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Featured ADM Member Blog Posts – April 2012 Archive (71)

CarChat24 Announces Extended Beta Testing Of Their New Premium Chat Software

CarChat24’s new premium dealer chat software is now in extended beta release. This new beta test is ready to go and we would like to invite you to participate.

We are currently looking for enthusiastic and eager car dealers to take part in our extended beta test to help us find bugs and to give…

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Added by Katie Colihan on April 30, 2012 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Is Your Ego Limiting The Success Of Your Dealership?

Anyone who has been an active member of ADM knows that the pace of change in our industry over the past 10 years has been breathtaking.  

 

Dealers have more "balls to keep in the air" than ever before.  I'm not just talking about the changes that Google and Social…

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Added by Brian Pasch on April 30, 2012 at 6:30pm — 27 Comments

The Three Control Mechanisms Of Maintaining Social Homeostasis

Homeostasis, David? Exactly what is that and what does that have to do with social marketing? The answer is, a lot actually, but first lets define it:

The ability of a system or living organism…

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Added by David Johnson on April 30, 2012 at 6:21pm — No Comments

VinSolutions Launches New Employee-Driven Charity Program

PRLog (Press Release) - Apr 30, 2012 - 

VinSolutions, an industry-leading developer of automotive Internet-based Customer Relations Management (CRM) and Internet Lead Management (ILM) software, is excited to announce its company-wide charity initiative,…

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Added by Joseph Little on April 30, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments

ActivEngage's Continued Commitment to the Community- Relay for Life

This past Saturday April, 28th, 2012 activEngage participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at Winter Springs High School. As a team activEngage raised $2,242.00 putting us in the top 3 fundraisers. ActivEngage raised these funds through: the IOA Corporate 5k Leadership Award,  Spirit…

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Added by Ketty Colom on April 30, 2012 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Car Company and Dealer Social Network Posts Said Influencing Most Fans Purchase Decisions

Car Company and Automotive Retailer Social Network Posts Said Influencing Most of Their Fans’ Purchase Decisions

There may be some hand-wringing about the ROI of social…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on April 30, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

CAR-Research XRM President, COO to Address 3rd Annual Automotive Boot Camp About how to Achieve 60 Percent Closing Ratios

CAR-Research XRM President, COO to Address 3rd Annual Automotive Boot Camp About how to Achieve 60 Percent Closing Ratios

 

Houston, Texas, April 30, 2012CAR-Research XRM,  a single-source CRM solution uniquely branded as; “XRM, Exceeding CRM”,…

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Added by Kurt Kubicki on April 30, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

DealerRater Vice President of Sales Heather MacKinnon to Speak at Chicago DigitalCON May 9-10

Waltham, Mass. – April 30, 2012 - DealerRater, the world’s premier car dealer review web site, today announced that its vice president of sales, Heather MacKinnon, will be a featured speaker at Chicago DigitalCON, to be held at the Chicago…

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Added by sara callahan on April 30, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Automotive Boot Camp: SEO Techniques that Leverage the Latest Changes in Google's Search Algorithm

In all of my years of doing presentations at conferences, I don't believe I've put one together that was as important as this one. Google's adjustments from just a few days ago are changing the game for many in the automotive industry. Sites are moving up. Sites are moving down. Being on the right side of the moves comes down to some simply yet important actions that dealers and their vendors need to make as soon as…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on April 30, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Dealership Facebook Page; How To Customize Their Appearance

Customizing How Your Dealership's Facebook Page Looks

Instructions from the "Facebook Help Center"…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on April 29, 2012 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

How Does Google Identify Fake Online Reviews?

In this blog post I reference two published research papers that cover a very important topic: Identifying fake online reviews. The two research papers I reference below, start to shed light on how online communities and the search engines…

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Added by Brian Pasch on April 29, 2012 at 6:54am — 11 Comments

Dealers Who Want a True Community on Social Media Have to Create It

If You Want a True Community on Social Media, You Have to Create It

To Get the Customers Truly Engaged, Marketers Have to Get Past 'Likes' and Embrace People's Passions

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Added by Ralph Paglia on April 28, 2012 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

Google Penguin Update Recovery Tips and Advice from Danny Sullivan

Google Penguin Update Recovery Tips & Advice

EDITOR'S NOTE: Many thanks to Joe Olesh for…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on April 27, 2012 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

From the Trenches - Are you P-Interesting?

Well, here we go again.  Another up-start in Social Media to demand your time with no guarantee of…

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Added by Tom Gorham on April 27, 2012 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

Five Steps To A More Innovative Dealership

American business was built on the foundations of innovation. The automotive industry is no exception. From Ford’s pioneering of the assembly line process to the brilliantly efficient design of the Chevy Volt, automotive companies have thrived on innovative solutions to everyday problems.

Innovation doesn’t have to come from your corporate office. Encouraging innovative thinking in your dealership can…

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Added by Stephen Murphy on April 27, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Winner of the 2012 ADM Boot Camp Scholarship Announced!

Congratulations to Ashley Lopez, winner of the 2012 ADM Boot Camp Scholarship!!…

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Added by Carrie Hemphill on April 25, 2012 at 9:00pm — 9 Comments

Happy 4th...Are You Planning Yet?

So you may be wondering why I am wishing all of you a Happy 4th of July. I can hear the comments..."We are just finishing up April". "Doesn't he mean Memorial Day"

No I do not. I mean are you planning for the cars you are selling only 9 weeks from…

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Added by Glenn Pasch on April 25, 2012 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

First Google Goes Offline With Direct Mail, Now Facebook!

  It was January, 2011 when I first wrote about how $220 Billion Global King Kong GOOGLE goes offline with direct mail. Now, $100 Billion Global King Kong Jr FACEBOOK followed suit.



The thing that amazes me most is all the naysayers that continue to place …

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Added by Todd Vowell on April 25, 2012 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

3 ‘Must’ Benefits of Mobile CRM

Mobile CRM is in-dealership CRM functionality on your mobile phone. It’s designed to help you and your staff put more deals on the sales board, wherever opportunities arise.

 

Whether on the lot, at the local Starbuck's or kids soccer game, with Mobile CRM you and your team are connected to…

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Added by Kurt Kubicki on April 24, 2012 at 11:46am — 5 Comments

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