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Not bad behavior, just that good! Yeah I have reason to brag! My clients nationwide save money!!! You don't have to reply to my blogs ok???
JC I'm a pretty humble guy to be honest. I love what I do and can back up everyting I say. Thanks for the advise, I go 200 miles an hour, maybe some folks don't Thanks!

You're obviously new here. Let me give you a couple of pointers - take them for what they're worth. If you take them in with as much unbridled enthusiasm as your first post, it'll help you more than you can imagine.

- Make some relationships here first...get to know the people who make up this group.
- Don't sell - help.
- 1999 called. They want their caps lock back.
- Have a website? Link to it.
- Participate in some of the other conversations.
- Share your "reasons to brag" - this is your chance to impress the group.

I'm not sure if the backwards image is a snarky commentary on the state, or just an accidental ironic coincidence.

Looks like you have succeeded in pissing a few people off here, nice job. You might heed the advice of your peers though, it is great that you believe in what you do as that breeds success, but knowledge is power and this is a great place to engage and learn.

I have to say that any advertising is good if effectively put in place. Television certainly has its place as it runs concurrent with Internet and "Name Branding" We have more unique visitors to our store website than any other dealer in the state and television ads are a huge part of that strategy. With the right ads and name branding and Internet marketing, it all adds up to success, do not be fooled if you think you can do it all just on TV or radio or on the Internet because if you do you are missing out on true opportunities to name brand the dealership and create a presence. Sometimes you have to take off the blinders and look around to see what else works.
Backwards? No? we have 1/2 of million people in our city. Ky gets a lot of negative pub by media people fixated on eastern ky which we are not. Also, Some of the richest people in the world live here and our University of Ky is a top 50 school for heart and cancer treatment. Not to meniton the winningest college basketball school of all time. I don't want to piss everyone off, just was trying to get noticed. Sorry if i was annoying!
Hey Tim,

As a "Car Guy" - turned "Ad Guy" turned "Internet Networker" I am in the unique position to relate to your bumpy introduction to ADM. As my friends have so directly explained - some more passionately than others - you should always target your message to your audience. I know that you know that because it is advertising 101 so I can only asssume that your passion placed your heart in front of your head. No worries, been there done that and it is not the end of the world; just the beginning of an education and you are in the best online forum in the World Wide Web to get it!

Rather than repeat the wisdoms already shared with you I would respectfully suggest that you follow the progression of the replies and your eventual final comment that probably should have been your first; "I don't want to piss everyone off, just was trying to get noticed. Sorry if i was annoying!" Great beginning - now follow through by listening and learning how to get noticed by your professional peers - and equals - on ADM.

AdAgencyOnline.Net is a national network of independent affiliated automotive advertising agencies, production partners and select auto industry focused vendors that leverage their resources through our online comunication / distribution system. We represent automobile dealerships, automotive advertising vendors and auto industry applications that promise to "blur the line between the real and the virtual world." I can honestly say that I am on ADM to listen and learn from people that understand the Internet and the changing real and virtual face of the auto industry better than I do so that I can presume to teach my findings to my clients. Frankly, I have "borrowed" some of the best ideas that I have ever had and I am confident that there are a lot of lessons yet to be learned - even some from you and yours that I can pass on to me and mine!

I may not be the best, but I have learned to surround myself with people that are better than I am to get as close as possible. That said, I would appreciate it if you would send me some information on you and yours as far as people, products, services and prices - in that order - to see if we can work together to help our potentially shared clients. Please contact me at 561-962-2738 or email me at or visit our free automotive advertising resource / networking portal at -

Once we get past your passion and I get a chance to listen and learn about you and yours I would be happy to introduce you to my friends on ADM and see if we can make a new first impression. After all, what are friends for!
Wow Tim,

You sure garnered a whole lot of attention by being bold. The good news is that you found a forum of auto dealer people to yell at... the bad news is that almost everyone here is busy moving their dealership's money away from your industry and to where the people are.

I'll help out a bit:

1) If you spend $150,000 in the proper tools to create HD video and then cannot spell equipment correctly on your homepage, people will question your investment.

2) If you attempt to convince the brightest minds in online marketing that cheap video is the solution to improving their bottom line, you will get nowhere.

3) Boasting of Addy awards is not pulling any weight. I've got a bunch of bling on my shelf, including 4 regional Emmys, so I understand the TV world. In most communities, Addys are a political popularity contest. Even when they're not, they are an indication of artistry, not ROI. The Doritios ad in the Super Bowl is evidence that quality and popularity are not one and the same. Think about how many blockbuster big-gross movies win Oscars.

4) I don't understand why more dealerships haven't taken advertising in-house (create their own Ad Agency) and place their own media. Nobody in Florida (or Kentucky for that matter) knows a market better than the folks in it. That allows a dealership to create consistent content across all media, especially the internet. After 2-3 years of pushing, that's what we're starting to do at my dealership.
Hey Tim,

Your number 4 comment rang my bell! AdAgencyOnline.Net is the ultimate "outsourcing" tool to support in-house automotive advertising agencies! We help organize in-house agencies using our licensed communication / distribution system and set up direct links to "a-la-carte" production partners. Basically, we leverage nationally negotiated rates with them as well as selected vendors to maximize the R.O.I. for the dealer who has the staff to do it themselves. We also set up a central data base and automated traffick system to instantly post, review and distribute your projects in both the real and the virtual world - including a number of online "DIY" applications like CityTwist with a templated email program for conquest sales and/or Bulldog Marketing Technologies for automated targetted data base marketing.

I agree, if you can do it yourself you should and can - but sometimes a little help from your friends adds resources that benefit everyone. After all, what are friends for!

That was my #4, and I think at some point we should discuss how your national support can work with what we do.
Hey Jeff,

Sorry, I know that you probably think less of me for getting your name wrong but even I make a mistake sometimes! No worries, call me anytime or perhaps we can meet at the 6th Digital Dealer Conference in Vegas April 19th to the 21st? I will be speaking there about leveraging and linking social networking, blogging and conventional / digital advertising with established selling processes in both real and virtual showrooms. It should provide a perfect example of some of the online support services that we offer.
I do appreciate the advise and can see where I would appear cocky. I"m actually pretty down to earth and hopefully fun to be around. I am all about taking advise and can take criticism too! I just want to grow my business and am sorry if people got offended. Thanks for your advise!
Hey Tim...

I could tell you were a good guy from the start!

(See... you're used to posting on those crowded porn boards where you have to scream and yell and post the same thing over and over again just to get noticed. LOL)

Not here. ADM is awesome!

Before you start a new topic or post a response, pretend like you're preparing to speak to a 20 Group.

ADM Members actually READ board posts!

This is a unique online community... it can and will benefit you tremendously if you utilize it properly!


P.S.- Fix that dang shirt, bro!


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