Now more than ever, attention is at a premium. Every second of it counts. At G4, we use our expertise to bring dealerships the maximum number of customers while making the car-buying experience new and better for consumers. We have a thorough understanding of the buyer’s journey, and maximize dealerships’ advertising dollars by knowing where to invest along that path. Right place, right time.
Search Engine Marketing
Customers can’t buy what they don’t see. Increasing your visibility in search results is a simple and effective way to bring in new customers and grow your brand.
The first clickable web ad was sold by Global Network Navigator in 1993 to a Silicon Valley law firm. In 1994, web banner advertising became mainstream when HotWired, the online component of Wired Magazine, and Time Warner's Pathfinder (website) sold banner ads to AT&T and other companies. The first AT&T ad on HotWired had a 44% click-through.
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- Marketing 4.0 is an approach that combines online and offline interactions between businesses and customers. Digital interaction alone is no longer sufficient in this new digital economy. In fact, in an increasingly online world, offline interactions can represent a great competitive advantage. Marketing 4.0 is also a mixture of style and content.
Customers who leave your website without making a purchase will have additional opportunities with display ads as they visit other sites.
Keep your dealership top of mind with banners and display ads.
TrueView Pre-rolls (Google & YouTube)
TrueView is a newer video format that allows users to skip ads after 5 seconds – this offers the user additional options and is often combined with calls to action.
Standard Video Pre-rolls
Ads that run before or during videos are a valuable way to build brand awareness in a world that increasingly competes for our time and attention.
The use of audio as a form of media is increasing as people are learning that they can multitask while listening. We use audio pre-rolls to get your message out to the right audience in this growing form of media.
ISEM (Inventory Search Engine Marketing)
When a customer searches for a vehicle, that exact vehicle or a close match within a dealer’s current stock shows up, allowing shoppers to get instant results.
Dynamic Social Media (Facebook & Instagram)
Use the power of social media to grow your customer base and interact with existing ones.
This service utilizes GPS technology to allow software to create a response when a mobile device is in a pre-defined geographic area. Focus your advertising toward those in a location to benefit from it.
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Contact us today see the G4 Media difference. We have a thorough understanding of the buyer’s journey, and maximize dealerships’ advertising dollars by knowing where to invest along that path. Right place, right time.
The marketing plan for a website can begin to happen in parallel to the site’s development. Do not underestimate the importance of marketing websites. The Internet simply has too many websites for anyone to find or care about your site unless you bring it to their attention.
Therefore you or a dedicated marketing person on your team must sit down with the client and brainstorm a plan. Although some clients may not know the best way to market their website, they do know a lot about reaching their customers. Together, your team and the client should develop a list of ideas, a set of action items, and a budget.
Offline marketing for a website
The most effective way to market a website is to combine online and offline marketing campaigns. Offline marketing refers to all media that’s not on the web. Wherever a client currently advertises its product or service should always include the company’s web and social media addresses.
Online web marketing
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Online marketingrefers to a web-based campaign (for example, buying those banners at the top of web pages or ads that get inserted inside YouTube videos). What is significant and superior about online advertising is that the measuring tools are so good that you can really “keep score” of how well your campaign is doing and see in real time who is responding to your message. Also unique to online advertising is the trend toward content-based advertising, where the ad itself is entertaining and informative, and not purely a sales pitch. Here are some common outlets for your creative online marketing campaign:
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Facebook marketing. Buying a Facebook “sponsored story” ad is highly effective because when someone — say “Linda” — “likes” your page, her network of friends will see your ad appear. Facebook “page ads” are less personal but have a wider reach because you determine the demographic and geographic that should see your ad.
YouTube marketing. YouTube also offers many ways advertisers can reach a targeted demographic. You can either purchase an in-video ad that plays before a video starts or as a little pop-up during the video, or you can pay to promote your own video by purchasing keywords (words that people might enter into a search field to find your company, product, or service).
Twitter advertising. On Twitter, you can purchase a Promoted Tweet, a Promoted Trend, or a Promoted Account to target users based on their geographical location, interests, or keyword searches. Promoted Trends are a little different in that they are topics of conversation. Topics occur organically, but you can purchase a topic and have it appear in the list to hopefully start a conversation around your brand.
Mobile and device marketing. With iAd, Apple offers advertisers a way to target iPhone and iPad users, based on demographics, geographical location, and their interests. These unique ads can be highly interactive mini applications that allow users to do things like get instant coupons or even configure an outfit and have it set aside at the nearest store for pick up. Another popular marketing tactic is the use of QR (quick response) codes. These are the funny symbols you can print in your offline marketing materials. Users scan these codes with their phones, which brings them to whatever web page you desire — a content entry form, a video, or even an instant discount coupon.
Search engine marketing. Most people find new websites by using a search engine such as Google. When you type a term in the Search field of one of these sites, up comes a listing of sites that match your key words and phrases.
E-mail marketing. Depending on your customer demographic, e-mail marketing may or may not be an effective tool. When you register at a website and give them your e-mail address, unless you specifically uncheck all the hidden boxes, expect to be bombarded with daily or weekly e-mails. If you do decide on an e-mail campaign, your e-mails must contain a link that the customer can use to unsubscribe.
Link exchanges. In the past, exchanging links with partner sites was a key way to navigate the Internet. Today, with modern search engines, link exchanges are primarily important for SEO purposes.
Be sure to limit your inbound links to the genuine article — and that you have a reasonable number of them. If a site uses too many link exchanges, search engines see that as link farming — in effect, spamming with links — and penalize such sites with lower ranking.