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Featured ADM Member Blog Posts – April 2009 Archive (14)

Now Available on CD Audio!!!





CD Audio - Ford and the American Dream: Founded On Right Decisions (9044)





Author: Clifton Lambreth

ISBN: 9781933715674

Format: CD Audio



COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED ON FOUR CDS



The Ford story that has never been told!



The rise and fall of the Ford Motor Company is a representation of the American Dream eroding daily. Twenty year Ford veteran Clifton Lambreth, through a… Continue

Added by Clifton Lambreth on April 29, 2009 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Why List Your Business In Directories

There are a lot of website directories out there on the web. Likely millions. There are several that are part of every core SEO plan. Below is a video recap of what directories you MUST list in. Read the full post… Continue

Added by Indie Results on April 28, 2009 at 8:03am — No Comments

10 Tips To Email Market More Effectivly

I wrote a post earlier in the week on some tips for being more effective with your dealerships email marketing, one of them is worth its weight in gold, get that double opt in! You can read the entire post here, and watch the video summary… Continue

Added by Indie Results on April 27, 2009 at 12:37pm — 2 Comments

Cashing in on Web 2.0 - Social Networking Sites Help Drive New and Used Car Sales

Facebook. LinkedIn. MySpace. Twitter. If you’re familiar with these websites, chances are you’re working on a strategy to incorporate them into your internet sales process. According to a recent study by The Neilsen Company, time spent on social sites and blogs now accounts for 10 percent of all online activity, ranking ahead of personal… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on April 22, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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We need dealers in the following states… Continue

Added by Paul Jones on April 20, 2009 at 8:48am — No Comments

SEO Pay Per Click Search Ads - Did You Actually Think It's About SEO versus Pay Per Click Search Advertising?

Is there actually some kind of selection process that results in favoring Search Engine Optimization (SEO) over, or instead of Pay Per Click Search Advertising campaigns???? Silly Rabbit! Watch me while I pull a rabbit out of my hat...







These are 2 internet marketing strategies that seem to have somehow become juxtaposed in… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on April 16, 2009 at 9:30pm — 9 Comments

"Ford and The American Dream"



In this day and time, people frequently talk about doing the "right thing," but rarely are they interested in risking their comfort zone and what others might think to do what they feel needs to be done. Clifton Lambreth is one of those rare people. After working for over twenty years for the Ford Motor Company, he could no longer keep quiet about the problems going on behind corporate doors that were hurting Ford's financial bottom line, and… Continue

Added by Clifton Lambreth on April 13, 2009 at 10:43pm — 1 Comment

Sell the Sizzle



What a week. Service Managers I think you can identify with me on this one. A normal day for me goes like this:



1. Walk the Parking Lot everyday, touch every car and write on the windshield

2. Hold a production meeting everyday, talk about FRH

3. Hold a service advisor sales meeting everyday, talk about sales

4. Follow up on the Work In Process (WIP), close tickets

5. Review the Forecast VS. Actual, look at… Continue

Added by Steven Shaw on April 13, 2009 at 10:40am — 1 Comment

Ford Motor Company Emerges as Top Online Automotive Advertiser - Ranked by Results!

Ford Motor Company was the top auto advertiser in January 2009, reaching nearly one-third of the US online audience with 481 million display ad impressions,… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on April 12, 2009 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Search Advertising Will Never Kill Online Display Advertising - Why?

Spending on paid search and display ads is evenly split, but don't expect one to eat the other's lunch anytime soon. Here's why.



Awareness --> Consideration --> Preference --> Purchase



Here are a few basic issues to consider when thinking about the purchase funnel verses the… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on April 9, 2009 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Online Advertising Pushes Through Recession Pressures to Rise!

-- The recession slows, but does not stop, online ad growth.



As strange as it may sound, the economic downturn may speed up the transition to digital advertising for many marketers.











The Internet’s share of total media ad…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on April 9, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Article and Comments from DealerRefresh Post about Social Networking

-- Social Networking is more popular than emailing! What does that mean?



Posted by… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on April 8, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Why Not Video Tape Trade Show Floor Conversations for Your Website or Association? - By Lance Winslow



By Lance Winslow



Not long ago I was in Las Vegas for an International Industry Convention, and I asked a question, which was apparently, a pretty good question, but not too common. The person running the booth asked if he could video tape the question and answer session for their company's website? At first, I was taken aback, but then thought, what the heck, sure I told him.



I then repeated the question for the camera,… Continue

Added by Lance Winslow on April 6, 2009 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Ford Advantage Plan and 0% APR on Ford Lincoln Mercury Vehicles

Ford is different and people are noticing…

But as those of us in the car business know all too well, the car buying public still has concerns about spending money on a new car or truck in today's challenging environment.



So Ford is taking a big step to provide a solution and help bolster consumer… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on April 1, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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