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Rate Your Vendors Now: Ratings for 2012 Dealer Satisfaction Awards Close December 31st

Dealers decide the best dealership vendors of the year at, helping their peers choose and spend wisely in 2013


Salt Lake City, UT – November 27, 2012 – Eligible and verified reviews and ratings that determine the 2012 DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards will close on December 31st, DrivingSales announced today. The Company encourages dealers who have not yet rated their vendors…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on November 27, 2012 at 8:01am — No Comments

Facebook IP Rights

There is a privacy notice that seems to surface from time to time on Facebook, usually when a new security update is rolled-out.  I’ve been seeing it all over the place the last few days, and while it seems that most people are posting it just to be safe, others seem to believe that this will truly protect their content. Facebook users, especially businesses,…


Added by Timothy Martell on November 27, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

There Is No Time Like Today To Make A Change

Change. Change can be a scary and powerful word. A word that many of us say that we embrace yet when it comes down to the brass tacks we end up putting off the decision that brings about change. You often say, “I’ll wait till after the first of the year,” or “ We will…


Added by Jason Parman on November 27, 2012 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

The Best Times to Post, Part I: Finding the Sweet Spots

I know it's the heart of football season and the beginning of basketball season, but baseball is the sport that truly helps to illustrate this particular post. On social media, not all times are created equal. It's important to know where and when to place your pitches to let…


Added by J.D. Rucker on November 26, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Joel Ewanick, Former GM and Hyundai Marketing Boss Takes Fisker Automotive Leadership Role

Former GM and Hyundai Marketing Boss Joel Ewanick Takes Fisker Automotive Leadership Role

A few years ago I did some work for Hyundai Motor America in Fountain Hills, CA and had the…


Added by Ralph Paglia on November 26, 2012 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

If It Smells Like S*** and Feels Like S*** and Tastes Like S*** Then...

I was reading the recent blog post by Kim Essenmacher and her frustration with Google+ Local reviews, when Matt Merrill (…


Added by Brian Pasch on November 26, 2012 at 8:00pm — 22 Comments

Your Mobile App’s Privacy Policies and Terms and Conditions: What They Mean to Your Business and To Your Customers

Just because it’s mobile doesn’t mean that advertising laws and regulations don’t apply! The need for a prominent disclosure of terms and conditions and a privacy policy in mobile apps is rapidly evolving, and dealers are at risk if they are using an app that doesn’t comply.


The Federal…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on November 26, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Social Media Reputation: Wielding Your Power Accounts Properly

This is Part 4 in a 5 part series. Please read the previous posts first or none of this will really make any sense.


Added by J.D. Rucker on November 26, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

NJ VW | VW Cyber Monday at Douglas Volkswagen! Union County NJ`s VW Cyber-Monday connection has your Deal!

Happy Cyber-Monday everyone!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Now that Thanksgiving and Black Friday are behind us, it`s time to kick the

Holiday Shopping Season into high gear at Douglas VW with our Exclusive

VW Cyber Monday…


Added by Ken Beam on November 26, 2012 at 7:57am — No Comments

The Co-occurrence Debate

If you listen to the SEO experts, then you know that the industry is ALWAYS about to experience a significant shift. Usually this is just an algorithm update from Google, but sometimes it’s bigger than that. Sometimes, people predict changes…


Added by Timothy Martell on November 26, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

Why I Love The Auto Industry: Darin Wade Becomes Newest Ford Dealer in America

There are many reasons why I love the car business, but one of the most compelling aspects of my love affair with the car business is the fact that many people start working at car dealerships in an "Entry Level" type position and then go on to perform better than their peers, get promoted, increase their incomes and becoming notable success stories.  Darin Wade is one of those success…


Added by Ralph Paglia on November 26, 2012 at 3:30am — 4 Comments

Don't Get Sucked Into The Holiday Advertising Abyss

If you're a retailer of items that are often purchased as gifts, holiday advertising makes total sense. You're competing for a portion of the most lucrative sales season and getting the word out about the deals, products, and sales that you have going on at your store is important.

If you are not a…


Added by J.D. Rucker on November 25, 2012 at 11:42pm — No Comments

Putting Search and Social in their Place Below Content

For the past several years, content has been a component of search engine and social media marketing that fell far below the tricks and techniques that helped achieve business goals. It was possible to be successful with limited or low-quality content. In…


Added by J.D. Rucker on November 25, 2012 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments



Did You Hire Them Dead

or Kill Them After You Got…


Added by Craig Lockerd on November 24, 2012 at 2:58pm — 5 Comments

Are you building value during your presentation/demonstration?

  In the automotive industry we must learn the difference between building value versus just giving the car away.  We've all seen the sales professional that sells 15 cars for the month and makes $1,500 i.e. 15 mini deals.  How demotivating to spend an entire month putting in 60+ hours and then see a less than average paycheck; I truly believe the solution to this problem is one must learn how to build value and hold gross while your presenting your four square.  I've heard too many people…


Added by J.R. Batchelor on November 24, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments

The Truth About Blog Post Tags

Let there be absolutely, positively no mistake here. "Tags" have completely different uses depending on the platform on which they're used. We're going to take a look at three of the most popular platforms and how tags affect them:…


Added by J.D. Rucker on November 24, 2012 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

Wordpress vs Tumblr for Your Dealership Blog

There will be complaints. I can already smell the onslaught of, "what about Blogger" and "Typepad is much more powerful". There will be others that say, "but Tumblr's not really a blogging platform". Let's put all of that to rest quickly...

For business blogs, Wordpress and Tumblr are the best options out there.…


Added by J.D. Rucker on November 23, 2012 at 11:30pm — 9 Comments

From the Trenches - Let's Get Personal


As a practice, relationship marketing differs from other forms of marketing in that it recognizes the long term value of customer relationships and extends communication beyond intrusive advertising and sales promotional messages - Wikipedia…


Added by Tom Gorham on November 23, 2012 at 12:30pm — 20 Comments

Social Media is More Akin to Television than Search or Other Internet Marketing Forms

One of the biggest misunderstandings surrounding social media is that it's a distant cousin of search engine marketing or that it's goals are similar to other forms of internet marketing. This isn't quite true. There are definitely tie-ins; social media can help improve search rankings, it is a…


Added by J.D. Rucker on November 23, 2012 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

How can your dealership use Instagram for marketing?

Photo sharing has been around a long time now and though the modes of capturing and sharing a photograph may have changed, the idea behind photo sharing still holds true.

Photos spark an emotional connection in a way that text cannot. How many of you remember your family’s old photo…


Added by Jason Parman on November 23, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

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