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June 2009 ADM Blog Posts (82)

Emails May Be Killing Your Chance at Success by Grant Cardone


Businesses and individuals are becoming overly dependent upon emails and text messaging, incorrectly replacing phone calls and personal visits with emails, texting and communications sent over social networking sites like Face Book, Myspace,Twitter, and others. The internet,… Continue

Added by Grant Cardone on June 30, 2009 at 6:17pm — 3 Comments

Car Dealers Warned About Starting CARS Too Early

Any car dealer that gives a consumer the CARS credit on a new car sales on July 1st runs the risk of complicating their reimbursement process. Don’t take our word for it, read what is posted on the NHTSA website.

Here is the exact wording placed in the official CARS website,

“While the CARS Act makes transactions on and after July 1 potentially eligible for credits under the… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on June 30, 2009 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

New Concept for Automotive Sales Professionals

After working as a Sales Professional for a number of years before getting promoted to an Internet Manager, I had the pleasure to experience both ends of the sales and felt a definite difference in the type of people you deal with along with a difference in processes as well. This experience gave me an idea that can benefit the average Sales Professional on the floor, the dealership and the Internet department. A dealers website traffic usually is not an issue its the conversion rate of traffic… Continue

Added by Bob Snow on June 30, 2009 at 6:53am — No Comments

Toyota Positioned Well For Cash for Clunkers Sales Race

Since data collection started, Toyota has remained the leading brand on the website for new car interest. The data is based on consumer requests to have a local car dealer call them about purchasing a new car with a qualifying trade-in with the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS).

The top five most popular brands are Toyota, Honda, Ford,… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on June 29, 2009 at 7:29am — 2 Comments

UpShift Digital Launches New Site

UpShift Digital, a Dallas, TX interactive Automotive consultancy launches their new site

Added by John Druien on June 28, 2009 at 9:59pm — No Comments

AdAgencyOnline.Net Offers Community Automotive Advertising Campaigns Using CityTwist

AdAgencyOnline.Net is an automotive advertising networking portal sponsored by Ad Agency Online, L.L.C., (AAOL). The automotive advertising site leverages the resources of a national network of independent automotive advertising agencies and automotive advertising vendors to benefit their auto dealer clients and share best practices with their affiliated automotive advertising… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on June 28, 2009 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Interactive Advertising Media Automotive Marketing

Automotive Interactive Advertising is the use of interactive media to promote and/or influence the car buying decisions of the consumer in both the online and offline environments.

Interactive advertising works best when optimizing and integrating the use of media such as the Internet, interactive television, mobile devices (WAP and SMS), as well as kiosk-based terminals placed in showrooms, shopping malls, car shows, etc.

Interactive advertising affords the automotive… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on June 27, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments


Ford Fiesta Social Media Marketing Guerrilla Army arrives on USA soil a year before the Fiesta invasion begins...


* Fiesta “agents” set to begin monthly “missions” that will be captured digitally

* The 100 chosen agents are a diverse group of individuals reflective of the Internet’s… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on June 26, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Let Ford Recycle Your Ride - Ford Spins CFC

Ford announced today the launch of their "Cash for Clunkers" aka "Car Allowance Rebate System" aka "Let Ford Recycle Your Ride" website.

The website address for the Ford website is "" and offers consumers the ability to type in their old clunker information to see if they qualify for a cash voucher from the CARS program.…


Added by Brian Pasch on June 25, 2009 at 9:41pm — 4 Comments

Car Dealers Need To Revisit Their Online Marketing Efforts Again, and Again, and Again...

Why? Because you want to be in business tomorrow and the next day. To make that happen in this economy you absolutely need to get the maximum from every marketing dollar you spend – and the only way to do that is to measure and improve your results relentlessly.

If your business is to become more successful, your marketing investments have to… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on June 25, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How ADM Professional Community Got Started and Why It Exists

Ralph Paglia created this automotive professional network and community of Internet sales and marketing thought leaders, practitioners and suppliers as a service to his auto industry colleagues after having a…


Added by Ralph Paglia on June 25, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Job Openings, Regional Sales Managers, for all major US metropolitan areas.

This is a great time for RedNumbat Inc. The first of its kind automated pricing solution for car dealer gets customers a real price on current inventory in just seconds! Capture more contact information from website visitors by giving them what they want! RedNumbat will soon be the standard in automotive internet shopping. Come be a part of the team now. We are looking for dynamic sales professionals in all major metropolitan areas to sell the RedNumbat solution to automotive dealers. Great pay… Continue

Added by Clarence U Romero on June 25, 2009 at 10:53am — No Comments

President Obama Signs Cash for Clunkers Legislation

June 24, 2009 - WASHINGTON -- Yes, It really is a done deal. President Obama has signed the Cash for Clunkers legislation that provides financial incentives to American consumers who trade-in their old pollution belching gas guzzler for a new greener and more fuel-efficient car, truck or… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on June 24, 2009 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

What Cash for Clunkers Domain Did You Get?

This tickles me. I haven't had time to put anything up yet, but I got just the other day .I love how people buy the dot coms and other familiar extensions and completely avoid some of the other extensions. Most rank high with google anyway if you have the right SEO. Not having .com in your mini-site is not the kiss of death. If nobody is using the dot com, where else will they land when those keywords are searched. Keywords in a domain name, no matter what extension, will… Continue

Added by Ken Nix on June 24, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

How an Internet Lead Manager (ILM) for Dealerships Should Work

The operation of the Internet Lead Manager (ILM) is key to your best Internet sales, regardless of whether you operate a BDC, an Internet Department, or cover your Internet leads with an “Internet Dealership” approach where any sales consultant can effectively handle Internet leads. Without an effective and properly working ILM, your Internet leads will not be effectively answered, tracked, and brought to sales. (see .pdf for the rest!)…


Added by Keith Shetterly on June 24, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Speed Wins: Making the Most Sales from Vehicle Internet Leads

For online vehicle sales, the Internet is the modern incarnation of the old saying “the early bird gets the worm.” Customers will come to the dealership of the first salesperson answering quickly and effectively to their needs. Are you that dealership and salesperson? You need to be if you want the most sales. (see the .pdf for the rest!)

Speed Wins--Making the Most Sales from Vehicle Internet… Continue

Added by Keith Shetterly on June 24, 2009 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

How to Sell Technology Products to Automotive Dealerships

It’s very easy for a technology person to get excited by a technology sales pitch—but the days when the bulk of non-tech people running dealerships just bought new technology in a blind hope to somehow, someway advance their business are rapidly ending. Especially in today’s marketplace, they need a solid sales return on any technology purchase. (see .pdf for the rest!)How to Sell Technology to… Continue

Added by Keith Shetterly on June 24, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

New CFC Marketing Badge Created by PCG

We edited our Cash for Clunkers marketing logo after we discussed concerns that the DOT had regarding providing clear information to consumers. A number of scam website have been popping up and we did not want to be associated with anyone misrepresenting the CFC program.

Even though our marketing badge was created long before the CARS program was launched, it was decided that we should drop the "Participating Dealer" slogan. One… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on June 24, 2009 at 9:01am — No Comments

New Honda Community Site

We created a new community site for our store and I have been hesitant to aggressively launch it becuase I do not think there is anything on there that would make people interested in signing up. I open to any suggestions and ideas. I think I remember seeing a blog post that was titled "So you have a community site now what?" well now what?

Added by Alex Andreus on June 23, 2009 at 3:14pm — 2 Comments

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