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John Marazzi Nissan is seeking an experienced Finance Manager

Started Apr 11, 2011 0 Replies

Here we grow again! John Marazzi Nissan in Naples, Florida is seeking an experienced Finance Manager to round out our…Continue

Tags: naples, florida, marazzi, nissan, manager

Service Manager

Started Nov 18, 2010 0 Replies

We are a looking for a high energy, hands-on leader to run the John Marazzi Nissan service operation in Naples, FL. Our dealership has…Continue

Tags: naples, florida, marazzi, hiring, wanted

Microsoft, Google win search deals with Twitter

Started Oct 22, 2009 0 Replies

Oct. 21, 2009, 6:48 p.m. EDT · Recommend · Post:Microsoft, Google win search deals with TwitterMaking search engines 'real time'; Microsoft nabs Facebook data as wellExplore related topicsComputer…Continue

Tags: engine, results, serp, search, internet

have you seen this guy?

Started this ADM discussion. Last reply by Scott Rainville Oct 15, 2009. 1 Reply

This is too good!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toycfqE6Vgs&feature=player_embedded#Continue

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Rob Fontano commented on Joe Webb's blog post Is This the Beginning of the End for TrueCar?
"Joe is spot on with his assessment. TrueCar is a consumer facing product that grinds dealers for payment of their services. TrueCar has never changed their intended business model designed to disrupt the way automobiles are sold. They are convinced…"
Aug 22, 2013
Rob Fontano shared LARRY BARDITCH's discussion on Google +1
Jan 21, 2013
Rob Fontano shared LARRY BARDITCH's discussion on Twitter
Jan 21, 2013
Rob Fontano liked LARRY BARDITCH's discussion my 2013 SEO plan
Jan 21, 2013
Rob Fontano replied to LARRY BARDITCH's discussion my 2013 SEO plan
"In the ever changing Google SERP landscape SEO as we knew it has changed tremendously. Google has placed a very high priority on "Consumer Driven Content" ie. Reviews. Search listings have obviously been reduced, but so has opportunity to…"
Jan 21, 2013
Rob Fontano shared J.D. Rucker's blog post on Facebook
Jan 21, 2013
Rob Fontano shared J.D. Rucker's blog post on Twitter
Jan 21, 2013
Rob Fontano liked J.D. Rucker's blog post Reputation Management Starts at the Dealership
Jan 21, 2013
Rob Fontano commented on J.D. Rucker's blog post Reputation Management Starts at the Dealership
"I think that is is important for dealers or any business owner for that matter to understand that a negative review is not a "Proclamation", but a "Conversation". The ultimate goal of business review sites is to create a culture…"
Jan 21, 2013
Rob Fontano commented on Jerry Hart's blog post Dealers finding it difficult to put a price on online reputation building
"The most important thing for businesses to realize about many of these review platforms is that they are being adopted by consumers on a preferential basis. Businesses cannot simply choose a review channel as the one they will promote, because they…"
Sep 27, 2012
Rob Fontano commented on Jerry Hart's blog post Dealers finding it difficult to put a price on online reputation building
"Jerry, Your article is spot on and addresses many of the most pressing needs dealers are facing today. Most dealers are willing to succumb to the fact that reputation management is here to stay, but are stymied by how to handle it. I remember trying…"
Sep 26, 2012
Rob Fontano commented on Ketty Colom's blog post The Business of Fake Followers
"I am not totally sure how legit this Twitter Follower verification tool is, but If it is there are some Twitter Hotshots tweeting around with a very small amount of actual followers. http://fakers.statuspeople.com/Fakers/V/1"
Aug 23, 2012
Aaron Hassen commented on Rob Fontano's blog post Why an e-Newsletter is More Effective than a Dealership Blog
"Important article, Rob! It's a fact that eNewsletters can be lead engines for dealers. Erin Castillo who handled email for The Cobalt Group (ADP) recently wrote an article:Turning eNewsletters Into Lead Opportunities: 5 Tips for Dealers. In…"
Aug 9, 2012
Rob Fontano is now friends with Clarence U Romero and Cody Flynn
Aug 9, 2012

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Why an e-Newsletter is More Effective than a Dealership Blog

Posted on July 28, 2012 at 4:07pm 22 Comments

For years dealerships have been encouraged to enter the blogosphere as a way to garner a better position in the great war for SERP dominance. A blog can be a very effective tool for a digitally active dealership to create fresh and relevant content and a great asset to your Google Page One Management strategy.
 
