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    admin // 10:36 am on March 2, 2013

    The Big Idea: How to Prevent YouTube Paid Ads from Playing on Your Channels 

    Paid YouTube ads can be an annoying hinderance to your showroom channels.  Showroom Tracker’s software is designed to allow you to leverage the power and scope of YouTube to build customized channels to your televisions that specifically brand your store and provide your customers with targeted ‘Why Buy Here’ information about your dealership.  Controlling your in-dealership content is a significant feature of the Showroom Tracker software.  In this blog post, we’ll detail how you can go even a step further and eliminate the annoying YouTube paid advertisements from interjecting into your channel.

    First, let’s describe what a YouTube paid advertisement is.  YouTube is at its core a search engine.  The content provided in the searches are all videos, but the function and process for delivering that content to a consumer is achieved in the same manner as any other search engine.  A user enters search terms that are relevant for the content they are seeking, and YouTube delivers the most popular and closest matches to the search terms provided.  How YouTube earns revenue is by offering advertisers the ability to place their ads in front of the videos that are most popular, or that are closely matched to the search terms they submit to buy.

    These advertisements can be at best an annoying interruption to your channels and at worst could actually broadcast the television commercials of some of your more savvy competitors.  

    Don’t worry, there’s a very easy to implement solution to stop these ads from playing on your channel.  Simply add the Google Ad Blocker, which you can download here, to any computers used to run channels on your televisions.  The ad blocker is designed to prevent paid advertisements throughout your web browsing experience and works wonderfully in eliminating the annoying paid ads that may pop up on your channels.  The software is FREE to download, though you may be asked by the developers to donate to support the software, which is completely up to your discretion whether or not to choose to do so.

    Simply follow the on-screen instructions to add the software.  The entire process takes about 30 seconds to add after following the download link. Remember though, that when launching your television channels, the Showroom Tracker software is optimized to run with the Google Chrome web browser.  So, in order for the ad blocker to work for you, you must download the blocker using your Chrome browser and not Internet Explorer, Firefox or any other browser which you may be more accustomed to using.

    Once the ad blocker software is installed as an app to your chrome browser, you’ll notice that the ads are gone the very next time you launch one of your customized channels to a television in your store.

    Your customers can now go back to enjoying Korean pop artists while they wait for their next oil change.


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    admin // 2:38 pm on January 30, 2013

    Showroom Tracker: A CRM we are not….nor would we want to be. 

    A common misconception with Showroom Tracker is that we are simply yet another CRM, which perhaps derives from the ‘Tracker’ portion of our name.  In reality, Showroom Tracker is not a CRM at all, and our primary intention is one that is very different from the typical CRM.

    It’s ironic really that the term CRM, which in itself means Customer Relationship Management, applies to the nature of the software offered to dealers to help them manage their relationships with their customer base.  Yet, often times the prevailing opinion among dealers is that their CRM is cumbersome, unreliable, expensive, difficult to train and not supported well by the vendor….all of which lend to a managed customer relationship for the dealer that is perceived as poor.

    Today, CRMs offer 1000 solutions to the 1000 newly developed needs of dealerships.  Some of the solutions are better than others, but they are necessary to manage internet leads, phone leads, ROI and many other areas of your business.  They certainly have their hands full in the ILM side of your dealership’s customer activity, what we at Showroom Tracker are focused on is providing dealers with an easy to use, easy to learn, and easy to pick up from day 1 set of software to monitor the showroom performance of your sales staff in a completely re-imagined way.

    Our showroom television displays are an exciting and visually appealing alternative to the traditional sales boards dealers use to log their sales.  Showroom Tracker replaces the whiteboards, spreadsheets and pen and paper methods of monitoring your showroom activity with dynamic television displays that create a powerful and exciting visual that motivates your sales force, creates competition and drives sales.  Your displays are only limited by your level of creativity.

    With Showroom Tracker, you can create targeted messaging in your showroom displays that brand your dealership to help convert service customers into new car sales. While you can also build showroom performance displays to run in your conference and training rooms to help keep your team motivated and in competition to lead your store.  We give you the tools to be as creative as you’d like.  By leveraging your showroom activity and the performance of your sales staff, you can give life to your showroom with Showroom Tracker.

    To learn more about all that you can do with Showroom Tracker, we invite you to take a tour of our software and see what you’re missing.

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