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Somewhere Along The Way You Forgot To Adapt

The oak tree, mighty and majestic towers above you, a behemoth reaching towards the stars. Unflinching and unyielding, it's hard to imagine something stronger as it stands stoic and unwavering in it's destiny of growth. In 2004, living in Pensacola Florida, Hurricane Ivan became the 5th most costliest storm ever to hit the United States, its vengeance played out on the…


Added by David Johnson on June 17, 2012 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Rest in Peace My Friend - Karry Moore Co-Founder of Car-Mercial

Today, a good friend and associate Karry Moore passed away after a brave fight with Cancer at the age of 40.  


Karry Moore (left) and AJ LeBlanc (right) were co-founders of Car-Mercial, a company that serves the automotive industry with cutting edge video marketing and SEO…


Added by Brian Pasch on June 17, 2012 at 6:00pm — 8 Comments

From the Trenches - There are 5 Rs in ROI for Social Media

Many Social Media advocates see RED when asked about the ROI (Return on Investment) of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blogs, Pinterest and other Social Media.  The question itself evokes the idea that if something doesn't produce short-term,…


Added by Tom Gorham on June 17, 2012 at 12:00pm — 14 Comments

AutoTrader "Be an Owner"

looks like the buying spree is used and Management is not sure how to find a shareholder return/value, or has a current Strategy of aquisitions....What to do?, let it go public, create a fund, then take the money and run. The next generation of Senior Manager will either figure it out or ay least the current management ave "our" exit stragety. This could be a great company....if there was a long term plan.

Added by Todd Sharun on June 16, 2012 at 11:17am — 2 Comments

Now You Too Can Own a Piece of AutoTrader

Last night, AutoTrader filed registration papers with the Securities Exchange Commission to go public. The IPO is slated to start at around $300 million, and will be used to pay off debts, according to AutoTrader.…


Added by Cliff Banks on June 16, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Do Your Employees Get It Right the First Time?

How many times have you thought you had taught someone to do something correctly only to get different results than you expected? Our next session in our leadership workshop focuses on a simple and effective process to utilize when training someone to do a certain type of task.

If I asked you to write out the process you currently follow for …


Added by Glenn Pasch on June 16, 2012 at 5:02am — No Comments

End of an Era: Roy Rogers Museum in Branson

The Roy Rogers Museum in Branson, MO Closes its Doors and Auctions off the Contents…


Added by Ralph Paglia on June 15, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Google Gives Personal Star Ratings?

The other day I Google'd myself to check on how my blog was ranking only to see my Google+ profile pop up with a star rating:


Apparently Google is giving personal star ratings?

IMO I think it is something with the system as they move from Places to Local, but who…


Added by Christine Rochelle on June 15, 2012 at 1:35pm — 5 Comments


BUCKLE UP SIRI                

Read this blog by Lauryn Kowalski, as she talks about what's next in the world of automotive technology.

“Hands-Free” Technology System Becomes “Eyes-Free” Technology System

This week at the Apple Worldwide Developers…


Added by Paul Potratz on June 15, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Twitter Pumps Up Value With Expanded Tweet Capability

Twitter Expanded Tweets Now Include Video, Images and More

Who says 140 characters are enough? A new feature on Twitter could help advertisers enhance their creative messaging on the social…


Added by Ralph Paglia on June 15, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Lessons from Microsoft: FAIL!

Microsoft Still Doesn't Get "It"ms logo

Coming off of WWDC (LINK) - the Apple developers' convention - as well as recent news about updated Chromebooks and Chrome Only "desktops" (LINK)-- I find it hard to notice that the spotlight on Apple…


Added by Todd Katcher on June 15, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Is a Visit to Your Service Bay like Pulling Teeth for Your Customers?

I’ll admit it. I fear bringing my vehicle in for service as much as visiting the dentist. I recently brought my car in for service, and for some reason, it reminded me of a routine dental check-up. Bear with me on this analogy.


Just like you want your teeth to stay white and strong, you want your car to run in tip-top shape. However, when the time finally comes to go back in for a check-up, you curl up in the fetal position, and softly cry (That’s what I do, at least, you may…


Added by Will Michaelson on June 15, 2012 at 7:26am — No Comments

NJ VW | 2008 Jetta GLI - Awesome V-Dub at Douglas VW in Summit NJ


Added by Ken Beam on June 14, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Test Drive Secrets......

Let’s talk about the processes, the Playbook’s and All the ABC’s to closing, they all include how to identify and adjust to the natural tendencies of the three main personality profiles within in us all.  In today’s market exclusive let’s stop relying on our dominate traits. Focus more on understanding of what makes our customers tick, utilizing the self barometer technique, mastering the 12 foot rule and the genuine smile. Building confidence from consistent practice and performance, allows…


Added by Glynn Rodean on June 14, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Monday is the Last Day to Apply to be a #DD13 Speaker!

Go ahead and do it!  Apply Now...

Added by Jim Apistolas on June 14, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Mobile Ads-is it Worth it?

We all want to spend our advertising funds in the most efficient way possible and after reading this, you’ll probably want to stick to mobile advertising or add it to your budget. Nearly three in four mobile users (74.0%) say they fully pay attention to mobile ads while browsing the Web, either on a regular (35.3%) or occasional (38.7%) basis, according to a recent survey from Prosper Mobile…


Added by Ketty Colom on June 14, 2012 at 7:12am — No Comments

Finding more Money? As Easy as Pie

It is about the Money and it's inevitable.

After a Moneyball presentation an internet director will come up to me and say, "I know the internet will work, but I can't convince my general manager or owner to spend the money."

To which I reply, "You have two choices." Digital World

You can join an organization that already gets this.  Many do.  Many don't, but it is an alternative.

Or you can make the compelling argument a middle manager must make in this new digital…


Added by Jim Flint on June 14, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

How Do You Change the Culture of Your Auto Group from Old School to New School?

Since joining my new auto group in January of this year I have come across opposition to many of the moves I’ve made but none have stumped me like the question (opposition) I received last night from one of the sales managers.  Let me explain…as the Director of Internet Sales and Marketing for my new auto group it is my responsibility to get results from all of our online marketing efforts (shouldn't be a suprise right?).  I am a firm believer in upfront pricing along with…


Added by Chip Diggs on June 13, 2012 at 1:25pm — 2 Comments

VinSolutions Launches All-Star of Savings Contest with Exclusive Marketing Products to MLB Event

VinSolutions is giving their automotive dealer customers 20 tickets to the 2012 Major League All-Star Game in Kansas City through a contest designed to promote its All-Star of Savings Marketing Package and the local event.





Enter to Win MLB All-Star Game Tickets at

VinSolutions, a leading developer of web-based CRM and ILM complete dealership marketing solution software, today launched its…


Added by Joey Little on June 13, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Automotive Website Tracking- What it Means to You

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 13, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments

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