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Added by Ralph Paglia on April 30, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Announcing the first Automotive Digital Marketing Professional Community Blogging, Forum and Video Content Posting…Continue
Added by Keith Shetterly on April 30, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The rose, the symbol of love, beauty and romance can teach us a thing or five about social media. I bet you never looked at a rose and thought, wow rose that's deep. But in this post I am going to share with you five insights…Continue
“Reputation Management” (RM)?? I was part of the first group of folks who started using this term, as far as I know, and I have come to strongly dislike it: A great reputation is created with great customer service; it isn’t managed. However, if, by RM, you mean that you need to let the world know about your…Continue
Written by Brian Solis - If you want to know where the future is headed, sometimes telling clues reside in how the youth of the world interact and share with one another.
With the rise of the Golden…Continue
2) Great marketing alone is not success; it only prolongs less-than-best results.
3) Great processes + great marketing = great…Continue
I've had the fortunate opportunity to run dealerships, work face-to-face with hundreds of dealerships nationwide, as well as with numerous dealership suppliers, be they CRM/ILM companies, advertising/marketing agencies, lead gen companies, etc. And while I am often impressed with some really great ideas and technologies they create, at the end of the day, are we just making some very simple processes overly complex?
For example, when I help dealers maximize internet lead…Continue
Last night I saw the final version our our first PCG Pit Stop video and I was taken back that I looked older than I perceive myself to be at 49. HD video cameras are fantastic delivering crisp, high resolution. Along with that comes accurate depiction of skin shading, wrinkles, blemishes, or five o'clock shadow.
The camera we used did a great job of showing my increasing grey…Continue
PCG Digital Marketing is pleased to announce that we have select 7 cities in the United States and Canada to host the PCG Pit Stop tour. With the growing success of our educational conference format, we have decided to make it more affordable for dealers to send their employees for additional…Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on April 26, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments
Coming back from DD10 my mind is a buzz with everything I learned, saw & heard. Me & about 1200 other people are probably suffering from information overload. Now we are processing it all, dissecting the session notes we furiously transcribed, sorting through the conflicting messages from vendors & presenters, trying to figure out what information & tools we gathered apply to us & how we can implement them to do what we all want....to sell more…Continue
Atlanta, GA: Top automotive industry trainer Jim Ziegler presents a dynamic super seminar event to help auto retailers meet fiercely competitive marketing challenges in today's high-technology retail environment. This major automotive learning opportunity will be held in Kansas City on May…Continue
Vilified, customers petrified of an industry wrought with ne’er-do-goods;
Loathed and convicted of wrongs committed by others- perhaps we’re misunderstood?
What appears to me is an honorable, loyal sister and brotherhood.…Continue
As promised, here's the video below of ADM members that I was able to capture at Digital Dealer 10 in Orlando, FL, last week. Many thanks to ADM for helping me with the opportunity to shoot this video, and many, many thanks to the members who participated. Digital Dealer was a great experience, and I hope to attend many more!
ADM Editor for Coordinated Marketing…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on April 23, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments
Those of us who use social media as a tool to track and utilize our influence on sites like Facebook and Twitter often find a need for the right tools to make it happen. As I spoke at the Automotive Marketing Boot Camp last weekend, the question of the "best of the best" tools kept…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on April 22, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
I taught at Brian Pasch's bootcamp, and I didn't get to everything in my class because of time, of course. However, besides ALWAYS having calls to action (more on that later), I have…Continue
The phone and the group are inundated with…Continue
Many dealers are hesitant to let their salespeople use Facebook because they expect employees to waste too much time chatting with their friends, playing Farmville, etc. This concern is understandable when you want your salespeople to be on the floor selling, following up to leads over email and phone, and making the most of their time. But you can’t ignore the fact that the majority of your potential leads are using Facebook and it is a legitimate tool for…Continue