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AdAgencyOnline.Net is an automotive advertising social networking portal that reviews cutting edge automotive advertising applications. Their solutions of choice are those that integrate proven selling systems in brick and mortar auto dealerships with new processes being implemented on auto dealership’s websites to sell more vehicles. Philip Zelinger is the President of the national network of independent affiliated automotive advertising agencies linked through Ad Agency Online, L.L.C., (AAOL), and the host of the blog talk radio station featured on AdAgencyOnline.Net – WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time. Philip reviewed an online transaction application, WideStorm, on his “Lunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertising” blog talk radio show during an interview with Todd Mathews, the National Sales Director for WideStorm, that aired on Tuesday, December 16th 2009. During the show Philip and Todd shared some best practices regarding the growing opportunities presented to auto dealers and consumers through the use of online transaction applications like WideStorm.

AAOL was developed as an online communication / distribution system for its affiliated automotive advertising agencies, production partners and select vendors that leverage their resources for their auto dealer clients. AAOL shifted their focus from conventional media to Internet based digital marketing with the development of AdAgencyOnline.Net in 2002. Philip explained that he has focused on reviewing and recommending applications being developed that “blur the line between the real and the virtual world.” Philip has been promoting the inevitability of online transactions for the past three years with WideStorm joining several other vendor solutions that have been reviewed and approved by AAOL including but not limited to Ai Media and Argistics AutoTransaXion who are represented as preferred automotive advertising vendors on AdAgencyOnline.Net.

Philip discussed his reasons for promoting online transactions to his automotive advertising agencies as the next generation of online selling systems for their auto dealer clients, “The Internet has been proven to attract 93% of today’s auto shoppers. The consumer’s reliance on the Internet to provide information that was previously only available by visiting an auto dealership has already been established. The ability for consumers to bypass their local auto dealership when purchasing a new or used vehicle in favor of a less intrusive online experience at an auto dealer’s website has been limited to gathering information with the eventual need to visit a dealership to actually purchase the vehicle but applications like WideStorm allow the consumer to bypass the “hard sell” experiences that they experienced in the past that drove them onto the WWW to begin with. Technology has always paved the road for automotive advertising agencies to reach their targeted audience however human nature has always been the driving force and the Internet Super Highway isn’t any different. Customers would prefer to be in control, real or imagined, and online transaction tools like WideStorm allow them to do it their way.”

About Todd Mathews. National Sales Director

Todd Mathews has10 years of experience in the automotive retail and vendor markets. As a former VP of Sales for one of the nation’s leading digital marketing companies, Mathews understands the challenges—as well as the potential—auto retail dealers face daily with online marketing. Additionally, he served as the regional account manager for American Auto Exchange and as the Internet director for a large dealership in South Texas. Mathews graduated in 1992 from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in business.

The following article was provided by WideStorm to AAOL in advance of their review on WAAOL and it was posted on AdAgencyOnline.Net to provide some background details about WideStorm.

On-line Negotiation Set to Revolutionize Automotive Buying.

August 17, 2009 – Portland, Oregon.

Earlier this spring, a Portland, Oregon company, DealerPeak, piloted a revolutionary product called WideStorm. This service allows consumers and auto dealers to negotiate the car buying transaction entirely on-line. Dealers who have signed up for WideStorm can now allow shoppers that visit their dealership website to negotiate price, payments, financing terms and even trade values all on-line. When the dealer and the consumer agree on the terms of the transaction, the buyer simply comes in to the dealership to sign the paperwork and pick up their new vehicle. One of the tenets of the program is that it is “Risk Free”, meaning that if for any reason the vehicle is not what the buyers was expecting they are under no obligation to complete the purchase.

Now the program is in full swing with outstanding results. DealerPeak President, Jock Schowalter commented “This is an idea that is being driven by the consumer. Most consumers have had a frustrating experience when they’ve purchased their last few vehicles. Today there is too much stress and wasted time in the car buying process and on-line negotiation eliminates most all of that.” Schowalter went on to state “At first we didn’t know if consumers and especially Dealers would embrace on-line negotiation, but we quickly affirmed that negotiating on-line was a win-win for everyone. The dealers are seeing more leads come through their websites and are saving as much time as the consumer. They are also finding they make pretty much the same profit on the negotiation deals as they do on traditional showroom deals, which was an initial concern.”

It’s no wonder that General Motors and eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) are piloting a car-selling partnership where consumers will be able to browse cars offered by GM and either buy them at a fixed price or make an offer and haggle. While WideStorm is the first program specifically for dealers, the GM initiative validates the opportunity to capture more buyers by providing a platform to negotiate on-line.

