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Added by Stan Sher on June 2, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Once again the automotive industry is buzzing about consumer reviews as Google Places has been morphed into Google+ Local. A new granular rating system has been introduced inspired by Zagat with a 30 point score representing the old five-star rating.
I wrote about changes planned for …Continue
For your weekend enjoyment, here's a KPA infographic about the social media companies that are leading their niche in 2012. Understanding the heart and soul of the companies can help us all make choices about where to put our efforts this year and in coming years.
Click to enlarge.…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on June 2, 2012 at 12:11am — No Comments
YouTube Facts and Figures Infographic:…Continue
Kelley Blue Book President Jared Rowe will be hosting a free webinar to introduce the industry to the new kbb.com Classifieds on Tuesday, June 5, at 2PM EST/11AM PST. You can register for it here.
This month, Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com is launching an all-new Classifieds experience in partnership with AutoTrader.com that will allow dealers to reach millions of in-market car buyers that largely cannot be found on other automotive…Continue
Added by Alex Schoeneberger on June 1, 2012 at 11:04am — No Comments
Check out this great blog by Jenn Mayer, as she explains how to be successful at email marketing.
As November looms closer and closer, talk of the presidential campaign is louder than ever. In this age, candidates don’t just campaign through televised debates and rallies.…Continue
GM - Super-less-Bowl
GM is at it again. A week after cutting the $12M budget for Facebook, they announce that they will not be advertising in the next Super Bowl. (LINK)
Confusion continues to the goal of marketing and branding…
Added by Todd Katcher on June 1, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
“The difference between genius and insanity is paper-thin.” Old Japanese proverb.
There is an inherent truth in that statement. How many times have you said to yourself…Continue
Added by Leonard Buchholz on June 1, 2012 at 8:33am — No Comments
Lon Safko - Noted CEO, Author of "Extreme Digital Marketing", "The Social Media Bible", "Fusion Marketing" and Marketing Consultant to Fortune 500 Companies Keynotes AutoCon 2012!…Continue
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Added by Brian Pasch on May 31, 2012 at 1:48pm — No Comments
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Would you go on vacation without planning your means of travel, travel route, booking a hotel, identifying points of interest or activities for you and the family, and the starting time as well as the ending date of your trip? Unless you were free spirited with no cares in the world, and were part of the Brady Bunch Family, this was not you. As a matter of fact, since you are reading this blog, you are a “Type A” personality that rarely will walk out of your office without a…Continue
Added by James Schaefer on May 31, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments
Ken Cosgrove couldn’t believe his ears. In no uncertain terms, the president of theJaguar Dealership Association had just offered to cast his vote for Ken’s ad campaign – if he could sleep with the agency’s voluptuous queen bee, Joan Harris. Ken blinked rapidly, visibly unseated by the scandalous request for both bribery and prostitution. “Was that what I think it was?” His…Continue
Addy's Harbor Dodge in Myrtle Beach, SC has just jumped into the top 5 of all Dodge dealers in the US. It just shows that having the right programs, the best managers and top sales people, will make great things happen. We are pleased at this great dealer's success and even more thankful that we have been along for the entire ride.
When we first came to Addy's they had 8 sales people and were doing average numbers. Rod Ricciardi had just become the GM and brought with him a…
I wanted to personally invite you to an upcoming New Jersey Automotive Conference event on June 12th at the Sheraton Hotel in Eatontown, NJ. I will be presenting a workshop at the NJ Dealer Pit Stop so join me!
The Dealer Pit Stop is a one day event that will feature 12 workshop sessions hosted by top…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on May 30, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
This is the third in a series of articles on management training.
Our group focused on a second aspect of communication this week. As we discussed in previous sessions, communication has to be clear, specific and actionable. This week, we focused on finding out how your audience was receiving the information.
Added by Glenn Pasch on May 30, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments
In this series of blogs, I am addressing common processes within a dealership that have a significant impact on the bottom line. My last blog addressed how to speed up car deliveries, and in this one, I’d like to examine the sometimes contentious relationships between service and parts, and how to possibly fix it.
I’ve written before how the service department is the parts departments best customer; but I still hear anecdotes…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on May 30, 2012 at 12:34pm — No Comments
If you're doing the SEO for your own auto dealer website, it can be difficult to know where to focus your energy first. Here are the pages you should start optimizing first to get the most bang for your SEO efforts:
Main Navigation Pages: Your home page and those that have direct navigation from your home page (mainly your inventory) should be optimized since they are the ones potential customers are most likely to find. …Continue
Added by Ali Amirrezvani on May 30, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Last night several new rollouts were seen in Google+ Local, seeming to merge Google Places accounts into the newest social search display of your Google+ dashboard. Here's what we've seen in our research about the new way search and reviews are changing for Car Dealers for automotive internet marketing on Google.