Announces Newest Apprenticeship Program

Potratz, the industry leader in digital automotive marketing, located in Downtown Schenectady, holds another apprenticeship training program at their offices located at 31 Lafayette Street in Schenectady, New York.

The Digital Apprenticeship Program is a six-week long paid training position, in which participants will receive valuable training, experience, and connections in the growing field of online digital marketing. At the end of the apprenticeship, and upon completion of the Google AdWords Certification exams, outstanding candidates may apply for full-time positions within the company. Under the direction of Nan Mossey, director of digital marketing, the apprentices can expect both classroom hours and real-world experience while assisting the search engine, social media, and  account services teams in their daily duties.

Potratz has held three previous rounds of the apprenticeship program, featuring four participants for each segment. Director of Human Resources, Kimberly Roselle, stated, “The response from applicants to our digital apprenticeship program has been tremendous – so much so that it allows us the opportunity to have our pick of the best of the best.”

COO and founder of Potratz, Paul Potratz endorsed the program and sees it as a benefit to both the participants and the company offering, “This is an incredible opportunity for anyone who is looking to gain experience in the powerful industry of digital marketing – not to mention it allows us the opportunity to continue to grow our team with individuals who are willing and ready to learn!”

“Over the past few months we have been able add eleven new members to our team at Potratz through our digital apprenticeship program,” said Mossey, adding “I’m excited at the prospect of what this apprenticeship program will mean for the future of our Online Marketing Department at Potratz. Knowing that our new hires are fully trained and ready to work for our clients makes our entire team more efficient and successful.”

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Paul To Speak At 15th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition

The 15th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition announced that, Paul Potratz, founder and COO of Potratz, headquartered in Schenectady, NY, will be speaking when the conference meets October 15-17 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Paul’s topic, “5 Things You Can Do This Week to Increase Leads and Sales” is slated for October 16, 2013, at 9:30-10:20am, and will take attendees step by step through website edits in order to showcase a conversion increase of 0.378% to 9.89%.

Paul is very excited to be a part of The 15th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition and looks forward to helping dealers with their online advertising strategy. Paul stresses the need to embrace change and keep on top of the latest digital trends in order to increase both leads and sales.

For more information on the 15th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition, click here. For additional information on Potratz, or to receive announcements of future speaking engagements, click here.

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Real World Marketing: Are You Prepared?

Daily processes and industry standards are constantly changing and growing, therefore continuous training is an important aspect of any company. Keeping up-to-date on the latest trends and opportunities provides employees the chance to always be learning, and allows the company to stay a step ahead of competition.

Digital Marketing is an arena in which this fact is always true. The utilization of the Internet in marketing has grown in volumes since it was first introduced and it does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. There is something new to be discovered every day, the possibilities for digital marketing are never ending, and the opportunities available to us as a company to improve are endless. In order for a company like Potratz to stay in tune with the latest digital marketing developments training is a constant necessity.

The department heads at Potratz have made it a top priority to ensure that every team member is highly trained not only on how to do their own job, but to know how that job fits into the bigger picture of a client’s marketing strategy. Whether it is in the field of SEM, Social Media, Video Motion Graphics, Graphic Design or Account Management, at Potratz information is offered as a training session and is open to the entire company. Every Thursday at noon the Potratz staff gathers in the conference room for a Leadership-led meeting focusing on team improvement. Recently, during our weekly Leadership meeting, each employee was asked to list five aspects of their daily job requirements and state whether they felt a coinciding training session would be beneficial to both them and other team members.

Based on the feedback received from team members, the next month at Potratz has been filled with daily training sessions on the topics requested. The training sessions will cover all scopes of work within the company ranging from “Industry Terms and Concepts” to “Proofing Graphics and Video”. No matter what department an employee works in, they have each been encouraged to attend any and all sessions that they would find interesting or helpful for their own personal scope of work.

The more we can each learn about our own jobs, the jobs of our colleagues and the industry within which we work, the more efficient and effective Potratz will become.

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Potratz Honored With Prestigious Award

Potratz was selected as a member of the inaugural Auto Remarketing Canada Power 100, an elite collection of the most influential companies in the used-car and remarketing business. The businesses selected as members of the Auto Remarketing Canada Power 100, will be featured in the fall issue of Auto Remarketing Canada Digital Magazine.

“We at Auto Remarketing Canada are very excited about the chance to highlight some of the remarketing industry’s biggest players in our upcoming inaugural Power 100 issue,” said Publisher Bill Zadeits. “These top companies make the remarketing industry what it is today”

Potratz, an automotive advertising agency located in Schenectady, New York, represents auto dealers across the Unites States and Canada. While the agency’s reputation is based in digital marketing, it’s philosophy is to help dealers connect with people.

“We’re very aware of the temptation to depend on statistics and metrics to measure the success of a digital advertising campaign,” said Nan Mossey, Potratz’s director of digital marketing. “But the real measure of success is the number of cars sold. We help dealers to think like customers, and deliver what customers really want. It’s proven very successful.”

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The Power of Heat Mapping

Heat mapping is an analytic tool that allows you to see where visitors are clicking on your website. Using this tool enables you to visualize different types of data, including which images, buttons and links people are clicking on. If one of your goals is to consistently improve the consumers’ website experience by analyzing their behavior on your site, heat mapping is a must. Knowing where they’re going, what they’re clicking on, what is NOT getting any clicks and making changes based on this information will lead to more conversions.

There are a few different types of heat maps such as click heat maps, scroll heat maps and mouse movement heat maps. Click heat maps shows the exact locations where visitors’ cursors clicked on a webpage, such as which images and links are most clicked on. Scroll heat maps show you what percentage of visitors are reaching the different portions of your web page, which helps you decide where and what to move to increase more profitable traffic. Mouse movement heat maps shows where visitors are looking on your site by tracking where the visitors’ cursors hover.

With being able to visually see what is working and not working on your site enables you to make changes that will lead to more conversions and profit for your business. If you’re on the advertising and marketing side and evaluating clients’ websites, these tools are extremely handy and beneficial. One example is that you can take screen shots and show your client exactly where visitors are going and what they’re doing on the site. With this colorful visual data, yourself or a client, can make informed decisions on what changes to make and why to make them.

There are a number of different heat mapping programs out there. Before choosing which program to use, make goals of what you wish to accomplish and choose the program that has the features that suit your needs. Here is a list of just a few of the heat mapping programs available: Attention Wizard, ClickDensity, ClickTale, Crazy Egg and Seevolution. Once you have chosen which heat mapping tool works best with your desired goals, implement and use with the rest of your analytic tools and use this information to make the best possible decisions for greater improvement of your website for your consumer and in the end your business.

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