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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'Motors' (193)

Your Q4 Reality Check: 5 Reasons Online Buying Is NOT Everyone’s Reality

People buy everything online these days. Or do they? In reality, there are some items people simply prefer to touch, see,…


Added by David Metter on October 24, 2016 at 11:20am — No Comments

How to negotiate a better deal on your used car

Us Brits are innately polite and fair-minded individuals, meaning that the art of negotiation is often lost on us. This is particularly true when purchasing a single item, as we are predisposed to avoid negotiation unless we are looking to complete a bulk purchase.


This also applies to big-ticket purchases such as cars, even those that are bought as used models. The truth is…


Added by Leona Zoey on April 13, 2016 at 5:25am — No Comments


Once upon a time there was a bunch of executive morons…

Added by James A. Ziegler on February 16, 2016 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments


ARE GM RECALLS STARTING TO HURT SALES FOR GM DEALERS? *****************************************************************************

Initially the answer was NO it really didn't have any noticeable effect. BUT recently I've had a lot of dealers starting to tell me that the customers are beginning to defect because of the repeated bad news and new recalls almost daily. Personally, I think Mary Barra is doing a…


Added by James A. Ziegler on June 19, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Announces Participation in General Motors Dealership Technology Assistance Program

ALBANY, N.Y. – July 29th, 2013 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems ( announced today it is participating in General Motors’ (GM) new Dealership Technology Assistance Program (DTAP). Auto/Mate’s dealership management system (DMS) and Customer/Mate (CRM) are both certified by GM as part of the program.

“The DTAP certification ensures that dealers using our DMS will have the functionality necessary to support seamless OEM data and…


Added by Mike Esposito on July 29, 2013 at 9:05am — No Comments

Carter Motors Used “Why Buy” Messaging to Become #1 in Sales Volume

July 11th Webinar: How Carter Motors Group Used “Why Buy” Messaging to Become #1


July 11th, 2013 | 8:30 a.m. PT / 11:30 a.m. ET

In this powerful upcoming…

Added by Ralph Paglia on July 8, 2013 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

NJ Volkswagen - Beetle | Douglas VW | Ken Beam shows Low Mileage Beetle at Douglas VW in Summit NJ!

Watch Ken Beam Show-N-Tell you all about this beautiful, very low mileage 2007 VW Beetle at Douglas Volkswagen in Summit New Jersey! What an awesome color! Gecko Green! Very LOW mileage! *This may very well be the lowest mileage Gecko Green 2007 Beetle on the entire Internet! Only has 26,019 original low miles! Automatic! CFC..... Car Fax Clean! No Accidents!… Continue

Added by Ken Beam on January 27, 2012 at 6:51pm — No Comments

SureSale™ Certified Launches in Phoenix: More Vehicles Eligible for CPO Programs

Groundbreaking program increases the number of vehicles on Phoenix lots eligible for certification; provides used car buyers with peace of mind and purchase protection


Venice, CA  -- January 18, 2012 Mota Motors, a leading provider of online vehicle certification and selling platforms, today announced that SureSaleTM Certified, a comprehensive certified pre-owned (CPO)…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 18, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Bridging the Multi-Billion Dollar Certification Gap

There is a huge ‘certification’ gap in our industry that represents a potential loss of billions of dollars by used car dealers.

Consider: over 35 million used cars were sold last year, but fewer than 2 million of them were certified by OEM-sponsored programs. This is a stunning fact given that consumers are willing to pay, on average, a 12-27% premium on a certified vehicle.

Let’s add the numbers up: the average cost of a used…


Added by Jeffrey Schwartz on December 12, 2011 at 8:09am — No Comments

Ken Potter Named Mota Motors Chief Revenue Officer


Digital Automotive Veteran Joins Expanding Team at Online Automotive Innovator


Venice, CA  -- November 28, 2011   Mota Motors, a leading provider of online vehicle certification and selling platforms, today announced that digital automotive marketing veteran Ken Potter has been appointed as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer. Potter joins an expanding team of automotive and digital leaders at Mota as the…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on November 28, 2011 at 5:38am — 1 Comment

Jeffrey Schwartz Appointed President and CEO of Mota Motors

Automotive Digital Marketing Pioneer Joins Online Automotive Innovator

VENICE, Calif., Nov. 21, 2011 -- Mota Motors, a leading provider of online and selling platforms, today announced that automotive digital marketing pioneer Jeffrey Schwartz has been appointed President and Chief…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on November 21, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Fighting for the American Dream - Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto – How Citizens Fought for the American Dream


May 14 and 15, 2009 – two days in which Chrysler and General Motors, with the help of the government, literally stole the life’s work from nearly 2,000 business owners.


