ELEAD1ONE Partner Bill Wittenmyer sits down with Brian Pasch and CBT News to talk about email marketing strategies that shorten the buying cycle and increase customer loyalty.
ELEAD1ONE Partners With Salesforce Marketing Cloud Enterprise Email Delivery Platform
About Salesforce Marketing Cloud:
Salesforce Marketing Cloud provides powerful digital marketing platform and consultative services to help enterprise marketers deliver data-driven campaigns and real-time communications, fueling customer engagement, increasing sales, and improving return on marketing investments. Leading global brands like Microsoft, Ford, Nike, Bank of America, Expedia, and yes, even the world’s largest toy maker, Mattel, rely on Salesforce Marketing Cloud to engage their customers with email.
ELEAD1ONE harnesses Salesforce Marketing Cloud (SMC) to provide digital marketers the most powerful email management and delivery solution in the automotive vertical allowing dealers to deliver targeted, relevant messages across all digital channels — including email, mobile, social, and the web. Auto retailers will be able to consolidate all data to provide a common view of the customer and engage them in real time. Read More
Editor’s Note: On the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Regional Sales Director Brad Owens recalls his memories of that fateful day and the career change that occurred that helped him conquer the common fear shared by many after the attacks.
I remember 9/11/ 2001 like it was yesterday. I remember walking out of my morning sales meeting at the dealership where I worked. Our meeting room was just off the service department’s customer lounge. The television was always on the morning news. We walked out just after the first plane hit and watched the second plane hit live. I’m sure my sense of comprehension was no different from my co-workers and others around the world. I couldn’t quite understand the visuals on the screen. My colleagues and I spent moments in silence with the occasional gasp here and there — trying to understand whom, how, and why someone would want to do such a thing. Who would hurt so many people and forever change the course of so many lives?
Bursting the Bubble
Before 9/11, I had not traveled much. My hometown was my bubble; I thought I would be there for the rest of my life. But after 9/11, some THING had woken up inside me. I had the strong urge to see as much of the U.S. and the world as I could. I started looking to make a change in my life and found ELEAD1ONE. I took a pay cut with the promise of opportunity — that chance to see the U.S. and most of all, ELEAD1ONE allowed me to push myself beyond everything I had known, in the small bubble I had known up until that point in my life.
I have noticed a change in the last few years of the mindset established during the onboarding process with new employees. A sense of entitlement and accomplishment creeps in before the employee pencils their first deal or sets up their desk — if they are lucky enough to have a desk in the first place. I remember sharing a desk with a bunch of other new hires until I had earned the right to have my own workspace. And, please do not tell me it’s this generation or Millennials because I refuse to allow these fine people to be categorized that way, or in any way.
Let’s assume that anyone hired is qualified; the assumptions, however, should stop there. Managers face enough challenges with new recruits and retaining employees; we shouldn’t make it more complicated by anointing people before they even know your culture, your unique skill sets, and processes, the “go to” people in the organization or have produced a single thing. Read More
Back in 1998, while I was selling cars at a small Chevrolet dealership in Georgia, we had a daily ritual known as a lot party. This “party” consisted of completely rearranging the lot by moving different types of vehicles to the front line to draw the attention of potential customers. After the cars were moved and lined up precisely, the process of blowing up exactly 99 red balloons began. I’m not really sure why the number had to be exactly 99, other than the fact that our sales manager was a big fan of the 80’s song, “99 Red Balloons,” by the band Nena. Once the balloons were ready, the salespeople gathered 10 to 15 each and began attaching them to the cars on the lot. I don’t know if this garnered any additional business, but my manager insisted this routine be done every day.
The car business, like baseball, is full of these type superstitions. Read More