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New CFC Marketing Badge Created by PCG



We edited our Cash for Clunkers marketing logo after we discussed concerns that the DOT had regarding providing clear information to consumers. A number of scam website have been popping up and we did not want to be associated with anyone misrepresenting the CFC program.



Even though our marketing badge was created long before the CARS program was launched, it was decided that we should drop the "Participating Dealer" slogan. One… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on June 24, 2009 at 9:01am — No Comments


Influencer
New Honda Community Site

We created a new community site for our store and I have been hesitant to aggressively launch it becuase I do not think there is anything on there that would make people interested in signing up. I open to any suggestions and ideas.
www.mymiamihonda.com. I think I remember seeing a blog post that was titled "So you have a community site now what?" well now what?

Added by Alex Andreus on June 23, 2009 at 3:14pm — 2 Comments

Cash for Clunkers Start Delayed Until Late July



According to updates on http://cars.gov, operated by NHTSA, the Cash for Clunkers program will not be ready to implement until Late July. The previous idea circulating on the Internet was that the program would start on July 1st.



This give the NHTSA some breathing room to get dealers registered for the program and systems in place to validate the sales information provided by dealers. Once the program is setup, car dealers would be… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on June 23, 2009 at 11:45am — 1 Comment


Influencer
Google Listing

Can anyone tell me how I can get my Goolgle listing to have hyperlinks to certain pages within my website? I see several companies that have hyperlinks to service, parts etc with thier listing.

Added by Alex Andreus on June 23, 2009 at 6:50am — 3 Comments

Job Opening Dallas or Houston, Texas - Manager, Interactive Sales & Marketing

In this high profile position the candidate will assist in the development and execution of strategies to optimize marketing spends across all digital platforms, including websites, mobile and other emerging technologies with a particular emphasis on leveraging existing technologies that do not require incremental expense. The candidate will interface with corporate and dealership management to communicate performance levels for the platform through routine reporting of Google Analytics, 800… Continue

Added by Jim Flint on June 22, 2009 at 7:08pm — 4 Comments

Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS)

Cash for Clunkers now has a third name: Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) setup of NHTSA.



The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched today http://cars.gov which stands for Car Allowance Rebate System. The website has been created to keep Americans advised on the new Cash for Clunkers voucher program.



The website has also published a PDF document outlining the language of the law. The website also has a… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on June 22, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments


Vendor
The calm after the storm before the storm.

Launched 19 websites in the past 6 weeks. Here are a few.. http://www.diersford.com http://www.briggsauto.com http://www.carfinderzplus.com http://www.hpt.com http://www.lehmanmazda.com http://www.npmazda.com http://67.192.33.155 - Later Today.. We'd love to hear your thoughts. Hit us back at feedback@dealerfire.com Who's Next Up?

Added by Matthew Cole on June 22, 2009 at 8:27am — 2 Comments

Cash For Clunkers - Auto Industry Mixed Over Approval of Drive America Forward Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 22, 2009 - The Cash for Clunkers bill gained Senate approval late week and was passed on to President Obama, who was widely expected to sign it into law, as of press time.



News of the bill's passing generated mixed responses from all sides of the auto… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on June 22, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Google’s Lift on the Ban of Trademark Terms - How it will affect you.

Google announced in mid-May they were lifting their ban on trademarked terms in ad copy. This is something with serious implications. But, are these implications good or bad? That’s the bigger issue.



While the ban is slated to have been lifted (as of 6/15), I’m not sold that it's going to last for long - if Google has, in fact actually lifted it as planned. Large companies like Apple or Lexus are likely to file a lawsuit to block others from using their brand name for profit. These… Continue

Added by Todd Swickard on June 22, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Car Dealership Micro Sites For Increased Marketing Efficiency

Micro sites for car dealers are low-risk, cost-effective specialized Web sites with a limited range of features and pages, usually designed with the intent of creating a unique online destination – and a landing page for ad campaigns that is separate from the… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on June 21, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Chinese Cars Coming to America Soon! What Will it Mean? - By Lance Winslow



By Lance Winslow





Will China Inherit the US Auto Industry Market Share; Most Likely a Good Chunk of It





Many economists told us that once China's middle class came up to speed they'd be big buyers and we'd be selling to them. Well, it does not look like that is going to happen, which part you ask? Neither, you see China is not going to develop much of a middle class for a long time, and even if they do, don't… Continue

Added by Lance Winslow on June 20, 2009 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Cash For Clunkers Call To Action - Drive America Forward







If you have been watching or reading any of the major news channels, you’re aware… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on June 19, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Free CFC Dealer Banners by Brand Released

Banner are being updated to reflect new logo.

