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Android or iPhone? Help select an ISM's next phone

So, here's my dilemma. I get to replace my smartphone in the next month or two.

I am an internet sales manager.  I take calls, I take photos, I check email and, of course, I have a mobile CRM tool.

I use a few apps, too.  Like vAuto, and the Chevy mobile…

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Added by Joshua Michael Friedman on September 21, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments


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VinSolutions Recognized for Pinnacle Platform Performance and Best Integrated Website with 2012 AWA Awards

VinSolutions was selected by PCG Consulting to receive two 2012 Automotive Website Awards in the Best Website Platform category.    

 

VinSolutions, an industry-leading provider of Internet-based Customer Relations Management (CRM) and Internet Lead Management (ILM) software was recognized with two Automotive Website Awards (AWAs): Pinnacle Platform Performance and Best Integrated Website.

The…

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Added by Joey Little on September 21, 2012 at 7:40am — No Comments


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Gerber's Great Facebook Contest

Running contests on social media is a risky proposition. It has to be just the right idea, and it has to be handled just the right way. Today, I want to take a look at one recent contest that has completely taken over…

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Added by Timothy Martell on September 21, 2012 at 6:54am — No Comments


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The Digital Lunchroom



The innately complex world of …

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Added by Kathleen Perley on September 21, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

New Google Panda Update Starts Rolling Out - SEO Practitioners on Red Alert!

For all you Google SEO freaks out there in the ADM Professional Community, here is some information about the next update to Google's Panda SERP Ranking and Indexing Algorithm from Search Engine Land.

Google’s announced that another Panda…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on September 20, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

AutoCon2012 Workshop - Dealer Compliance in a Digital Age

I thought ADM members would like to have access to as many of the AutoCon presentations as possible, so here's my contribution:

AutoCon2012 Workshop - Dealer Compliance in a Digital Age

Staying…

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Added by Jim Radogna on September 20, 2012 at 8:58pm — 2 Comments


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Golf instead of baseball! The new mentality you need to have when working with todays customers

"It's a numbers game" "swing for the fences" these quotes and many others have been sung by most sales managers including myself over the years and for the most part it was true. If you've been in this business for 15 years or less aside from the past 4 years have been very…

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Added by Matthew Smolik on September 20, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments


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Don't Forget to Change Your Twitter Header

Twitter has a new profile format. Unfortunately, most of the manufacturers haven't taken full advantage of it yet. Don't make their mistake.

Ford is one of the only ones that has already changed their's. It's not great - they picked an image that made reading the text a challenge - but at least they…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on September 20, 2012 at 9:00am — 3 Comments


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Change Your Culture - Become Certified Female Friendly

Added by Jody DeVere on September 20, 2012 at 7:15am — No Comments


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Twitter Announces Profile Updates

On the TODAY show earlier this week Twitter SEO, Dick Costolo made a live appearance to announce updates to the Twitter experience. The changes will affect the look and feel of profiles both on Twitter.com and on their mobile apps for iPad, iPhone, and Android. Twitter users will now have the option of a…

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Added by Timothy Martell on September 20, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments


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Why imitate when you can innovate?

An alarming trend has arisen on the Internet side of automotive sales and it is called "Email Template Theft" (ETT for short). This may be happening to your Internet sales team right now or your team could even be the guilty party. Have you ever received an…

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Added by Jake Wirth on September 20, 2012 at 5:00am — 3 Comments


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Independent Sales Contractors Wanted - New Product Launch

The web, online and mobile has afforded businesses the real opportunity to launch new products in an unconventional manner. Small businesses can introduce products and compete for quality sales consultants by contract before in-house staffing.

As a small business owner ready to launch our first advertising service for other businesses I have decided to make a national launch and require independent sales contractors, not an employee, to add our product to your portfolio of…

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Added by Roosevelt Gist on September 20, 2012 at 4:27am — 1 Comment

New Multi-Screen World for Automotive Marketers

The New Multi-Screen World for Automotive Marketers

Today 90% of our media consumption occurs in front of a screen. As automotive consumers balance their time between smartphones, tablets, PCs and Televisions, they are learning to use these devices together to achieve their goals when it comes to buying cars and accessing vehicle related services.

Today 90% of automotive…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on September 19, 2012 at 4:50pm — 1 Comment

Strategic Data

What boxer would step into the ring without having studied his opponent? 

What coach would take his team onto the field without have watched game films of their competitor?…

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Added by Jeff Wardwell on September 19, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments


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iOS6 vs. Ford SYNC

Today Apple released their new iOS6 to current iPhone users, history has shown me that EVERY time there is a new iOS update for the iPhone it kicks off bluetooth users of Ford SYNC.  

I understand it's pretty much inevitable because these are usually big software updates and the Ford SYNC system is (1) built from Microsoft and (2) would need to be updated every day if we wanted SYNC to be up-to-date…

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Added by Ashley Lopez on September 19, 2012 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments


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Latest Google Car Shopper Research Impacts Dealer Marketing Strategies

Google's latest ThinkAuto research shared by Joanne Nichols, Automotive Head of Industry, shows just how nimble automotive digital marketing strategies must be to connect with today's…

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Added by Brian Pasch on September 19, 2012 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments


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AdWords Has New Shared Budget

Google just rolled out a new feature in their AdWords service: the shared budget. Basically, it’s exactly what you would think it is. It lets you create a single daily budget that is then shared by multiple campaigns in your AdWords account. The idea being that this will make it easier for businesses to…

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Added by Timothy Martell on September 19, 2012 at 6:53am — 1 Comment


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Big Data: Not Internet 3.0, Internet to the 10th Power!

Big Data is hard to think about for some, and it can seem nebulous. So, what is Big Data? It is the new business advantage!



It’s not Internet 2.5 or Internet 3.0, it is Internet10! And it's going to change everything. How? These are some of the coming…

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Added by Keith Shetterly on September 18, 2012 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments


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13 Tips For Service Center Marketing

Does your car dealership have a plan in place for marketing its service center? You need to encourage people to return to your dealership after their vehicle purchase for service, and you also need a strategy to pick up new leads just for service.

13 Tips for Automotive Service Center Marketing from…

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Added by Paul Potratz on September 18, 2012 at 1:59pm — 1 Comment

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