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Larry Bruce
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The American Car Salesman

Started this ADM discussion. Last reply by Jason Manning Nov 26, 2010. 14 Replies

Socialnomics

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You can’t out “Clunker” Hyundai

Started this ADM discussion. Last reply by Larry Bruce Jul 30, 2009. 2 Replies

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"Ralph, I wouldn't say this is easy... "
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Ralph Paglia commented on Larry Bruce's blog post Inbound Marketing: How To Win Customers By Influencing People
"I really enjoyed this article, Larry... I cannot imagine that too many people would argue the importance of personal contact with prospective car buyers, but therein lies the rub... The skils involved to successfully execute what you have laid out…"
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Inbound Marketing: How To Win Customers By Influencing People

Lead > Contact > Show > Sell (LCSS).That is the very definition of Automotive Inbound Marketing.Have you ever noticed that the vendors in the automotive marketing space who are minimizing the importance of leads are also the same vendors that have never been able to generate them with any success?Marketing is a…See More
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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…"
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Larry Bruce commented on Larry Bruce's blog post Inbound Marketing: How To Win Customers By Influencing People
"AMEN Manny! But it's getting harder and harder to get appointments to show. We just aren't creating enough value in an appointment for a customer to make a $40K decision make the appointment and keep it.  Developing a relationship…"
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Larry Bruce commented on Larry Bruce's blog post Inbound Marketing: How To Win Customers By Influencing People
"Good call Carl, I would classify that as saving your prospect time. That is their most precious commodity and the number one reason they went online to begin with. "
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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…"
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Manny Luna commented on Larry Bruce's blog post Inbound Marketing: How To Win Customers By Influencing People
"Thank you for such a great breakdown Larry! Appointment's sells cars, appointment's sells cars!   "
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Inbound Marketing: How To Win Customers By Influencing People

Lead > Contact > Show > Sell (LCSS).That is the very definition of Automotive Inbound Marketing.Have you ever noticed that the vendors in the automotive marketing space who are minimizing the importance of leads are also the same vendors that have never been able to generate them with any success?Marketing is a…See More
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Larry Bruce commented on sara callahan's blog post Vendors: Don’t Be So Darn Annoying!
"Agreed Tom, I am not suggesting a relationship with every salesperson that walks in the door by any means.  If you are going to contact a dealer to introduce your product... provide something of value to that dealer, other than how great you…"
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Larry Bruce liked sara callahan's blog post Vendors: Don’t Be So Darn Annoying!
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Larry Bruce commented on sara callahan's blog post Vendors: Don’t Be So Darn Annoying!
"Interesting and well written post, Sarah and Bobbie. I have to be honest I have always hated the term "Vendor" here is how "Vendor" is defined when you do a Google search:  ven·dor ˈvendər,-ˌdôr/ noun a person…"
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Larry Bruce replied to Ken Beam's discussion Hey ADM Community - Need advice in regards to a PPC Ad using our company name.......
"Yes Ken they can use your name in the title of the ad if you haven't trademarked your name. its about $600 to do this and well worth the money. "
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Car Dealer, Dealership Manager, Dealership Marketing Professional - Tier 3, Dealership Supplier, Marketing Services Provider, Consultant, Technology Professional, Fixed Operations Professional, Dealership Solution Provider, Car Salesman Groupie
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What will YOU contribute to the ADM Community?
Now the Founder / President / CEO of MicrositesByU an online marketing conversion optimization platform and best practices company I am doing something I love and am extremely passionate about. for far too long, online marketing in this industry has been fixated on traffic and not on the leads that traffic creates. We have been lulled to sleep by 3rd party lead providers who tell us that customers don't trust us.
“I say that is CRAP!” Take control of your online marketing and get away from these 3rd parties they are the ones the customers really don't trust as they know they are going to sell their information to whoever will pay for it.
After having spent the last 26 years washing, servicing and selling cars in the retail auto industry. Building the best software application and services for dealers to become more efficient and make higher profits and then selling those companies to Reynolds and Reynolds and Texas Direct Auto, I have been lucky to meet a lot of great people and work with the some of the most successful dealers in the industry and have a great time doing.

It's rare that you find something you have a lot of fun doing and you can make a good living doing it. When you find it hold on to it and don't let go.

Above all HAVE FUN after all "You only live once, Make it enough"
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Larry Bruce's ADM Blog

Inbound Marketing: How To Win Customers By Influencing People

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 7:00am 7 Comments

Lead > Contact > Show > Sell (LCSS).

That is the very definition of Automotive Inbound Marketing.

Have you ever noticed that the vendors in the automotive marketing space who are…

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What Is The Value Of A Digital Marketing Agency?

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 5:09am 6 Comments

Yesterday as I traveled home from Digital Dealer Workshops in Chicago this was the question that was weighing heavy on my mind. I spoke with a lot of Dealers and Internet Managers there and not many had very good things to say about their marketing partners.…

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Time Is the Fire in Which Leads Burn

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 4:00am 0 Comments

I just read an article in Automotive News by Dave Barkholz entitled, “Lost Leads.” I hesitate to say it. But, within the article some smart people were quoted.  I hesitate because I was also quoted in the article and I don’t want to break my arm patting myself…

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BDC, Call Center…BS…Call It What It IS!

Posted on May 27, 2013 at 4:30pm 11 Comments

COMMUNICATION!

I just got through reading “Is the dealership sales call center obsolete?” on autonews.com. I got the article…

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The Biggest Change To AdWords In The Last 5 Years

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 10:59am 0 Comments

It's coming and there is nothing you can do about it.... THE ADWORDS EQUIVALENT OF PANDA!

Over the next several months ALL Google AdWords accounts will be migrated over to Google Enhanced Campaigns and the changes are…

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At 12:52pm on August 7, 2009, Steven Moore said…
As you can see from my pic head to toe in red and black.. I high jumped at UGA in the early 80's when I was a skinny kid ... Graduated in marketing. Have 8 family members UGA alums and Daughter heading there in 2 years.. Nice forum here..
 
 
 

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