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The Perfect Wedding


I just returned from my nephew's wedding.  He is the first of our family's next generation to marry so the pressure was on to create a standard to follow.  Being my brother's son, I was excited to go, visit with family that we don't see often enough and most importantly, to honor my nephew and his new bride.  From the rehearsal dinner to the church, and ultimately to the reception, it was perfect.      

Not just for all it had.  It was perfect for the things that were…


Added by John Fuhrman on July 16, 2012 at 5:11am — No Comments

How should you be spending your search engine marketing budget?

When it comes to your advertising dollar, you always want the most bang for your buck. Google has long been a favorite, dominating the market and practically commanding every dollar of your search engine marketing…


Added by Timothy Martell on July 16, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

How Important Is Price Really?

For those of you who know a little bit about me, you know that I  worked in the print media and advertising industry for nearly a decade and grew up around the industry my entire life. I want to spend a couple of minutes discussing some concepts that I am more than confident will help your dealership in attracting new and returning customers so that you can start seeing…


Added by Michael Cirillo on July 14, 2012 at 2:00pm — 10 Comments

Can Finance and Insurance Offenses be eradicated?

Thoughts on totally eradicating finance and insurance offenses that occur at some auto dealerships.


Deceptive Offers

Deceptive Offers

Sure, you can cut down on the misconduct by training employees in compliance rules, setting high standards and prosecuting offenders who think cheating customers is…


Added by Dani Lunsford on July 14, 2012 at 6:27am — No Comments

Leveraging Social Media Sponsorships for Dealership Marketing

Automotive Marketers Leverage Paid Social Media Sponsorships…


Added by Ralph Paglia on July 13, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Are Buzz Bands Better than Business Cards? I think so!

Are Buzz Bands Better than Business Cards?…


Added by Sean V. Bradley on July 13, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

NJ Mercedes | Ken Beam shows gorgeous 2010 Mercedes Benz E350 4-Matic at Douglas VW | Used Mercedes E350 NJ


 If you`re in the market for a beautiful 2010 Mercedes Benz E350 4-Matic all-wheel drive

 Sedan, definitely stop by Douglas Volkswagen 491 Morris Ave. in Summit NJ

 to see this one!

*Hey do a search on say within 200 miles of our…


Added by Ken Beam on July 12, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Inventory Bandits of 2012.... Who is the Good Guy?

Who is who?

Inventory Bandits

Inventory Bandits

Classifieds News Weblog recently talked about the top 15 US Car Classifieds Sites. Soon after reading this list, which you can check out right here, I wondered how numerous internet sites a vehicle shopper genuinely wants to pay a visit to. Are…


Added by Dani Lunsford on July 12, 2012 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Craigslist Mania.... Should My dealership Inventory be There? Why?

What is Craigslist? Why Should I put My Inventory on it?

Craigslist is to the internet what the classified ads used to be to newspapers, it is a classified ad placement service where people can place and browse through classified ads on the internet.

And it is all FREE (in most states)

According to the current internet rankings at Alexa, Craigslist is responsible for getting an amazing twenty billion page views each month. That is good enough to crack the top 25…


Added by Dani Lunsford on July 12, 2012 at 12:03pm — 6 Comments

A Better Way for Ken Beam to Create Walk Around Videos

We all love Ken Beam's walk around videos. He's got a great personality and his passion for the vehicle he's describing comes right through the video.

Here's the problem...These 'personal' videos are anything but. This post is not a criticism of Ken or his videos, but rather of the technologies that he's using to deliver them.

My company has created the easiest, fastest and most powerful way to create truly…


Added by Len Ostroff on July 12, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments


VinSolutions has advanced as a finalist in the Social Madness Contest

Overland Park, KS – July 11, 2012 – VinSolutions, a leading developer of web-based CRM and ILM complete dealership marketing solution software, has advanced as a finalist in the Kansas City Business Journal “Social Madness Contest”, presented by Capital One Spark Business. Winners are scored based on points accumulated through interactions on Twitter, …


Added by Joey Little on July 12, 2012 at 8:07am — No Comments

What an Apple Store Can Teach Dealerships about Selling Accessories

Apple stores are one of the most successful retail stores in the world. In 2009, when retail sales declined around 2%, Apple’s retail sales rose roughly 7%. According to The Mac Observer, one of their largest growing product segments is accessories...iPad owners tend to average spending $150+ on accessories. Yahoo Finance reports Apple’s in-store retail accessories sales increased 85% from 2011 to 2012. And, technology experts believe that if others want to compete they will have to partner…


Added by Ashley Poag on July 12, 2012 at 7:24am — 2 Comments

Are You Following Nissan's Lead in Social Media Use?

A topic I have been speaking about recently is how to interact with your customer base. From marketing your reviews on site, to creating a well thought out "wall of Fame" showing your community interaction, awards, videos etc. I also emphasized the need to interact with your Social Media followers.

I this week's Automotive news, an article by Lindsay Chappell speaks…


Added by Glenn Pasch on July 12, 2012 at 7:20am — No Comments

4 Incredibly Effective SEO Tactics You're Still Not Using

By Steve Murphy

Let’s face it: search engine optimization is getting harder every day. More companies are incorporating SEO into their marketing mix as customers continue to flock to the web to purchase, research and review their favorite products and services. With limited real estate on the first page of search engine results, it’s crucial to employ creative content and…


Added by Stephen Murphy on July 12, 2012 at 7:13am — No Comments

Gain More Instagram Followers NOW!



Instagram is undoubtedly the most popular photo sharing site in the world. So how can your dealership capitalize on this App , engage users, and gain more followers? I’m here to tell you, of course! =)

There are 5 easy steps your dealership can take to gain more followers on Instagram :…


Added by Ketty Colom on July 12, 2012 at 6:26am — No Comments

Choosing The Right Domain Name

One of the most important decisions you'll make as a business owner comes pretty early on: what to purchase as a domain name. You're domain name is your identity on the internet. Choose wisely, and you're set forever. Choose poorly, and you're business may not make it through. Everyone has a clear first choice, but…


Added by Timothy Martell on July 12, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Digital Warrior Scholarships Offered To ADM Members For Internet and BDC Training

Next week, July 24-25th at the Hilton DFW Lakes Hotel, dealers from across the country who want to improve their BDC/Internet processes are heading to the Digital Warrior Academy (DWA) for training.…


Added by Brian Pasch on July 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Maintaining a Stellar Online Reputation for your Dealership

You’ve read article after article about the wonders of an online presence and what it can do for your dealership.

While that’s undeniably true, there are liabilities that come with the territory, as well. Your brand’s online identity is a crucial element among your company’s marketing…


Added by Jim Fitzpatrick on July 11, 2012 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Calling ALL Social Media Wizzards & GURUs on ADM out there!! - Check this out! Need some advice please??

**Listen I need to hear from ALL of the Social Media Warlocks, Wizzards, Witches & GURUs on ADM!! Need your thoughts/advice/facts/stats about this topic that Pat Nash posted yesterday - 

Are Facebook Geo-targeting Ads worth it for dealerships?


Added by Ken Beam on July 11, 2012 at 9:03am — 7 Comments

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