So far approximately 30 dealerships have signed up with WideStorm On-line Negotiation including such prominent groups as Ron Tonkin Automotive Group, Dick Hannah Automotive Group and select Penske Automotive stores. DealerPeak is also in discussions with major Manufactures about the on-line negotiation system.

DealerPeak is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and has hundreds of dealer clients throughout the United States. DealerPeak solutions include WideStorm On-line Negotiation, CRM, Websites, Desking, Digital Marketing and Transactional Websites that work seamlessly on a unified Web-based platform. This allows their dealers to reduce the number of vendors they deal with and drive cost out of their business.

For more information contact info@dealerpeak.com or 877 604 3569 or see www.widestorm.com

About Philip Zelinger

Philip Zelinger is the President of Ad Agency Online, LLC and founder of AdAgencyOnline.Net. He invested 25 years as a General Manager and Dealer Principal followed by his last ten years in the automotive advertising industry learning from the teams that he built so he can now presume to teach on forums like AdAgencyOnline.Net. His role as a “Dealer Coach” is enhanced by his hosting a nationally recognized auto industry social networking portal and 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 in addition to the Lunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertising. Other shows include “Lunch With Ralph Discussing Automotive Advertising” and “Automotive Advertising Experts.” The shows attract automotive advertising agencies, auto dealers, auto industry vendors and O.E.M. representatives that listen to 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 not yet recognized by the mainstream automotive advertising industry. Recent automotive advertising vendors represented by AAOL include; Argistics – AutoTransaXion, EveryCarListed.Com, DealMaker.Com, CityTwist.Com, Bulldog Marketing Technologies, LeadConverter, Gumiyo, Kihon Media, CarFolks.Com, Ai Dealer, NeoSynergy, Laser Stream Video and ronsmap.com; to name a few.

Previous guests interviewed on WAAOL include a growing number of automotive advertising experts. Past guests included, Clayton Stanfield from EBay Motors, Mark Boyd and Mark Dubis from CarFolks.Com, Jared Hamilton from DrivingSales.Com, Dale Pollak from vAuto, David Wassmann from NeoSynergy, Jerry Daniels from Automotive Broadcasting Network, (ABN), Terry Alling from Kihon Media, David Marod from LeadConverter, Brian Ferris and Spencer Sterling from DealMaker.Com, Mike Parsons from Laser Stream Video, Brian Hoecht from Ai Dealer, Ralph Paglia from ADP and host to the auto industry social networking community ADM, Len Critcher from ecarlist.com, Tim Zierden from AAX, Jim Ziegler, motivational speaker and consultant to the auto industry, Jeff Kershner, ecommerce director for The Mile One Automotive Group and host of the auto industry social networking forum DealerRefresh.Com, Jeff Raab from the Detroit Trading Company, (DTX), Mike DeCecco from Dealer.Com, Ken Schwartz from CityTwist, Michael R. Spadafore from R. L. Polk & Co., Kevin Schwartz and Rick Rochon from AdSymetrix, Bruce Cerbone from Argistics, Scott Davis from Bull Dog Marketing Technologies, Matt Watson and Douglas Kinney from VinSolutions, Hal Howard and Don Pollock from New Wave Automotive, LLC, (NWA), Michael T. Fay from Colliers Abood Wood-Fay Real Estate and their C.A.R.S. division, Matt Brown and Zack Powell from TheDealerDashBoard.Com, Mark Burack from Liquid Motors, Pat Ryan, Jr. from FirstLook, Al Cantarella from AutoWebsitePlus.com, Michael Roscoe and Cliff banks from Dealer Communications, Steven Munyan from HireTheWinners.Com and most recently Todd Mathews from WideStorm.

For more information on Philip Zelinger, Ad Agency Online, L.L.C., WideStorm and the ability to accommodate online transactions to sell or service more new and used vehicles or any of the preferred automotive advertising vendors previously reviewed on WAAOL auto dealers and automotive advertising agencies should contact Philip through AdAgencyOnline.Net. Automotive advertising vendors, automotive advertising agencies and auto dealers that would like to be considered as a “preferred automotive advertising vendor” on AdAgencyOnline.Net and/or to hire/join Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. to represent them can contact Philip Zelinger at pzads@bellsouth.net, call him at 888-796-2228 or visit AdAgencyOnline.Net at http://adagencyonline.net. To quote Philip Zelinger, “Help is only a click away!” ###

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Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C., (AAOL), and host of the automotive advertising resource / networking portal http://AdAgencyOnline.Net , instructed his affiliated automotive advertising agencies to shift their focus from conventional automotive advertising media to social networking based marketing channels. Philip announced his organization’s decision to downsize their highly profitable radio, T.V. and print production divisions along with their conventional broadcast media placement services on his blog talk radio show – Lunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertising – that aired as an encore presentation today, Monday November 30th 2009 on the site’s blog talk radio station, WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time.

