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Social Media - Evolution or Revolution?

Started Jun 29, 2011 0 Replies

Back in the mid-90s, I joined in on what we called the wild, wild web. And it was wild. There were no rules, no major search engines, and most of all, no experts to tell us how to do things. We…Continue

Tags: Internet, mobile, marketing, blogs, youtube

When the train has left the station...

Started Jan 8, 2011 0 Replies

I liked the following quote in this article below about paying too much attention to what the big business "experts"  tell you.  I think small businesses and start-ups innovate and create and big…Continue

Internet Price Quote

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bobby Compton May 12, 2011. 11 Replies

Would you / do you give new car quotes that include every possible incentive whether or not it's likely that the customer is eligible? (farm discount, student discount etc.)Continue

Tags: new, cars, pricing, price, quotes

 

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"Always great to read your articles Jim.  This one is very important.  Nice to see the reference to Nuspire since we use them for security."
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Tom Gorham commented on Jim Radogna's blog post Think Compliance Isn’t Your Problem? Think Again
"Great post, as usual Jim.  Rather chilling for those who think they are just doing their job as told to them by their managers or "trainers" and those who say "Every one else does it, why shouldn't I?"  As the…"
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Apple Chevrolet
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Internet Sales & Marketing Manager
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http://www.applechevy.com
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21 Years in the automotive business - 17 Years in Automotive Internet. Experience in Floor sales, Internet sales, Internet strategy, web design and development, SEO/SEM, digital marketing, Social Media. Passion for what I do!

Tom Gorham's Blog

Ode to Jim Zeigler and Living at Warp 5

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 8:30pm 2 Comments

I no sooner got back to Chicago from Digital Dealer 11 in Las Vegas, than I took off with my family to a campground in Indiana where I had no Internet… no Smart Phone… no electronics! What an absolute turnaround!  Upon arriving home, I immediately went to my computer and fired up my email; I saw that Jim Zeigler had posted his latest monthly article at ADM. I couldn’t wait and went directly to his article, which mesmerized me as usual. …

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From the Trenches – The Hybrid Internet

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 10:18pm 0 Comments

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the death of the Internet Department and the birth of the digital dealer. I certainly agree with this in principle as the Internet and digital technology have essentially become part and parcel to most retail industries. However in car dealerships, at least, there are issues that can’t be glossed over or treated lightly. These are issues of implementation.…



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Death of a (Car) Salesman?

Posted on August 28, 2011 at 2:16pm 2 Comments

Recently, Larry Bruce provided us with a wonderful article called "The American Car Salesman". In it he talked about the characteristics of those who make their living by proving themselves every single day. And for us in the business for some time, it touched us and gave us pride for the independent spirit of those of us who have never drawn a paycheck just for showing up. But no wistfulness here; I think this spirit still lives today.



The Internet revolution, being followed by…

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The People We Touch - Word of Mouth Advertising

Posted on May 21, 2011 at 5:45pm 2 Comments



Word of mouth advertising – it’s not almost a cliché, it IS a cliché. But it’s one we must be mindful of, because it’s the one thing in advertising that not only hasn’t changed, but is even more important today than ever.



With the Internet and digital advertising, Social Media and Dealer…

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In today’s economy, it’s better to own your own business than it is to work for someone else. You’ll never really get ahead unless you stop living from paycheck to paycheck and go into business for yourself. Hardworking people are always in…

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