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Paglia Kruse Rucker Pasch To Speak At California Automotive Conference July 16th

PCG Digital Marketing is pleased to recognize automotive industry leaders who will be educating dealers at the upcoming PCG Pit Stop Conference on July 16 and 17 at Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach.

Industry thought leaders Ralph Paglia, Kathi Kruse, JD Rucker, Brian Pasch, and Paul Potratz are just some of the personalities that will share their insights into the latest opportunities for car dealers to grow their business online.

Paglia’s hands-on workshop, entitled “Digital Guerilla Marketing Strategies and Tactics," will show dealers how to take advantage of emerging Internet marketing tools for guerilla marketers and how to recognize when their competitors are using these same tactics against them.

According to Paglia, “No dealer should try these techniques without knowing the risks and returns.”

Kathi Kruse will be addressing all conference attendees at the opening dinner reception on July 16th with a keynote address titled: “How to Generate Through Social Media Integration.

According to Kruse “Before they visit your store, internet savvy car shoppers spend up to 11 hours online researching you and your store. They bypass the Yellow Pages and cable ads to see what their Social network says about your reputation and inventory.”

JD Rucker, automotive social media pioneer, will be leading a popular workshop entitled “Facebook Marketing vs. Facebook Advertising.


With Facebook and Google + dominating discussions on new media strategies, Rucker brings to the table a proven tactical plan that dealers can implement to dominate your local markets.

The PCG Pit Stop Conference tour after Huntington Beach will continue its road trip to St. Louis, Seattle, Vancouver, and Toronto, delivering world-class education to car dealers on subjects they need to leverage new media opportunities.


12 Workshop Subjects Offered


The Pit Stop Conferences are open to any dealership employee but were created with Dealer Principals/GM, General Sales Managers/ISM, and Fixed Operations Managers in mind.

A total of 12 workshops will be presented in each city including strategies for Fixed Operations, Internet Lead Management, Video Search Marketing, Google Places, and Mobile Marketing.

To register for the PCG Pit Stop® program or for more information, visit http://www.pcgpitstop.com . Dealers can also call 732.450.8200 ext 5 and ask for Renee McGowan to register via phone.

About Ralph Paglia

Ralph Paglia has 20+ years of leadership in information technology enabled automotive marketing strategies and tactical implementation. Widely known as the outspoken Director of Digital Marketing at ADP Dealer Services, Ralph is now the Vice President of Digital at Tier 10 Marketing.

About Kathi Kruse

Kathi Kruse is an Automotive Social Media Expert, Blogger, Coach, Author, and Founder of Kruse Control Inc. Born in the heart of Los Angeles to a family of “car people,” Kathi’s passion for the car business spans a 30-year career managing successful dealerships in Southern California. Kathi is co-author of the book “Next Up – Essential Social Media Strategies for Auto Dealerships.”

About JD Rucker

JD Rucker is Director of New Media at TK Carsites, responsible for research, development, and implementation of dealership marketing strategies on search engines and social media.

JD is also President of Hasai, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of TK Carsites that specializes in viral marketing campaigns in and out of the automotive industry. His works, strategies, and quotes have been seen in hundreds of publications and news outlets including NY Times, NPR, and Time.

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Comment by Brian Pasch on July 11, 2011 at 4:18am
It will be a rockin' event and members of ADM can attend with the special 2-for-1 promotion.  Two members of your dealership can attend for $495.  That will allow you to split up the workshops and attend all 12.
Comment by Gary May on July 11, 2011 at 12:53am
Happy to be involved as an attendee as speaker. See you this weekend Ralph....
Comment by Carrie Hemphill on July 10, 2011 at 10:29pm
It will be a great event with such a great line-up of speakers, looking forward to it!

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Comment by Lizelle Landino on July 10, 2011 at 9:47pm
It is an event I cannot wait to see and be part of! Hope to see many new faces there!
Comment by Steve Camp on July 9, 2011 at 2:54pm
Wish I could be there for a ton of great speakers! The beach and pier would be an added bonus.
Comment by James A. Ziegler on July 9, 2011 at 12:58pm
Impressive line up... It's a show I'd pay to see...JIM

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