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Import Your LinkedIn Contacts to Google+ [It's a No-Brainer]

Everyone is so worried about getting their Facebook contacts into Google+. That’s the wrong way to go about Google+.

Given that most of us who…

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Added by Joe Schwartz on January 9, 2013 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Innovative Automotive Photo App

Try it out!

Hi everyone-

I work for a software company nestled in northern California. Recently we had the good fortune of working with Lexus of Stevens Creek, the largest Lexus dealership in the state, in the implementation of an exciting and immersive photo application. The app has been embedded on both the dealership website, as well as their Facebook page for…

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Added by Rachelle Tamulevich on January 9, 2013 at 11:34am — No Comments


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There Are Car Dealerships, Then There Is Your Dealership-

There is this “rule of thumb” when writing social media blogs that basically says in order to capture the reader’s attention and build your audience, never try and sell them something.

Always make sure your content is informative (something for business, life, or both that…

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Added by Todd Vowell on January 9, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Web Connected Car Buyers Spend Over 3 Hours a Day on Social Networks

Social Networking Eats Up 3+ Hours Per Day For Car Buyers

American…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on January 9, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments


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To Instagram or Not to Instagram?

Is your business on Instagram yet? We aren’t going to say it’s a must, but it’s a pretty simple thing that can add some value to your businesses efforts when Marketing Using Facebook or Twitter. The artsy little photos are still really popular,…

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Added by Timothy Martell on January 9, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments


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Branding versus Marketing on Facebook

Facebook Logo

First and foremost, it’s important to understand that Facebook (and social media in general) is a communication tool. It’s a way for businesses to connect with customers and a safe venue through which customers and potential customers can interact with your business.

With that said, let’s look at the…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on January 9, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments


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Change Your Habits and Make More Money Selling Cars

Here’s a challenge: Change how you sell, practice the new approach I outline here for 90 days, and if you aren’t selling more cars and making more money, give me call.

 

This is what I want…

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Added by Patrick Kelly on January 9, 2013 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

You NEED TO KNOW That Your Customers are Being Trained to Use Mobile Services

Microsoft taught generations how to to use the Windows Start button as the jumping off point to accessing the digital world. Todays internet giants and retailers are training us to use our mobile devices in…

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Added by Joe Schwartz on January 8, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Digital Marketing Trends Coming in 2013

Last week a great article from Entrepreneur.com was written on what the top 10 digital marketing trend predictions were for  2013. Many things have been bubbling to the surface in 2012, and now it is time to take a look at these various tools and leverage them more fully in 2013.…

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Added by Vickie Gibbs on January 8, 2013 at 11:30am — 10 Comments


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First Look At Google Adwords Dynamic Ads For Dealer Inventory

Last month I wrote an article on ADM about a new announcement from Google that will give dealers who manage their own Adwords campaigns a big boost in relevant ad building tools.   (See…

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Added by Brian Pasch on January 8, 2013 at 11:30am — 6 Comments


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First Annual DrivingSales Presidents Club Automotive Event Announced: April 21-22 in New York City

Best-selling author and change agent Seth Godin keynotes; exclusive event focuses on helping dealership principals adapt to, lead, and be profitable in a constantly changing retail market; emphasizes strengthening Capital, Brand and People

 

Salt Lake City, Utah – January 9, 2013DrivingSales today announced that its inaugural Presidents Club event for dealership…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 8, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

7 Top Trends in Social Media

Looking into the future is always fun and science fiction writers have had their creative ideas on robots, mobile communications and other seemingly magical devices often turn into reality.7 Top Trends in Social Media

In fact, even cartoonists have predicted the future with Dick Tracy’s phone watch becoming a real device.

Watching technology weave…

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Added by Joe Schwartz on January 8, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments

Karen Bradley & Sean V. Bradley Discuss The Internet Sales 20 Group In Dallas, Texas March 19th - 21st

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Karen Bradley & Sean V. Bradley Discuss The Internet Sales 20 Group In Dallas, Texas March 19th -…

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Added by Sean V. Bradley on January 8, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments


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The Three Google+ Components that Help with Search Rankings

Google Plus Page

Google has stuck with its story that the various components of Google+ and the +1 button don’t have an effect on search rankings. They have to. Once they admit that it does (as countless studies and tests have indicated), the flood of spam and blackhat SEO techniques will grow larger than it already has. This is…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on January 8, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Five Services that Could Become the ‘Instagram of Mobile Video’

Warning!  Some of these services can be highly addictive!  Take Viddy for example.  In preparing this post, I was surprised at how effective and uterly captivating the site's short-form clips can be. 

So who might be able to break through in future? Here are five candidates who could…

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Added by Joe Schwartz on January 8, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments


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Dealers Can Not Afford To Invest In Continued Education

The Irony Of Dealership Budgets

In a few weeks the 2013 Digital Marketing Strategies Conference kicks off and I will be presenting a number of workshops this year.  Last week I called up some of my friends in the industry to invite and encourage them to attend this conference in Orlando, Feb 5-7th.  

 

I decided to share my frustration on ADM because many members who work…

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Added by Brian Pasch on January 7, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

When Online Video Success Is Not What It Seems

Fake YouTube views are nothing new but a recent music industry crackdown shed some light on just how common the practice is. Ten days ago, Google …

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Added by Joe Schwartz on January 7, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Why Mobile Video Is Set To Explode

Mobile video has historically been held back by a single factor: bandwidth. But 4G LTE is changing that, and mobile video is already more popular on the faster wireless networks. 

Mobile video is quickly becoming a mass consumer phenomenon, much as digital…

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Added by Joe Schwartz on January 7, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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What Lithia Can Teach You About Increased Internet Sales

Rob Bennett, General Manager, and Charlie Brown, Internet Director at Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Eugene, unlock the secret to success with in their store’s Internet sales strategy.

The two of these men have driven up Internet sales 61 percent in the last year!

And Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Eugene is the number one Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership in sales volume in Oregon, beating out 29 other Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealerships in that state. They sold more than 2000 vehicles…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 7, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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I found the "Good leads"!!! NOT an ADVERTISEMENT

 Great news I found the "Good leads" seriously I did. Now let me start with how this came to be, it all started with a one on one I was having with a sales consultant of mine. We've worked together for some time and he has the potential to be a great sales consultant, his numbers are up and down (gee never seen that before).

 The conversation goes something like this.... I haven't got any "good leads" why does everybody else get good leads and I don't etc. You hear from just about any…

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Added by Matthew Smolik on January 7, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments

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