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Sales attitude!

Anything you do in life is defined the way you position yourself. Your attitude and efforts contributes towards the outcome of the end result. Attitude is everything!

The longer I live, the more I realize that attitude is probably one of the single most important words in our language. Isn't it amazing that so many times we see individuals who have severe handicaps or who face significant challenges yet have a positive outlook on their lives and often…


Added by Lizelle Landino on February 22, 2011 at 8:22pm — No Comments

When Drama Becomes the Bomba!

What is a personal reputation?  It's in everybody ELSE's head.  You don't own it.  However you try and shape it, you try and maintain it, and you try and make it your own, you will forever rely on others to host your personal reputation.


And the personal reputation of a ground-breaking person (Columbus, Einstein, King, etc.) is much more forgivable than that of a person who comes along later but has public issues (J. Edgar Hoover, McGovern, Nixon, etc.).  And the Cult of…


Added by Keith Shetterly on February 22, 2011 at 7:30pm — 10 Comments

UPDATE: 10th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition

Hi to all ADM members!

Don't miss out on the 10th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition being held April 19-21, 2011 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL. We've got a great line-up of speakers slated with many more to be announced!

Here's a quote from a conference attendee:

“I found DD9 to be condensed, engaging and…


Added by Arnold Tijerina on February 22, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

“What's Up with ADM's Featured Members this Morning?”

I appreciate that the individual who posted that chose to do the right thing and pull it off this site.

His readily apparent intimation is that these extraordinary individuals were featured only because of their sex and physical attributes. It was more than a mere observation, it is sexist, misogynistic, and wrong.

His “What's Up with ADM's Featured Members this Morning?” is flat calling into question why these women are featured and that they only merit posting because of…


Added by Scott Fitzgerald on February 22, 2011 at 1:30pm — 19 Comments

Erin Touponse To Address Dealers at Automotive Marketing Boot Camp

In keeping with the home page design of featuring great women in the automotive business, I am pleased to announce that Erin Touponse will be addressing the entire Boot Camp audience on Sunday Night, April 17th.

Erin Touponse is the Director of Communications for the Harte Auto Group…


Added by Brian Pasch on February 22, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Template/Script for a vehicle that is already sold off of your web site

Can anybody assist me in getting a good response to a lead to a vehicle that has already been sold out of my inventory?


I get a lot of these and my response is okay, but I am looking for something more substantial.


Thanks for you help.



Added by Scott Fitzgerald on February 22, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments

NJ VW- Union County VW Presidents` Day Sales Event! Best Deals on 2011 VW`s in NJ thru 2/28

The Only Exclusive VW Authorized Presidents` Day Sales Event is taking

place in Union County New Jersey now thru February 28th 2011.

*Click the picture to visit our site!


Added by Ken Beam on February 22, 2011 at 8:47am — No Comments

What Is A QR Code


What Is A QR Code And Why Do You Need One?

We all know that one of the keys to great SEO is making sure you keep your website updated, new and fresh. Whether you do this with a blog, or you change your homepage with new offers, coupons or new products, it serves to show Google that your site is “alive.” For many small businesses in particular, this is a real challenge.



Added by TERRY GIBSON on February 22, 2011 at 7:47am — No Comments

Gravitational Marketing Authors Tapped For Boot Camp Keynote

Small Business Marketing

Jimmy Vee and Travis Miller To Deliver Keynote Presentation


The 2011 Automotive Marketing Boot Camp welcomes Jimmy Vee and Travis Miller on Monday morning April 18th as Keynote Presenters in Orlando.

Jimmy Vee and Travis Miller are the nation’s leading experts on attracting customers, authors of the best selling book…


Added by Brian Pasch on February 21, 2011 at 10:45pm — 1 Comment

UBL User Conference Report by Frank Reed

UBL User Conference A Winner!

By Frank Reed


As a writer for the UBL team I don’t get a chance to interact regularly with anyone on the team other than through e-mails and the occasional phone call. In this day and age of live anywhere, work anywhere I can do this work from, well, just about…


Added by Ralph Paglia on February 21, 2011 at 6:29am — No Comments

Go Extreme: Why Social Media Success Does Not Walk Down The Middle

“But, I don’t want to offend anyone.”

Those are the most common words when I tell clients that they can express their opinions on social media, even on their business pages. It seems that being neutral on everything is the way of this politically correct world and that social media is no…


Added by J.D. Rucker on February 20, 2011 at 10:12pm — No Comments

When Little Complaints Become Big Problems

The vast majority of dissatisfied customers who threaten to call an attorney never do. For the few that follow through, the results can be devastating. While it’s true that many customers’ complaints have little or no merit, there can be a real danger if the wrong plaintiff’s attorney gets involved.


You may be thinking “we have lawyers of our own and insurance for that sort of thing, so bring it on”. Well, here’s the problem: many lawsuits that stem from seemingly…


Added by Jim Radogna on February 20, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments

What Is Your Mix Of Traditional and Digital Advertising Investments?

As I conduct training seminars and webinars for the automotive industry, I often ask dealers what is their current mix between traditional automotive advertising and digital automotive advertising. What is your mix?

In the traditional advertising category I would add radio, TV, print publications, newspaper, printed yellow pages, billboards, and direct mail costs. In the digital… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on February 20, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

How the Auto Industry is Embracing Social Media

It is crystal clear that the automotive industry is embracing social media as fast or faster than any other vertical market out there. From manufacturers to dealers and every step along the way to get us behind the wheel, every level of the industry is rapidly deploying amazing social media campaigns.

My good friend… Continue

Added by J.D. Rucker on February 18, 2011 at 9:38pm — 4 Comments

Presidents` Day Super Sales Event at Douglas Infiniti! Discounted 2011 Infinitis in Summit NJ! Presidents` Day NJ Infiniti Sale!

*Smart Phone Users click here to view this Special EBlast

Hello Bridgewater/Denville/Morristown NJ Infiniti Fans! We`ve just kicked off our Huge Presidents Day Infiniti Sales Event & you are cordially invited! We`re going to be making incredible deals from now tru February 28th!


Added by Ken Beam on February 18, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

5 Reasons Dealerships Need a Social Media Manager

Car dealers in Southern California (and probably everywhere else) are asking themselves whether or not they need a Social Media manager. Many are noticing the popularity of Social networks and it was all the rage at NADA2011. The problem is they don’t know… Continue

Added by Kathi Kruse on February 18, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A Free Phone Skills Training Doc . . .

Hi, thought I'd add value by sharing my "Thanks For Calling" phone training document here (link below).  If it doesn't stand alone enough to be clear, please email me here.  I hope it's useful!






Added by Keith Shetterly on February 18, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

Important Social Media News From Around the Web

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

Added by TERRY GIBSON on February 18, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

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