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January 2011 ADM Blog Posts (105)

AutoRevo Now Offering VideoCarLot Services from SiSTeR Technologies

DALLAS, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SiSTeR Technologies, a provider of applications and hosted services for the automated creation and management of multimedia marketing content for online retail and mobile environments, today announced that AutoRevo, one of the fastest growing dealer websites and Internet Marketing companies, will offer SiSTeR Technologies'…

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Added by Philip Zelinger on January 31, 2011 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Dealers: Use Super Bowl Advertising to Eat Your Competition For Breakfast

Thumbnail of Automotive Marketing Expert Max Steckler When it comes to Super Bowl advertising, auto marketing expert Max Steckler has one piece of advice for auto dealers: don’t forget about breakfast.

What does he mean? “The Super Bowl is the dance,” Steckler, Vice President of Advertising Products for ADP Digital Marketing, explains. “That’s where the courtship between advertisers and consumers begin.  It’s a…

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Added by CDK Global on January 31, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Press Release | VinSolutions LLC. Welcomes Jeff Loos as Executive Vice President

VinSolutions LLC. Welcomes Jeff Loos as Executive Vice President

Overland Park, KS. – January 31, 2011 – VinSolutions LLC, An industry-leading developer of Internet-based Customer Relations Management (CRM), Internet Lead Management (ILM) and Complete…

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Added by Joseph Little on January 31, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Leveraging Your Automotive Service Waiting Area to Reap Rewards

If it’s not the most visited area in an automotive dealership, it’s arguably one with the most captive audiences.

No, it’s not the sales floor; it’s your automotive service area.

Whether it’s waiting for a vehicle to get prepped for delivery or waiting for it to get serviced, the automotive service area—more specifically the lounge—is home to the section of your dealership that has few distractions for customers, i.e. an audience that has little to do but wait.

What can…

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Added by Stacy Mueller on January 31, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments

TimeHighway.com’s Updated Online Service Scheduling Solution for Auto Dealers Enables Fast Appointments, Digital Inspections, Service Menus & Appointment Backstop

 

          

NAPLES, FL, January 31, 2011 – TimeHighway.com (www.timehighway.com), recently announced several major updates to its real-time, online service scheduling solution that greatly benefit auto dealer service departments, increasing service revenue by creating a more efficient way to schedule service.

 

TimeHighway…

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Added by sara callahan on January 31, 2011 at 5:48am — No Comments

IntellaCar Launches Mobile Sales Presentation Platform - Starting With Toyota Dealers

I would like to offer my ADM friends a sneak peak at a Press Release planned to coincide with the NADA launch of IntellaCar.

 

After all, what are friends for!  See you at NADA!

 

INTELLACAR LAUNCHES MOBILE SALES PRESENTATION PLATFORM – STARTING WITH TOYOTA DEALERS

 

THOUSAND OAKS, CA, JANUARY 31, 2011 – IntellaCar, LLC…

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Added by Philip Zelinger on January 31, 2011 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

2011 NADA Convention Workshop - Blogs Microsites and SEO



I hope all ADM members that are heading to the 2011 NADA Convention will join me at at my workshop entitled "Blogs, Microsites, and SEO". I am scheduled to conduct this workshop three times; Friday, Sunday, and…

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Added by Brian Pasch on January 31, 2011 at 4:21am — No Comments

Social Media Marketing Best Practices Video

This is a fascinating instructional and inspirational video on using social media to advance your business operating, CRM and marketing objectives... 19 Best-in-Class Practices illustrated and explained. Turn up the sound, it has an unusual but very cool sound track!



Social media best practices are…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on January 30, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

You Can Train Me Now or You Can Train Me Later

Employee training can cost a lot of money. Not training your employees can cost even more. In lawsuits, courts and regulatory agencies sometimes impose after-the-fact training requirements in addition to large monetary penalties. Consider these actual cases:



A dealership faced a wide range of complaints, including failure to disclose material defects and misrepresenting sales and extended service contract prices, and was ordered to pay $1.5 million in restitution to victims, plus… Continue

Added by Jim Radogna on January 30, 2011 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Dealership Listings in Business Directory Databases, Search Engines and Directory Sites

Dealerships Need to Ensure Correct Listing Data is Published Across Hundreds of Directories, Search Engines, GPS Navigation and Business Listing Services...

What if you could complete a single detailed work flow process on a one-time basis and have your dealership listed within the following databases, directories and search engines?

The list of directories, business…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on January 29, 2011 at 4:25pm — 3 Comments

Podcast: How To Run An Effective Social Media Contest For Your Dealership

There has been a lot of back and forth as it relates to running an effective social media campaign so I decided to put this podcast together to hopefully give dealers a little insight on what it takes to run an effective social media contest. …



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Added by David Johnson on January 29, 2011 at 9:53am — No Comments

Google Business Listings Verification System

As shocking as it may seem, too many dealerships have missed getting their Google Business listing claimed and updated by not handling the mail verification system that Google uses properly!

 

The photo above shows what the envelope looks like that will arrive at your…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on January 29, 2011 at 1:59am — No Comments

Corvette Review Site Launched

Just launched a Corvette review site at CorvetteReviews.com. Looking for Corvette dealers that would like to add their inventory to the site as well as articles, video, and customer reviews.

For more details on adding inventory dealers can find information on sending data feed under the Corvette News section.

This site is a work in progress so we are open to any ideas that will help or benefit Corvette dealers.

Added by Richard Roy on January 29, 2011 at 1:46am — No Comments

NADA 2011: Auto Industry Leaders to Discuss Ways to ‘Win Big at Retail’

Auto Industry Leaders to Discuss Ways to ‘Win Big at Retail’

 

NADA’s Tonkin: Auto manufacturing and retailing will help lead the economic recovery.

McLEAN, Va. (Jan. 25, 2011) – While auto dealers,…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on January 29, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Twitter's Top 155 Automotive Industry Influencers and Respected Experts

Automotive Industry: Top 155 Influencers, Cited Experts and Respected Authorities...
Get the latest updates from and follow these experts ›…
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Added by Ralph Paglia on January 29, 2011 at 12:02am — No Comments

NADA is right around the Corner

If you’re like me, my guess is that you’re getting pretty excited as you gear up for the NADA Convention and Expo in San Francisco this February 5-7. I love the expo. It’s an opportunity to see old friends, meet new ones, learn the latest trends, network, and do some business.



How about you? Are you planning on attending? And…

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Added by Paul N. Long on January 28, 2011 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Where Did the Time Go...I am Behind Schedule



Ok it’s end of January, many of us continue to dig out of snow and when we put the shovel down for a moment, we wonder how quickly time flew by and I have not really kept up with my goals for the new year.… Continue

Added by Glenn Pasch on January 27, 2011 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Flounder 1-27-11

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At NADA 2011

Added by Erik Breckenfelder on January 27, 2011 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Better Mental Focus For Sales Professionals

The Mental Power Hour - Better Mental Focus For Sales Professionals

 

        Increased sales and profits through better Mental Focus. No matter what your level of skill or consistent sales numbers, you as a Sales Professional are not prevented by anything from getting to the next level except the limits contained within your own…

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Added by T. Lavon Lawrence on January 27, 2011 at 12:39pm — No Comments

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