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August 2011 ADM Blog Posts (144)

Suffering conversion failure?

Click to download Tony Jewson's AADA convention slide presentation on how to turn leads into customers; a goal that all dealer subscribe to but many fail to achieve, and more at:…


Added by charles bayer on August 28, 2011 at 4:40pm — No Comments Receives $30M Investment from Accel Partners

Accel Puts Over $30M In Digital Marketing Platform For The Auto Industry
 written by LEENA RAO…

Added by Ralph Paglia on August 28, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

The Top 10 Problems With Social Media

From the home office in Barrow, Alaska... Top 10 Problems with Social Media:

 10) My last “social media experiment” ended up in “stalking” charges and restraining orders

 9) People can’t get the real essence of me through a computer

 8) What happens when this whole internet fad dies off?

 7) People never believe what they see on the internet

 6) Well, wun pozitiv is nobuddy cairs to much abowt speling things rite

 5) It takes so much time away from…


Added by Brad Alexander on August 26, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments

All truth passes through 3 stages

One thing I have learned in the automotive Internet world over the past 13 years:

All truth passes through 3 stages.

  • First, it is ridiculed.
  • Second, it is violently opposed.
  • Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

( A quote by Arthur Schopenhauer)


When I first started selling cars via the Internet, most ridiculed it saying, "You can't sell cars over the…


Added by Tom Gorham on August 26, 2011 at 8:42pm — 5 Comments

Car Dealers Should Delete 17 Things From Their Facebook Strategy NOW!

17 Things Marketers Should Delete From Their Facebook Strategy NOW …


Added by Ralph Paglia on August 26, 2011 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Congratulations Mark Nix- 1st week Be One with Vin Winner!

Our first week winner of the "Be One with Vin at Digital Dealer 11" promotion is Mark Nix!


If that's not your name, no worries. We're giving away prizes every week, all the way to DD11 in Vegas, so enter again every…


Added by Joey Little on August 26, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments

QR Code Marketing Best Practices

Some of DealerOn's car dealer website customers are incorporating QR codes on their sites, though it remains a technology that’s still maturing.  While others in the industry have debated the benefits of using QR codes as a part of your dealership’s marketing strategy, I wanted to share some tips for running a QR Code campaign if your dealership is going to test this technology.


Before you start any marketing…


Added by Ali Amirrezvani on August 26, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments

5 Tips for keep loyal Customers

I just ran across this post from Driving retention and wanted to share as it is so helpful and has been something we have been doing here at our dealership to hold on to our customers. Ck it out. At the bottom I have information about a card system that is working fantastic for us.


In a lagging economy, keeping your loyal customers loyal can become increasingly more challenging, but there is probably no other time when good customer loyalty is more vital to your business.…


Added by Gloria Perry on August 26, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

Google+ and the Future of Social Media Marketing


What is Google+?

Google+ is the latest social networking service that lets users create a personalized online profile to interact with the people in their lives. The idea is to build upon what’s already available from social networking services like Facebook and Twitter. The…


Added by Richelle Farley on August 26, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments

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Please join us this weekend for our 

 Unofficial End of Summer  Sales Event!

Share this EBlast with your friends too.

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Added by Ken Beam on August 26, 2011 at 6:42am — No Comments

Embraceing The Social World

Life has changed, the way we sell cars has changed, business, in general, has changed. Now, it's time to embrace it, or fall by the way side. We live in an exciting social world where the new economy is more social in nature. Why? Because we are an untrusting lot. We are putting less and less stock in traditional advertising and more and…


Added by David Johnson on August 25, 2011 at 2:45pm — 2 Comments

The Most Important Factors For Ranking on Google Page One

I'm looking forward to sharing with progressive dealers my latest research and strategies for automotive search engine optimization.  Google has been making so many changes to how search engine result pages (SERP) are displayed that it is hard to know what is important and what is just fluff.…


Added by Brian Pasch on August 25, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Bionic Arms and Automotive Marketing

It’s hard to think there could be anymore ways to market your business these days.  With all of the help from search engines, YouTube, Facebook and traditional marketing outlets, most would assume you are getting the best bang for your buck.  But there is one way to market your automotive business that many don’t think about.


Free-lance marketing is a great tool to not only promote your…


Added by Paul Potratz on August 25, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Who is Erik Qualman? Keynote Speaker at the 11th Digital Dealer Conference

If you've never heard of Erik Qualman, Keynote speaker for the 11th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition, check out this video. 



Erik Qualman has recently advised/given…


Added by Arnold Tijerina on August 25, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Closing More beBacks

Many auto dealerships are closing just twenty percent of shoppers who come through the doors, while the remaining eighty percent simply walk away to a competitor. CAR-Research XRM, a single-source CRM solution uniquely branded as; “XRM, Exceeding CRM”, recently released: An Auto Dealers' Guide to Outselling Competition, Increasing Car Sales, Decreasing…


Added by sara callahan on August 25, 2011 at 7:13am — No Comments

How to Import Your Contacts into Social Media Sites

One of the difficult parts of maintaining a successful social media marketing campaign is attracting the "right" people and getting your customers and prospects to interact with your dealership online.  While this won't solve all of these problems, being able to find your dealership contacts in social media accounts is a start.


There is a pretty simple way to find your dealership contacts in social media sites like Twitter that I found while reading…


Added by Ali Amirrezvani on August 24, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Joining DrivingSales Executive Summit

I am very excited and proud to be a part of the DrivingSales Executive Summit October 9-11 in Vegas.  This will be a great event with a lot of great information and insight for increasing sales in 2012 and beyond. 

I can not express how helpful this event will be in helping you see where the market is and where it's going so quickly.

Here is the link and article announcing me as a keynote speaker. …


Added by Paul Potratz on August 24, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Wards Auto; Recovering Dealers Rely on Info Tech

Recovering Dealers Rely on Info Tech

Edited source:

Many dealers are turning to…


Added by Ralph Paglia on August 24, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments

Automotive Website Awards Ceremony October 7th in Las Vegas

I would like to invite members of this community who are going to Las Vegas for the fall conferences to add the AWA Ceremony to your agenda.  The Automotive Website Awards recognize the best technology, products, and services offered to car dealers.


The ceremony and cocktail reception is conveniently scheduled on Friday Night, October 7th at 6:00 pm…


Added by Brian Pasch on August 24, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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