Partners will be required to maintain additional certification requirements and will receive increased support from Google.” At Force Marketing, we maintain a close relationship with Google, working with our Google Channel Sales representatives to host webinars...

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Force Marketing Mobile Marketing

14 Jun Mobile Media Consumption Expected to Rise 28% This Year

Around the world, people are consuming less and less media overall-- except when it comes to mobile. According to Zenith Optimedia’s recent Media Consumption Forecast, mobile media consumption is set to increase by about 28 percent over the course of this year, while all non-mobile media consumption (which includes traditional and desktop Internet) will drop 3.4 percent. That’s right-- they’re watching a little less TV, and logging onto the Internet at their desktop computer a bit less frequently, but they simply can’t put down their mobile phones and tablets. This should come as no surprise-- mobile has been the next big things...

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20 May Can Consumers Tell the Difference Between Paid and Organic Search Results?

The answer might surprise you-- or it might not, depending on how much faith you have in consumers. The truth is that, according to a recent study conducted by Ofcom, about half of adults are unable to identify the paid ads in Google’s search results. This is in spite of the fact that PPC ads on Google’s SERPs have a yellow “Ad” icon beside them. In the survey, 1,328 respondents were asked to look at an image of paid ads on a Google SERP and select from the following answers (and they could choose more than one): These are adverts/sponsored links/paid to appear...

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PPC Ad Copy Force Marketing

04 May New Force Study: What Works Best for Your PPC Ad Copy?

The ad copy you write for your paid search ads matters. It’s what people who search for your keyword terms see first, and in many cases, it’s what convinces them to click on your ad. But how much does it matter? And even more specifically, how much do the first few words of each ad matter? The Force Marketing digital team conducted a study to find out. We analyzed all of our PPC ad copy results over a period of about six months, looking specifically at the first few words in each ad. We then broke the ads up into 13 different...

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Kate Andra Force Marketing Digital Marketing

29 Apr Are You Holding Your Digital Vendors Accountable?

This post originally appeared on LinkedIn. Let me ask a question. As a car dealer, do you fully understand why spending money on digital marketing is important? Last week, I read something that Brian Pasch posted on LinkedIn that made me think that some dealers still do not. He explained that a new co-op policy requires Ford dealers to use 50 percent of their digital media funds for paid search, thanks to consistently low impression share. Brian’s point is that dealers should want to spend money on paid search, and that the fact that they don’t see the value in it indicates a...

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Force Marketing Mobile Marketing

07 Apr Google AdWords Debuts New Automotive Ad Formats

Last week, Google introduced a brand-new mobile ad format that should be of special interest to car dealers, called Model Automotive Ads. These ads are officially rolled out, and are available to all OEM automotive advertisers in the U.S. These new ads will display images of vehicles and additional details about those vehicles within mobile search results, so when shoppers search for a given vehicle, they’ll have a wealth of information right at their fingertips. This is a great way for Google to help connect auto shoppers with the vehicles they’re interested in, especially since about half of all automotive searches currently...

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18 Jan New Study Explores the Future of Mobile Auto Shopping

Establishing that many of today’s car-shoppers rely heavily on their mobile devices is one thing. Knowing what to do with that information is another. Facebook recently commissioned a study from Ipsos Media CT about shoppers that conduct most of their research using devices like smartphones and tablets-- what they refer to as “mobile-first” shoppers-- to shine some light on the future of car-shopping. In a previous study, they’d found that these mobile-first shoppers made up 27 percent of people in the U.S. (and comprised an even larger proportion in certain demographics, like Millennials). The new study explored how these shoppers interact with...

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