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December 2011 ADM Blog Posts (140)

Happy New Year to all ADM`ers! Here`s my last Video for 2011 - Thanks! Ken-



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Added by Ken Beam on December 31, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments

Be Afraid - Be Very Afraid!

What a year we've had.  There were ups and downs, but I'm so looking forward to next year.  I had the privilege of working with enough dealers to see an even bigger need for training in 2012.  But, my challenge is not that I see it, but getting dealers to see it as well.  As many in my industry know, the most common objection to training of any kind is that the dealer has it handled.  They just don't see a need.  In my opinion, many of them just don't see!

For example:  Follow-up. …

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Added by John Fuhrman on December 30, 2011 at 6:51am — No Comments

Auto Association Chooses Training Company

Auto Dealer Association Names Training Company as Source for Members

The Minnesota Auto Dealers Association has selected The Dealer Resource Group as a training source for 2012. The Dealer Resource Group will provide sales training to member dealers in the areas of sales, negotiation skills, Internet, and basic selling skills.…

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Added by John Fuhrman on December 30, 2011 at 4:21am — No Comments

HAVE A GREAT 2012

WISHING EVERYONE HERE AT ADM A GREAT 2012.

MAY ALL YOUR CHALLENGES/OBSTACLES BE OVERCOME.

MAY YOU LEARN A LOT AND MAKE YOURSELF EVEN MORE VALUABLE TO THE MARKETPLACE.

MY WISH IS THAT EACH OF YOU ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR YOUR FAMILIES, MAKE YOUR DREAMS A REALITY AND MAKE ALL THOSE AROUND YOU BETTER FOR KNOWING YOU.

THANKS TO RALPH PAGLIA AND HIS STAFF FOR PROVIDING THIS FORUM.

GO FAST AND BE STRONG AND MAKE PEOPLE REMEMBER YOU!

GRANT CARDONE

Added by Grant Cardone on December 29, 2011 at 6:36pm — 1 Comment

Dealers Beware: 5 Ways to Suck at Inbound Marketing

Inbound marketing is the practice of getting yourself “found” by people already learning about and shopping in your industry.  For dealers, this means …

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Added by Justin Braun on December 29, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

It`s not always about "just selling cars" - I hope everyone will watch this - thank you - Ken

*It`s not always about "just selling cars"...
 

The Douglas Auto Group had it`s 1st Annual Food-Drive organized by our Social Media Mgr. Patrick Nash and that turned out to…

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Added by Ken Beam on December 29, 2011 at 6:00am — 16 Comments

Trainers/Vendors

Automobile Trainers/Vendors...Question for all of you: How often while at a dealership doing what you do are you asked a question concerning hiring salespeople,staffing their BDC or internet dept? The question you get asked could be as straight forward as I need more or better salespeople,where and how do I get them or as vague as I don't have the right people to achieve what I need to achieve to sell more cars and make more gross...."If I just had a couple more "studs" I'd be set.How often…

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Added by Jodi Adkins on December 28, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments

New Years Resolution - Don't loose weight rather GO MOBILE!

A few more days and we will say finally Good Bye to 2011 and a hopeful "Hello 2012". With blog posts, articles and predictions all over the net on "what will bring 2012", I wanted to focus on one "item" you should definitively have on your Resolution List 2012...

- M O B I L E M A R K E T I N G -

With an enormous increase of consumers upgrading from regular cell phones to smartphone devices (31% of 271 million phone subscribers using now smart devices [Nielsen…

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Added by VJ on December 28, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Marketers Use Online Video to Complement, Not Cannibalize, TV Ads

Display, TV and print all sources of digital video ad budget…

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Added by TERRY GIBSON on December 28, 2011 at 6:36am — No Comments

Digital Dealer Workshops Houston Texas 01/17/2012

Digital Dealer Workshops Houston Texas 01/17/2012

Workshop Tracks Include: Automotive e-Commerce; Social Media & New Technologies; Sales, Process & Fixed Operations;  and Websites, Marketing & Analytics

 

Dealer Communications, the leading multi-media information source for automotive dealers and managers, will hold a one-day…

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Added by April Rain on December 28, 2011 at 4:40am — 1 Comment

A Breakdown of Our Most Successful Infographic of 2011 and Why it Worked So Well

The last 3 years, infographics have grown as one of the most effective marketing tools available. They're easily sharable on social media, can offer tremendous SEO benefits, and can help your dealership offer content that people enjoy seeing.

