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"The Car Sales Simulator®"


Take A Test Drive on the Car Sales Simulator…


Added by Steve Munyan on October 17, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

How Car Dealers Can Get The Facebook Fans That Matter

How Many Fans Does Your Dealership Facebook Page Have?

The number of Facebook fans your dealership can claim is an important number... Right? The customer behind each "Like" your…


Added by Ralph Paglia on October 17, 2012 at 8:30pm — 24 Comments

Don't Let Your Google+ Page Die on the Vine

I vividly remember a conversation I had with Wikimotive's Tim Martell back in 2008. Even four and a half years later, the conversation has remained in my mind. We were discussing the rise of social media. We both agreed that Facebook would be the big thing, but…


Added by J.D. Rucker on October 17, 2012 at 7:17pm — 1 Comment

Meet An eSummit Presenter: David Kain

When I heard ActivEngage CEO Todd Smith jokingly call David Kain “the Silver Fox,” I thought the nickname was merely an offhand reference to his shock of alabaster hair. But the more I watched and spoke to David, the more I realized that his silvery mane disguised a man with a clever mind…


Added by Stephen Jackson on October 17, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Comparison of Image Sharing Sites for Potential SEO Benefit - Flickr is the best

So I am working on various digital marketing efforts for this dealership and I decided to do some research to see what photo sharing sites have the best benefits.  I mean I know Flickr to be the best but it has been a while since I last researched.  I figured photobucket , shutterfly, and others would have similar results.  Well I came up with a nice comparison that shows Flickr to be the ultimate site hands down.…


Added by Stan Sher on October 17, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifests - Dealer Alert

The days of 6 paper copies of a Hazardous Waste Manifest may finally be drawing to a close. Earlier this month President Obama signed Senate Bill S.710; The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act. This regulation amends the Solid Waste Disposal Act requiring the federal government to implement an optional electronic submission system within 3 years. This optional system must be made available to any person currently required to submit paper manifests.

There is little… Continue

Added by Patric Timmermans on October 17, 2012 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Another Example Of Lease Flexibility Benefiting Car Makers

BMW Lets Drivers Out Of Leases


Another Example Of Lease Flexibility Benefiting Car Makers


BMW announced recently a program effective through the end of October that enables its lease customers to skip certain payments in an effort to boost sales of its new or certified used cars. BMW hopes to entice lease drivers by relaxing the strict policies of a lease contract. believes this latest…


Added by John Sternal on October 17, 2012 at 1:06pm — No Comments

This Week's Edition of Autoline with John McElroy

Autoline Discusses State Of The Used Car Market


Check out this week's edition of Autoline with John McElroy, where the current state of the used-car market is discussed. Guests included Steve Finlay of Ward's Auto, Ron MacEachern of The Suburban Collection and Ricky Beggs, Managing Editor of Black Book. Important topics discussed included the impact older-model trade-ins are having on franchise dealers, and their ability to…


Added by John Sternal on October 17, 2012 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Any Dealers out there want to take their website to a totally different level? You need to contact me.

  To Dealers in the New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania or Connecticut;

Specifically; Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, GMC Dealers.

If you would like to take your website to a totally different level unlike that of any website vendor advertising on ADM?? If so, you need to contact me directly at & I will put you in touch with a company…


Added by Ken Beam on October 17, 2012 at 11:50am — 2 Comments

What’s Your Dealership’s Average Front-End Gross Per Vehicle?

This is the third in a series of blogs I’ve been writing on metrics: in my last blog we discussed the average percentage of sales in dealerships that can be attributed to Internet leads. This week, I’d like to talk about average front-end gross per vehicle.


In a recent survey we conducted, we asked dealerships representing all types of makes…


Added by Josh Vajda on October 17, 2012 at 10:41am — 1 Comment

What About The 98% of Your Web Visitors Who Don't Fill Out A Contact Form?

It kinda seems like the car business has turned into the "leads" business.

automotive-remarketing-chart Dealers now spend more money on digital advertising than on any other advertising medium.

If you're not buying leads directly from the factory and the giant lead providers, then you're trying to bring in more traffic to your website in the hope visitors will call, click, message, chat or do almost anything to raise their hand and say "look at me, I'm a potential buyer" - a…


Added by Terry Lancaster on October 17, 2012 at 8:55am — 2 Comments

Overview On Google's New Disavow Tool

We all want to manage our online presence, especially when it comes to search engine optimization. Unfortunately, due to the very nature of backlinks, it’s often out of our control. Until…


Added by Timothy Martell on October 17, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Ultimate Social Media eBook

The days of limited engagement with your customers are over. According to Facebook, there are 3.2 billion likes and comments a day on their Website. How, as dealerships, do you manage social media? Do you update your blog once a month or do you post on Facebook once a day? There is no golden rule, but there are easy guidelines to follow.

ActivEngage knows that social media is an ever changing medium to communicate with your dealership’s customers and we know that it can be a pretty…


Added by Ketty Colom on October 17, 2012 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Nissan Used Car and Truck Dealer in Murfreesboro

Residents of middle Tennessee who know what they want should know where to find it. If you’re looking for a reliable, quality car at an affordable price from people you can trust, then Murfreesboro Nissan dealers is where you ought to head. Their convenient location offers Nissan used cars and Nissan used…


Added by Tom Ross on October 17, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

Interaction OFF of Your Facebook Page is as Important as what Happens on it

Social media is about conversations. It's not a broadcasting platform like traditional advertising, search marketing, or other forms of internet marketing. Conversations on social media happen all over the place and are pertinent to your dealership's local area. YOU should be involved in as many of these…


Added by J.D. Rucker on October 16, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Why Car Battery Safety Matters

All car batteries contain sulfuric acid and produce hydrogen and oxygen gases. If the hydrogen gas comes into contact with an ignition source, the battery can explode, sending pieces of the battery and acid flying. There are several safety precautions technicians should routinely follow when handling car batteries. This three minute video…


Added by Patric Timmermans on October 16, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Hey, I’m Not Getting What I Deserve, or Am I?

Do we truly get that which we focus on the most? Is “The Secret” true or a bunch of hocus pocus? What meaning does any of this have in our personal and business lives?

From Wikipedia; The Secret…


Added by Craig Lockerd on October 16, 2012 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

MSA Advertising Signs Representation Deal With UniStar Marketing


Miami, Florida – October 16, 2012 – MSA Advertising (formerly Ad Productions) today announced that it has signed a marketing representation agreement with UniStar Marketing of Dallas.


In making the announcement, Martin Schleifer, President of MSA said “we have been looking for an opportunity to further expand our services to more dealers across the USA and as a result have selected UniStar Marketing of Dallas as our marketing partner to accomplish…


Added by Chris Humphries on October 16, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Do You Have a Safety Coordinator? (Safety Culture Tip #2)

We've all seen the slogan: "safety is everybody's business." No argument there. A positive safety culture requires teamwork. But there's a funny thing about teams: if no one's in charge of the action items, everyone assumes that it's "someone else's business" to take care of them. And nothing actually gets done.

Every effective safety program has a safety coordinator. In some cases, the coordinator is a GM or high-level executive. If that approach works for your dealership, stick…


Added by Patric Timmermans on October 16, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Prominent Automotive Media Sponsor 2012 DrivingSales Executive Summit

Media sponsors include Auto Dealer Monthly, Automotive Digest, Dealer Marketing Magazine, Dealer Refresh, J.D. Power and Associates, and WardsAuto


Salt Lake City, Utah – October 16, 2012DrivingSales today announced that six leading auto industry media organizations are official sponsors of the 2012 DrivingSales…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on October 16, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments

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