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August 2010 ADM Blog Posts (103)

Reader Beware-The Internet is Filled with Inexperience

Yesterday, a colleague sent me a blog post that made me laugh right out loud because of the absurdity of what was being proposed and recommended. Unfortunately, I know the writer who is fresh out of college with lots of potential, but was given the privilege to write for her company’s blog with obviously no editing or guidelines. Her inexperience of workplace standards, legality and employee rights…

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Added by Patti Swanson on August 31, 2010 at 10:29am — No Comments

Social Media Strategy; Nearly Three-Quarters of Automotive Marketers Have a Plan!



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Added by Ralph Paglia on August 31, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Philip Zelinger to Speak At The Chrysler SE & SW BC S&P Business Conference Discussing Social Media In Fixed Operations For Automotive Advertising Agencies

Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and the host of an automotive advertising resource / networking portal -- AdAgencyOnline.Net, will be speaking to an audience of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealers at the 6th Annual Chrysler Southeast & Southwest Business Center Service & Parts Business Conference. The conference is being held at the Disney Resorts Contemporary…

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Added by Philip Zelinger on August 31, 2010 at 9:51am — No Comments

"Free" Whats the Catch!

Over the past month we have seen an incredible increase in dealer enrollment on MyDealerReport.com. It probably has something to do with our site now being “free” for dealers to setup and manage their accounts. Most dealers are…

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Added by John H. Isaac on August 31, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Check Out Blue Dog's Resources and Downloads Page

Over the past few years, the Blue Dog team has read through dozens of studies and reports revealing the latest trends and market tendencies in the advertising industry.



Today we launched our Resources and Downloads page, which we plan to build-out going forward in an effort to give our readers as much pertinent and relevant information on where local…

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Added by Blue Dog Productions on August 30, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

HOW TO: Respond when Social Media Attacks Your Brand

by Stephanie Marcus
Originally Posted on Mashable






For all the praise that brand advertisers have for social media, they must be aware that it’s very much a double-edged sword. And for all the free marketing, advertising and brand promotion via Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and other platforms used to…
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Added by Gary Weinberg on August 30, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

AdAgencyOnline.Net Advises Automotive Advertising Agencies To Focus On Fixed Operations

Automotive advertising agencies frustrated by reduced sales volume and profit margins have been forced to focus on fixed operations vs. vehicle sales to earn their fees. Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and the host AdAgencyOnline.Net, has advised his national network of independent automotive advertising agencies to help their auto dealer clients improve their…

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Added by Philip Zelinger on August 30, 2010 at 10:15am — No Comments

Top Ten U.S. Web Properties

comScore released its monthly Media Metrix top 50 revealing the top 50 U.S. web properties. Here are the top ten:

1. Google sites

2. Yahoo Sites

3. Microsoft sites

4. Facebook.com

5. AOL

6. Glam Media

7. Ask Network (IAC perhaps?)

8. Turner…

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Added by Anirban Das on August 30, 2010 at 7:29am — No Comments

Google AdWords Extensions and Sitelinks; New Search Engine and Display Advertising for Car Dealers!

Google AdWords Sitelinks and Extensions Provide New Search Engine and Display…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on August 30, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

VinSolutions makes Inc. 500 as the 33rd fastest growing software company with three-year revenue growth of 672%

Automotive Technology Leader VinSolutions Named 33rd on Inc. Magazine's Exclusive Inc 500 List of America's Fastest-Growing Companies…







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Added by Sean Stapleton on August 29, 2010 at 9:25pm — No Comments

AUTO DEALER CAN NOW MANAGE THEIR ONLINE REPUTATION FOR FREE

www.MyDealerReport.com, the premier online auto dealer rating and review website, has today granted full free access to automotive dealer seeking to manage their online reputation. The website has an abundance of free features, which includes an automatic monitoring, alert…

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Added by John H. Isaac on August 27, 2010 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Brian Pasch Reviews New DealerFire Platform

DealerFire Websites Stand Out From The Crowd







I had the opportunity to review the latest enhancements to the DealerFire website platform this week with the presentation coming from company

founder Eric Hoopman.

Last year DealerFire was one of the nine award winning companies in the 2009 ASMA Study. (…

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Added by Matthew Cole on August 27, 2010 at 9:14am — No Comments

Here`s an EBlast ala Ken Beam that went out to approx. 14,000 clients last night. *How are you creating your EBlasts in order to engage & attract Clients? *Share some ideas on this thread!

*Please share this Digital Ad with your co-workers, friends & family members too. Thank you.…



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Added by Ken Beam on August 27, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

AdAgencyOnline.Net To Review eCarList TrueTarget Mobile For Automotive Advertising Agencies

Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and host of the automotive advertising resource / networking portal AdAgencyOnline.Net, announced today that he will be reviewing eCarList and their new mobile appraisal and inventory management application TrueTarget Mobile for consideration by his affiliated automotive advertising agencies. Philip will be interviewing Len Critcher, the…

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Added by Philip Zelinger on August 27, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Steering Automotive Sales Through Social Media

Traditionally, automotive marketing for manufacturers and dealerships has relied upon television, radio and newspapers as a way to grab the attention of customers as they undertake their journey towards a car buying decision. However, there’s been a transfusion that’s injected energy and added some much needed horsepower to an already robust marketing plan of attack.


Today’s economic times dictate it’s now vital to explore new, practical ways to reach consumers…
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Added by Stacy Mueller on August 26, 2010 at 2:33pm — No Comments

NFL Players Love Appearing in Local Television Advertising



Football season is just around the corner, so naturally many local businesses are linking up with some of their city’s NFL starts, as they seek to get a leg up on competitors and capture market share.



In Miami, where superstar athletes are becoming commonplace in the glitzy city, the Dolphins' Brandon Marshall will be broadcast not only on Sundays catching passes,…

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Added by Blue Dog Productions on August 26, 2010 at 8:04am — 1 Comment

Should You Outsource Social Media?





This might be the dirty little secret that no one wants to admit. That if they had their druthers, they would outsource their social media activities. Why? Because what they won’t admit is that social media is a big time suck and furthermore, they might not even admit that they are tired of “engaging” every day. Why? because they didn’t know it was going to be like this.



It’s hard to be “On” every day isn’t it?



There is the pretty side of social… Continue

Added by Gary Weinberg on August 25, 2010 at 8:47pm — 5 Comments

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