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Carl Maeda
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  • Autofusion, Inc.
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Carl Maeda replied to Mike Elliott's discussion The Social Media Fallacies That Are Hurting Your Business
"Great post! I agree on all counts but want to add to: Social Overload - it is acceptable to post much more than twice a day on Twitter but on other platforms, twice a day is probably the max.  Social Parrot - This is my biggest pet peeve! …"
Tuesday
Carl Maeda commented on Larry Bruce's blog post Inbound Marketing: How To Win Customers By Influencing People
"It not only saves the prospect time but it let's them know what you, the sales person, does to get ready for the appointment.  So hopefully, the prospect will feel guilty about missing the appointment or at least call you to let you know…"
Jul 21
Carl Maeda commented on Larry Bruce's blog post Inbound Marketing: How To Win Customers By Influencing People
"Thanks Larry, great article! Your point about Shown Appointments hits the nail on the head!  I like the part about incentivizing the prospect and I thought about one more incentive:  Tell the prospect how much work you will do to…"
Jul 21
Carl Maeda commented on Danny Benites's blog post Strong Leaders Serve
"You have the Heart of a Servant my friend. Its' an awesome gift to have! And I love the message in your post!"
Jul 17
Carl Maeda commented on sara callahan's blog post Vendors: Don’t Be So Darn Annoying!
"Great Article! As someone on the vendor side, when I first interact with a client, one of the things I like to ask is why they chose us and the two answers I get most often are: 1. Someone recommended us And 2. Our sales process was highly tailored…"
Jul 17
Carl Maeda commented on J.D. Rucker's blog post Suckered into Social Media Advertising (and that’s not a bad thing)
"I 100% agree. The pay-to-play model also made people invest more in understand the more technical aspects involved in social media.  I was pretty amazed when a friend of mine that is a social media consultant explained to me some of the things…"
Jul 16
Carl Maeda commented on Tom Gorham's blog post From the Trenches - The Decline of Email Leads
"Hi Tom, no problem. There are some things you should be aware of using a service like mailchimp.com or strongmail.  Because these services use mail servers that are easily identifiable, spam filters also know when you are sending email…"
Jul 15
Carl Maeda commented on Tom Gorham's blog post From the Trenches - The Decline of Email Leads
"I was talking to a dealer about a month ago and they were telling me that their response rate on their emails increased dramatically after they stripped out all the HTML and almost all their links in their outbound emails.  The emails only had…"
Jul 15
Carl Maeda replied to Jamie Tilley's discussion Internet Manager Contests
"How about having a contest where the internet manager competes for the highest closing rates. Your Website, SEO and Paid Search brings in leads to your internet manager and its' up to your internet team to close those leads and turn them into…"
Jul 15
Carl Maeda commented on Ralph Paglia's blog post Dean Evans: Former Dealer.com CMO and Subaru Marketing Chief Takes On LotLinx CEO Role
"Sure, I'll be sure to do that.  I'm pretty sure we will try it but we have a little bit of software development to do first. Thanks."
Jul 10
Carl Maeda commented on Ralph Paglia's blog post Dean Evans: Former Dealer.com CMO and Subaru Marketing Chief Takes On LotLinx CEO Role
"Hi Tyson, my data is limited.  We only have a little over a month of data so that makes sense. The programmer and competitive side of me wants to take a product like LotLinx and optimize its' performance by AB testing the VDP pages. …"
Jul 10
Carl Maeda commented on Ralph Paglia's blog post Dean Evans: Former Dealer.com CMO and Subaru Marketing Chief Takes On LotLinx CEO Role
"Has anyone tried LotLinx?  If so, what kind of results are you getting? We are testing LotLinx in a few stores and there are some pros and cons. The pro is that the lead seems to become a sale at a higher rate but I need more time to verify…"
Jul 9
Carl Maeda commented on Mark Frost's blog post The 5 Rules of Social Media Etiquette for Car Dealers
"Cat Mode - Wow, that's a pretty creative and a neat idea."
Jul 8
Carl Maeda commented on Mark Frost's blog post The 5 Rules of Social Media Etiquette for Car Dealers
"Hi Mark, its' more than Valentine's day or Super bowl but what is the dealership really passionate about? For example, Mike Sullivan (LA Car Guy), is really passionate about the environment and this carries into the dealer…"
Jul 8
Carl Maeda commented on Tom Gorham's blog post From the Trenches - The Decline of Email Leads
"I agree with you Tom and Tom (yeah confusing...) and the system (Google, Social Media, etc) will punish the dealer if customers are not satisfied (since customers may leave reviews) Manny - Yes, a great sales process seems to be something that is…"
Jul 7
Carl Maeda commented on Mark Frost's blog post The 5 Rules of Social Media Etiquette for Car Dealers
"Great post!  This is so right on.  I would also like to suggest 2 more rules: 6. Engage Your Users - I've seen so many dealers post away but never engage their users.  And then they wonder why nobody Likes them.  Social…"
Jul 7

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At 11:27am on August 22, 2012, Kim Essenmacher said…

Welcome Carl. I am glad that you decided to join the ADM community.

 
 
 

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