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I would like to start this blog posting by suggesting that the Internet should be considered more of an environment, rather than a communications and advertising medium... An environment capable of delivering multiple forms of media through a myriad of communication channels.
By Ralph Paglia
Think of it this way: If you advertise on the radio,…
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In December, Compete released its first ranking of automobile manufacturer websites based on shopping engagement. Mini, Kia, Mercedes, Pontiac and Hyundai were all brands that finished in the top 10. Shopping engagement is defined as the percentage of overall site visitors that visited one of the following key shopping tools:
- Request a Quote
- Locate a Dealer
- Payment Estimator
Why is shopping engagement important?…
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Honda Interactive Network (iN) White Paper:
Best Practices for Dealership Email Campaigns
We asked Ralph Paglia (autosuccessonline.com) to share his extensive CRM experience with…Continue
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By Ralph Paglia
Since starting in my new role at ADP Dealer Services I have been contacted by numerous people who worked with me prior to my retail position as…Continue
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This article is re-posted with Brian Hoecht's permission from: http://www.ai-dealer.com/Vehicle_Pricing.html
When setting up the Ai-Dealer ecommerce shopping cart for vehicles, many dealers find themselves pricing their inventory for the first time. Having been asked by new dealer clients four times this week "what would you recommend?" I felt the makings of this week's newsletter.
I'll get rid of any shred…Continue
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Acura Division, American Honda Motor Co. Inc.…
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"Putting all the Pieces Together"
Welcome to the biggest retail automotive e-commerce event ever! The 4th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Conference Center in Orlando, Florida April 21st-23rd, 2008.
The conference in Las Vegas last October drew over 540 attendees and featured 45 exhibitors. There…Continue
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Those that have known me for any length of time will know that I don't theorize without experimentation.…Continue
Are your dealership’s conventional media advertising strategies generating enough showroom traffic, incoming sales calls and Internet leads? If not, it it’s time to review your overall advertising strategies and factor in the use of online, web site based digital advertising... With over 70% of the population in…Continue
I recently received this inquiry and my response is shown below it:
"I have gathered much information from your input. Thank you. I was wondering if I could ask you a couple of questions regarding your micro-sites.
do you/your team create and manage these yourself, or is a third party involved?
what would you advise to or not to do when getting started with these micro-sites?
I know you are a busy man, if you can't get back to me, but I…
Is One All-Purpose Web Site Enough for a Dealership to Experience Significant Levels of Digital Marketing Success?
Posted by Ralph Paglia
I would like to start this posting by proposing that the Internet be considered as an environment rather than a communications and advertising…
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According to the BIGresearch latest Simultaneous Media Survey, the only way for people to keep up with the deluge of media options is to multitask with other media. Specifically, says Gary Drenik, President of BIGresearch, "TV's influence on consumers to purchase products declined, whereas new media options such as web radio, satellite radio, instant messaging and blogging all increased. Consumers seem to be seeking information from digital…Continue
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TITLE 14: COMMERCE SUBTITLE B: CONSUMER PROTECTION CHAPTER II: ATTORNEY GENERAL PART 475 MOTOR VEHICLE ADVERTISING
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Top automobile dealers in the nation will tell you that e-mail marketing is a vital and cost-effective method of communicating with nternet-savvy prospect. At Courtesy Chevrolet we have the results to prove it.
We have learned to leverage the marketing power of the Internet to dominate our region, and in a short time we’ve increased our sales by…
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