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Jim Canto
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  • Shawnee, KS
  • United States
  • Shawnee Mission Kia
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A current discussion (March 2015) about the state of #SocialSelling and Community Management in today's Automotive Industry.

Personally, I'm a proponent of Social Selling and of seeing dealerships become authentic Social Businesses. (A business where the sales force is educated and empowered as a savvy extension of the dealership's core social presence.) In my opinion, Community Management is at the root of Social Businesses. And I believe dealerships in general are many years away from sincerely adopting the principals of being truly social businesses. However, I did not open this post so I could tell you my…See More
Mar 19

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Aug 9, 2014
Jim Canto commented on Timothy Martell's blog post I'm Sick and Tired of Incompetent, Self-Serving Automotive Website Providers! Who's with Me?
"Count me in on THIS bandwagon!! Ugh Click here for original image source I saw a quote years ago which is very relevant here: "The more dependent we are, the more dependent we become." (I forget who said it.)"
May 29, 2014
Jim Canto posted a status
"Greetings, ADM. I'm hunting for a video solution to allow our salespeople to reply to leads with a custom video..instantly. Recommendations?"
May 16, 2014

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May 3, 2014
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Apr 23, 2014
Jim Canto posted a status
"I need a contemporary Social Media Policy for automotive sales staff (or general) as quickly as possible. Got a link??"
Dec 17, 2013
Jim Canto left a comment for Don Mathews
"Welcome aboard, Don. This place will provide you with an intense education in automotive specific digital marketing. Here's to the future!"
Jul 26, 2013
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May 31, 2013
Jim Canto replied to Mark Dubis's discussion The $64,000 Questions
"Application. Accountability. User adoption. Nothing matters if what was purchased is not adopted and applied with accountability. As Keith said; It's a management issue. The chaos multiplies in larger automotive groups."
May 31, 2013

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May 28, 2013
Jim Canto posted a photo

Curious CarGurus tactic .. What's wrong with this picture??

I'm seeking opinions regarding what my fellow Automotive Digital Marketing professionals see in this photo. If you were Shawnee Mission Kia, what would you take issue with?
May 28, 2013
Jim Canto commented on J.D. Rucker's blog post Post Inventory the Right Way to Facebook
"Gotta love Ryan's comment below; "More like finding a curly fry in the box with the regular ;)" ... too funny... and makes perfect sense."
May 24, 2013
Jim Canto is attending Eliana Raggio's event

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There are literally 100’s of different metrics that are available to us at a dealership…and it is often confusing and overwhelming to figure out what to do with all that great information. Many use their metrics to make such important decisions as setting budgets and even hiring more personnel but which metrics really make a difference?Like the dashboard of a vehicle, some marketing metrics need to be monitored frequently (similar to a speedometer), and some only need to be looked at when…See More
May 22, 2013

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A current discussion (March 2015) about the state of #SocialSelling and Community Management in today's Automotive Industry.

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At 12:30pm on December 7, 2012,
Alexander Lau

Hi Jim,


Thanks man! If you want to stay in touch contact me at Not much to our site right now, kind of like the cobbler's son with no shoes.




At 9:53am on November 12, 2012, Tracy Clinger said…


please email me directly at


At 10:51am on November 22, 2010,
Eliana Raggio
Hi Jim, Thanks for reaching out to me. Although I am not in sales, I can probably answer most of your questions. Call me directly when you have a block of time to speak directly. 949.440.1166. Looking forward to it. E.

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