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Featured ADM Member Blog Posts – June 2009 Archive (33)

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

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


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

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

Cash for Clunkers Start Delayed Until Late July

According to updates on, operated by NHTSA, the Cash for Clunkers program will not be ready to implement until Late July. The previous idea circulating on the Internet was that the program would start on July 1st.

This give the NHTSA some breathing room to get dealers registered for the program and systems in place to validate the sales information provided by dealers. Once the program is setup, car dealers would be… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on June 23, 2009 at 11:45am — 1 Comment

Cash For Clunkers - Auto Industry Mixed Over Approval of Drive America Forward Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 22, 2009 - The Cash for Clunkers bill gained Senate approval late week and was passed on to President Obama, who was widely expected to sign it into law, as of press time.

News of the bill's passing generated mixed responses from all sides of the auto industry, as various leaders had different viewpoints on its… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on June 22, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Car Dealership Micro Sites For Increased Marketing Efficiency

Micro sites for car dealers are low-risk, cost-effective specialized Web sites with a limited range of features and pages, usually designed with the intent of creating a unique online destination – and a landing page for ad campaigns that is separate from the dealership’s main full featured Web site.

When utilizing a dedicated Micro Site as… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on June 21, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Chinese Cars Coming to America Soon! What Will it Mean? - By Lance Winslow

By Lance Winslow

Will China Inherit the US Auto Industry Market Share; Most Likely a Good Chunk of It

Many economists told us that once China's middle class came up to speed they'd be big buyers and we'd be selling to them. Well, it does not look like that is going to happen, which part you ask? Neither, you see China is not going to develop much of a middle class for a long time, and even if they do, don't… Continue

Added by Lance Winslow on June 20, 2009 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Cash For Clunkers Call To Action - Drive America Forward

If you have been watching or reading any of the major news channels, you’re aware… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on June 19, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Free CFC Dealer Banners by Brand Released

Banner are being updated to reflect new logo.

If you would like to use these free banners that we created to promote the Cash for Clunkers Bill, follow this link:

We created 15 dealer brand banners to help car dealers react to this fast moving… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on June 19, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Stop The Insanity!

I’ve noticed a huge jump in PPC competition since January. When I took over a local dealer’s PPC campaigns for their parts sites last year, they were spending an average of $7.50 per click for high profile keywords. Since then, I’ve dropped their average Cost Per Click (CPC) to around $0.36 per click. I also established a SEO strategy to enable them to not be so reliant on paid search engine marketing. It’s now very profitable for them, but could be… Continue

Added by Ken Nix on June 19, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

H.R. 2346 Cash For Clunkers Act: Congress Backs War-Funding Bill

June 18 (Bloomberg) -- A $106 billion war-spending bill won final congressional approval after the Senate voted to retain a “cash for clunkers” provision aimed at helping the auto industry.

Action by the Senate today sends the measure to President Barack Obama for his signature. The Senate passed the bill on a 91 to 5 vote; the House… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on June 19, 2009 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Cash for Clunkers Destined for Approval - Game On!

The controversial Cash for Clunkers bill remains alive as Republicans in the U.S. Senate failed today to remove the $1 billion provision from a $106 billion war funding bill. The majority Democrats needed to reach 60 votes to keep the program in the war-funding bill. They reached exactly 60 after the vote was kept open for more than a half hour.

Critics feel that the cash-for-clunkers program is too expensive and might not do much to… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on June 18, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

My Dad Still Driving at 85 - Happy Father's Day!

My Dad is still driving at 85 years old and is one of the big reasons I love cars! My Dad did not own a car at all until he was he was 33 years old. Owning a car was a luxury item for a post WWII blue collar family man in the 1950's, he car-pooled to work for years. His first car was a new 1956 Chevy (pictured on left), bought the year after I was born, (HEY.. how did they get me home from the hospital?). Already a father of four girls, including me,… Continue

Added by Jody DeVere on June 18, 2009 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Creativity in the Service Department

Creativity in the Service Department

A few weekends ago I took my vehicle in for routine service at the local dealer. As expected they greeted me in front of the service bay, opened the door for me even offered me a cup of coffee. During the check in process they asked me for my e-mail address and cell phone number and proceeded to inform me that they would "contact" me when my car was ready to be picked up.

3 hours later I… Continue

Added by Ron Harber on June 18, 2009 at 11:56am — 2 Comments


The media's constant 24 hour chaos coverage is destroying the hopes and dreams of mankind and is THE reason you find your people not motivated enough to get their jobs done. I fear the media's perpetual sensationalizing of bad news more than I do the threat of pandemic flu's, wars and a faltering economy combined. I know they say they want to present all sides and that the public has a right to know everything but notice that 95% of all their coverage… Continue

Added by Grant Cardone on June 18, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Car Dealer Cash For Clunkers Marketing, Advertising and Sales Opportunity

Cash for Clunkers Legislation has cleared both houses of congress and my inside sources at the white house tell me that the bill's signing is imminent... Many of us watching this situation develop believe that the dealers who get out in front of this will emerge with a major advantage over their competition. If your dealership is the first in your… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on June 16, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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