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Why Should an Organization Train, Rinse and Repeat?

Military, Law Enforcement, Medical Professionals, Teachers…what do these occupations have in common?  Each provides a highly valued service to our local and global community at large and does so as a result of education and extensive on-going training.  As a result, society can depend on these individuals to protect humanity, face danger, save lives, educate our youth, improve health and…

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Added by Stephanie Young on October 11, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

More experimenting at Google Places/Maps

Not much of what one would consider a significant change, but many people are reporting that Maps is is showing up on the right side of the page, above the sponsored ads instead of the normal left side of the page.  Just an FYI to continually be on the look out for updates and opportunities...Here is a screen shot of one example:…

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Added by Scott Falcone on October 11, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Finding Social Objects To Connect And Become Synonymous With

What is a social object? A social object is a conversation piece that inherently generates conversation and action around itself. A social object can be just about anything, it can be a news piece, a cause such as ending world hunger, a passion such as the love one has for their favorite football team, or even a lifestyle such as…

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Added by David Johnson on October 11, 2011 at 7:33am — No Comments

Data, Data, Data...

I still remember the phone call last year. It was Chris Fousek, the e-Commerce Director for the Village Automotive Group wanting to discuss ideas for a workshop he was going to do for the Digital Dealer Conference last October.

 

He used the term “Business Intelligence.” It was the first time I had heard that term, but the way he explained it, it got me thinking about how our industry and the way we market and advertise will change in the next couple of…

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Added by Cliff Banks on October 11, 2011 at 6:50am — 1 Comment

AutoDealerTarget RoundTable on Google Plus Hangout

You're Invited! The Roundtable, hosted by Tom Kain and John Miller of AutoDealerTarget is broadcast live each Tuesday night at 10pm EST. Once a week Tom & John will spend one hour on a Google+ Hangout with special guests from the automotive industry and dealership professionals in a roundtable setting, sharing great ideas, best practices and learning from many of the most successful and brightest minds in our industry. When: Tuesday Oct 11, 2011 - 10:00PM EST Place: Google Hangout, Live…

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Added by John Miller on October 10, 2011 at 10:47pm — No Comments

Brian Solis; We Are The Fifth P (People)

We are the 5th P: People

Part 4 in a series introducing my new book, The End of Business as…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on October 10, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

A Big Thank You from our Team

I just wanted to Thank the ADM community and Ralph Paglia for the great participation in Vegas and for allowing PCG to sponsor your great party with some fine Vino! Cliff Banks was indeed a bartender that made sure the drinks were done right and that they were readily available at all times. Ralph it was really great to have you be part of the AWA Website awards and I am really happy that you joined this event. Again this is just a quick thank you on behalf of myself and PCG for all the…

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Added by Lizelle Landino on October 10, 2011 at 8:52pm — 11 Comments

Digital Dealer 11 – A Review by Stan Sher





As of recently, there have been a total of 11 Digital Dealer conferences.  In fact, while sitting in on a session given by Anthony Bartoli on Day 3 of the conference I heard him talk about what the conference was like originally.  It was interesting to hear about how few speakers there were and how…

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Added by Stan Sher on October 10, 2011 at 1:18pm — 5 Comments

ADP Digital Marketing/Cobalt wins a 2011 Pinnacle Award

On Friday, ADP Digital Marketing/Cobalt won a 2011 Pinnacle Award at the Automotive Website Awards (AWA) hosted by PCG Marketing at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. The Pinnacle Award is the highest recognition possible, according to PCG President Brian Pasch. Pasch stated, “Pinnacle Platform winners deliver outstanding…

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Added by CDK Global on October 10, 2011 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Will Your Dealership Use Google+ For Businesses?

The verdict on Google+ for personal use still seems to be out for many (myself included).  But according to Christian Oestlien, group product manager for social advertising at Google has said that they are “close to unveiling Google+ business profiles”.

 

Only Ford and GM have official profiles…

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Added by Ali Amirrezvani on October 10, 2011 at 12:19pm — No Comments

NJ Infiniti | Infiniti QX56 NJ | Used Infiniti QX56 NJ | NY Infiniti QX56 | PreOwned Infinitis QX56 New Jersey

 



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Added by Ken Beam on October 10, 2011 at 11:18am — No Comments

What Everybody Ought to Know About Blocking Social Media

I got a call this morning from a salesman who works at a dealership where they not only block Social networking sites but all email and texting too!  It was an early morning call so part of me thought I was dreaming.  After I shook my head and blinked a little, I realized this… Continue

Added by Kathi Kruse on October 10, 2011 at 9:41am — 7 Comments

Rural Kentucky Dealership Becomes Accessories Sales Champion with izmocars AOA: Dealership on Track For $700,000 in Accessories Revenue in 2011



Dry Ridge Toyota featured on the September cover of Dealer Magazine

 

Izmocars (…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on October 10, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Your own employees hate you!!!!

I know…….it’s a pretty strong title for an article.

 

BUT….it’s true…..

 

It pertains to a vast majority of car dealerships around the country!

 

Your own employees MUST hate doing business with you!

 

They take their own personal vehicles…

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Added by Jim Kristoff on October 10, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments

With a lot of help from my friends

 

I am still in love with this job, and I think it’s in large part because it’s about keeping an open mind and always learning -- I'd hate to be in a job that wasn't.  Each time I’ve reached out…

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Added by Joshua Michael Friedman on October 10, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

LOOKING FOR A TOP PRODUCER? YOU HAVE FOUND HIM!

 

I have a strong sales and business background including working with companies to strengthen their IT departments, as well as creating solutions to minimize cost and maximize profits. I am a quick learner, and know how to develop relationships with new clients, as well as retain existing accounts and grow those into much larger accounts. I am highly motivated to take on new projects, sometimes several at a time if required. I am self starter, team player, and someone who…

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Added by Tony Antonucci on October 10, 2011 at 6:39am — No Comments

Sales and BDC, Not Sales vs. BDC

http://www.facebook.com/dealeretraining

 

http://twitter.com/stansher

 

http://www.linkedin.com/in/stansher83

 

As I work with various dealerships all over the nation, I am still amazed at the kind of attitude that I find sales…

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Added by Stan Sher on October 9, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments

Goal Setting's Missing Ingredient - Do You Want To or Do You Have To?

Each week I am involved in some type of training with dealers.  The vast majority of the time it's in helping recruit and train new sales people to help round out a sales floor.  But, every now and then I get to work with "experienced" sales people.  Every session begins exactly the same.  I discuss goals.  When I do, you can almost hear the eyes rolling back into their heads.  I begin by asking the same question - "What do you want to earn this year?"

 

Usually I get a range…

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Added by John Fuhrman on October 9, 2011 at 8:33am — No Comments

11th Digital Dealer Conference; Observations, Experiences and Opinions from Las Vegas

The Observations, Experiences and Opinions of an Automotive Digital Marketing Professional after attending his 11th…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on October 8, 2011 at 6:30pm — 21 Comments

How Google Is Changing Our Memory

 

Information at your fingertips... literally.  It's not just Google, but Yahoo, Bing, Wikipedia and hundreds of other sites that offer everything from information to birthday reminders and business reviews that are changing the way we think, learn and remember.  We find information fast and forget it fast because it so easy to do.

I  love the graphic below that shows the effect of Google on the brain.  Thanks to Steve Olenski of SocialMediaToday (…

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Added by Tom Gorham on October 8, 2011 at 4:48am — 3 Comments

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