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Extinction Event Sale! This Weekend!!

Extinction Event Sale!  Every Weekend in 2011!!  With some dealers, that’s the business they are in, and they don’t even know it.  And they need to adapt to instead survive!  Here’s what I mean:

Extinction?  Scientists say the fossil record of bones indicates several sudden mass…

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Added by Keith Shetterly on March 10, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

US Online Advertising Market to Reach $50B in 2011

US Online Advertising Market to Reach $50B in 2011



The US online advertising market will reach $50.3 billion in revenue by 2011, more than doubling 2007 levels and growing 24% annually (CAGR), as brands increase their online ad spend and publishers improve ad targeting, inventory and yield management, according…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on March 10, 2011 at 12:22pm — No Comments

SCREENCRAFTERS AWARDED PATENT FOR 1st PARTY LEADS SYSTEM

Boutique Technology Firm Secures Important Digital Marketing Rights

 

Fairhope, AL, March 9, 2011 — ScreenCrafters, a top provider of First Party Leads for automotive dealers and many other industries, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded the veteran, boutique technology firm a patent for their highly successful lead generation and delivery system. The system, sometimes…

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Added by Keith Shetterly on March 10, 2011 at 10:36am — 4 Comments

Creating An Email List: Lead Nurturing

Creating an opt-in email list is as foreign to the auto industry as driving on the left side of the road but there is a place for it and in this post I'm going to share with you both the why and the how. On your dealer site the end goal is to turn surfers into leads, to get some sort of contact information whether it be an email address, a phone…

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Added by David Johnson on March 10, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Just Announced! Digital Dealer Workshops to precede the 10th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition

Hi ADM members!

 

I have some exciting news to announce. The 10th Digital Dealer® Conference & Exposition has just announced an OFFICIAL add-on to the conference.

 

The Digital Dealer® Workshops is an one-day intensive workshop immediately preceding the 10th Digital Dealer® Conference & Exposition to assist dealers and…

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Added by Arnold Tijerina on March 10, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Fashionistas shot on sight

 

How do you get over 87,000 fans on Facebook and more than 26,000 followers on Twitter almost overnight?

Take it to the streets!

That’s what the IMG Fashion people and some high profile fashion bloggers did as part of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week publicity program…

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Added by charles bayer on March 9, 2011 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Warning Fraudulent Ratings Detected

This is merely a warning to the automotive marketing industry to be careful with assisting dealers with posting ratings. We have just sent out this email to all the dealerships on our system.

 

"MyDealerReport.com has just detected and flagged over 500 fraudulent ratings.  Check your report to see if your ratings were included. Fraud will not be tolerated and will be punished by being flagged so users can see the…

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Added by Vincent Peckham on March 9, 2011 at 10:39am — 16 Comments

What I love about the car business. A tale of a man that just can never have enough :)

http://www.dealeretraining.com

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

http://dealeretraining.tumblr.com/

 

Why do I love the car business?

 

Why do I never stop being the best that I can be?

 

Why do I go through the ups and downs of the…

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Added by Stan Sher on March 9, 2011 at 7:49am — 5 Comments

Search Behavior Shines Spotlight on Organic Results

Paid search ads tend to be overlooked…

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Added by TERRY GIBSON on March 9, 2011 at 7:21am — 2 Comments

Looking for a great place to Service your VW at in Union County New Jersey? Volkswagen Service Center Union County NJ

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Ken Beam

Digital Marketing Director




Douglas Volkswagen…



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Added by Ken Beam on March 9, 2011 at 5:41am — No Comments

AC Funding

 





AC Funding

 



If you have a customer that scores a 620 and wants to buy a 2004 pickup with 114k miles on it we can get you 72 months.

 

If you have a customer that scores a 0 but has a home and some job time, that would be us.  We fund up to 120% and have rates as low as 4% for better scoring customers.  No dealer agreement, after the approval we FedEx you a check.  Contact me and I will send you…

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Added by Alan Ault on March 8, 2011 at 4:14pm — No Comments

10th Digital Dealer Conference Update: 3/8/2011

Hi to all ADM members!

 

Just wanted to give everyone a quick update on the 10th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition. There's only 41 days until the conference so don't delay in registering!

We keep confirming speakers daily so make sure to keep an eye on the speakers page of our website.

 

In fact, your…

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Added by Arnold Tijerina on March 8, 2011 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Use Customer Service to Improve Retention at Your Car Dealership

As pointed out by JD Power and Associates, the automotive industry is continually challenged by fewer new cars sales and decreased service traffic.  In understanding the impact these two situations have on the bottom dollar, car dealerships are forced to evaluate all processes related to sales and service retention.

Sales and service retention programs…

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Added by Stacy Mueller on March 8, 2011 at 10:27am — No Comments

Be a Keywords King (Or Queen:)

How to Optimize your Dealer Website in Five Minutes a Day

John Goad is the SEO Quality and Process Manager for ADP Digital Marketing

We won’t mince words: If you’re a dealer still dragging your feet about keyword optimization, it’s time to jump in…

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Added by Cobalt on March 8, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

Never before has there been a better time for technology.

The keys to the kingdom lie in the palms of those who have the latest and greatest that technology has to offer.  This holds true for the automotive industry.



What does innovative technology have in common?  It makes life easier.  Pick up your Smartphone and you can browse the web, obtain turn-by-turn directions via GPS and send a picture of your newborn to the grandparents across country.



Automotive technology should be able to perform the same number of functions as today's… Continue

Added by Joseph Little on March 8, 2011 at 9:36am — No Comments

Population Evolution

This is an excellent use of 'info-graphics' by Dr. Hans Rosling.

Depicts evolution of past 200 years of world population and wealth.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo

 

enjoy,

 

Jae Chang

Added by Jae Chang on March 8, 2011 at 7:31am — 2 Comments

Writing Effective Content for Your Dealership's Website

Ever get that sinking feeling that your auto dealership's website looks just like every other dealership's site? You're not alone--just look at every other dealership using some generic provider for their site. A website refresh is going to take a substantial amount of time and development, but if you can edit the text content, there are some things you can do now to help your website rank higher in search and keep your visitors on the pages.

Here are four simple tips for writing…

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Added by Paul Potratz on March 8, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Microsite Marketing Strategy for Car Dealers

For Today's Dealership, One Website Is Simply Not Enough To Remain Competitive!…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on March 8, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

What the New Facebook Message Platform means to Business

Here is some info on the New Facebook Message Platform:

 

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/what-will-facebooks-message-platform-mean-for-your-business/

 

Good relevant info.

Enjoy,

 

Jae Chang

Added by Jae Chang on March 7, 2011 at 8:01am — No Comments

Auto Dealer Electronic Uplist The Next Up® Reaches Milestone of 100 Installations; Growth based on Results and Word of Mouth

 

Auto Dealer Electronic Uplist The Next Up® Reaches Milestone of 100 Installations;

Growth based on Results and Word of Mouth

 

Anaheim, CA, March 7, 2011The Next Up®,  an electronic uplist designed to manage the sales activity of automobile dealership…

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Added by sara callahan on March 7, 2011 at 5:24am — No Comments

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