Still, it's also the most underutilized tool by the automotive industry. A lot of it is our fault; vendors in the automotive space have seen infographics as too challenging and too expensive to bring to market. We've had a handful of…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on December 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — 14 Comments

How Generation Y Will Reshape Customer Loyalty

Representing more than 1.7 billion consumers worldwide, of which 77 million are in the US, the so-called ‘Millennial’ generation (aka. ‘Generation Y’) is presenting marketers with some new challenges and changes as it comes of age and takes the reins of the global consumer economy, according to a study by Aimia (formerly Groupe Aeroplan).

To compare the attitudes and behaviors of Millennials (born between the…

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Added by Mike Gorun on December 27, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments

5 Reasons It’s Not Your Breath

No doubt, things like bad breath can be a turn off. However, most of the time a customer walks without buying isn’t because of halitosis across the desk.

 

For sure, sales associates must attend…

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Added by Kurt Kubicki on December 27, 2011 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Truly Amazing People Give Us Words of Wisdom, But Do We Accept Them?

Truly Amazing People Give Us Words of Wisdom, But Do We Accept Them:

 

All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion,…
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Added by Ralph Paglia on December 26, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

I am GIVING AWAY $1,000 CASH… (Again!)

I am GIVING AWAY $1,000 CASH… (Again!)

Take a look at http://www.automotiveinternetsales.com I JUST gave away $1,000 CASH the other day and am about to do it AGAIN!!  

I am so thankful for being a Car Salesman. I can NOT imagine what my life would have been if I never stepped foot onto that showroom floor and took a chance selling cars. I went from being a BROKE College…

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Added by Sean V. Bradley on December 26, 2011 at 12:14pm — No Comments

The Difference In Being Different

We all have one week of work before 2011 becomes a collection of files to be stored away.  Sure, we'll go back and get some things for this years taxes.  Perhaps even take a look at some trends that occurred during the year.  But what are the things that will make 2012 a better year for you?  Chances are, there will be talk of improvement, higher numbers, better grosses, and maybe even a reduction in expenses.  But, it will all fade before the Christmas decorations are taken down.

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Added by John Fuhrman on December 26, 2011 at 9:09am — 2 Comments

"Serial Entrepreneur" Scott Painter's Top 10 New Businesses for 2012



10)  TRUEChair to promote fair pricing for furniture



 9)  TRUECarat to assist in jewelry purchases



 8)  TRUECrib keeping real estate on the up-n-up



 7)  TRUECat either for pet-stores or brothels



 6)  TRUECarriage fair transportation pricing in Amish communities (cost to dealers is 1 goat)



 5)  TRUECall equal phone service for all



 4)  TRUECow (do you know the "actual" cost of a gallon of milk or pound of beef?)…

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Added by Brad Alexander on December 24, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Carmax / Google Screwing Used Car Dealers !!! Or Honest Mistake ???

As an Internet Sales Director who utilizes Adword Campaigns to drive traffic to my site I am constantly searching my own keywords to learn what my competition is doing . Recently I was going over my "Used"   keywords and kept noticing a trend regarding Carmax and how they were the only "Dealer" whose Ads contained a star rating base on Google reviews that was not tied to a specific place page . Intrigued by this I decided to delve in further and what I found bothers me to my core and…

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Added by Bryan Brooks on December 24, 2011 at 11:00am — 12 Comments

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