Philip developed AAOL as an online communication / distribution system for a national network of independent automotive advertising agencies, production partners and select vendors that use the proprietary operating system to leverage their resources for their auto dealer clients. AAOL was ahead of the curve when they shifted their focus from radio, T.V. and print media to Internet based digital marketing and the same foresight is being applied with Philip’s recent announcement that social networking will be their marketing platform for the future.

Philip explained his position to his online audience of automotive advertising agencies and automotive advertising insiders as follows; “The Internet already attracts 93% of today’s auto shoppers. The consumer’s reliance on social networking sites to provide information sourced from “trusted friends” vs. an auto dealer or their automotive advertising agency has already been established. People have always liked to do business with people that they like and relationship based selling is not new. What is new is the ability for consumers to bypass an auto dealer’s website or online marketing message when purchasing a new or used vehicle in favor of a trusted third party social networking community where likeminded auto shoppers are able to share their shopping experience before, during and after their sale / purchase. Technology has always paved the road for automotive advertising agencies to reach their targeted audience however human nature has always been the driving force and the Internet Super Highway isn’t any different.”

“In today’s shrinking auto industry automotive advertising agencies must forego their own interests and short term profits realized by their in-house production and conventional media profit centers in favor of providing the maximum R.O.I. for their auto dealer client’s automotive advertising dollars. Auto dealers are demanding more for less from their automotive advertising agencies based on shrinking budgets and social networking sites are technically free. Of course the investment has shifted from the auto dealer’s money to the automotive advertising agencies time and effort however, a properly focused automotive advertising agency can accept their new areas of responsibility as a way to improve the R.O.I. on their retainer and provide job security at a time when auto dealers are looking to cut costs which might include their agency fees.”

Several automotive advertising vendors were discussed during the blog talk radio show along with some best practices in a problem / solution format. AdAgencyOnline.Net is recognized as “The One Stop Site For All Of Your Automotive Advertising Needs” and a number of preferred automotive advertising vendors were referenced which integrate principles of social networking into their applications. Specifically, FirstLook and their Customer Optimization marketing platform and SiSTeR Technologies Video CarLot – which provides enhanced relevancy with vehicle information through their automated video production platform and distribution process – were suggested to the online audience anxious to learn how they can use social networking to sell and service more vehicles. Read the rest of this entry »

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Automotive advertising agencies are challenged to keep up with the explosion of new Internet based automotive advertising applications designed to maximize their R.O.I. for their digital marketing campaigns. AdAgencyOnline.Net was formed as an automotive advertising social networking site to platform and review new automotive advertising vendors and the many applications that profess to help automotive advertising agencies do more for less. Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and host of the blog talk radio station featured on AdAgencyOnline.Net – WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time, will be interviewing Peter O’Neil, the President and CEO of IntelliTerms, Inc., to review IntelliTerms for consideration as a preferred automotive advertising vendor for his affiliated automotive advertising agencies, auto dealer clients and site visitors to AdAgencyOnline.Net.

Philip will interview Peter on his popular blog talk radio show, Lunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertising, that will air live today, Wednesday, November 18th 2009 from 12:00 Noon EST to 12:30 PM EST. The show is an open business meeting for the automotive advertising agencies, auto dealers and automotive advertising insiders that support the portal. The online community has enjoyed an explosive growth of its own built on an earned reputation as “The One Stop Site For All Of Your Automotive Advertising Needs.”

Previous automotive advertising vendor reviews aired on WAAOL suggest that Philip will first introduce Peter as the founder of IntelliTerms to credential his professional experience. Philip is often quoted as stating that he “prioritizes people over product and price.” According to Philip, “Even the best automotive advertising application needs personal support before, during and after its implementation and that priority must be established from the top down.” After the initial introductions the online audience of automotive advertising professionals will be invited to call in questions of the pair of auto industry experts to discuss the application and share best practices in solving common issues addressed by IntelliTerm’s marketing platform.

About IntelliTerms, Inc.