If you would like to use these free banners that we created to promote the Cash for Clunkers Bill, follow this link:



http://www.cashforclunkersfacts.com/bill/cash-for-clunkers-dealer-banner-releases



We created 15 dealer brand banners to help car dealers react to this fast moving… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on June 19, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments


Dealer
Stop The Insanity!

I’ve noticed a huge jump in PPC competition since January. When I took over a local dealer’s PPC campaigns for their parts sites last year, they were spending an average of $7.50 per click for high profile keywords. Since then, I’ve dropped their average Cost Per Click (CPC) to around $0.36 per click. I also established a SEO strategy to enable them to not be so reliant on paid search engine marketing. It’s now very profitable for them, but could be… Continue

Added by Ken Nix on June 19, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

H.R. 2346 Cash For Clunkers Act: Congress Backs War-Funding Bill

June 18 (Bloomberg) -- A $106 billion war-spending bill won final congressional approval after the Senate voted to retain a “cash for clunkers” provision aimed at helping the auto industry.



Action by the Senate today sends the measure to President Barack Obama for his signature. The Senate passed the bill on a 91 to 5 vote; the House… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on June 19, 2009 at 6:00am — 4 Comments


Influencer
Free Classified ads seem to gain traction in today's marketplace

It seems that free classified portals are changing dealer listing momentum the same way they have laid the groundwork for consumers and businesses to reach local audiences. I wonder if it is turning the tides for these high priced portals to change their models the same way we see newspapers flocking away from expensive print ads as a main revenue source. If leveraged correctly, dealers across the globe have an opportunity to ramp up their e-commerce efforts at a near nothing… Continue

Added by Matthew A. Brown on June 18, 2009 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Cash for Clunkers Destined for Approval - Game On!

The controversial Cash for Clunkers bill remains alive as Republicans in the U.S. Senate failed today to remove the $1 billion provision from a $106 billion war funding bill. The majority Democrats needed to reach 60 votes to keep the program in the war-funding bill. They reached exactly 60 after the vote was kept open for more than a half hour.





Critics feel that the cash-for-clunkers program is too expensive and might not do much to… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on June 18, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

My Dad Still Driving at 85 - Happy Father's Day!

My Dad is still driving at 85 years old and is one of the big reasons I love cars! My Dad did not own a car at all until he was he was 33 years old. Owning a car was a luxury item for a post WWII blue collar family man in the 1950's, he car-pooled to work for years. His first car was a new 1956 Chevy (pictured on left), bought the year after I was born, (HEY.. how did they get me home from the hospital?). Already a father of four girls, including me,… Continue

Added by Jody DeVere on June 18, 2009 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Creativity in the Service Department

Creativity in the Service Department

A few weekends ago I took my vehicle in for routine service at the local dealer. As expected they greeted me in front of the service bay, opened the door for me even offered me a cup of coffee. During the check in process they asked me for my e-mail address and cell phone number and proceeded to inform me that they would "contact" me when my car was ready to be picked up.



3 hours later I… Continue

Added by Ron Harber on June 18, 2009 at 11:56am — 2 Comments

THE REASON YOUR PEOPLE ARE NOT MOTIVATED by Grant Cardone

The media's constant 24 hour chaos coverage is destroying the hopes and dreams of mankind and is THE reason you find your people not motivated enough to get their jobs done. I fear the media's perpetual sensationalizing of bad news more than I do the threat of pandemic flu's, wars and a faltering economy combined. I know they say they want to present all sides and that the public has a right to know everything but notice that 95% of all their coverage… Continue

Added by Grant Cardone on June 18, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

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