Professional Community for Car Dealers, Marketing, Advertising and Sales Leaders
September 4-6, 2013
Aria Resort & Casino
Welcome to AutoCon2013! For those of you who have joined us in Vegas for the conference, we're excited to have you here. We have an educational three days ahead of us, and we want to make sure you get as…Continue
Added by Auto Digital Marketing on September 4, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
Automotive Internet Sales Interviews TrueCar & Responds To Joe Webb & Brian Pasch...
It seems that there was a negative post about TrueCar recently, http://www.dealerknows.com/is-this-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-truecar/ Joe Webb of Dealer Knows published the post and then a lot of people in the industry started to jump on the band wagon of the negativity.…Continue
Added by Sean V. Bradley on August 30, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
It is becoming more difficult and less cost effective for dealerships to attract customers through traditional lead paths. Privacy and spam concerns, as well as years of mismanaged lead programs, have soured the consumer on using quote forms on either dealership or third-party research sites. In fact, according to JD Power, 55 percent of all car buyers in 2012 did all of…Continue
Added by Myril Shaw on August 30, 2013 at 6:49am — No Comments
For the second year in a row, TrueCar, the leading provider of a hassle-free car buying experience for consumers and dealers, is awarding ten dealer professionals with a scholarship to attend the AutoCon 2013 automotive education conference this fall. AutoCon 2013 will take place September 4-6 at the beautiful Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
TrueCar has reinforced their commitment to professional education for dealers with these generous scholarship awards. The…Continue
To everyone headed to AutoCon 2013, make sure to come see my presentation where I'll show you how to transform your Internet Department into an eCommerce MACHINE!
See you there!
Added by Myril Shaw on August 26, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
AutoCon 2013 welcome Fixed Operations Directors and Service Managers to participate in the rapidly changing world of automotive retailing. Fixed Operations staff are often "left home" when employees are picked to attend automotive conferences. This pattern has to stop.
There are many opportunities to…Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on August 17, 2013 at 8:42pm — No Comments
By Brian Pasch
I saw this info-graphic posted by Cornell University's online education division and immediately I thought about the needs in the auto industry for marketing skills development. Today, dealers are relying on internal marketing managers to make decisions for their online strategy which often includes websites, merchandising, Adwords, SEO, Social Media, and their online messaging. It is not an easy…Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on August 16, 2013 at 6:25am — No Comments
Looking for an automotive conference that actually focuses on you- The Dealer? Look no further; The AutoConnections Conference and Exposition is where you need to be! For those who aren't familiar with AutoCon, we've got you covered:
Added by Auto Digital Marketing on August 14, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Have y'all checked out the lineup for this year's AutoCon 2013?! I don't know about you but I'm excited!
Having attended Automotive Boot Camp 2012 and AutoCon 2012 I know that this will be an event you don't want to miss.
TRUECAR is being so gracious and awarding TEN...that's right TEN! Full Ride Scholarships to AutoCon---you have a few days left to submit your application but if you can...do apply.
I recently relocated to the Twin Cities in…Continue
Added by Ashley Lopez on July 31, 2013 at 5:56pm — No Comments
The average dealership in the USA has an Internet closing ratio of 8-9%.
By implementing the processes created by Marc McGurren, you dealership can consistently close lead between 16-20%. Every month!Continue
Added by Carrie Hemphill on June 19, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments
In a few weeks the 2013 Digital Marketing Strategies Conference kicks off and I will be presenting a number of workshops this year. Last week I called up some of my friends in the industry to invite and encourage them to attend this conference in Orlando, Feb 5-7th.
I decided to share my frustration on ADM because many members who work…Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on January 7, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I just wanted to say thank you so much to TrueCar for sponsoring TWELVE full-ride scholarships to attend AutoCon this past week. As well as Ralph Paglia, Chris Saraceno, Mike Myers, Carrie Hemphill and Brian Pasch for going through applications and choosing me to be one of the recipients.
I was so excited to attend AutoCon, especially after attending First Class…Continue
Contact At Once!, the leading provider of automotive chat solutions for dealers, OEMs and automotive advertising websites, received 2012 Automotive Website Awards (AWA) as a top rated automotive chat solution and as a winner in the Overall Product Satisfaction category at the annual AWA ceremony held this week in Las Vegas,…Continue
Added by Aaron Hassen on September 10, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
The AutoCon app contains the event schedule, speaker information, videos, and latest news. I've been a part of the popular automotive conferences for the past 5 years and I don't recall anyone having a mobile app for their…Continue
All dealership attendees will receive their Exhibitor Cash coupon book with over $10,000 in discounts when they check-in on September 5th. There will be over 50 companies in the Exhibit Hall and the Exhibitor Cash book will allow attendees to identify the right solutions for their dealership and lock in instant savings.
The coupons range from $200 - $2,500 off world class products and services. The…Continue
The ADM community at large may not know me personally, but I am the Managing Director of First Class Educators. My company has partnered with Ralph Paglia, Chris Saraceno, and Mike Myers to produce AutoCon 2012.
If you have…Continue
Have you ever attended a workshop and had questions that you did not want to ask publically? Did a workshop presentor spark your interests but there was not enough time to dig into specific questions you had? You are not alone. We have modified AutoCon to meet the feedback we received from automotive professionals. They wanted more, and we delivered.
At the end of each full…Continue
Added by Carrie Hemphill on June 10, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
This is the approach I have taken when planning automotive events for car dealers. It’s about finding the perfect combination of proven ingredients and adding new features to…Continue