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AdAgencyOnline.Net Links DealMaker.Com To Automotive Advertising For Online Transactions

What do technology, the Internet, online transactions and DealMaker.Com have to do with automotive advertising? Everything, according to Philip Zelinger, President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and host of the FREE automotive advertising resource/networking portal – Automotive advertising agencies that tuned into the blog talk radio show,… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on July 18, 2008 at 7:52am — 1 Comment

The Customer is Always Tight

There is a sense of entitlement that customers have today that hasn’t always been evident. Marshall Field, the American department store owner coined the phrase, “Right or wrong, the Customer is always right“. I opine whether he took into consideration the type of customers who are price conscious, yet expect the deepest appreciation for their having done business with us.

I don’t blame these customers. I earned the money I make, and I want to keep as much of it as possible. Even if… Continue

Added by Paul N. Long on July 18, 2008 at 6:24am — No Comments

AdAgencyOnline.Net’s Automotive Advertising Portal Reviews DealMaker.Com’s Online Transaction Application

Automotive advertising agencies have been forced to re-invent their roles in today’s troubled economy. An automotive advertising agency used to focus exclusively on the message and the media with little participation in the sales process in their auto dealer clients real or virtual showrooms. Given today’s need to improve the R.O.I. on their automotive advertising dollars auto dealers are demanding much more from their full service automotive advertising agencies.

Philip… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on July 17, 2008 at 4:39pm — 4 Comments

The Purpose and Benefits of a BLOG

This is something all of you can do, that is free, no very time consuming at all, and will do nothing but benefit your Dealership. Several months ago I researched what BLOG'S were and what they really do for you. I noticed that many businesses were doing them and found out that the largest benefit was in S.E.O. for your Dealer Website. Google, with it's all search format, will rank someone higher that has more information on a particular… Continue

Added by David Lytle on July 17, 2008 at 9:55am — No Comments

Add Value to Your Customers' Lives with a Loyalty Program

Here is another excerpt from Jill Griffin’s Article that I posted a few days ago. The article was originally posted by the Austin Business Journal on February 19, 2000. Jill heads up the Griffin Group, and has written several books on Customer Loyalty.

“Frequent buyer programs, also referred to as loyalty programs and reward programs, have become a critical retention tool for… Continue

Added by Paul N. Long on July 16, 2008 at 6:38pm — No Comments

AdAgencyOnline.Net Promotes Automotive Advertising Through SmartWomenBuyCars.Com

Automotive advertising agencies have always recognized the need to craft an automotive advertising message that recognizes and respects the expectations of women car shoppers but until now they had no easy way to deliver it. AdAgencyOnline.Net solved the problem for their affiliated automotive advertising agencies and auto dealer clients by becoming the agency of record for a new social networking site for women –… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on July 16, 2008 at 6:07am — No Comments

AdAgencyOnline.Net Ties Automotive Advertising To Social Networking Sites Like CarFolks.Com

AdAgencyOnline.Net is advising its affiliated automotive advertising agencies and auto dealer clients to take advantage of free “word of mouth automotive advertising” on the Internet with social networking sites like CarFolks.Com. AdAgencyOnline.Net features CarFolks.Com on their FREE automotive advertising resource/networking portal recognized by automotive advertising agencies as “The One Stop Site For All Of… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on July 15, 2008 at 8:24am — No Comments

Bill Pike's Automotive Updates from Washington DC

Proposed Fuel Economy Law Criticized for Understating Gas Prices

Critics of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) proposed federal fuel economy regulations (known as "CAFE") for 2011-2015 are asserting that the proposed standards are too low due to faulty assumptions about gasoline prices. They argue the gasoline price estimate is about $1.50 per gallon below current prices.

The energy bill enacted in December directed NHTSA to set standards requiring… Continue

Added by Bill Pike on July 14, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

AdAgencyOnline.Net Increases Automotive Advertising R.O.I. With Technology and Internet Applications

Automotive Advertising agencies have always recognized the role that technology has in producing and distributing an automotive advertising message to maximize the R.O.I. for their auto dealers. In 2001 Ad Agency Online L.L.C. developed a proprietary online operating system that uses the Internet to link its affiliated automotive advertising agencies and auto industry production partners directly to their… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on July 14, 2008 at 8:25am — No Comments

AdAgencyOnline.Net Promotes Automotive Advertising Using SiSTer Technologies Video Car Lot

Automotive advertising agencies and their auto dealer clients are either delivering their automotive advertising messages online or they are effectively out of the automobile business. That pointed message has been delivered by Philip Zelinger, President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and host of the free automotive advertising resource/networking portal – – since he established his online automotive advertising operating system… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on July 11, 2008 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Loyalty Programs can Reap Financial Rewards

