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Ken Beam
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  • Summit, NJ
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  • The Douglas Auto Group
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Ken Beam commented on Ken Beam's blog post Thought you all might enjoy seeing this Video - shot 100% by myself. Highly effective. = SOLD!
"Hiya Pat - ha! ha! Yea pretty cool eh? Shootin` the occasional Video clip actually gives me a somewhat "therapeutic"/relaxing break from the websites........ Hope all is well your way. Kenny-   "
Aug 28
Patrick Nash commented on Ken Beam's blog post Thought you all might enjoy seeing this Video - shot 100% by myself. Highly effective. = SOLD!
"Another informative and entertaining video Kenny. Impressive work doing that video all by yourself without that big dummy holding the camera! "
Aug 28

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Ken Beam's blog post was featured

Thought you all might enjoy seeing this Video - shot 100% by myself. Highly effective. = SOLD!

  Hey ADM`ers,Haven`t been around here lately as I`ve been heavily involved with the launching of our two Brand New websites. Still cuttin` clips though......... Had a customer request a Custom-Walk-Around Video and shot this clip completely by myself and thought you all might enjoy seeing this. Ultimately it did indeed sell the unit and the customer lived happily ever after!…See More
Aug 21

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Ken Beam posted a blog post

Thought you all might enjoy seeing this Video - shot 100% by myself. Highly effective. = SOLD!

  Hey ADM`ers,Haven`t been around here lately as I`ve been heavily involved with the launching of our two Brand New websites. Still cuttin` clips though......... Had a customer request a Custom-Walk-Around Video and shot this clip completely by myself and thought you all might enjoy seeing this. Ultimately it did indeed sell the unit and the customer lived happily ever after!…See More
Aug 19

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Brian Bennington commented on Ken Beam's blog post To App or not to App?..... That is the question my fellow ADM`ers
"Most refreshing, Ken, that you've decided to move in the direction you knew was right all along.  It's also nice to be able to read old friends like "Big Tom LaPoint"!  Hey Big Tom, I'd be mighty impressed if those…"
May 4
Big Tom LaPointe commented on Ken Beam's blog post To App or not to App?..... That is the question my fellow ADM`ers
"My unscientific thought (and without reading other comments), is unless you are a dealer group with something valuable to offer at least weekly, who in their right mind is going to install AND KEEP it? I don't even put in the app for my…"
May 4

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Ken Beam commented on Ken Beam's blog post To App or not to App?..... That is the question my fellow ADM`ers
"I think we all know the final answer to this question......... Thanks for the comments. Ken-"
May 4
Albert Carrasco commented on Ken Beam's blog post To App or not to App?..... That is the question my fellow ADM`ers
"Yes, Please do not try to publish an app if your content sucks. BTW, you could publish your own app at seattleclouds.com if you think you're at the mercy of the vendor."
May 4
David Blassingame commented on Ken Beam's blog post To App or not to App?..... That is the question my fellow ADM`ers
"I have too many apps, already.  I wouldn't download a car dealer app.  Its a one time use deal.  Drop the app.  Get a mobile site.  Folks can shop your inventory without having to download another app. …"
May 4
Brian Bennington commented on Ken Beam's blog post To App or not to App?..... That is the question my fellow ADM`ers
"Hey Ken, "Use the force."  Right now you sound like it's telling you to dump the apps.  And, are you also saying you're offering customers a discount (money out of the dealer's pocket) if they will use it?…"
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Drew Ament commented on Ken Beam's blog post To App or not to App?..... That is the question my fellow ADM`ers
"!00% agree -- I posted this 3 years ago and STILL  believe it is valid ==================== Dealers (and most retail outlets - Amazon, WalMart, Target, BestBuy) are still having a hard time getting consumers to install and KEEP INSTALLED an…"
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To App or not to App?..... That is the question my fellow ADM`ers

Howdy!-I want to throw this out there for the ADM Group to mull over......please share your answers here.The subject is Apps....... Does a Car Dealership really need an App? We have had two different App companies in the past four years & from my personal experience, the results of having an App are very few and far between.I…See More
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To App or not to App?..... That is the question my fellow ADM`ers

Howdy!-I want to throw this out there for the ADM Group to mull over......please share your answers here.The subject is Apps....... Does a Car Dealership really need an App? We have had two different App companies in the past four years & from my personal experience, the results of having an App are very few and far between.I…See More
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Ken Beam commented on Brian Cox's blog post They Watched Your Video. Now What?
"Nice thread Brian........ very nice. "Shoot it and they will come">>>> "
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The Douglas Auto Group
REQUIRED: Auto Industry Business Segment or Affiliation (check all that apply):
Dealership Marketing Professional - Tier 3, Consultant, Technology Professional, Media or Journalist
REQUIRED: Your Business Phone Number
908-522-7300(Infiniti) or 908-277-3300(Volkswagen) *Just ask for me
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http://www.DouglasautoGroup.com
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kenabeam@aol.com
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17-Infiniti, 46-Volkswagen, -Infiniti..., -Used Cars..., -Volkswagen..., Infiniti, Volkswagen
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I`m relatively easy to find on the `Net!
Just Google something like this;
Ken Beam NJ Cars

***Check out our Cobalt VW Site too; www.VWHotDeals.com
"What will YOU contribute to the ADM Community?"
I`ve been in auto Sales for 24 years.
Starting out on the floor in the "trenches" for quite a few years, eventually I was given an opportunity to become a Used Car Mgr/Buyer & honed my craft for several years, buying & selling on-line.

