Wrtitten by a dear friend of AutoMax's Mr.Tom Wiegand,would love to hear your input on this subject. Continue
Baseball & Auto Pie
The professional franchised retail auto industry and the professional franchised baseball industry are my two all-time favorite franchise systems. Why are they so obviously different in structure and customer retention?
The professional franchised baseball team is structured:
Added by Craig Lockerd on February 16, 2010 at 11:00am —
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 —
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 —
If a customer came to your dealership in the still of the night and spray painted "Liar" and "Cheat" in large letters on your street facing signage, would you leave it untouched when you arrived in the morning?
Consumers have tremendous power today to express their opinions about their experience at your business and make that… Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on November 24, 2009 at 10:07pm —
The Unsold Prospect – Don’t let them get Away
If you ask any dealer, they will tell you that 4 out of 5 prospects that come to their showroom depart without buying a new or used vehicle. What most won’t tell you is that 70%-80% of those prospects left because they just were not ready to make a purchase decision yet. They are still shopping. Why? Because consumers may be confused by all the different variables (i.e. selection, discounts, rebates, interest rates, etc.) or who to… Continue
Added by Missy Jensen on November 24, 2009 at 1:30pm —
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 —
In today’s shrinking auto industry auto dealers are being forced to reduce staff to keep expenses in synch with reduced sales and profits. AdAgencyOnline.Net
is an automotive advertising resource/networking portal that reviews cutting edge automotive advertising applications for consideration by their affiliated automotive advertising agencies, auto dealer/vendor clients and site visitors. Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency… Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on November 6, 2009 at 9:58am —
Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. is a national network of independent affiliated automotive advertising agencies linked together by their proprietary online communication and distribution system.
The full service automotive agency sponsors an auto industry resource / networking portal, AdAgencyOnline.Net, to review cutting edge automotive advertising applications for consideration by their auto dealer clients.
In order to attract… Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on October 21, 2009 at 9:44am —
Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and host of the blog talk radio station “WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time”
featured on AdAgencyOnline.Net
, announced today that he will be interviewing Cliff Banks, the recently announced Vice President and Editorial Director for Dealer Communications, on this week’s Automotive Advertising… Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on October 19, 2009 at 12:00pm —
On November 1st, I will be publishing the 2009 Automotive Search Marketing Architecture (ASMA) report at the Digital Dealer Conference. The report will review and summarize 34 website platforms to assist car dealers evaluate which website platforms can best help them with their search marketing goals.
To that end, I have included three grids that will be part of the report. If you work for one of the companies listed on these grids, I simply ask that you email me with the Y or N… Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on October 17, 2009 at 9:56pm —
announced today that Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C., (AAOL), and host of the blog talk radio station – WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time
- will be reviewing Kelley Blue Book, (KBB), on their “Automotive Advertising Experts” show on Friday 10/16/2009 between 12:00 Noon EST and 12:30 PM EST. The free… Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on October 15, 2009 at 1:47pm —
Automotive vertical search provider CarsDirect licenses ContactAtOnce! chat service to increase interaction between consumers and car dealers.
Atlanta, GA – September 21, 2009 – ContactAtOnce!, a leading provider of car dealer chat and other internet marketing tools that move online shoppers into live conversations with car dealers, today announced that CarsDirect, a leading online automotive shopping service and lead provider, has licensed the ContactAtOnce! chat… Continue
Added by Ryan Lucia on September 21, 2009 at 7:41am —
“It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.” Curtis
A Clear Destination
Where is your website taking you? Have you charted its course? If not, then your website will act as a rudderless ship. You’ll be floating towards an unknown destination with unintentional results. If you want this journey on the web to bear fruit, decide on a destination, plot your course, and set sail.
The purpose of a website is its destination. It… Continue
Added by Mel Hogan on September 11, 2009 at 4:41am —
It's working, it's really working for the dealer AND the customer. Total Win-Win. Serious $$$$$$$$$ to be made!
Check it out here www.widestorm.com ... or read the grown up version here below
Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) August 24, 2009 -- Earlier this spring, DealerPeak, a Portland Oregon company, piloted a revolutionary product called WideStorm that allows consumers and auto dealers to negotiate the car buying transaction entirely on-line. Dealers who have signed up for WideStorm… Continue
Added by Anne on August 25, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Pssst, I want to tell you a Secret. But you cannot tell anyone. Please keep this under wraps. M5 Management Services™ President and CEO Lee Harkins has gone slightly crazy. He is advising clients to stop selling the business. If the word gets out M5™ will be out of business in its first year of performance coaching and training. I am asking you not to tell other managers or dealers of this secret going on in our organization.
Lee Harkins whose client list reads like a who’s who of… Continue
Added by Steven Shaw on August 18, 2009 at 7:30pm —
The auto industry is consolidating and many auto dealers are looking at their Real Estate from a different perspective. Automotive advertising agencies
that used to focus on building traffic and simply selling cars are now focused on helping auto dealers reduce expenses and access their assets to survive in today's troubled economy. The independent affiliated automotive advertising agencies of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. are uniquely… Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on August 14, 2009 at 8:26am —
I was visiting some dealers in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware last week. I had some great conversations with some sales people, sales managers and a service manager.
One conversation sticks out from Alex Snyder from Checkered Flag in Virginia Beach. Also hi to the guys at the BMW store there. Alex and I were speaking about Business development and the CARS program. I must tell you he is the most positive and focused person I met all month. He is getting results that… Continue
Added by DON GRAFF on August 2, 2009 at 4:48pm —
AdAgencyOnline.Net hosts a blog talk radio station - WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time - that reviews cutting edge automotive advertising technologies and vendor applications.
Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C., (AAOL), and host of WAAOL invited Mike DeCecco, the Director of Industry Relations for Dealer.Com., for a… Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on July 28, 2009 at 2:44pm —
As you may know, I do my best to keep car sales fun. After drowning myself in the mind-numbing Cash for Clunkers docudramament, I need a break.
I would like to hear about your first car -
What was it?
Would you still like to have it?
What happened to it?
Are you willing to share a (clean) story about your time with your first vehicle?
I will share my story - my first car was a 1969 Chevy Camaro Z28 - silver - 100% original. It was my grandfather's pride… Continue
Added by Joe Webb on July 28, 2009 at 12:20pm —
AdAgencyOnline.Net is an automotive advertising resource / networking portal that hosts a blog talk radio station - WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time.
Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and host of the blog talk radio show featured on WAAOL -… Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on July 21, 2009 at 10:38am —