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Featured ADM Member Blog Posts – May 2009 Archive (13)

How To Put a Great Domain to Work - Inexpensively

This week I had a number of calls with car dealers asking about Wordpress microsites. They heard that microsites could be an effective marketing option for their business to create "first party" sales leads. The conversation always comes down to one question: "What domain should I buy?"

Since there is a great deal of confusion about buying domain names, I thought I would share by thoughts. Domian names… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on May 29, 2009 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Orphan Owners are going to kill GM and Chrysler

Has anyone really thought about the defection that is occurring here in the automotive dealership world? Our customers are defecting in MASS to the independent shops already. Did the manufacturers really think that customers are going to stay loyal to a brand when they cannot even get service for the cars?

My local dealership has gone away. Now what do I do?
Do the experts at… Continue

Added by Steven Shaw on May 26, 2009 at 12:54pm — 1 Comment

Chrysler Dealer Survivors: Relief, Grim Realizations

Standing in his Chicago showroom, 85-year-old Chrysler-Jeep dealer Stanley Balzekas Jr. reads a letter from the company notifying him that his franchise has been terminated. Balzekas Motor Sales Inc. has been selling Chrysler products since 1933.



Added by Ralph Paglia on May 24, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

In Advertising, Consistency Pays Off

Your ability to sustain a long-term advertising program shows customers that you're a successful, reliable brand

By Steve McKee

I recently purchased a new digital TV. Normally, Circuit City (CC) would have been on my list as one store in which to shop, but the struggles the company was facing (followed by its decision to declare bankruptcy) made me nervous.

I… Continue

Added by Ron Harber on May 19, 2009 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Lee Harkins says “Stop Selling the Business”

I asked Lee for his BEST ADVICE for a Service Advisor or Manager today.

What can a service advisor or manager do today to have an impact on their life immediately?

Lee stated, “Service advisors who want to be successful today should stop trying to sell the business.”

I said, “Stop selling the service? Please explain!”

Lee laughed and replied, “I did not say stop… Continue

Added by Steven Shaw on May 19, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Social Media Widget Marketing Strategy

Widgets are Good

Widgets can be great for marketing, but the format can be limiting. Widgets have to be simple to use and easy to distribute -- which usually means a short list of features. Applications on social media sites, however, often enjoy a more robust set of features and reporting… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on May 15, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Reputation Management - Social Marketing Strategy

Social Marketing, Car Dealer Reviews and Dealership Ratings

Despite so much turmoil and disruption in the automotive marketplace today, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the dealers who will survive, and then prosper as the American economy rebounds will be those that learn to leverage the… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on May 13, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments



Video Marketing Management:

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solutions. Further committed to bringing you the best ROI in exposure and revenue, PicStarTM is

now offering the opportunity to increase target market specificity and increase lead… Continue

Added by jason keo on May 13, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Kelley Blue Book Launches New Inventory/Classifieds Program

The #1 Automotive Web site¹ is premiering a new inventory listings program

We’ve recognized that, now more than ever, it’s critical to maximize inventory exposure to in-market car shoppers. That’s why beginning in July 2009, is launching a new inventory listings… Continue

Added by Joe Vraneza on May 13, 2009 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment


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1. Make your Ad memorable on sites like AutoTrader,, Craigslist

2. Promote your specials and be Noticed

3. Make every moment A Call-to-Action


Added by jason keo on May 13, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments


I fear the media's perpetual sensationalizing of bad news a hundred times more than I do the swine flu. With just over 1000 people infected out of 6 billion (unmeasurable) this is just another attempt by the merchants of chaos (the media) to further terrify people into spending even more time on their sofas and doing nothing with their lives.

The media thrives on bad news, like a parasite eating away at its organism, sucking the life from… Continue

Added by Grant Cardone on May 6, 2009 at 4:59pm — 4 Comments

ADP Virtual Marketing Solution; Outsourced Co-Op Marketing Manager for Dealers!

ADP Virtual Marketing Representatives Provide Dealers with the advertising guidance and marketing horsepower that… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on May 3, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Grant Cardone Tele Conference - "How to Gain Market Share in a Contracting Market"

How to Gain Market Share in Contracting Market. This teleconference is for Dealers and Managers only.

The first 100 dealers to sign up will get this teleconference for free- held by Grant Cardone who will discuss specific strategies for successfully selling in a contracting market. Topics of discussion will be how to generate opportunities and how to hold gross to offset a loss in volume.

Click here to Register-… Continue

Added by Grant Cardone on May 2, 2009 at 8:39am — No Comments

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