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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'vendors' (43)

The Naked Truth Exposed [EXECUTIVE EDITION]: Big Data & Attribution

Big Data & Attribution…Who Has It & How Do We Get It?

There’s good news and bad news on this topic…but mostly good. The bad news is AutoHook’s panel of marketing experts had so many dealer-submitted…


Added by David Metter on September 27, 2016 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

AT LAST: Attribution Claims Its Throne

It’s an exciting time in digital history. Automotive marketers are finally catching on to the critical importance of attribution – AND more importantly, the associated…


Added by David Metter on August 30, 2016 at 6:35am — No Comments

The Red or Blue Pill Is No Longer a Choice

In the popular science fiction movie, The Matrix, the hero Neo is presented with two options by the mysterious Morpheus – the red pill or the blue pill. By taking the red pill, Neo would be enlightened into the real world. Whereas, if he chose the blue pill, he would remain peacefully ignorant of reality and continue…


Added by Joe Orr on August 5, 2016 at 5:44am — No Comments

Social Media and Security: This Could Be Important!

These days, most companies have a social media presence. Some are healthy and vibrant, while others merely exist. Regardless of how well any particular company presents itself on these channels, social media has transcended beyond the term “social media” and could now also be said to be a:

  1. Marketing…

Added by sara callahan on July 26, 2016 at 5:10am — No Comments

Auto Attribution: Are We Stuck in the Minor Leagues?

There are a lot of rookie players in the game when it comes to accurate attribution reporting (measuring your digital sales return on investment). More often than not, the task of obtaining valuable sales attribution metrics is put on the bench due to their roaring complexity.…


Added by David Metter on May 16, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

A Vendor’s Guide to Getting Attention at Conferences

The 2016 conference season is upon us.

Conferences are an excellent place for vendors to gain exposure and connect with dealers in a concentrated area over several days. They are also a definite (and not inexpensive) investment. So, it makes sense to do all…


Added by sara callahan on January 11, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Through The Looking Glass - My Journey From Dealership To Vendor - 1998-2015

The automotive internet world in the late '90s and early 2000s was still in its formative development and there was a feeling of discovery and creativity.  We who worked as Internet Managers at that time often took initial pay cuts to do so and faced the uncertainty of a position that…


Added by Tom Gorham on August 3, 2015 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

5 Things Vendors Can Do to Earn & Keep an Auto Dealer’s Business, Told from a Dealer’s Viewpoint

My primary goal as a PR Professional is to assist my clients in achieving the most exposure possible and build top-of-mind brand awareness among their potential customers, namely auto dealers. To help better understand how to best position my clients for success, last year, I did a little research into…


Added by sara callahan on March 18, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Shiny Objects and Technology

Tools to Increase Your Business Aren’t Worth Much Without Follow-up and Training

The recent NADA Convention is over. As always, there was plenty of information to gain and a lot of shiny objects being displayed. Dealers and major executives were out…


Added by Stan Sher on February 19, 2015 at 11:50pm — No Comments

FTC Social Media Ruling Puts Businesses on Alert

It’s no secret that the FTC has been monitoring brand usage of social media.

The hammer finally fell when the FTC ruled last week that companies and agencies utilizing social media must include disclaimers. This is regardless of the…


Added by sara callahan on December 5, 2014 at 6:00am — 5 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…


Added by sara callahan on July 16, 2014 at 5:00am — 63 Comments

The Art of Testing Vendors

If there's one thing that I've seen in the last 17 years while working on the vendor side of the business, it's that there are often products and services presented to dealers that simply do not deliver what they promise. It's one of the reasons that I partnered with JD Rucker to form our own company.…


Added by Tyson Madliger on June 23, 2014 at 12:40am — 4 Comments

I'm Sick and Tired of Incompetent, Self-Serving Automotive Website Providers! Who's with Me?

Dealers, there’s something fishy going on with the major automotive website providers.

Problems that affect search results are popping up left and right, but no one is willing…


Added by Timothy Martell on May 20, 2014 at 9:30am — 116 Comments

J&L Marketing at the Innovative Dealer Summit

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the 5thannual Innovative Dealer Summit. I’m always happy to assist in educating dealers and being a part of events that encourage it. I had never attended this event and looked forward to participating in the only event of this size organized by a state auto dealers association. The event itself was held in a super-cool venue – Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Being an avid sports…


Added by Jennifer Payne on April 18, 2014 at 5:18am — No Comments

From the Trenches - I'll be your baby tonight!


I have a lot of vendor friends and consultants I really love.  In fact, I'm so popular, I make new friends among the vendors every day.  My dealer says I spend way, way too much time with them when I should be working.  But I just love talking to…


Added by Tom Gorham on April 3, 2014 at 12:41pm — 2 Comments

Why Multi-Channel Marketing is Vital to Your Success

Consumers today are increasingly becoming finicky about where and how they want to communicate. While the past may have seen a traditional print ad performing well on its own, that’s increasingly not the case. Data supports the fact that consumers are all over the place and successful marketers know that their message…


Added by Scott T. Joseph on March 26, 2014 at 7:22am — No Comments

Mainstream Media Is Making Data Sharing More Transparent and Consumers Don’t Like It

On March 9, the popular television show “60 Minutes” aired a segment titled “The Data Brokers: Selling Your Personal Information”. In the segment, Steve Kroft interviewed various privacy experts who explained how…


Added by Scott T. Joseph on March 18, 2014 at 5:50am — 1 Comment

Why I Talk About Other Automotive Vendors

I was talking to an internet manager yesterday about their marketing when I brought up Hook Logic. His challenge was that he only gets credit for leads, so while he definitely wanted to help the dealership with our SEO and social media products, he wasn't crazy about the concept of increasing more showroom visitors that did not…


Added by J.D. Rucker on February 25, 2014 at 9:00am — 16 Comments

Content Marketing: What’s Good for the Goose…

Content marketing and exposure are becoming increasingly important in digital marketing and today’s race for eyeballs. In the automotive space, there are many companies that do great jobs marketing and optimizing exposure for dealerships through websites, search engine optimization, social media marketing, pay per…


Added by sara callahan on February 19, 2014 at 7:55am — 6 Comments

"TTAP" Your Vendors: Nominations Open for Top Tier Automotive Partners

This is an industry that has no shortage of vendors. There are more choices amongst those supplying dealerships with websites than several other major industries combined. It's competitive out there, which is a great thing for dealers. Unfortunately, it can also be confusing. Who is really…


Added by J.D. Rucker on January 7, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

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