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  • Tom Sparks Automtive Of Dekalb
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Considering a new opportunity?

My car business friends - if you are willing to consider an opportunity beyondretail that pays well, involves working with dealers that are eager for your knowledge and involves no selling - then it's time to step up to the next level. 12 Opportunities in most areas of the USA.When filling out information at LinkedIn please note that you saw this ad on ADM.…See More
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Tim Jennings commented on Stephen Jackson's blog post What Is Internet Fame Really Worth?
""Another cool site from Ken Beam""
Jun 27, 2012

Tim Jennings commented on Brian Pasch's blog post Google Places Review Feature Disabled on iPad Web Searches
"Great job Brian. 1 thing we know, if we download and use the app, we give permission for the use of our data. Could Apple have anything to do with it? Hmmmm Big Brothers Are........."
May 24, 2012

Tim Jennings commented on Jasen Rice's blog post QR codes into your Photos for 3rd party sites
"Again I understand what’s in for us. :)    As a consumer If I am in front of my computer and the ad makes go get my phone for the information I “possibly” want, I will be annoyed.  With that said if we upset one, but…"
Mar 29, 2011

Tim Jennings commented on Jasen Rice's blog post QR codes into your Photos for 3rd party sites
"I was excited a year  ago when Google sent me some snail mail:   QR code for front door that takes people to the dealership maps/place page.    I…"
Mar 29, 2011

Ralph Paglia commented on Tim Jennings's blog post Do you have a 5 Star Rating?
"I explore this topic a lot further in regards to which sites work the best for dealers, and inserted a clip from Checkered Flag Automotive at .  I also want to say…"
Dec 20, 2010

Ralph Paglia commented on Tim Jennings's blog post Do you have a 5 Star Rating?
"Lindsay - The only provider that allows dealership reviews to be executed by consumers while they are at the dealership (that I know of) is Presto Reviews.  They have built their entire model around dealers encouraging customers to post reviews…"
Dec 20, 2010

Tim Jennings commented on Tim Jennings's blog post Do you have a 5 Star Rating?
"Just found another review site being served up by Google on dealer Maps pages:   "
Dec 20, 2010

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http://www.TomSparks.Com My name is Tim Jennings, I have 17 years of automotive experience, 14 at Tom Sparks Buick. It is my job to search the Internet and price our vehicles as competitive as possible. I provide cars and trucks of exceptional quality and reasonable cost to our customers. All of our used cars go through a 110-point inspection process. I insure our customers satisfaction through honest sales practices, responsive service and friendly communication at all levels. At Tom Sparks we approach each customer on the Internet and in person with the belief that we are developing a life-long relationship, beneficial to both parties. you can be confident I will be here after the sale to help fill your continuing automotive needs. When you call or visit our dealership in person please ask for me. We have the lowest tax rate in the Chicago area. I have been the Internet manager at Tom Sparks Inc since its inception in 1999. At TomSparks.Com you will start with me.
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Do you have a 5 Star Rating?

Posted on December 17, 2010 at 10:30am 7 Comments



The most important review site on the web? The one that the last Bad review was left on! That statement puts value in EVERY review site on the web. The most powerful review sites would be the ones served on Google’s Maps Page for you business.…


The Death of the One Man Internet Department.

Posted on November 29, 2010 at 9:00am 5 Comments

The Death of the…


Do you know of anybody dropping AutoTrader all together? Let's talk about it.....

Posted on November 6, 2010 at 1:00pm 19 Comments

I get an email today from a dealer friend of mine today and he ask;

Do you know of anybody dropping AutoTrader all together?

It’s ungodly expensive and we just haven’t seen the results.

My first response from the top of my head is, Yes there…


Tim Jennings to Present at the Dealer Internet Battle Plan Ballys Atlantic City July 6 7 8

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

After 20 years in the car business I have seen a lot come and go. When I started selling cars we did dealer trades on the ole' green screen computer. The fax machine was about as old as e-commerce is today. I have seen a lot of tips, tricks, tactics and techniques come and go. Never in the history of selling cars have we had so much opportunity the we could initiate for little or…


Your Invitation….

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 10:00am 2 Comments

I remember the very first Digital Dealer in…


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At 1:35pm on May 4, 2010,
Robin Beebe
Hi Tim,
Would love to see what kind of interaction your dutch oven recipes will generate.
At 10:17am on April 27, 2009, Meg said…
Hi Tim! I appreciate the add! How's your day going?
At 9:02pm on April 23, 2009,
Brian Pasch

I sent you the information on the Spanish language microsite....
At 1:52pm on March 27, 2009,
Eric Lantz
Hey Tim, I just started working for dealerlink, check out our site and let me know when you are ready to buy some leads that WORK!!!! 100% exclusive leads, $2000 min income, No open BK's and no repo's in the last 12 months.....BUYERS that can buy. Thanks!
We also have scored leads available in your area!!
At 2:07pm on March 18, 2009,
Mike Sayre
I have no pointers, all your Youtube channels look great, your walkarounds are superb - you're getting very good at that!
You and Ken Beam should have a video walkaround deathmatch, lol.

Hey give me some pointers:
... and get some free videos while you're at it, the more the merrier.
At 7:56pm on November 14, 2008,
Ralph Paglia
Tim, is a redirect only until I can figure out what to do with it... I just parked it by pointing it to my ADM profile page.
At 6:23pm on November 10, 2008,
Mark Burack
Ahhh the IMPORTANT STUFF!! I coach both JV and Varsity and as of now we are 6-1 for Varsity and 6-0 for JV. Notice how I said as of now!! Delete Comment
At 6:05pm on November 10, 2008,
Mark Burack
Thanks Tim,

I have been fortunate enough to have been invited to present at Digital Dealer each time since it started in Nashville. I hope they continue to invite me as I find the show very benificial to all participants. We (Liquid Motors and myself) have made some incredible relationships at Digital Dealer and only hope they keep having us attend.

At 11:29am on September 13, 2008,
Ralph Paglia

Thank you very much for coming to the KBB eNetwork Brunch in Chicago... It really means a lot to me, and is one of my main motivations for doing these types of events, when i see people like yourself, practitioners of all this digital selling stuff, take time away from the work you do to earn a living to attend an event that I am speaking at. For me, it is a reminder of the responsibility that I have to deliver information that you can act upon to increase your success and income. And YOU especially impress me with the fact that you somehow manage to get time away from the dealership to attend these events, Digital Dealer, KBB, etc. despite the fact that you probably should be delivering the presentations yourself! You are one of those people I see in this business who no matter how good you get, will always keep getting better... The only thing i believe that will ever stop you from getting better at what you do on a continuous basis, will be when you retire!

Anyways, keep on getting better at what you do and remember that you have access to me 24/7... I have not forgotten about our little side deal made at DD4, my friend!
At 11:17am on August 24, 2008,
Ralph Paglia

Thanks for the presidential campaign hookup... Imagine what you could do with something like that for viral marketing a dealer!

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