announced today that Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C., (AAOL), and host of the blog talk radio station – WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time
- will be reviewing Kelley Blue Book, (KBB), on their “Automotive Advertising Experts” show on Friday 10/16/2009 between 12:00 Noon EST and 12:30 PM EST. The free automotive advertising resource/networking portal has earned a reputation as the “one stop site for all of your automotive advertising needs” as a result of the varied automotive advertising experts that have appeared on WAAOL to represent their cutting edge automotive advertising applications.
Philip will be interviewing Rob Lange, the National Sales Training Director for Kelley Blue Book, to discuss the various products and services offered by KBB. The show will be aired live with callers invited to ask questions of the pair of automotive advertising experts in a problem/solution forum. Past shows have surfaced best practices for automotive advertising agencies
anxious to maximize the R.O.I. for every automotive advertising dollar in today’s struggling auto industry. Based on preliminary comments shared by Rob with Philip tomorrow’s show promises to provide the same for the affiliated automotive advertising agencies
and auto dealer/vendor clients of AAOL as well as their growing online audience of automotive advertising decision makers.
Rob provided a teaser about what is to come on KBB in a conversation with Philip in advance of tomorrow’s show. “KBB is soon to launch our social networking site to help us connect with dealers, partners, vendors and interested industry folks so we can have open communication, share KBB product updates, gain feedback from partner dealers, allow registration for ongoing webinar programs on Kelley Blue Book products, sales tips etc. You are very familiar with all of the others……we needed/ wanted a way to stay in touch, learn, share and engage. I will tell you that this has not been released yet….we are working internally to get the bugs out and add content so I wouldn’t want to mention it by name / URL quite yet…but certainly we could introduce the idea and ask listeners to stay tuned for the official announcement within the next 2 weeks.”
The following article provides some additional insight to what is sure to be discussed during the interview according to both Philip and Rob;
KBB.COM LAUNCHES THE TRUSTED MARKETPLACE; FIRST ONE-STOP SHOP FOR CAR PRICING, RESEARCH AND BUYING
Kelley Blue Book Introduces New-and Used-Car Classified Site Featuring All-New Best-Match Technology
IRVINE, Calif., SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — Kelley Blue Book has launched The Trusted MarketplaceSM, a new online consumer car shopping experience that can be accessed through its top-rated Web site www.kbb.com or by directly visiting www.thetrustedmarketplace.com. For the first time, consumers now are able to complete their vehicle research, conduct new- and used-vehicle inventory searches and find their next car, all on one convenient and easy-to-use Web site. The Trusted Marketplace also brings a unique technology platform to the classified vehicle experience, returning best-match cars from consumers' search criteria, rather than vehicles dealers have paid to be presented at the top of vehicle search results.
Recent online automotive shopping studies find that 75 percent of new-vehicle buyers use the Internet during their shopping process and more than six in 10 used-car buyers purchase a vehicle that they find online. With more than 13 million vehicle shoppers visiting kbb.com each month, Kelley Blue Book is in a unique position to assist car buyers across the United States in finding the vehicle that best meets their needs. The Trusted Marketplace provides the right car in the right place at the right price.
With the introduction of The Trusted Marketplace, Kelley Blue Book extends its popular vehicle pricing and research information to include the next natural step in the process helping kbb.com's millions of monthly visitors find their next new or used car. Integrating the company's best-in-class online vehicle research with highly detailed dealer inventory listings makes kbb.com a one-stop resource from research to purchase. This integration allows consumers to confidently collect the trusted information they need, from finding the value of their current car, to researching new-car reviews, videos, vehicle ratings, pricing and side-by-side comparisons, to determining the make and model they would like to purchase, and ultimately finding a local dealer with that exact vehicle on their lot. Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource® will integrate Blue Book® Suggested Retail Values into used-car classified listings to assist consumers in determining whether or not the car is a good deal.
The Trusted Marketplace provides consumers with an unparalleled experience in finding their next new or used car due to its unique search platform, which reveals 'best matches' – a list of cars that most closely correspond with a shopper's search criteria as well as applied intelligence gained from millions of customer queries and transactions. When searching for a vehicle online, shoppers can search confidently on The Trusted Marketplace and rely on Kelley Blue Book to return a complete set of newly listed vehicles that best match their criteria, with more vehicle details, photos and information available.
"The Trusted Marketplace is a one-stop shop that provides assistance with everything from trusted Kelley Blue Book Trade-In Values® to in-depth research and advice to locating the perfect vehicle at a dealer near you," said James Bell, executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com. "What was once a tedious and time-consuming process is now easy and convenient, with everything car buyers need from start to finish all in one place on kbb.com."
About Rob Lange, National Sales Training Director, Kelley Blue Book
Rob Lange is the national sales training director for Kelley Blue Book and kbb.com. His responsibilities include providing educational materials to dealers to enhance their sales processes using Kelley Blue Book values and services, and conducting regional dealer meetings and webinars to educate dealerships on the power of the Kelley Blue Book brand. In addition, Lange develops “best practices” documents for dealerships, contributes monthly articles to industry publications and regularly speaks at related conferences.
During his time at Kelley Blue Book, Lange has successfully conducted several regional educational meetings for dealers, been a speaker at several Digital Dealer and Auto Remarketing conferences and served as a speaker for a number of Liquid Motors conferences.
Prior to joining Kelley Blue Book in 2008, Lange served 15 years in retail automotive sales and sales management. Beginning at Autobytel in 1996, Lange developed and presented the first Autobytel University Sales Training Program, which was unique to the industry. While at Autobytel, he conducted more than 100 two-day Internet Sales Seminars as the company’s national director of dealer training. Lange also served as the national training director of Go Apply, Inc., a leading third-party information and lead provider for the mortgage industry. During his tenure at Go Apply, Inc., Lange authored “Selling the Online Mortgage Customer,” a comprehensive sales guide for maximizing results with online borrowers. Furthermore, Lange conducted more than 350 webinars for more than 5000 attendees.