Two years later, the history from the dealers’ perspective of those days are hitting the bookstores. And they are must reads for anyone associated with the automotive retail…


Added by Cliff Banks on October 18, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

How Important is the Facility to the Sale?

This week, two American luxury brands, Lincoln and Cadillac, began rolling out facility redesign initiatives, at significant expense for their dealers.


The question is, do facility redesigns help dealers sell more vehicles?


Ford Motor Co. began talking to its Lincoln dealers last year about the investment they would have to make in their stores if they wanted to continue selling Lincolns. A meeting last week in Detroit with approximately 120 Lincoln dealers…


Added by Cliff Banks on June 17, 2011 at 3:38am — No Comments

May Sales Drop – A Blip or a Trend?

May Sales Drop – A Blip or a Trend?

Just when we were beginning to feel good about the auto industry following eight months of sales growing by percentages in the double digits, sales plunged in May, down 4% from May of last year.

The question is whether the drop will be a trend the rest of the year or a “minor” disruption for a couple of months. The major challenge is lack of inventory resulting from the earthquake in Japan earlier this year. The lack of inventory has led to…


Added by Cliff Banks on June 7, 2011 at 5:34am — 1 Comment

General Motors SFE Seminar on Social Media Marketing for 2011

General Motors SFE Facilitator "Train the Trainer" presentation about Social Media Marketing for GM Dealers in 2011 prepared and facilitated by Ralph Paglia for GM:…


Added by Ralph Paglia on December 30, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

GM and Ford go to Ethnic/Hispanic Marketing

I posted a blog earlier today about Hispanic/Non-English dominant digital marketing needs, right after I posted that thought I saw an article come through Automotive News talking about the change in Strategies for marketing to Ethnic and Hispanic consumers. Check out the link, very interesting how they are going to attempt to make this a viral campaign via videos for Ford. General Motors has not announced how they attempt to go after Hispanic consumers but the Agency of record has worked on… Continue

Added by George Magda on August 10, 2010 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

eBay Motors changes are now Live

Here is a link to my blog with all of the details and changes:

Here are some of the highlights:

Since Vehicles sellers have a different sales frequency and Dealers are held to industry-accepted performance standards we’ve decided to introduce unique requirements for eBay Motors Vehicles…


Added by Terry Holbrook on April 1, 2010 at 9:26am — No Comments

AdAgencyOnline.Net Promotes Online Transactions For Automotive Advertising Agencies With WideStorm

AdAgencyOnline.Net is an automotive advertising social networking portal that reviews cutting edge automotive advertising applications. Their solutions of choice are those that integrate proven selling systems in brick and mortar auto dealerships with new processes being implemented on auto dealership’s websites to sell more vehicles. Philip Zelinger is the President of the national network of independent affiliated automotive… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on December 16, 2009 at 10:08am — 11 Comments

AdAgencyOnline.Net Directs Automotive Advertising Agencies To Social Networking vs. Conventional Media

Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C., (AAOL), and host of the automotive advertising resource / networking portal http://AdAgencyOnline.Net , instructed his affiliated automotive advertising agencies to shift their focus from conventional automotive advertising media to social networking based marketing channels. Philip announced his organization’s decision to downsize their highly profitable radio, T.V. and print production… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on November 30, 2009 at 11:22am — 7 Comments

AdAgencyOnline.Net Reviews IntelliTerms, Inc. For Automotive Advertising Agencies On Blog Talk Radio

Automotive advertising agencies are challenged to keep up with the explosion of new Internet based automotive advertising applications designed to maximize their R.O.I. for their digital marketing campaigns. AdAgencyOnline.Net was formed as an automotive advertising social networking site to platform and review new automotive advertising vendors and the many applications that profess to help automotive advertising agencies do more… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on November 18, 2009 at 7:04am — No Comments

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