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Dealership Data Security: Interview With Erik Nachbahr

Dealership Data Security: Interview With Erik Nachbahr

  Erik Nachbahr, President of Helion Automotive Technologies, talks about the biggest mistake today's dealers make when it comes to their data …

Does Service Match Your Sales Approach?

Does Service Match Your Sales Approach?

Another satisfied car buyer drives away in their new Honda/Chevy/Ford/other make. They’ve just experienced the best car purchase in their life. They …

The Perennial Sales Starter Kit - Updated

The Perennial Sales Starter Kit - Updated

I've updated "The Perennial Sales Starter Kit" on my new website. Here, you'll learn from the best in multiple industries, the brilliant …

How Culture Affects your Entire Business

How Culture Affects your Entire Business

The culture of your dealership can be an asset or a liability. The culture of any company defines who it is and how it handles things. It seeps into every …

Auto/Mate Developers Win Hack Tech Valley Competition

Auto/Mate Developers Win Hack Tech Valley Competition

Albany, NY – Feb 19, 2018​ – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems today announced that a team of five of its software developers placed first in the …

How Having a Proper Branding Strategy Can Make or Break Your Business

Most companies have had to rely on larger marketing departments in order to make a sale nowadays. The truth was that it was much easier to get your point across when you didn’t have to worry about advertising online. Much of whether a business ends up succeeding or not now depends on how well they can market themselves—and how well they can develop a branding strategy that works.

 

Here’s how important knowing yourself as a brand can be when you want to see success in your marketing. 

 

Branding helps you find your buyer

 

Do you know who your ideal customer is? If you don’t, then you’ll want to find out. Knowing how you want to present yourself and the kind of people you will end up attracting as a business can often be defined by your branding. You’re more likely to know your audience and know how you should approach your marketing plan when you have a clear idea of what your look and feel is. From there, you can develop a roadmap toward reaching the right people at the right time.

 

Branding helps your budget

 

Once you have a clear idea of whom you plan to market to, you can then develop a budget that can fit your strategy. While it might seem like a lot of work to put all your funds in a spreadsheet, it can also help you to identify where you can allocate certain amount of marketing money. You might need to spend more money on your website or consider paid ads. However, it can be especially hard to do this if you aren’t sure who you need to reach when you advertise.

 

Branding can help you set future goals

 

Knowing your brand inside and out can be one of the best ways to recognize where you should go with a specific idea and how you can develop a way to reach an end goal. When you have a clear idea of what would work with your branding and what would need changing, you’ve already developed the right mindset for success. Before you take a look and making any major alterations to your advertising or marketing strategy, see if it is in line with the plans you have for your branding.

 

Branding can keep your team focused

 

There are always going to be times where your team is distracted and you don’t have a clear direction for them. As a manager or business owner, it’s often your job to create a set of attainable goals that can help your employees get back on track again. Branding can help you to find those tasks and can keep your team focused on the tone, budget, and voice that you want your business to have. It’s a small thing, but it really can help bring your team together for a common goal.

 

Branding can initially take some work, but the truth is that it can actually end up saving you a lot of effort down the line. Knowing your brand can actually end up changing the way you approach your business practices and how you want to appear to the clients who will become your next buyers.

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