While many dealerships have gone on to create…
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Why Your Dealership's Email Templates May Be Obsolete

Posted on June 9, 2012 at 6:34am 0 Comments

It is highly likely that the vast majority of emails that your dealership is sending to customers and prospective clients are being opened on a mobile device. Reports show that  mobile email clients are set to surpass desktop and webmail client usage by the end of 2012.

The reports also show that mobile email usage jumps on weekends, when most people are away from work computers. What is…

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The Digital Dealer pt. 2 – The Transparency Fallacy; It’s Not About Price!

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 1:33pm 15 Comments

‘The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.’

 - John Maynard Keynes

If the goal of automotive retail is to not only embrace eCommerce, but behave like eCommerce then we must first understand that continuing to plug technology into an old and established sales culture will be the slowest road possible to achieving this. By hanging on to…

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The Digital Dealer pt. 1 – “First Things First”

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 2:53pm 3 Comments

The “Holy Grail” of automotive retail should be to grow beyond the “Internet Department” or “BDC” and become what we’ll call here a “Digital Dealership”. Our industry has been implementing these departments since the late nineties and still is up to now. These departments evolved out of necessity to capture a consumers interests via the internet in a more efficient manner than they had been doing up until…

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At 8:55am on December 6, 2011, Keith Shetterly said…
Thanks for the add, Rob! Love you video.
At 11:56am on June 23, 2010, Shannon Page said…
Hey Rob! Nice talking with you today. I'm SO glad that you are as excited about the Virtual Cyber Sales System as I was when I first found out about it! Maybe you could jump back onto my blog post and give me a review? I'd sure appreciate it! Have a fantastic weekend and we'll talk with you next week~
At 10:42pm on September 18, 2009, Ralph Paglia said…
Hello Rob,

Welcome to the ADM Professional Community!
It is great to see you finally showed up here on ADM! Thank you for participating in what is simply THE BEST online resource in the automotive industry for professionals who are responsible for digital marketing of any type.

I just got back to my home here in Gilbert, AZ after a week of working with car companies in Detroit, and I am trying to figure out how to get from Phoenix to DC for a German car company, then to Providence to meet with my home team, and then to LA for an Asian Car Company, and (hopefully) back home to Phoenix Sky Harbor in 5 days... Anyways, despite the fact that I should be doing something else, like expense reports, proposals that are due and taking the dogs for a walk, I just had to go online to see if there were any new ADM Professional Community members that I should personally welcome... When I did... Shazam! There you were, one of several new(er) ADM Professionals that I consider very special and who should be properly welcomed to our little community of 2,700+ people who peddle metal using the web. (about time, huh?)

On behalf of both myself, and the rest of the 2,700+ member ADM Community, welcome to our online information exchange and file sharing repository... We are very happy that you have joined our community of automotive marketing, advertising and sales professionals.

VERY IMPORTANT - All of us at ADM very much appreciate that you took the time to complete your profile section by uploading a photo showing your face.

IMPORTANT: Please send an email to mail@automotivedigitalmarketing.com and "right click" on the email address (in Outlook), then select "Add To Outlook Contacts" to save in your address book... Otherwise, messages from ADM will end up in your "Junk Mail" folder. If you look in your Junk Mail folder and find a message from ADM, Right Click on the message, select "Junk Mail" and then select "Add Sender's Domain to Safe Sender List" so that you will get your notifications, message alerts, invites, etc. Don't worry if you get an undeliverable message from our email server, that's OK as long as you sent one off your outbound server.

Please take a moment to share some more information about your current and previous professional roles. We would love to see more website links from you, and some blog postings with PPT, XLS, DOC and PDF files attached are particularly welcome. You can also upload or attach files and photos, or embed video clips into any ADM Forum posts you create, or respond to... We would all (well, most of us) love to see and listen to your music, automotive related photos and car business related videos. Because of our advertisers, I am able to pay for additional server storage capacity for ADM members to upload and have access to over a terabyte of valuable content.

One of the greatest features that ADM provides is full un-moderated, unlimited access to your very own blog web site publishing tools within your personal profile section (here) of the ADM community. So feel free to get into the swing of things and use this website and the resources you get at no extra cost (because the ads here pay for them), as a means of sharing information, files, updates, proposals, photos, videos, etc.with your associates, customers, clients and friends!

Ralph Paglia
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cell: 1-505-301-6369


Here's an article as an example of a file attached:
DigitalDealer-April2007-RalphPaglia-CoverStory..pdf
At 10:11am on September 11, 2009, Brian Pasch said…
Welcome to the forum...
 
 
 

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