AdAgencyOnline.Net is a free automotive advertising resource / networking site that hosts a blog talk radio station – WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time.
Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and host of the blog talk radio
show featured on WAAOL – Automotive Advertising Experts – will be interviewing Pat Ryan, Jr., the C.E.O. and Co-founder of FirstLook. The show is scheduled to air this Friday, April, 17th 2009 from 12:00 Noon EST to 12:30 PM EST on http://adagencyonline.net and/or http://www.blogtalkradio.com/adagencyonline .
FirstLook pioneered the market leading 360º Inventory Management System, which includes Appraisal, Stocking, Purchasing and Inventory Management tools that dealers need to manage the internal side of their businesses.
FirstLook’s Consumer Optimization System takes this to the next level by addressing the consumer-facing side of the business with Consumer Optimized Pricing, Advertising and Selling solutions.
FirstLook, by INCISENT Technologies, is the pioneer in Automotive Retail Performance Solutions and the #1 fastest-growing automotive related company in the United States, according to the Inc Magazine’s prestigious 2008 INC 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.
FirstLook provides industry-leading tools to manage Pre-Owned Operations, Internet Marketing and Retail Performance Training & Best Practices. FirstLook technology is in over 1,600 automotive franchises throughout the United States. FirstLook helps dealers Drive More Traffic from the Internet, Close More Customers More Profitably, Close More Appraisals and Stock More of the “Right Cars” for their lot through cutting edge technology solutions as well as industry leading training and consulting services. For more information, visit www.DriveYourNumbers.com or call (800) 730-5665.
Pat Ryan Jr., Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Pat Ryan Jr. is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of INCISENT Technologies, the #4 Fastest-Growing Software Company in Inc. Magazine's 2008 Inc. 500 rankings of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Prior to co-founding INCISENT, Pat was the CEO of Ryan Enterprises Group, a growth equity investment firm based in Chicago.
After graduating from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government, Pat went to work as a teacher on Chicago's West Side. While working as a teacher Pat founded the Inner-City Teaching Corps (ICTC), an urban teaching program similar to the Peace Corps. Pat continues to devote significant time to leading ICTC's new endeavors and remains its Chairman. During the 2008-2009 school year, ICTC is responsible for approximately 250 new teachers in 100 schools in Chicago. Pat also founded ICTC's independent public school on Chicago's West Side. Named after the first African-American Rhodes Scholar, the Alain Locke Charter Academy achieved the top test score gains in Chicago in the history of the ISAT test. Alain Locke was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as one of 7 schools in the United States best "Closing the Achievement Gap."While beginning to build ICTC, Pat attended the Chicago Police Academy where his classmates elected him "Outstanding Recruit." Pat's time as a police officer included work as a narcotics investigator focused on major gang narcotics activity in the inner-city of Chicago; in this role he received a commendation for leading a $1.1 million cocaine seizure.
After completing his work in law enforcement, Pat returned to graduate school earning a Master of Business Administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor c** laude from the Northwestern University School of Law. In addition to his work leading the ICTC, Pat is involved in other civic organizations. He is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), Council on Foreign Relations in New York and the Economic Club of Chicago. Pat is a Trustee of Northwestern University and a member of its Executive Committee as well as past Chairman of the Advisory Board of Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy. In Chicago, he is a Director of World Business Chicago and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurship Center, a member of the Mayor's Council of Technology Advisors and a Trustee of the Field Museum. Pat has been a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and was named one of the 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Pat and his wife Lydia live on Chicago's North Side with their 3 children.
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.
AdAgencyOnline.Net reviews automotive advertising vendors and new technologies on several blog talk radio shows in addition to the Automotive Advertising Experts show.
Other shows include “Lunch With Ralph Discussing Automotive Advertising” and “Lunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertising.” 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.
Ad Agency Online and FirstLook will be co-hosting a “Networking Reception” on Saturday, April 18th 2009 at the 6th Digital Dealer Conference to be held at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas that runs April 19th through April 21st 2009. The unofficial kick-off to the conference will be at the Japanaise Lounge from 5:00 PM PST to 7:30 PM PST.
Philip will be presenting a seminar at the 6th Digital Dealer conference that will be discussed during the show. Philip’s seminar is posted at www.digitaldealerconference.com as follows:
Title: Leveraging Social Networking / Blogs And Internet Applications To Survive In The Real World.
Sub-title : Find customers on the Internet before they find you using leveraged online resources integrated with selling processes and applications linking the virtual world to the real one.
Session description: The Internet has provided problems for some and solutions for many. Learn how to leverage social networking and blogging sites – both your own as well as existing online networking communities - to build online relationships that will mature into service and sales customers in the “real world.” This session will provide solutions to common problems using cutting edge Internet based applications that will integrate your website with proven selling processes at your dealership. Conversion tools, Video applications, Online Transaction Applications and Internet driven inventory management/marketing systems will be discussed and applied in a problem/solution format.
Maximizing R.O.I. is not just an objective; it is a dictate in today’s troubled economy
. The applications discussed will provide efficiencies that “blur the line between the virtual and the real world” with leveraged resources from with-in the dealership as well as outsourced services that will improve selling processes in sales and fixed operations.
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 that have asked AAOL to represent them include; Argistics
- AutoTransaXion, SiSTeR Technologies - Video CarLot, EveryCarListed.Com
, DealMaker.Com, CityTwist.Com
, Bulldog Marketing Technologies, LeadConverter, Gumiyo, Kihon Media, CarFolks.Com, Ai Dealer, NeoSynergy and Laser Stream Video.
Prior to today’s interview with Pat Ryan, Jr. www.AdAgencyOnline.Net has conducted interviews with a wide variety of respected automotive advertising experts including
; Clayton Stanfield from EBay Motors, 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, David Marod from LeadConverter, Brian Ferris and Spencer Sterling from DealMaker.Com, Mike Parsons from Laser Stream Video, Brian Hoecht from Ai Dealer, Ralph Paglia from ADP and host to the auto industry social networking community 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 the auto industry social networking forum DealerRefresh.Com , Jeff Raab from the Detroit Trading Company, (DTX), Mike DeCecco from Dealer.Com, Ken Schwartz from CityTwist, Michael R. Spadafore from R. L. Polk & Co., Kevin Schwartz and Rick Rochon from AdSymetrix, Bruce Cerbone from Argistics, Scott Davis from Bulldog Marketing Technologies, Matt Watson and Douglas Kinney from VinSolutions, Hal Howard and Don Pollock from New Wave Automotive, LLC, (NWA), Matt Brown and Zack Powell from TheDealerDashBoard.Com and Mark Burack from Liquid Motors.
For more information on FirstLook, The 6th Digital Dealer Conference or any of the preferred automotive advertising vendors previously reviewed on WAAOL, auto dealers and automotive advertising agencies should contact Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. 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 Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. 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!” ##