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Auto Dealerships are now scrambling to use Facebook and other social media sites to gain a competitive advantage. In the rush to be the most connected and the most responsive, some dealers lose sight of the real power of social media. They focus on inflated Facebook fan counts and numbers of Twitter followers rather than on creating new, lasting relationships with individual customers.
So how do you do this?
Here are three…Continue
During a sales meeting, the question of why the company no longer has a stock pile of tri-fold brochures to hand out to potential clients came up. I scratched my head and looked puzzled, since we have not used a single tri-fold brochure in over a year. As a company, we moved away from outdated marketing tools and adopted high tech and interactive tools to meet the requests of our…Continue
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There are forks in the road in everyone’s lives. The pathway we choose when faced with at fork can sometimes dramatically alter our journey. I stood at one of those forks when I was invited to participate with The Landmark Forum. I heard about the cult rumors about this organization, but…Continue
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From all of us at Douglas Volkswagen
Happy 4th of July
to all of you ADM`ers out there!
Hope you have a
wonderful, safe, fun…
Added by Ken Beam on July 4, 2011 at 8:35am — No Comments
It is not the policies and procedures that define an organization but purpose, not initiatives but inspiration, not mandates but the mission, and not management but…Continue
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Watch Ken Beam show this gorgeous 2008 Mini Cooper S at Douglas Volkswagen in Summit New Jersey. As Union County New Jersey`s Select VW Certified Pre-Owned Dealership, we always have an excellent selection of clean, low mileage Certified Volkswagens in stock! To learn more about Douglas Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagen please watch…
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Earlier this week, Google caused a stir when it launched Google+, the new social sharing service that’s currently available only to those lucky members who receive an invitation. Unlike other social sharing sites, Facebook being the first that comes to mind, the all-new Google+ begs its users to practice sharing decorum.
First Things First
Whether or not you have received an invitation to Google+ -- it’s the only way to use the service, and due to the high…Continue
After two years of struggling and scratching, there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel for the automotive industry as the Seven Horsemen of the Recovery have been spotted in cities and towns across the United States. Below is a brief description of each of the Seven Horsemen of the…Continue
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As an invited guest to the NAS Pensacola National Naval Aviation Museum, I had the honor of attending the "winging" of a group of young aviators. Rear Admiral Mark Vance was the guest speaker to address this assembly of recently graduated Navy and Marine aviators with a welcome to the fleet speech. I found myself feeling like I too was being given a "charge to order on the…
This year, I made a trip to Japan, which was a year long adventure in coordinating and planning with a group of college buddies. Despite a tragic earthquake and tsunami followed by a real nuclear threat, we continued to plot and chart our big adventure. It was during all this adjusting,…Continue
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