Here`s a funny story; Autotrader.com invited me to sit on a panel several years ago, as 1 of 5 successful Internet individuals. We sat in front of about 80 or so dealers that weren`t signed up with AutoTrader. It was set up in a sort of "town hall" meeting with the AutoTrader Reps walking around in the audience with microphones. Soooooooooooooooo here`s the funny part, I sat in as the 4th man in the line-up out of 5 & AutoTrader wants us to tell the audience a little about ourselves. So the first guy tells the group that "I`m so & so & I own 4 dealerships" & I`m leaning over looking down the line-up thinking, "Hmmmm... an actual Dealer/Owner is here", so the next guy proceeds to tell the group that, "I`m Bill Johnson & I own 2 dealerships" & I thought, "Geez, another owner now
I`m starting to feel a little nervous about being up there!~~lol. Okay now the 3rd guy in the line-up sitting right next to me introduces himself to the audience & says, "Good afternoon I`m Rick Darson & I own 5 dealerships"! I remember feeling embarrassed right about at this point, so now it`s time to introduce myself. I look down the table at all of the dealers & there was a moment of silence as they all stared back at me......... not really knowing what to say, because I was very surprised to be sitting up there with all of these Dealers/Owners, I turned to my mic & said to Lloyd Hecht(Our then AutoTrader Rep), "Hey Lloyd, are you sure I`m suppose to be up here? `Cause I don`t own any dealerships?!"!~ With that, the entire room & everyone on the panel burst into laughter! Now the fifth panelist, sitting to my right, whom seems to be around my age at the time & has been joking & having fun with me the whole time up there introduces himself.
I figured he was a Rep like me doing the Internet gig at his store. Well he starts out by saying "Sorry Ken... I`m Jim so & so & I own 2 dealerships"!!!~~ I turned to the mic & said, "Can somebody please tell me what the heck I`m doing up here with these guys?!"~ & the room broke into another huge burst of laughter. It was a very eventful experience that day & one that I enjoy sharing.


I`ve always attempted to take things to another level & with that, I became heavily involved with our websites, developing ways to expose our dealership on the `Net via videos. The idea of the videos was completely done on my own about 6 years ago. I spent hours,days & weeks trying to figure out what it takes to get the videos up & running perfectly on the Internet & am 100% completely self-taught! I have no formal training at all(geez..... maybe I should`ve went to college~lol)

All of our videos are produced & edited in our dealership without the assistance of any 3rd party vendors. Very effective both in cost & overall sales results.

Currently responsible for updating all websites with current advertisements, which also involves creating Ads using Flash. Monitor CRM daily progress. Produce effective E-mail marketing campaigns. Intervene with Sales Reps internet Clients & develope new strategies of engaging the client via email. Responsible for all video production work, this includes shooting, developing, performing & necessary coding.

Constantly seeking new methods to enhance my "Guerilla Marketing Strategies".

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Dealix, Autobytel, AutoUSA, Jumpstart, CarsDirect.com
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Thought you all might enjoy seeing this Video - shot 100% by myself. Highly effective. = SOLD!

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 10:30am 2 Comments

  Hey ADM`ers,

Haven`t been around here lately as I`ve been heavily involved with the launching of our two Brand New websites. Still cuttin` clips though......... Had a customer request a Custom-Walk-Around Video and shot this clip completely by myself and thought you all might enjoy seeing this. Ultimately it did indeed sell the unit and the customer lived happily ever after!…

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To App or not to App?..... That is the question my fellow ADM`ers

Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:30am 7 Comments

Howdy!-

I want to throw this out there for the ADM Group to mull over......please share your answers here.

The subject is Apps....... Does a Car Dealership really need an App? We have had two different App companies in the past four years & from my personal experience,…

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NJ Infiniti - Open House at Douglas Infiniti this Thursday 11/20 & you are cordially invited!

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:06pm 0 Comments

You are cordially invited to our Open House this Thursday!

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Douglas Infiniti in Summit is having an Open House this Thursday 11/20 from 5:30-8:30pm.

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At 6:52am on July 22, 2013, Anne Fleming said…

Ken -- what's your direct email? ty!

At 6:46am on July 22, 2013, Anne Fleming said…

Ken, thanks for connecting. Am digging the music! LOVE it.

 

At 2:10pm on April 23, 2013, Amy Eddins Hughes said…
Thanks Ken
At 5:57am on July 29, 2011, Bill Gordon said…

Ken, Thanks for the invite and the music.  I like your website and videos, and am looking forward to picking up a few best practices from you.  

 Bill Gordon

 

At 3:53pm on June 13, 2011, Richelle Farley said…
After visiting your profile page...how could I not accept? :)
At 7:05pm on March 4, 2010, Sarah Myers said…
Can you handle the Honkey Tonk Bedonkee Donk of Nashville? You let me know when you visit and I will be the judge of that! :-)
At 2:50pm on October 30, 2009, Thomas Nellis said…
Always like looking at Internet savvy dealerships website. They are hard to come by here in Michigan. Enjoy yourself at the Digital Dealer Conference. My, company, DealerCentric was at the last one in Vegas, but won't be making this one. If you get a free minute, take a look at our website. I am sure you would find our technology interesting.
At 2:31pm on October 30, 2009, Thomas Nellis said…
Just watched your video on the 07 Tahoe. Good stuff!
At 2:12pm on October 30, 2009, Thomas Nellis said…
Enjoyed your "Autotrader" story. Noticed you work for the Douglas Auto Group. I sell one of the most cost effective Internet tools on the market and am sure your group would benefit from the technology. If you would be interested in talking about it, do not hesitate to call or email me.
At 8:36am on August 18, 2009,
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Ken Beam
said…
Hey Bryan,

Thanks for the nice words, I really appreciate it! Hey I just started a Facebook & was hoping that you`d become a fan! Pass this along to your colleagues, friends & family too ok?? http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Douglas-Volkswagen/151527339672?ref=ts

Thanks again,

Ken-
 
 
 

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