Added by Ralph Paglia on March 31, 2010 at 11:30pm —
...with Tommi… Continue
Added by charles bayer on March 31, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Is Your Social Marker Good or Bad?
Added by Lisa Sarata on March 31, 2010 at 12:00pm —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on March 29, 2010 at 3:02pm —
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 —
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:
*Board of Governors
*Customer Service Advisory
*Customer Relations Excellence
Added by Richard Hamel on March 29, 2010 at 8:36am —
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… Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on March 28, 2010 at 3:30pm —
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 —
Added by Ralph Paglia on March 24, 2010 at 8:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by David Johnson on March 24, 2010 at 8:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Keith Shetterly on March 23, 2010 at 9:00am —
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 —
Added by Ralph Paglia on March 22, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Added by Ralph Paglia on March 22, 2010 at 3:20pm —
By Nathan ScrippsHeadligtblog.com
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
Added by Mary S. Butler on March 22, 2010 at 11:48am —
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… Continue
Added by Sarah Myers on March 18, 2010 at 2:00am —
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 —
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 —
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 —