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Tim Elliott
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Digital Marketing for the : "old schooler" , slower to adapt to change and other wise to proud to ask for help ...set.

"evolution is optional ....death is not "
"What will YOU contribute to the ADM Community?"
Third gen car gear head, grandpa Elliott sold Packard’s during the Depression in Cleveland, got his first Franchise in the late 40’s. One of the founding dealers of the “Bedford Automile” on the eastside of Cleveland. My dad’s automotive career started like my own selling, managing and eventually became the dealer. I attend Northwood University in Midland Michigan. I sold, managed and became a dealer in 1991 until 2001. The car business is my passion and vocation. I love technology and am compelled to learn and improve.

I have been asked..."Why did I get out of retail"? Frankly....because I was unwilling to change. A very painful lesson!

I define success by the value I bring to my dealer clients. When I help solve their problem or provide a solution that helps them sell more cars more efficiently we win. My goal is to be their top of mind solution provider for any and all automotive web marketing needs.
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House approves $2 billion more for ‘clunkers’

Posted on July 31, 2009 at 2:52pm 0 Comments

Neil Roland

Automotive News

July 31, 2009 - 1:28 pm ET

The House passed legislation to inject $2 billion into "Cash for Clunkers" after the administration reported that the $1 billion federal program was running out of money shortly after it began.

The bill, which goes to the Senate next week, would transfer the new money from a U.S. loan-guarantee program for renewable energy systems that was funded under the stimulus package earlier this year.

Lawmakers mobilized in… Continue

Cash-for-clunkers program suspended / I have a great deal on some "CARS" signage !

Posted on July 30, 2009 at 8:08pm 0 Comments

By Justin Hyde

Free Press Washington Staff

Updated at 7:17 p.m.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. government will suspend the popular cash-for-clunkers program after less than four days in business, telling Congress that the plan would burn through its $950-million budget by midnight, several sources told the Free Press.

The Michigan delegation was holding an emergency meeting convened by Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, to discuss their next steps. The U.S. Department of Transportation… Continue

GM CEO Wagner resigns at Obama Administration request

Posted on March 29, 2009 at 6:29pm 3 Comments

Sunday, March 29, 2009

GM CEO Wagner resigns at Obama Administration request

GM CEO Rick Wagner has agreed to resign at the Obama Administration's request. Wagner was not the best choice for CEO of GM at this time and his departure will be celebrated by many in the auto industry. The other half of the problem is UAW President Ron Gettelfinger. Will the Obama Administration call on Gettelfinger to resign? Would he be half the man Wagner is if his resignation would… Continue

AutoNation online buying service for women

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 5:26pm 0 Comments

AutoNation opens online buying service for womenAlysha Webb

Automotive News | March 16, 2009 - 12:01 am EST

AutoNation Inc., the nation's largest dealership group, plans to roll out an online buying service this week aimed at women.

The service, Car Buying Her Way, features no-haggle pricing and personal shoppers to help with purchases. AutoNation is testing the service in California, Florida and Colorado and expects to expand it nationwide this… Continue

Chrome Systems to Offer Free Vehicle Description Seminar Next Week 03/17/09

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 8:24pm 0 Comments

-How to maximize your profit and protect your vehicle investment with precise vehicle descriptions

March 10, 2009

PORTLAND, Ore. — Chrome Systems will be hosting a free online seminar next week that is designed to demonstrate how precise vehicle descriptions can be critically important for dealers, lenders and remarketers.

The workshop will be held at 2 p.m. EST on March 17 and will discuss:

—An explanation of what a precise description includes, how… Continue

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At 4:59pm on March 10, 2010, Andy Shambarger said…
Hey Tim. Thanks for the add. A little confused at first. Thought you were already in my list. Call or stop in sometime.
At 6:25am on February 25, 2010, Mark Dubis said…
Tim, great contributions to folks on the site. Would like to get your thoughts on our new projects for auto dealers. Please email or call. 216-712-6712, just up the road in Cleveland.
At 8:42am on February 24, 2010, Grant Cardone said…
Tim, I saw your comments regarding my video and wanted to let you know that video was created for a group that wanted a full wake up call. You will see more on this later... This is obviously not intended for training or motivation but WAKE UP call. Regarding my daughter I push her to be all you can be everyday and when she gets to the point of not doing what she knows she should do I will tell her the truth. grant cardone
At 9:22am on July 22, 2009,
Jessica (National Transport LLC)
Hi Tim, Thanks for the add. I look forward to establishing a business relationship with you in the future. Hope you have a great day!
At 7:38pm on June 17, 2009,
Lisa M Miller
I LOVE Autotrader more than's called Overload, no sleep in two days and not paying
At 5:41am on March 16, 2009,
Megan E. Bucher
Thanks for the encouragement! I'm looking forward to taking my game up "another notch,"as Emeril would say. If I can get this reporting under control it would be a huge monkey off my back! :)
At 5:47pm on March 12, 2009, Ralph Paglia said…

