Equipment Trader

Scrappy Marketing on a Budget: Grow Social Media Influence

In a highly competitive market, the struggle for exposure can be difficult and expensive, and sometimes your own resources aren’t available for a costly campaign blitz. This is why commercial dealership success requires a nimble-minded ability to think… Read More

Mastering the Equipment Marketing Circus

“If the circus is coming to town and you paint a sign saying, ‘Circus Coming to the Showground Saturday,’ that’s advertising. If you put the sign on the back of an elephant and walk it into town, that’s promotion…

Generating Leads Through Content Development

Personable relationships and attention-grabbing campaigns are certainly effective and lead to a great deal of sales. However, these are only two parts of a strategic, connection-generating trifecta. What is…

How Far is Too Far?

It’s perhaps one of the biggest tensions that marketing professionals have to wrestle with: How far is too far? Dealers selling anything from dozers and big-rigs to toothpaste and toys have to figure out ways to…

What is Multi-Click Attribution and How Can It Benefit Your Business?

There’s a growing concept in sales that is changing how we think about online advertising: “multi-click attribution.” Traditionally, credit for a sale is given to…

Upgrading Mayberry: Digital Ads Bring Business Into the Future

Some days we may wish for simpler times, like those in Mayberry, but business is no longer as easy as opening the doors to your dealership and waiting for…

Co-op Advertising Creates Enormous Advantages for Equipment Dealers

It still surprises me when I come across a franchise dealer who is not fully utilizing his co-op advertising funds. To me, it’s the same thing as throwing half your paycheck in the trash. Co-op funds are earned by dealers…

Thriving During a Market Slowdown

The Great Recession is largely over, but recovery has come somewhat slower for our industry than others and the economy, even as it grows, will have normal cycles with ebbs and flows. The smartest dealerships can actually continue to grow market shares during down times. You can, too!!