New Product Alert! Introducing ActivEngage's Business Development Service! Learn More

3 Birds Marketing Offers ActivEngage Live Chat as Part of its Innovative Digital Marketing Suite

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – February 3, 2012 – 3 Birds Marketing, an interactive marketing agency that serves the automotive industry, is pleased to announce that it will now offer real-time chat powered by ActivEngage, the most trusted brand in automotive live chat, as part of its innovative suite of digital marketing solutions.

ActivEngage’s advanced live chat services allow dealers to monitor website visitors, identify prospective customers, initiate instant interaction, and communicate in real-time. Integrating ActivEngage live chat with 3 Birds digital marketing solution on dealers’ complementary engagement websites, which are used by 3 Birds to house newsletter and blog content, will help build dealership brands and drive SEO results.

“Adding ActivEngage’s chat capabilities to dealers’ engagement sites will allow for deeper integration between main dealership websites and related online real estate,” said Layton Judd, co-founder of 3 Birds Marketing. “We look forward to working with ActivEngage to provide our clients with even more sales leads and business opportunities.”

According to ActivEngage research, over 41% of automotive websites shoppers purchase a vehicle within 30 days of visiting a dealership website. Yet very few website shoppers take the initiative to contact dealerships through their websites. ActivEngage real-time chat technology was specifically developed to bridge the gap between the physical and digital showroom, recreating the “meet and greet” on dealership websites while significantly boosting high-quality, online lead generation.

“We’re excited to extend the ActivEngage technology into 3 Birds’ strategic online spaces,” said Eric Schlesinger of ActivEngage. “Doing so will allow dealers to enjoy even more synergy between online and in-store traffic, resulting in more and stronger qualified contacts.”

With the ever-increasing importance of dealerships’ Internet business, ActivEngage and 3 Bird Solutions are excited to provide dealers additional, proven methods to engage online automotive shoppers and generate high-quality leads.

ABOUT 3 BIRDS MARKETING

3 Birds Marketing is an interactive marketing company based out of Chapel Hill, N.C., specializing in email, web, and social media marketing. 3 Birds offers an integrated marketing and communications platform that creates a comprehensive marketing loop for clients that promotes customer engagement, delivers better-qualified leads, increases conversions, and provides marketing analytics and data. To find out more, visit www.3birdsmarketing.com or call us at (877) 285-1094.

ABOUT ACTIVENGAGE

ActivEngage (www.activengage.com) is the most trusted brand in automotive live chat. Our proprietary chat software, real-time business intelligence and fully-managed chat solution inspire conversations that create powerful first impressions and lasting relationships between the website shopper and the dealership. Each solution was created to meet the specific needs of our dealership customers. ActivEngage is #121 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing American companies, ranked #20 on the Tech 200 national list, and received the first ever Inc. Hire Power Award for the creation of American jobs.

SiSTeR Technologies Integrates Video Publisher with ActivEngage Live Chat

Orlando, Florida – (February 2, 2012) ActivEngage, the most trusted brand in automotive live chat, today announced that SiSTeR Technologies has integrated ActivEngage live chat into its new application – the Publisher – as part of the company’s 4DF video player. All ActivEngage clients using SiSTeR Technologies’ video platform will now have live chat embedded directly into their player, creating additional lead generation opportunities.

It is common knowledge that video remains one of the most powerful ways for dealerships to showcase inventory and engage automotive Internet shoppers on their websites. Unlike most other video solutions, SiSTeR Technologies has integrated ActivEngage live chat technology into its video publisher platform and the ActiveEngage app into its 4DF player.

The Publisher allows auto dealers to add third party provider apps to the top section of the player to create a customized viewing experience for their website visitors. When the user clicks on these embedded apps, the video pauses and the app launches directly from the player. This functionality is integrated with all 4DF video players located on the dealer website, Facebook, Cars.com or AutoTrader.com. Dealers can choose from various apps including lead forms, credit applications, trade-in evaluations and chat based communication platforms to entice their video viewers to take the next step in the dealer’s online sales process.

“We are very excited about this integration with SiSTeR Technologies and allowing the consumer new and exciting ways to communicate with dealers,” said Eric Schlesinger, ActivEngage Director of Sales. “Both companies are at the cutting edge and this is yet another way we can not only help our customers but also create a much better end user experience. After all, it is all about creating the best user experience as possible.”

Israel Alpert, founder and CEO of SiSTeR Technologies, elaborated that his company, “Already delivers more than 3 million views every month and over two thirds of those views are beyond the dealer’s website. Our 4DF player is integrated into every major lead provider’s site, Facebook and is directly accessed from YouTube. Including ActivEngage’s live chat and other 4DF apps has the potential of increasing the ROI for the dealers by a factor of 5-8 times, all with no additional cost, in just seconds.”

The Publisher is provided free of charge to all auto dealers, partners and application providers of SiSTeR Technologies. Moreover, all ActivEngage clients that employ the services of SiSTeR Technologies will have the live chat feature available for free. ActivEngage clients must simply contact SiSTeR Technologies requesting the activation of live chat in their publisher to receive secure access to the application.

 

ABOUT ACTIVENGAGE

ActivEngage (www.activengage.com) is the most trusted brand in automotive live chat. Our proprietary chat software, real-time business intelligence and fully-managed chat solution inspire conversations that create powerful first impressions and lasting relationships between the website shopper and the dealership. Each solution was created to meet the specific needs of our dealership customers. ActivEngage is #121 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing American companies, ranked #20 on the Tech 200 national list, and received the first ever Inc. Hire Power Award for the creation of American jobs.

 

About SiSTeR Technologies:(www.sister.tv)

SiSTeR Technologies, based in Dallas, TX, is the premier provider of automated video production, distribution and vSEO for auto retailers, manufacturers, and industry partners. SiSTeR provides its clients with cutting edge video marketing solutions that integrate easily into existing online and mobile platforms including third party sites, YouTube, Google and Facebook. SiSTeR developed the Pic2Vid process that creates video using still images and TrueVoice â„¢ technology several years ago and has been licensing it to many resellers and business partners since 2005. Recently, SiSTeR was awarded a US patent that covers the automated production of video files from still images, text and pre-recorded audio eliminating the need for laborious manual process.