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Watching a grown man cry over being offered a banana is something I won't soon forget.

This is exactly what happened as I was on a team that ministered to inmates at the Neal Unit. This unit is one of many state prisons in Texas that participates in the Kairos Prison Ministry. I was honored to have spent…

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Added by Danny Benites on July 16, 2014 at 1:18pm — 2 Comments

7 Crucial Days Following a Test Drive

...7 days...

It’s not just a quote from the terrifying film “The Ring”, or as the Japanese know it “Ringu”, which I watched with my face behind a pillow - it’s also the crunch time for car buying decisions.…

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Added by Rebecca Kon on July 16, 2014 at 9:11am — No Comments

A Beginner's Guide to Pinterest for Car Dealers

When it comes to social media marketing, the last site you’re probably thinking of adding to your repertoire is Pinterest. The site is known for its…

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Added by Mark Frost on July 16, 2014 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

2015 Nissan Versa Note SR Coming to New York!

Test Drive the 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR in New York!

For anyone interested in the new styled 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR, it's coming to Kingston Nissan in New York! As previously mentioned, the 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR features a unique appearance package from a redesigned front…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on July 16, 2014 at 5:36am — No Comments

Vendors: Don’t Be So Darn Annoying!

As a PR professional, my primary goal is to assist my clients in achieving the most exposure possible and build top-of-mind brand awareness among their potential customers. To help better understand how to best position my clients for success, I did a little research on how dealers perceive vendors and their…

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Added by sara callahan on July 16, 2014 at 5:00am — 49 Comments

Has the 2015 Nissan Maxima Been Revealed?

The All-New 2015 Nissan Maxima aka Nissan Sport Sedan Concept? 

Latest news on the new redesign of the Nissan Maxima suggest that we will be seeing a close variation of the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept for the 2015 Nissan Maxima coming soon. From the…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on July 15, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Walmart Gets Into the Loyalty Program Arena

Recently, AdAge reported that Walmart is starting a loyalty program. Based on their price-match guarantee, Walmart is launching an app named “Savings Catcher,” which consumers can use to receive refunds for…

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Added by Mike Gorun on July 15, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

What Fantasy Football Can Teach Us About Marketing

It’s no secret that I’m a fantasy football fanatic. I’ve always been a competitor and my love for football makes this game a natural fit for me. Even better, there are many parallels between fantasy football and successful marketing. Since football…

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Added by Scott T. Joseph on July 15, 2014 at 4:37am — No Comments

Suckered into Social Media Advertising (and that’s not a bad thing)

Today, using the “free” social media platforms as a marketing tool without spending money on them is about as useful as playing the first level of the freeware version of iPad game.

It used to be so exciting to think about how to market a business on social media. We would read…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on July 15, 2014 at 1:32am — 2 Comments

You Can’t Spell Dealership Without Leadership

Automotive Social Media Leadership

Leadership is a word we hear often, and at times it can be over used and therefore misunderstood. But leadership is not just a word, it is an action. It is a role many struggle to uphold because it is not one that can be mastered. Instead, it is a commitment to life-long learning about oneself…

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Added by Amanda Ryan on July 14, 2014 at 4:38pm — 2 Comments

Auto Sales Training: Building Human to Human Transactions

It’s unfortunate that so many members of the automotive industry when approached with a genuine request to be of assistance, are prone to wondering  “ What do you want from me?” or “What are you selling?”  I blame the all too common and frequent hidden agendas that often occur in B2B and B2C interactions.

We already understand that a single loyal…

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Added by Stephanie Young on July 14, 2014 at 10:04am — No Comments

Great Content Ideas for Your Dealership's Site

One of the most popular sayings  amongst internet marketers is “Content is king.” We all know this is true, but make sure you’re not just talking the talk and writing exclusively for search engines. Because while that used to be a worthwhile strategy, the key to…

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Added by Mark Frost on July 14, 2014 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

IIHS Crash Test Highway Safety Top Pick+: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Excels in the IIHS Crash Test

For 2014, the Mitsubishi Outlander equipped with the Front Crash Prevention Systems (Forward Collision Warning and Low-Speed Auto-Brake System) received Advanced ratings and were scored 3 points each.

The 2014 Outlander was award the Highway Safety Top Pick+ for Receiving the…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on July 14, 2014 at 7:03am — No Comments

Is It Really About 'Traditional' versus 'Digital' Anymore?

For nearly two decades, most dealers have been divided in the way that they advertise. There is normally a budget for "traditional" advertising and a separate budget for "digital" advertising. While more dealers are consolidating their budgets, it's more than that. Should we be looking at it all as one…

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Added by Tyson Madliger on July 13, 2014 at 3:27pm — 2 Comments

The Stay Family Tragedy - ADM Supports The Cassidy Stay Fund

6 of the 7 family members of the Stay Family were taken from our community in a horrific and violent tragedy on July 9th, 2014.

Click here in would like to help please http://www.gofundme.com/stay-family-tragedy



Stephen & Katie Stay along with 4 of their 5 children were lost in a…

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Added by Manny Luna on July 12, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

2014 Jeep Cherokee vs 2014 Ford Escape

Comparing the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and the 2014 Ford Escape. 

Check out the video below of The Fast Lane Car comparing the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, Ford Escape, RAV4 and Honda CR-V. I love watching their video reviews, they are very honest in pointing out the strong points and flaws of each car that they review.…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on July 12, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

The Top Ten Auto News Stories of the Week: July 5 - 11

The automotive industry is in a big transition period right now, trying to figure out what the future is going to be like for car buyers and automotive dealers alike. That’s why all of these articles in today’s ActivEngage Top 10 contain tips and stories about doing things…

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Added by Rebecca Kon on July 11, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Deciphering the Tracking Code- Connecting Car Shoppers Across Devices

Tracking Automotive Consumers Across Multiple Screens



Dana Fornasar, Senior Product Marketing Manager
by Dana Fornasar, Senior Product Marketing Manager

We've been talking a lot about how…

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Added by Cobalt on July 11, 2014 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

The Infiniti Q30 Concept Revealed! Future 2015 Infiniti Q30?

New to Infiniti's Compact Car Concepts is the Infiniti Q30!

The team at Infiniti worked to develop a new breed of a car by combining a coupe, a hatchback and a crossover to create the Infiniti Q30 Concept. Infiniti is taking a step in a new direction that some other manufacturers have lightly…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on July 11, 2014 at 7:15am — No Comments

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