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Holidays are a time for giving!!!

The holiday season is a great time to combine “giving” and your dealerships social media presence!


While I am sure you and your dealership have your own charities that you give to during the holidays, a sure fire way to expand your social media footprint is to contribute…


Added by Jim Kristoff on December 19, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Four Tips for Using Instagram at Your Dealership

Instagram is a free photo sharing app for iPhone users that has over 10 million users with 15 photos uploaded per second. You can promote your dealership and build followers with this tool. This Week Dan Allen discusses the best uses and practices for Instagram.

Join me for your Free Strategy Tip of the Week. Bring your car dealership’s marketing to the next level thought the use of Video Pre-Roll to find out more: Watch…


Added by Paul Potratz on December 15, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Dealers, Why Aren’t You Blogging? 4 Reasons to Create and Leverage a Dealer Blog

“Blogging is the most underutilized yet powerful marketing force that dealers have at their disposal.”

That’s what automotive…


Added by Justin Braun on December 14, 2011 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Improve Your Monthly Internet Sales on


Visit our All-New, Content-Rich Website at …


Added by Adam Ross on December 13, 2011 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Contact At Once! Announces SMS Text Feature To Improve Response Rates for Automotive Advertising

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Management features help auto dealers comply with texting-related regulations.

ALPHARETTA, GA. December 13, 2011 – Contact At Once! (, the leading dealer chat provider to the automotive industry, today announced the beta release of a new SMS text-to-chat feature for automotive…


Added by Aaron Hassen on December 13, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

From the Trenches - Don't squander even one more day


The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past.   Robertson Davies,


In mid 2000, my General Manager told me, “I don’t like you.  I don’t like the Internet.  It’s a waste of time.  You should be taking “Ups” not photographs of…


Added by Tom Gorham on December 11, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

An Email From a Random 17 Year Old Girl Who Saw One of My Videos on YouTube and My Response To Her... 

An Email From a Random 17 Year Old Girl Who Saw One of My Videos on YouTube and My Response To Her... 

This is a REAL Email from Megan and it just blows me away that there are kids like this girl out there just wishing she had a direction and an opportunity... Yet there are Hundreds of Thousands of Sales People, Automotive Sales people that accept mediocrity, some…


Added by Sean V. Bradley on December 4, 2011 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Pandora Ads Compete for Local Radio Dollars

Pandora is now touting itself to local advertisers as one of the strongest radio stations in every local market.

“We’ve now moved into a position of one of the largest radio stations in each of our markets effectively and typically the largest among the (18 to 35-year-old) demographic,” says Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy in a conference call according to…


Added by Terry Lancaster on December 2, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Will Google's Honda Classified Advertising Model Ruffle Feathers?

I'm back on the Google Beat covering the latest discoveries for the automotive industry on search marketing strategy.  I want to thank Craig Waikem for commenting on my blog post about new Google PPC Adwords formats that collect email addresses. 


What Craig shared was a…


Added by Brian Pasch on December 2, 2011 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Assembling Your Accessories Sales Task Force: The Accessories Champion

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With the passing of legendary World Heavy Weight Champion boxer Joe Frazier, it leaves me thinking about what it really means to be a champion.  Smokin Joe Frazier, Big George, and The Greatest dominated a major American sport. But, that’s not all they did.  They were cultural icons and powerful businessmen. When establishing your accessories program in your dealership, you are going to need a champion…


Added by Ashley Poag on November 21, 2011 at 6:29am — No Comments

Is What Your Dealership Stocks a Marketing Decision?

This was a question asked on Dealerrefresh by Ed Brooks of vAuto. I find this a very interesting question for a lot of reasons and my answer is YES where you have control over it.


Obviously in a new car franchise you have less control as your inventory is dictated a great deal by the OEM but even they somewhat dictate your allocation by marketing. In our Toyota…


Added by Larry Bruce on November 18, 2011 at 4:48am — 3 Comments

Why Your Online Storefront Matters More

How reasonable do you think it is to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to build a monument to a brand these days?  When we were all flush with cash, it made some sense to upgrade dealership facilities to appease the manufacturer. …


Added by Kathi Kruse on November 16, 2011 at 12:25pm — 3 Comments

Get connected with your staff and the Internet!!!!!!!

I am currently an upper level manager in a top 20 new car franchise in the nation. I feel as though it would not only assist myself, but possibly others within the industry to see what and where other dealers stand in the nation with an on going informational blog.

My goal is to make this somewhat of a twenty group free for all, with the conversations open to all levels of professionals in this amazing career. That is correct, I am looking for the outlook of everybody within your… Continue

Added by Sean McKinnon on November 12, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Are you executing your processes???

How can you make sure that the processes you have throughout the dealership are executed every time….. and with every customer?


This has been and still remains one of the toughest things to get accomplished in the dealership.


Every dealership throughout the country has their…


Added by Jim Kristoff on November 10, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments

Automotive Website Provider All Access Pass! (AWAAP)

UPDATE: VinSolutions has ALSO thrown their hat in the ring! Another Pinnacle award winner!!!


UPDATE: DealerEProcess has ALSO thrown their hat in the ring! Another Pinnacle award winner!!



Added by Timothy Martell on November 7, 2011 at 8:00am — 31 Comments

“The formula for MAXIMUM R.O.I. in Social Media!”

There is a rather simple formula when it comes to getting the MAXIMUM return on your investment in Social Media.


It’s so simple… might overwhelm you!


And while the formula is simple…..the actual implementation is the hardest part!




Added by Jim Kristoff on November 3, 2011 at 10:44am — 4 Comments


Last month I had the good fortune to attend 2 major digital automotive events, Digital Dealer 11 and PCG Pitstop. I guess I can consider myself somewhat a veteran of the show circuit seeing that I have attended half a dozen events in the past year alone so I thought I’d drop a few observations on both shows now that the dust has settled.

Digital Dealer 11 – Las Vegas – Oct 5th to 7th, 2011

I always look forward to this conference as I have…


Added by Brent Wees on November 1, 2011 at 8:07am — No Comments

Live Chat Lessons for Dealers from Jet Blue’s Crisis in Connecticut


Stranding 150 customers in a plane for more than 7 hours on the tarmac will definitely piss them off.  Jet Blue’s operations and customer service …


Added by Justin Braun on November 1, 2011 at 6:55am — No Comments

Vince Tunzi Joins izmocars as National Field Operations Manager

Auto industry veteran to focus on implementation of izmocars auto business solutions in dealerships across the country, including AOA which is generating $475 in average accessories revenue increases for dealerships across the country.


izmocars (…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on October 31, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

AOA Supplier Digital Network Launches: Aftermarket Suppliers Join Digitally with Dealerships to Increase Accessories Sales

izmocars’ industry first brings suppliers, re-stylers, installers and dealers together to better coordinate parts updates, pricing, ordering and installation; Supplier dealer orders increase nearly 400% after only two months on network

Las Vegas, NV - izmocars ( today announced that it will unveil the revolutionary AOA Supplier Digital Network at this week's 2011 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The new…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on October 31, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

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