Lange received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Rowan University.
About Kelley Blue Book, KBB
Since 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, has provided vehicle buyers and sellers with the new and used vehicle information they need to accomplish their goals with confidence. The company’s top-rated Web site, www.kbb.com, provides the most up-to-date pricing and values, including the New Car Blue Book® Value, which reveals what people actually are paying for new cars. The company also reports vehicle pricing and values via products and services, including software products and the famous Blue Book® Official Guide. According to the C.A. Walker Research Solutions, Inc. – 2009 Spring Automotive Web Site Usefulness Study, kbb.com is the most useful automotive information Web site among new and used vehicle shoppers, and half of online vehicle shoppers visit kbb.com. Kbb.com is a leading provider of new car prices, car reviews and news, used car blue book values, auto classifieds and car dealer locations. No other medium reaches more in-market vehicle shoppers than kbb.com.
AdAgencyOnline.Net regularly features nationally recognized automotive advertising experts on WAAOL. Previous note worthy guests included Clayton Stanfield from eBay Motors, Mike DeCecco from Dealer.Com, Michael Spadafore from R. L. Polk, Tomer Alpert from SiSTeR Technologies
, Mark Boyd and Mark Dubis from CarFolks.Com, Jared Hamilton from DrivingSales.Com
, Dale Pollak from vAuto, David Wassmann from NeoSynergy, Jerry Daniels from Automotive Broadcasting Network, (ABN), Terry Alling from Kihon Media, Brian Ferris and Spencer Sterling from DealMaker.Com, Mike Parsons from Laser Stream Video, Brian Hoecht from Ai Dealer, Ralph Paglia from ADP and ADM, Len Critcher from ecarlist.com, Tim Zierden from AAX, Jim Ziegler, motivational speaker and consultant to the auto industry, Jeff Kershner, ecommerce director for The Mile One Automotive Group and host of DealerRefresh.Com, Jeff Raab from the Detroit Trading Company, (DTX), Ken Schwartz from CityTwist
, Kevin Schwartz and Rick Rochon from AdSymetrix, Bruce Cerbone from Argistics
, Scott Davis from Bull Dog Marketing Technologies, Matt Watson and Douglas Kinney from VinSolutions, Hal Howard and Don Pollock from New Wave Automotive, LLC, (NWA), Michael T. Fay from Colliers Abood Wood-Fay Real Estate and their C.A.R.S. division, Matt Brown and Zack Powell from TheDealerDashBoard.Com, Mark Burack from Liquid Motors, Pat Ryan, Jr. from FirstLook and Al Cantarella from AutoWebsitePlus.com
About Philip Zelinger
Philip Zelinger is the President of Ad Agency Online, LLC and founder of AdAgencyOnline.Net
. He invested 25 years as a General Manager and Dealer Principal followed by his last ten years in the automotive advertising industry learning from the teams that he built so he can now presume to teach on forums like AdAgencyOnline.Net. His role as a “Dealer Coach” is enhanced by his hosting a nationally recognized auto industry social networking portal and blog talk radio
station – WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time
. As the author of two books on the auto industry, including “How To Sell A Car – a Career Guide to The Automobile Industry,” he is a recognized authority on market trends and developing technologies with the responsibility of selecting key vendors and applications for his dealer clients as well as forming strategic partnerships for his vendor clients to leverage their shared resources to help them bring their products and services to market.
About AdAgencyOnline.Net and Ad Agency Online, L.L.C.
AdAgencyOnline.Net reviews automotive advertising vendors and new technologies on several blog talk radio shows in addition to the Lunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertising. Other shows include “Lunch With Ralph Discussing Automotive Advertising” and “Automotive Advertising Experts.” The shows attract automotive advertising agencies, auto dealers, auto industry vendors and O.E.M. representatives that listen to WAAOL to find vendors, applications and technologies to maximize the R.O.I. for their automotive advertising dollars.
AAOL is a national network of independent affiliated automotive advertising agencies
linked by an online communication / distribution system developed by Philip Zelinger. The proprietary operating system that powers AAOL was designed to reduce fixed and semi-variable expenses for full service automotive advertising agencies. The developing technologies that enhanced the performance of the independent automotive advertising agencies linked by AAOL has served as the role model for the solutions suggested on AdAgencyOnline.Net and represented by AAOL to their affiliated automotive advertising agencies when serving their auto dealer clients.
Ad Agency Online L.L.C is focused on discovering and representing new automotive advertising vendors not yet recognized by the mainstream automotive advertising industry. Recent automotive advertising vendors represented by AAOL include; Argistics - AutoTransaXion, EveryCarListed.Com, DealMaker.Com, CityTwist.Com, Bulldog Marketing Technologies, LeadConverter, Gumiyo, Kihon Media, CarFolks.Com, Ai Dealer, NeoSynergy, Laser Stream Video and Winked-In.Com; to name a few.
For more information on Philip Zelinger, Ad Agency Online, L.L.C.,
Kelley Blue Book or any of the preferred automotive advertising vendors previously reviewed on WAAOL auto dealers and automotive advertising agencies should contact Philip through AdAgencyOnline.Net. Automotive advertising vendors, automotive advertising agencies and auto dealers that would like to be considered as a “preferred automotive advertising vendor” on AdAgencyOnline.Net and/or to hire/join Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. to represent them can contact Philip Zelinger at firstname.lastname@example.org, call him at 888-796-2228 or visit AdAgencyOnline.Net at http://adagencyonline.net. To quote Philip Zelinger, “Help is only a click away!” ###