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Does Your CRM Processes Treat Mobile Visitors Differently?

Today I looked at 20 dealers Google Analytics reports for the last 30 days and on average, about 20% of their website traffic is being labeled as Mobile visitors.  Here is an example of how this is displayed in Google Analytics. 


For some dealers their mobile…


Added by Brian Pasch on February 11, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Is TrueCar going on the offensive? Take a look at this article from the NY Times.

Is TrueCar going on the offensive?

Take a look at this article that appears on page one of today's (Saturday, 2/11/12) NY Times Metro Section: "Car Dealers Wince at a Site to End Sales Haggling".

While it is great to see this topic covered by the NY Times it's a little disappointing to see that the reporter,…


Added by Chris Fousek on February 10, 2012 at 10:10pm — 3 Comments

Top 5 Products at NADA Convention Receive PCG Spotlight Awards



PCG Consulting, Inc. announced the recipients of the 2012 Spotlight Awards following the 2012 NADA Convention in Las Vegas. The Spotlight Awards recognize the five best products at the Convention that fill important needs for car dealers.



The following companies/products were recognized with a Spotlight Award for excellence in…


Added by Brian Pasch on February 10, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The CarChat24 beta test is almost ready to go and we would like to invite you to participate!

The CarChat24 beta test is almost ready to go and we would like to invite you to participate!

We are now looking for enthusiastic early adopters to participate in our beta to help us find bugs, give feedback and feature suggestions to improve our product.

 What Are the…


Added by Shereef on February 10, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

VinWorx is Coming to Kansas City in June

Back by demand, VinWorx is coming back to Kansas City in June!  Not only would we like to invite you to PRE-REGISTER, we recommend it.  Here's why... 

For more information and to reserve your seat:



VinWorx is a…


Added by Lucas Bixler on February 10, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

New to the Community

I should expect cookies or baked bread, but a hearty welcome would be nice to hear. I am Kennith Self. I have spent the last 10 years helping car dealers sell more cars with advertising solutions that have worked. I am entering a new phase of my career, partnering with the leader in digital chat communications Contact At Once! I am very excited to be working with such a quality organization. I would love to talk with you about how we can help move the needle on your business. We have a…


Added by Kennith Self on February 10, 2012 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Dealers, You Do Not Have Control of Your Data!

Exhibiting at the NADA 2012 Convention and Expo in Las Vegas was very interesting. One of the hottest topics was the “third party data access” controversy that has been unfolding over the last few months. From a DMS provider’s point of view, there are certainly ways that we can help dealers maintain control of their data, such as offering a free data protection service. But as I see the state of things right now, I’d be willing…


Added by Mike Esposito on February 10, 2012 at 12:16pm — 4 Comments

AutoAccelerator Mobile CRM Wins PCG Spotlight Award

As a dealer you always have to watch out for shiny new objects that can promise one thing but deliver something entirely differently.  I had the opportunity to sit down with the folks from AutoAccelerator and demo their new iPad app for their CRM.  To say that I was impressed is an understatement.

Not only did this app have the eye appeal that will…


Added by Marc E McGurren on February 10, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Making a Social Investment with Google+

When I heard about Google+ providing business pages, it made me contemplate if I needed another social media network. After much…


Added by sara callahan on February 10, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments

Stan Sher - NADA 2012 Review

It's that time of year again.  Yes, one of my favorite blogs of the year.  I have always enjoyed writing about my experiences at conferences and conventions.  This blog is going to be great.  Why so great you ask?

Wait for it...

Wait for it...

Wait for it... it is.

This has been my most productive and educational NADA convention out of the three that I have attended.  I realized this year the importance of spending a…


Added by Stan Sher on February 9, 2012 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Authentic Vehicle Walk-Around Video Versus Contrived B Roll TV Spots or Pan and Zoom Fakes

What types of video work better? Authentic Vehicle Walk-Around Presentations or Videos assembled from OEM supplied "B Roll" intended for TV Spots... Or, the ever popular mass produced Pan and Zoom "fake" videos made from the still images photographed for inventory listings?


