Notifications & Messages

Jared Hamilton
From: Jared Hamilton
Hey - It’s time to join the thousands of other dealer professionals on DrivingSales. Create an account so you can get full access to the articles, discussions and people that are shaping the future of the automotive industry.
×
DealerOn

DealerOn

Exclusive Blog Posts

Morgan Auto Group Rises To Number 28 In Automotive News' Top 100 Dealer Group Used Sales Ranking

Morgan Auto Group Rises To Number 28 In Automotive News' Top 100 Dealer Group Used Sales Ranking

Morgan Auto Group moved up 25 spots in this year's "Top 100 Dealership Group Used-Vehicle Sales" supplement published by Automotive News. The…

Top 5 Luxury Cars for Any Type of Terrain

Top 5 Luxury Cars for Any Type of Terrain

Many automotive companies make luxury vehicles that can be driven on different terrain. If you like to take road trips to cities, forests, hiking trails, a…

My Dealership Story - Kristy Elliott

My Dealership Story - Kristy Elliott

Meet Kristy Elliott, the Dealer Operator at Sunshine Chevrolet and check out her dealership story. Learn how Kristy came from the non-profit world to …

Start With Why - David Mead at DrivingSales Presidents Club

Start With Why - David Mead at DrivingSales Presidents Club

DrivingSales was so excited to have David Mead as a keynote speaker during Presidents Club. David works at the Start With Why foundation with Simon Sinek, …

You Have a Position to Fill – Who Do You Hire?

You Have a Position to Fill – Who Do You Hire?

As much as you try to avoid employee churn, you’ll always need to hire someone. It might be to replace a staff who’s moved on in their care…

Time Saving Social Media Tools

When I’m talking with dealers about various aspects of their online marketing strategy, the reason that they most frequently bring up for why they aren't more involved in social media is that they or their teams don't have the time.  I'm a strong believer in the theory that time is the new money, so I agree that sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day.  At DealerOn, we believe that there is a definite benefit to devoting time and effort to social media, and luckily, there are many tools that can help your dealership get the most out of your time.

 

SocialOomph: I use this to help with DealerOn's tweets and Facebook marketing efforts.  I recommend the Professional version (it's very reasonably priced) to schedule and track tweets and Facebook posts, as well as manage your accounts.  Having a single login and platform to manage all of these activities is a HUGE time-saver.

 

Tweetdeck: I know a lot of people that love this tool.  Anyone dipping their toe into social media will like that it's free, and allows you to manage multiple social media profiles (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Google Buzz, and Foursquare) in one place.  It also has a great search tool that works across all the platforms they support.

 

Timely.is:  This is another free tool.  The software analyzes your Twitter updates, uses this information to determine which times during the day people are most likely to retweet and read your posts, and allows you to write and schedule your tweets based on their recommendations for maximum exposure.

 

I’m always looking for more efficient ways to manage my time.  Does anyone have any other or better social media tools that they recommend?

Jared Hamilton
This is good stuff. Another one worth checking out is HootSuite. What other free/low cost tools would you recommend in a dealer's arsenal?
Ali Amirrezvani
Thanks Jared. I've also heard good things about HootSuite. Were you looking for free/low cost social media tools, or tools that would help in other areas of the dealership?
Ali Amirrezvani
Jared- Just wanted to let you know that I put together a new post based on your question. Check it out, and as always, please let me know if you have any questions! http://www.drivingsales.com/blogs/dealeron/2011/07/25/free-web-tools-for-car-dealer-websites
Michael Sweigart
HootSuite works great- we use it for many of our clients

 Unlock all of the community & features  Join Now