Automotive Digital Marketing

Professional Community for Car Dealers, Marketing, Advertising and Sales Leaders

Loading... Be Patient!

Erik Qualman, bestselling author of 'Socialnomics' to keynote the 11th Digital Dealer Conference!

The 11th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition is excited to announce that our keynote speaker will be Erik Qualman, best-selling author of "Socialnomics"!



Erik Qualman has recently advised/given keynotes with the following: Coach, Facebook, UGG Australia, Starbucks, M&M/Mars, Cartier, Montblanc, TEDx, Polo, UGG Australia, Nokia, Google, and more. Qualman gave the commencement address to the 2011 graduating class of McCombs Business School (University of Texas).  


Called a Digital Dale Carnegie, Erik Qualman is the author of SocialnomicsHow social media transforms the way we live and do business. Socialnomics made Amazon's #1 Best Selling List for the US, Japan, UK, Canada, Portugal, Italy, China, Korea and Germany. 


Socialnomics was a finalist for the "2010 Book of the Year" awarded by the American Marketing Association.   Qualman produced "Social Media Revolution" which is the most watched social media video in the world. Fast Company Magazine listed him as a Top 100 Digital Influencer.


Qualman is a frequently requested International speaker and has been highlighted in numerous media outlets including: BusinessWeekThe New York TimesWSJ, Mashable, USA TodayFinancial Times, ForbesFortune, CBS Nightly News, and The Huffington Post. He has been fortunate to share the stage with Julie Andrews, Al Gore, Tony Hawk Sarah Palin, Jose Socrates (Prime Minister of Portugal), Alan Mulally (Ford CEO), Lee Scott (CEO/Chairman Walmart), and many others.


Qualman is an MBA Professor at the Hult International Business School. For the past 16 years Qualman has helped grow the digital capabilities of many companies including Cadillac, EarthLink, EF Education, Yahoo, Travelzoo and AT&T. He is the founder and owner of which PC Magazine ranked as a Top 10 Social Media Blog.  He sits on the Advisory Boards of Manumatix, ShopVisible and Bazaarvoice Inc. Qualman holds a BA from Michigan State University and an MBA from The University of Texas.  He was Academic All-Big Ten in basketball at Michigan State University and still finds time to follow his beloved Spartans while living in Boston with his wife and daughter. 


Details of Erik's keynote session:

Socialnomics:  It's a People Driven Economy, Stupid.
Social Media has overtaken pornography as the top activity on the Web and the time is now for companies and individuals to learn about Socialnomics™.  Qualman takes creative liberty with adjusting James Carville's famous 1992 Clinton Campaign line from "It's the economy, stupid" to "It's a people driven economy, stupid."

This modified phrase helps accentuate a key point of Socialnomics, which professes that, just like we no longer search for the news today, rather it finds us; soon we will no longer search for products and services rather they will be pushed our way by our friends and acquaintances via social media.  As a result of this shift, the products and services that provide the best value will win, rather than the companies that are the best at marketing and messaging.  Socialnomics explores why flourishing companies are acting like Dale Carnegie; listening first and selling second. 

One unique aspect of the entertaining Socialnomics presentation is that while looking at the business uses of social media Qualman also explores how social media has changed individuals online and offline behavior, because what happens in Vegas no longer stays in Vegas, rather it stays on YouTube...Facebook...Twitter, etc.


  • How companies and individuals are achieving success in social media [ROI]
  • Social media pitfalls
  • 4 Steps to Success: Listen, Interact, React, Sell
  • The future of social search and social commerce and how to be ahead of the competition
  • Successful businesses need to act more like content aggregators and party planners than advertisers
  • Why in the future we will no longer look for products and services - they will find us

Socialnomics was 1 of 4 finalists for the "2010 Book of the Year" awarded by the American Marketing Association.


 "...people are hot for social media...Erik Qualman who has written a book called Socialnomics says it's about listening first, then selling." - Forbes


For more information on the 11th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition or to register, CLICK HERE!


Views: 74

Tags: 2011, automotive, conference, dealer, dealers, digital, education, erik, las, october, More…qualman, vegas


Oops... You need to stop "Lurking" on ADM and become a more genuine Automotive Professional by completing your membership registration. As a registered ADM Member, you can post comments, publish your own articles (be a star!) and start Forum discussions. Stop being an online "Peeping Tom" and JOIN ADM RIGHT NOW!

Join Automotive Digital Marketing

Comment by Ralph Paglia on July 20, 2011 at 7:44am
The Digital Dealer Conference has brought many top shelf keynote speakers in front of our industry, but I have never been more eager to see a Digital Dealer Keynote Speaker than I am in looking forward to seeing Erik Qualman in Las Vegas at the 11th Digital Dealer Conference!
Comment by Ralph Paglia on July 20, 2011 at 7:41am
Comment by Arnold Tijerina on July 20, 2011 at 7:38am
Great! I read the book. It's really good. Enjoy! I'm super excited!
Comment by Jack Lynn Howell on July 20, 2011 at 7:34am
Congratulations.  This guy looks fabulous.  I am going to download the book now.

Automotive Professional Network and Resource Exchange for Car Dealers, Managers, OEM and Marketing Practitioners seeking Best Practices.

ADM Sponsor

William B. Terry
Rated by Super Lawyers

loading ...

ADM Badge


Based On Your Interests...

ADM Consulting, LLC

Onsite/Offsite Combination ADM Consulting, LLC Professional Services
Select the maximum monthly investment you plan to make
Sign up for

Automotive Marketing Tools

Get ADM Toolbar

Click here to take the ADM Member Survey

Getting too many emails from ADM? Click mailbox below to control which types of alerts and updates you are sent......



ADM Professional Services
Phone Consultation
Topic or Issue:

Top Automotive Marketing Forum Discussions

Share the Best Content w/AutoMarketing Community

Microsoft Office PowerPoint

© 2020   Created by Ralph Paglia.   Powered by

ADM Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service, pub-1344093271332697, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0, pub-1344093271332697, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0