Last week I had the honor and privilege of both attending and speaking at the Digital Marketing Strategies Conference produced by Carrie Hemphill, Brian Pasch, Glen Pasch and the team at…


Added by Ralph Paglia on February 9, 2012 at 6:30pm — 54 Comments

Top 10 Overlooked Booths at the NADA Convention

10) Jim Ziegler's TRUECar Executive- Dunk Booth

9) The Alan Mullaly- "Ford didn't use tax dollars: Kissing Booth"

8) Chevy Volt's promotional "Sniff my tailpipe" booth

7) Kia's Crayon Corner where children design their next car!

6) VW's "This is the car you want" Jedi Mind trick training booth

5) Mazda's booth- well, they didn't actually have one, they were out front panhandling and looking for…


Added by Brad Alexander on February 9, 2012 at 2:02pm — No Comments

The Google Plus Game Changer

A Lot of Talk About a Badge!

A lot of fuss is being made of late, of Search Plus Your World and for good reason: love it or hate it, this is going to make a huge impact on Automotive SEO now and for the foreseeable future. This is great and there are some great simple steps you can take to…


Added by Timothy Martell on February 9, 2012 at 10:30am — 34 Comments

Certified Me: I Am Who I Am

I am who I am.  I am me!  I work as me, I advise as me, and I write and publish as me.  I am this way because, as a person, I fit the “new credibility” very well:  I am all over the Web, and you can reach me by email and phone if you go to my website.  You can find me, easily, and find out about me,…


Added by Keith Shetterly on February 9, 2012 at 9:00am — 37 Comments

The Automotive Industry: What Everyone Wants To Grow Up To Be

Like so many other Americans, I gathered up my snacks and beverages to sit down in front of a television to catch the NFL Big Event.  Having a career in marketing and sales, I paid curious attention to the messages conveyed in the 60 second spots aired between plays.  This year, I heard it loud and clear from the Automotive…


Added by Stephanie Young on February 9, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

David T. Gould Reply to Thomas A. Kelly - Automotive Dealer Data Access - Data Fields, Lock'm Down

Tom - DMV does play into this. They are wrong for selling personal data as well when it is without the permission of the original owner. As far as I am concerned, find money for the bridge elsewhere. Just like TrueCar, people are turning their backs on their personal information with an illusion that they may be saving money... Meanwhile, their personal information is being bought and sold by a very few tech savy companies. As stated elsewhere, this data accumulation business is in the multi…


Added by David T. Gould on February 8, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

Marketing Aftermarket Accessories to Women

Courtesy of Insignia's Guest Blogger Jody DeVere, CEO of Inc.

Jody DeVere

The range of vehicle accessories in the automotive aftermarket industry today is nothing less than staggering.  From the simple embellishments like better floor mats and car covers to complete sparkling chrome makeovers and everything in between, there are gizmos and attachments to make virtually any car or truck carry…


Added by Ashley Poag on February 8, 2012 at 7:45am — No Comments

How Your Dealership Can Use Google+ To Increase Local SEO

A few weeks ago I wrote about how Google was going to include items from Google+ in their regular search results when users were signed in, calling it “Search Plus Your World”. Now that users have had some time to get accustomed to it, I wanted to touch on how this new way of searching could benefit your car dealership’s local search…


Added by Ali Amirrezvani on February 8, 2012 at 7:32am — No Comments

What Auto Dealers Can Learn from Automotive Super Bowl Ads

The New York Giants denied the New England Patriots a Super Bowl ring again. With this familiar, trivial news out of the way, let’s talk about the important stuff – the commercials.

At around $3.5 million per advertisement, companies spent mountains of cash for 30 seconds of Super Bowl airtime. As expected, auto manufacturers engaged in…


Added by Stephen Jackson on February 8, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Dominion Dealer Solutions Wins PCG Spotlight Award at 2012 NADA Convention

The 2012 NADA Convention exhibitor hall was very active this year making the selection of the PCG Spotlight Award winners even more challenging.


This year five companies that attended the 2012 NADA Convention were selected by PCG as having outstanding products that will benefit the dealer community.


Dominion Be Back…


Added by Brian Pasch on February 7, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

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