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August 2011 ADM Blog Posts (144)

Amongst fading Google+ Hype, Facebook Announce's it's Perfect Circle

Facebook announced updated privacy settings today and for the first time one might actually consider them impressive. I mean after years of menus and menus and more menus filled with menus of drop downs with menus...(you get the point) - they have simplified the process with privacy options right at the wall page level. Of course, I expect people will still bitch and complain because hey!…

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Added by Timothy Martell on August 24, 2011 at 8:09am — No Comments

Failure is an Option, Quitting is Not

Dreams are often the seeds in which goals are grown from, but it takes acting on a dream to achieve a goal.  Sometimes big goals can be as overwhelming as a football field to a five year old.  Like that scared five year old, we can let a daunting task get in the way of our success because of a fear of failure. When engaging in…

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Added by Stephanie Young on August 24, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

April Rain’s Guide to Automotive Conferencing.

So after the last couple conferences I have blogged a recap, highlighting tips shared with me, or ones I have learned though personal experience.  Because a number of people have commented on these tips, I have decided to make a master list of what I have learned from my…

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Added by April Rain on August 24, 2011 at 6:00am — 26 Comments

Cars Out The Door Pioneers “Buy It Now” Technology - Sets Stage For Auto Industry Revolution

Orlando, FL – Cars Out The Door dot com opened for business today — pioneering Negotiation-Free,  Buy It Now technology for online car sales, along with 13 additional cost-saving efficiencies that will drive the global automotive industry to its’ final destination in the Internet age – a place where car dealers no longer advertise, new and used vehicles are purchased from a manufacturer’s catalog instead of dealer inventories, old cars are traded in online – and car companies know in advance… Continue

Added by Mike Marini on August 23, 2011 at 9:21pm — No Comments


Influencer
Close 15% of Your Leads Every Month

I was inspired by a discussion on DrivingSales, an automotive social networking site, where an Internet Marketing Manager at a VW dealership was soliciting help on improving his closing percentage above its current consistent 10%.



This manager has a basic set of steps he follows, which are widely accepted as the best practice to… Continue

Added by Adam Ross on August 23, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments

VinSolutions Ranked on Inc. 500|5000 List

VinSolutions named the 58th fastest growing software company and is ranked the 718th fastest growing company overall for 2011 on the Inc. Magazine 500|5000 List.

VinSolutions, an industry-leading developer of Internet-based Customer Relations Management (CRM) and Internet Lead Management (ILM) software, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Inc. Magazine…
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Added by Joey Little on August 23, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Digital Dealer Conference Attendees, Win a $200 Mirage Hotel & Casino Gift Card!

Digital Dealer Conference Attendees, don't miss your chance to win a $200 Mirage Hotel & Casino gift card! Just "Like" AutoUSA's Facebook page and click on the "Sweepstakes" tab on the left hand side. The winner can pick up the gift card at AutoUSA's booth #915 at the Digital Dealer Conference. 

 

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Added by Holly Forsberg on August 23, 2011 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Generation X; Online Media Masters



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Added by Ralph Paglia on August 23, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

PCG Digital Marketing Ranked in Top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in USA

Inc. Magazine's September 2011 edition  ranked PCG Digital Marketing (PCG), New Jersey’s fastest growing Internet Marketing Agency, #192 on its 30th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.



PCG also ranks # 7 in New Jersey with a three-year sales growth of… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on August 23, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Digital Dealer Conference; How to Recruit, Screen, Hire and Train Internet Sales Professionals

Industry Thought Leader Shares Insights on How to Recruit, Screen, Hire and Train Internet Sales Professionals at the 11th Digital Dealer Conference


Ralph Paglia, Vice President of Digital at Tier10 Marketing, is sharing with automotive dealers and managers his insights on how to recruit, screen, hire…
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Added by Ralph Paglia on August 23, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

What can a dealership realistically expect from adding live chat?

Dealer live chat is where it’s at. You’ve probably heard it hundreds of times.Everyone in the industry seems to be talking about live chat.  We all know it can transform your …
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Added by Justin Braun on August 23, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

"Buy It Now" Button Set To Revolutionize Auto Industry.

Have you ever wished you could buy a new car on the internet?  How about a used car?  Wait…I know what you’re thinking, so don’t go all Craigslist ebay crazy on me.  I’m not talking about pretend internet car buying – where we bid and pray at the online auction, or negotiate with car dealers from our keyboards, instead of face-to-face.  That technology has been around since the mid 1990’s.  I’m talking about selecting your new or used car from a manufacturer‘s catalog and clicking a Buy It…

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Added by Mike Marini on August 23, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Facebook Advertising for Car Dealers

Promote your dealership with Ads on the most popular social network being used by the majority of people who buy new and used cars...

Reach your dealership's potential…
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Added by Ralph Paglia on August 23, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Official Facebook Marketing and Advertising for Car Dealers; Tips, Tools and Resources



Official Facebook Marketing and Advertising for Car Dealers; Tips, Tools and Resources…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on August 23, 2011 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

GRS Missing Pieces - GRSMP.com - Search Engine Domination - Sales Training - Charity Events



Glynn Rodean

 

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Added by Glynn Rodean on August 23, 2011 at 7:04am — No Comments

Sales Peformance Lesson: High Jump

Following in the footsteps of three generations of outstanding educators, I took on the career of a high school teacher in my early twenties.  Being the new kid on the block, I was given two classes out of five that were "at risk" students.  High school students don't usually relish in the idea of math class and most "at risk" kids seem to see math as a total…

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Added by Stephanie Young on August 23, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2011 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2011 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER REVIEW

2011 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER (select to view enlarged photo)

2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on August 22, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Book Review: "Car Guys versus Bean Counters"

Book Review of:  "Car Guys vs Bean Counters. The Battle for the Soul of American Business," by Bob Lutz



Review by David Ruggles

                                                                                   

The automotive world has been waiting for this book for months.  Lutz gave a preview to a group at a fleet conference I attended in Las Vegas last summer, where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association (AFLA).   His… Continue

Added by David Ruggles on August 22, 2011 at 1:51pm — 1 Comment

Automotive News; Use Internet To Grow Finance and Insurance Business

How the Internet can snag more F&I business for car dealers

Interview conducted by and article written by Donna Harris at dharris@crain.com.…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on August 22, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

More Statistics on Facebook Fatigue

I think on a personal level we all know we use Facebook less and less over time and are generally bored with the experience.  According to NielsenWire the average amount of time spent on Facebook per user has gone down every month this year - dropping from 7 hours 25 minutes in January to 6 hours 20 minutes per month until they abruptly stopped making that data available.

 

Feb. 11: -10.8%

Mar. 11: -0.1%

Apr. 11: -3.0%

May 11: -0.8%

 

This has…

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Added by Stan Bradbury on August 22, 2011 at 10:06am — 4 Comments

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