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Just thought I would give you an update on my LinkedIn profile because it really defines me. I began writing on ADM, not to become a superstar. I came to share my experiences and reassure people who are going through the same experiences that they are worthy and, to me, they are superstars.
"18 years in the auto industry in sales, 14 years of e-Commerce and web design, created my company's Internet/e-Commerce department from scratch in 2000 and have achieved sales in excess of $10 million a year from 2007 through 2011 in a single rooftop, single ticket store. I am especially adept at understanding the trends and evolving nature of the Internet in regards to e-Commerce.
I had a vision in 1998 as to what could be accomplished in the auto business using the Internet. I have watched that vision be completely fulfilled and more. I'm excited that the same vision is occurring now with Social Media, Reputation Management/Marketing, Mobile Marketing and more. It's challenging and exhilarating.
My goal is to achieve ever expanding growth and expertise, greater control, responsibility, and freedom to enact my ideas and the budget to go along with it. I love teaching, writing and sharing my ideas and expertise with others.
I'd like to say that as an editor on AutomotiveDigitalMarketing.com, my goal is to let Internet Managers and Marketers know that they can survive in a hostile or indifferent environment within budget constraints and still excel. It simply takes creativity and a can-do attitude along with true enjoyment and appreciation of what they do for a living.
I am not a superstar, and I don't sell you the dream of being a superstar. I want to help make your job rewarding and give you kudos for what you do. Believe me you deserve it!
To me, if you're doing this job, you already are a superstar!
Written by Tom Gorham
Editor, From The Trenches