What Makes a Business Stand Out from the Crowd

How is your business shining above your competition? How do you make yours stand out from the crowd of other businesses attempting to make their way in the world? Have you noticed if your competitors are using Youtube and social marketing to gain a following?

Running a business and setting yourself apart from everyone else is never an easy task. This is especially true if you are in the automotive industry. It is hard to compete with the big name dealers and there are so many advertising campaigns out there, it is nearly impossible to be unique. It may feel as if you are lost in the crowd of automotive advertisers, but there is a way to stand out and claim your spot as a legitimate source for excellent vehicles.

You need a detailed strategic plan to get your business moving in the right direction. You need to have all of your bases covered to ensure that everything works in favor of your company. If you want the most out of your marketing dollars, it is vital that you set up a detailed strategy for your marketing campaign. Once you have this strong plan in place, you can use it to shoot ahead of the rest of your competitors. If you do so correctly, it will set you apart from the others in your industry and it will take a lot of stress off of you personally.

If you feel that you are struggling with this task, there are ways that you can receive assistance from trained professionals. Taking the time to construct these strategies requires a lot of time and skill if you wish for it to work effectively. Thankfully, there are professionals able to provide you with an excellent service for an affordable cost. These professionals have vast experience in their field and they know exactly what it takes to get ahead in the automotive industry.

Automotive advertising is their specialty and they can help you move forward in the tough world of vehicle advertising. You have most likely learned from experience that setting up an advertising strategy is no easy task and it is even harder to put in place. Automotive advertising agencies are able to develop this strategy and put it into action. They have studied which methods work for all platforms of advertising, so you can rest assured knowing that your strategic plan will work for your company. This type of service will greatly help your business and it will give you piece of mind.

Advertising for any business is exceptionally difficult in today’s modern world. With all of the different platforms and techniques, it is hard to decide what would work best for your business. This is especially true for automotive advertising. It is a difficult world to navigate and it can take many years to understand how to advertise correctly. Instead of going through all of this trouble, you can use the professionals in automotive advertising to help your business reach its full potential.

Dynamic Arm Templates With Inline Logic Operators

A while back I wrote an article talking about the new “Condition” option in Azure Resource Manger (ARM) templates. This was the first step into conditional logic in ARM templates and worked great where you needed to apply a condition at the resource level. Where it fell down was where you needed a condition inside a resource, this resulted in you having to duplicate objects with different settings and work around issues like duplicate naming. In our example we looked at whether or not a network card should have a public IP. The condition worked great for determining whether or not to create the Public IP (PIP) object, but when it came to deciding whether or not to assign the PIP to the network card we ended up having to create two network card objects, one with one without, and use the condition to select which one to use, a bit painful!

I’m happy to say a new update to the ARM template specification adds more options for conditional logic in your ARM templates. In particular, alongside conditions we now have IF statements which you can use inline in your code to conditionally make choices at run time, which can be really powerful. The syntax of this is pretty straightforward:

[if(condition, true value, false value)]

These if statements can be applied to parameters, variables and most importantly resource properties. This new set of language features is a great addition to the toolbox for building more dynamic and re-usable templates. It’s not perfect, if your using IFs with complex JSON objects you end up having to store this as variables and end up growing that out very quickly, especially if you want to use an IF statement to decide between two different complex objects. Additionally, if you want to do something like if, if then, else, you end up having to next multiple IFs which can get pretty complicated to read. All of these compromises however, are still better than having to duplicate whole objects like we did before and we now have a pretty powerful set of tools to be able to control what we deploy dynamically at run time, and most importantly help us make scripts that are generic enough to share around.

It should be noted that If statements don’t do away with the need for Conditions, but more likely you will use these two in combination like we have here. Where you need to determine whether an entire resource is deployed or not, use conditions, where you need to alter inline elements use an if statement.