Automotive advertising agencies gather online at AdAgencyOnline.Net to listen and learn from automotive advertising insiders who host a blog talk radio station — WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time.  These automotive advertising experts will be discussing The Art Of The Deal In Vendor Negotiations on Monday, March 07th. 2011 at 12:00 Noon EST.  The show will focus on best practices for automotive advertising vendors who are actively negotiating software consolidations in the technology sector; but not for the same reason as the consolidation in the retail auto industry. 

Newly forming technology platforms link complementary applications into more comprehensive sales and service process.  Small independent vendors are partnering with other best in class vendors to leverage their proprietary software and processes allowing them to provide superior products and services than they could individually. Applications that integrate sales and service processes online with the auto dealership to enhance the customer experience are shaping the future of the automotive advertising industry and the retail auto industry that they serve.

Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and the moderator of the Lunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertising blog talk radio show, shared his own best practices with his affiliated automotive advertising agencies.  “I have a self delegated role in my company to find and review cutting edge automotive advertising applications provided by best in class vendors.  I prioritize people over product or price when evaluating a solution because support services after the sale and the ability to act vs. react to the changes that will shape our shared futures depend on them.”

“My policy to only do business with friends has served as the foundation for my advice to vendor clients who are seeking partners and/or investors to expand their business.  Men make deals, attorneys break them and human nature controls them all.  Relationships change and any partnership must be built on a common understanding of our individual needs.  Communicating and recording those needs in the formative stages of the partnership in an objective manner is the art of the deal in vendor negotiations.  If I negotiate to protect your needs and you focus on defending mine our partnership will last.  If our agendas are purely self serving any meeting of the minds will have to reflect that and that is no way to start a relationship!”

Specific subjects that will be discussed during the show will include:

  • Evaluating market demand to build an accurate pro-forma
  • Establishing brand identity and barriers to entry
  • How to pick a partner
  • Preparing a Memorandum Of Understanding, (MOU), and a Letter Of Intent, (LOI)
  • Monetizing applications
  • Building a sales channel

About Philip Zelinger

Philip Zelinger is the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and host of a nationally respected automotive advertising social networking portal, AdAgencyOnline.Net.  Philip invested 25 years as a General Manager and Dealer Principal followed by his last ten years in the automotive advertising industry representing auto dealers and technology vendors focused on the automotive advertising industry.

His role as a “Dealer Coach” is enhanced by his hosting a nationally recognized blog talk radio station – WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time.  As the author of two books on the auto industry, including “How To Sell A Car – a Career Guide to The Automobile Industry,” he is a recognized authority on market trends and developing technologies with the responsibility of selecting key vendors and applications for his dealer clients as well as forming strategic partnerships for his vendor clients to leverage their shared resources to help them bring their products and services to market.

About AdAgencyOnline.Net and Ad Agency Online, L.L.C.

AdAgencyOnline.Net reviews automotive advertising vendors and new technologies on several blog talk radio shows including Lunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertising, Auto Industry Insiders and  their most listened to program Automotive Advertising Experts.  The shows attract automotive advertising agencies, auto dealers, auto industry vendors and O.E.M. representatives that listen to the blog talk radio station WAAOL to find vendors, applications and technologies to maximize the R.O.I. for their automotive advertising dollars.

AAOL is a national network of independent affiliated automotive advertising agencies linked by an online communication / distribution system developed by Philip Zelinger.  The proprietary operating system that powers AAOL was designed to reduce fixed and semi-variable expenses for full service automotive advertising agencies.  The developing technologies that enhanced the performance of the independent automotive advertising agencies linked by AAOL has served as the role model for the solutions suggested on AdAgencyOnline.Net and represented by AAOL to their affiliated automotive advertising agencies when serving their auto dealer clients.

Ad Agency Online L.L.C is focused on discovering and representing new automotive advertising vendors and technologies not yet recognized by the mainstream automotive advertising industry. Automotive advertising vendors represented by AAOL include; ronsmap.com, DealerMouthGetAutoAppraise, Argistics – AutoTransaXion, DealMaker.Com, CityTwist.Com, Bulldog Marketing Technologies, Kihon Media, CarFolks.Com, Ai Dealer, Laser Stream Video, SiSTeR Technologies – Video CarLot and IntellaCar; to name a few.

For more information on Philip Zelinger, Ad Agency Online, L.L.C., vendor negotiations or any of the vendor clients represented by Ad Agency Online contact Philip at 888-796-2228 or email him at pzads@bellsouth.net.  Automotive advertising vendors, automotive advertising agencies and auto dealers who wish to be considered as a preferred automotive advertising vendor or affiliated agency can contact Philip at http://adagencyonline.net.  To quote Philip Zelinger, “Help is only a click away!  After all, what are friends for!” ###

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