Consumers have never been particularly fond of advertising that they feel is intrusive. This explains why many have downloaded ad blockers in an attempt to avoid marketing altogether. Unfortunately, the anti-advertising trend escalated in 2018 when major data breaches became public news. As many entrepreneurs already know, the best marketing comes from data analytics. Between consumers’ annoyance with advertisements and fear of data breaches, businesses have had to respond aggressively in their marketing.
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Tier10 was named a winner in the Hermes Creative Awards 2018 for its outstanding video creative. The full-service advertising agency received five awards for its “2017 Agency Reel,” and for TV ads produced under the “Life Is Better” campaign for the Northwest and Northern Ohio Honda Dealers.
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Technological advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are driving the rapid rise of voice marketing in retail. This latest trend in marketing and advertising will surely affect brands and their strategy to maintain a competitive advantage.
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Anyone who was around to see the rise and fall of Myspace understands that social media is constantly evolving. While consumers don’t have to worry much about this, business owners and marketers must consistently be on their toes when it comes to social media trends. It’s important to note that not all of these trends are good ones, but if you can take advantage of positive changes while mitigating negative ones, you’ll be poised to outperform your competition in the social space.
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Is your business unsure about influencer marketing campaign strategies and their effectiveness? Do you have a campaign but don’t know if you’re measuring ROI correctly? Influencer marketing is an effective campaign method that uses real people to represent brands. Here’s how influencer marketing worked for Tier10’s dealer associations.
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With a growing dependence on technology, car shoppers are using their smartphones, tablets and computers to find their next vehicle. According to AutoTrader:
“In 2015, the average time consumers spent researching on digital channels was 12.5 hours. They visit approximately 9 sites, with the largest percentage being third-party sites. The internet is by far the #1 source for both new car and used car buyers with 75% of new car buyers using the internet, and 77% of used car buyers using the internet.”
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Sponsorship marketing may sound like a new promotional tactic to some, but in reality, it’s a common business practice that many entrepreneurs already utilize. By donating to and sponsoring local individuals and organizations, businesses are able to help themselves and their communities. As an example, the Greater Twin Cities Honda Dealers (GTCHDA) and Northwest Honda Dealers (NWHDA) have begun donating money to local schools. In the end, they’re likely to see countless benefits from doing so.
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The dominance of digital advertising has been overstated, particularly in the automotive industry. Powerhouse companies like Toyota and Fiat Chrysler continue to spend big bucks on television ads and other mediums because they produce results. The auto industry does lead in the use of digital advertising, but it invests more in other, more traditional modes. Those types of advertising still produce results, delivering a healthy return on the advertiser’s investment. The industry needs to blend the old ways with the new.
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