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Featured ADM Member Blog Posts – March 2010 Archive (37)

Social Media Marketing Myths


Added by Ralph Paglia on March 31, 2010 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Out to lunch

...with Tommi…


Added by charles bayer on March 31, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Is Your Social Marker Good or Bad?

Is Your Social Marker Good or Bad?


Added by Lisa Sarata on March 31, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Automotive Dealer Chat Software Tips and Techniques

Automotive Dealer live chat is a great way to increase the amount of automotive Internet leads from your website. Here are five quick tips to improve your online conversations and convert more website visitors into ready to buy shoppers.

Make it easy- If you require name, email etc to even start the conversation your results will be limited. The fewer barriers you have for shoppers to engage the more… Continue

Added by Todd Smith on March 30, 2010 at 3:58pm — 6 Comments

Future Visions Of The Auto Industry And Automotive Advertising; I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours.

Auto industry social networks like AutomotiveDigitalMarketing.Com, DealerRefresh.Com, DrivingSales.Com, AdAgencyOnline.Net, DealerElite.Net -- and the list goes on -- all have different rules and…


Added by Philip Zelinger on March 29, 2010 at 3:02pm — 1 Comment

Grubbs Infiniti - Tech Corner

Just the other day I had a friend post on Facebook that they can't figure out how to post replies to their friends on Facebook and they keep posting on their own wall instead of their friends. If you think of all of the technology that exists now a days with cell phones, iPods (now iPads as well), WiFi and other devices it's sometimes challenging to understand how it all works. We don't have all the answers but we wanted to try and point you in the right direction or maybe give you… Continue

Added by Brian Hasenbauer on March 29, 2010 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Best Dealership on the Planet

Some dealerships earn distinction among their peers, in particular, in areas of dealership performance such as sales, service or customer satisfaction. Very few dealerships, however put it all together as Acton Toyota has done.

I just saw where they won the awards for:

*President’s Award

*Board of Governors

*Customer Service Advisory

*Sales Excellence

*Service Excellence

*Parts Excellence

*Customer Relations Excellence

*Best… Continue

Added by Richard Hamel on March 29, 2010 at 8:36am — 2 Comments

Social Media Marketing for Car Dealers; 8 Do's and 8 Don'ts from the Experts

Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Marketing for Car Dealers

Okay, I admit that at first light, social media marketing (SMM) may appear like child’s play, so easy that a typical Internet Sales Manager should be able to handle it... After all, what…


Added by Ralph Paglia on March 28, 2010 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Men vs Women Drivers

Last night on NBC5 in DFW you might have watched the segment on NBC5 News at 10pm that took a look at driving habits of men and women and specifically married couples. Meredith Land, the anchor of the

NBC5 10pm slot, came out and interviewed me and my wife, Adrian, and put us through a little driving challenge.

We had a driving instructor with us in the passenger seat who gave us instructions on what to do.

First up was parallel parking and… Continue

Added by Brian Hasenbauer on March 26, 2010 at 9:14am — No Comments

Social Capital - A Father Daughter Talk

I'm not a scientist. I don't get a kick out of doing research to find out what environmental conditions promote a healthy fruit fly population, but I do like to look at things in ways that most people don't. Take yesterday as an example, when my 7 year old daughter asked me why there is always Diet Mt. Dew in the house for her mom and dad to drink, when…


Added by David Johnson on March 24, 2010 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Social Media is Permission Marketing and Permission Selling

I actually got Seth Godin to review this short article here below for me, and he gave some positive feedback (that should tell you how small the world is in the Internet Age, since I cold-emailed a famous author and he wrote back!). It's a few pages on how to look at the articulation of his ground-breaking "Permission Marketing" and the evolution to "Permission Selling" in terms of the Internet and especially modern Social Media. I thought some of the thinkers on here might enjoy…


Added by Keith Shetterly on March 23, 2010 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

Dealership first impressions matter more now with Internet shoppers

What type of first impression is your dealership Internet marketing delivering with your websites written vehicle descriptions and pictures? How about your opening line for your dealerships chat conversations, emails or even your phone-up scripts? How about the first impression your dealership homepage delivers to your Internet shoppers?

On average, 8 out of 10 people will read the headline copy, but only… Continue

Added by Todd Smith on March 23, 2010 at 6:43am — No Comments

DealerRater Poll Reveals Consumers Want More Facebook Car Promotions

DealerRater Poll Reveals Consumers Want More <br /

Facebook Car Promotions

DealerRater Poll… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on March 22, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Social Network Usage Continues to Rise!


Added by Ralph Paglia on March 22, 2010 at 3:20pm — No Comments

The Toyota Way: A tragedy in three acts

By Nathan Scripps

Toyota is in the midst of the most widely discussed automaker recall in recent memory, and this seemingly Greek tragedy is still unfolding. The Toyota recalls of the past six months, two related to acceleration (floormat entrapment and… Continue

Added by Mary S. Butler on March 22, 2010 at 11:48am — No Comments

Craigslist: Tips and Tricks

I have had a couple people ask me to write a manual on Craigslist for Automotive Dealers and I have always shuddered at where I would start. Although, I suppose a blog is a good stepping block so I shall begin here!

Craigslist is the 8th highest viewed website in the United States and there are several…


Added by Sarah Myers on March 18, 2010 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

New Research Reports Support Growing Influence Of Facebook and Other Social Media Channels

New Research Reports Support Growing Influence Of Social Media

Even for the naysayers who have written off social media as a… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on March 16, 2010 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Texas Laws Governing Texting and Cellphone Use While Driving

Today while driving to work at Grubbs Infiniti (yes, as the Social Media Manager I could easily work from home but prefer to office at the dealership so I stay connected to what's going on) I noticed a Clear Wireless billboard on Central Expressway that showed a lap top sitting on the dashboard of a person's car and showed a traffic camera on the screen. (I will get a picture of it… Continue

Added by Brian Hasenbauer on March 16, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Automotive Professional Blog and Networking Community Site Traffic Reports from Compete, Inc.

12 Months of tracking the top 5 Automotive Professional Targeted Blogs, Networks and Communities from Compete, Inc. The reports below show Total Visits (top) and Total Unique Visitors (2nd chart). The numbers show how effectively social media sites have made inroads into getting the time and attention of people working in car dealerships and at car companies.…


Added by Ralph Paglia on March 16, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

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