Thank you for the positive comment post regarding the deletion of Frank's Forum post criticizing Cobalt... Freedom of speech seems so theoretical until it is snatched from us!
At 3:29pm on March 8, 2009, Ralph Paglia said…

I was impressed enough with your Group Concept for that I used Powerpoint to create a 171 pixel by 171 pixel image that fits perfect into the Group Icon slot... Basically, I create a square, use the right color background, and then shrink down logos to fit inside the square... Then I group the images and square together in PPT using the "Group" command from the right click menu, and then "Save As Image" by right-clicking on the group... Then I open my newly created Frankenstein image in Office Picture Manager and resize it into 171 x 171 using the edit image and then resize command... Then I save it under a new file name... After you do it a couple times it is pretty easy and works with web site images that need to be a certain size, or specials wizards as well... Great Group!
At 3:13pm on March 2, 2009, Ralph Paglia said…

It is great to see you have joined ADM... I am in my home office in Gilbert, AZ getting ready for my trip to Los Angeles tomorrow and wanted to check in on the happenings at ADM. This is a great distraction from the writer's block that just hit me while working on a car company proposal... And, I already checked in online for my SWA boarding pass (A16 Yes!)...

On behalf of both myself, and the rest of the over 2,000 member ADM family, welcome to our online community, best practices exchange, car guy (unisex) debate club, networking resource and file sharing repository... We are very happy to see you have joined our community of automotive Internet sales and marketing professionals.

Please take a moment to share some more information about yourself and your professional role. More information website links, some photos, videos and maybe a few blog postings with PPT, XLS, DOC and PDF files attached are particularly welcome. And of course we all love to see and listen to your music, photo and video uploads. We are paying extra hosting fees for additional server storage capacity and any valuable content you upload to make use of it is appreciated.

You can upload documents into any blog post, forum discussion, group, comments and other sections for ADM members to download. There are already hundreds of PowerPoints, Excel Spreadsheets, Word Doc's, PDF files and more... We would be thrilled if you upload a few of yours to share with the community.

VERY IMPORTANT - All of us at ADM very much appreciate that you took the time to complete your member profile section by uploading a photo of yourself. Most ADM members would like to put a face with your name and profile... Based on what I have seen since starting the ADM Professional Community at the beginning of 2008, I can promise that you'll get more out of ADM when members see that you have uploaded a profile photo!

I love seeing more and more automotive professionals and auto industry colleagues like yourself join the ADM community... When I checked the membership section a moment ago, I was pleasantly surprised to see that as of today, and thanks to your enrollment we are now up to over 2,100 automotive sales and marketing professionals who have joined the ADM Community... ADM was created on January 6, 2008 and with help from automotive marketing professionals like yourself, we broke the 1,000 member mark on the 4th of July, 2008!

We get an amazing amount of grass roots support from all levels within the auto industry... Makes the aggravation of flying around the country with a guy sitting next to me sticking his elbow into my ribs, somehow worth it!

One of the greatest features that ADM provides is that you have full access to your very own blog web site within your personal profile section (here) of the ADM community. You can also upload your Outlook Contacts list or import your web based email lists to invite new members who will be connected to your profile. 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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At 2:01pm on February 28, 2009,
Tim Elliott
I'll check out your stuff .

I got one of my dealers who just fired his BDC girl ...she was clueless on how to convert phone ups to appmts . I have suggested the outsourcing option and they are open to the idea . Vegas ? well Vegas ....can't really share the deatails on-line ....Big Brother may be watching :) seriously . Company is moving in a whole new direction based on the current challenges we are all facing . If our dealers don't succeed , either do we . I like it . It's the right thing to do .

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