I recently came across this article by Jill Griffin. Although this article was published in February of 2000, the principles remain the same for building and implementing a solid loyalty program. What's interesting is that we were facing a similar economy in 2000 as we are today, in 2008. Companies who have embraced loyalty programs prior to today are reaping the benefits. It's not too late though…

Jill Griffin is the author of "Customer Loyalty: How to Earn It, How to Keep It."… Continue

Added by Paul N. Long on July 11, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

AdAgencyOnline.Net Reviews Automotive Advertising Videos With SiSTer Technologies

Automotive advertising agencies, auto dealers and auto industry vendors tune into AdAgencyOnline.Net’s blog talk radio show, Automotive Advertising Experts, every Friday between 12:00 Noon EST and 12:30 PM EST to learn about cutting edge automotive advertising technologies and applications that promise to “blur the line between the real and the virtual showroom” for auto dealers. This… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on July 10, 2008 at 3:47pm — No Comments

AdAgencyOnline.Net Directs Automotive Advertising To Data Base Marketing And Networking

Automotive advertising agencies that limit the delivery of their automotive advertising messages through conventional broadcast and print media, even with integrated online marketing investments, are missing a key element in their automotive advertising plan to sell cars and service in a down market. Philip Zelinger, President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and host of the FREE automotive advertising resource/networking portal –… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on July 9, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

What benefits do Loyalty Programs Bring?

All loyalty programs should provide a few direct, tangible benefits which depend on the program’s structure, the nature of the industry and even the state of a company’s brand.

In general, there are three core benefits fo Loyalty Programs:

1. The Attrition Benefit: There should be a boost in Customer Retention.

2. The Lift Benefit: There should be an increase in the amount customers spend.

3. The Acquisition Benefit: There should be a gain in… Continue

Added by Paul N. Long on July 9, 2008 at 6:57am — No Comments

AdAgencyOnline.Net Links Automotive Advertising to Online Transactions

Automotive advertising agencies and auto industry vendors linked through Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. are being advised to direct their automotive advertising messages online to maximize the R.O.I. for their auto dealer clients in a shrinking auto industry. To help them do it, Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. hosts a FREE automotive advertising resource portal – – to share best practices with their independent affiliated automotive… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on July 8, 2008 at 11:24am — No Comments

Give Away a Car to Get Email Addresses

The Walser Automotive Group took an interesting tack in their objective to collect email addresses. They gave away a car.

Walser has always been at the forefront of consumer loyalty in their market. They have a very concise message to their customers, and each of their ten dealerships operated the same way to give the customer the next service possible. The Walser Automotive Group employs this sales philosophy to each customer to win their loyalty:

1. They give their Best… Continue

Added by Paul N. Long on July 8, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

AdAgencyOnline.Net Offers “In-House” Automotive Advertising To Auto Dealers

Automotive advertising agencies are being asked to justify their value to auto dealers who are challenging every line item expense to survive in a down market. In today’s troubled auto industry automotive advertising agency fees or commissions are expected to provide an acceptable R.O.I. for auto dealers along with the media that the automotive advertising agency recommends. Conventional automotive advertising agencies relying on media commissions or production fees are a dying breed as… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on July 7, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Create Used Car Window Stickers Online is a new solution that allows individuals and dealers the ability to design and print an automotive window sticker as a sales aid. These window stickers are professionally designed and are automatically populated with information based on the VIN of the vehicle entered. All you need to do is fill in the price, contact information, mileage, and select a window sticker template.… Continue

Added by Richard Brown on July 5, 2008 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Google and Yahoo! Now Crawling and Indexing Flash Content on Dealer Websites

Historically, search engines have been unable to extract content, such as text and links, from Flash (SWF) files. Subsequently, much of the Flash-based content on the web has been unavailable in search results. This situation has been frustrating for web developers, who have tried to come up with workarounds to help get search engines to index and rank their Flash pages. Recent developments by Google have… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on July 5, 2008 at 1:00pm — 16 Comments

Shopping for a pre-owned 2006 Trailblazer... What an eye opener...

Hello Digital Marketing professionals... My wife and I are actively in the process of locating a pre-owned vehicle. The experience has been shocking. No, I will not name names, but I will point out a few observations:


I have let my wife do all the shopping.

Watched her process.

Noted the different dealership interactions.

Noted her feedback so far.

First... Like text book she went straight to the internet to find a three seater SUV. (Yes,… Continue

Added by David T. Gould on July 4, 2008 at 9:46pm — 6 Comments

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