Peter O’Neil provided the following description of the products and services offered by IntelliTerms in advance of today’s show. “IntelliTerms, with headquarters in Golden, Colorado, automates and optimizes the daily posting of an automobile dealership’s inventory to a wide selection of Web sites, especially the consumer classified Web sites. We employ both a proprietary marketing technology – that converts prices to payments – and innovative account management. Our approach is unparalleled in the automotive industry today. IntelliTerms connects prospective buyers with vehicles that are in a dealer’s inventory as available-to-sell, and generates an enormous volume of real-time, in-bound phone calls and e-mails, which express a qualified interest in those vehicles. At about $10 per real-time prospective buyer, we deliver a much greater ROI than a traditional “lead.” Our solution impacts the bottom line by reducing a dealer’s days in stock, and in return decreases a dealer’s floor plan expense. And our on-line reporting helps in turning over inventory in 60 – 90 days. We drive the showroom traffic. Auto Dealers just sell it. We over-deliver on what we promise, and we guarantee our results.”

About Peter O’Neil, President and CEO, IntelliTerms, Inc.

Mr. O’Neil joined IntelliTerms full time in August of 2009 to continue his track record as a successful serial entrepreneur. Prior to IntelliTerms, Mr. O’Neil served for five-plus years as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing at CenterStone Technologies, a privately held, VC-funded company that provides B-2-B e-commerce solutions to well-know, national consumer brands. At CenterStone, Mr. O’Neil developed an understanding and appreciation of the incredible value proposition provided by Web-based applications and software-as-a-service (SaaS). He joined CenterStone Technologies in 2004 after spending ten years building successful companies in the direct marketing industry, including five years with Experian in a variety of capacities including Senior VP and General Manager, Cooperative Databases and Senior VP, Self Reported Data. In 1993 Mr. O’Neil joined Atlantes Corporation and was instrumental in building the Atlantes customer base through his aggressive sales and marketing efforts. Atlantes was acquired by Metromail in 1997 which in turn was acquired by Experian in 1998. Mr. O’Neil assumed management of Experian’s self-reported data group in 1999. Prior to Atlantes Mr. O’Neil held senior level positions with a variety of firms including Salt Investment Fund, Resorts Marketing, Inc., Vail Valley Foundation and The Executive Ventures Group. Mr. O’Neil holds a BA in Psychology from Colorado College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Read the rest of this entry »

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AdAgencyOnline.Net is an automotive advertising resource / networking portal supported by the affiliated automotive advertising agencies of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C., (AAOL). Philip Zelinger, the President of AAOL, hosts the blog talk radio station – WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time – that is featured on AdAgencyOnline.Net. Philip recently attended The 7th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition to research new cutting edge automotive advertising technologies and vendors that exhibited at the conference for consideration by his automotive advertising agencies. In addition, a number of auto industry experts – including Philip – conducted sessions to discuss best practices in digital marketing and sales/service systems which surfaced new automotive advertising applications and processes that can be implemented by the automotive advertising agencies, auto dealers and site visitors to AdAgencyOnline.Net.

Philip has already invited several new automotive advertising vendors that he discovered at the conference on his blog talk radio show, Lunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertising, with many more scheduled in the coming weeks. Steven Munyan, the President and National Sales Manager for Hire The Winners, was interviewed on the show that aired last Monday, November 9th 2009 and an encore of the show is scheduled for this Monday, November 16th 2009 to air between 12:00 Noon EST and 12:30 PM EST. The encore show was scheduled to allow the affiliated automotive advertising agencies of AAOL to determine if Hire The Winners will be added as a preferred automotive advertising vendor on AdAgencyOnline.Net. Philip commented that he has been looking for a scalable online solution to assist his auto dealer clients with their Human Resource needs and based on the feedback from the initial review of Hire The Winners they appear to fit the bill.

Another new vendor being considered by AdAgencyOnline.Net is IntelliTerms, Inc. with an interview of their C.E.O. scheduled for Wednesday, November 18th 2009 at the usual 12:00 Noon EST to 12:30 PM EST time slot. Philip selected IntelliTerms for review in response to requests by his affiliated automotive advertising agencies to find a third party lead provider with a more proven R.O.I. that they can suggest to their auto dealer clients. In a preliminary conversation, Jenny S. Cherocci, the Director of Business Development for IntelliTerms, corrected Philip when he described their service as a “lead provider.” Jenny suggested that they call their inbound traffic “prospective buyers” based on their proprietary process that ties the car shopper to a particular vehicle from the auto dealer’s inventory with a payment quote included in the initial contact.

Philip referenced several vendors that he had discussions with at The 7th Digital Dealer Conference during last Friday’s blog talk radio show, Automotive Advertising Experts. In an interview with Cliff Banks, the V.P. and Editorial Director for Dealer Communications that hosted the conference, Philip referenced conversations that he had with John Giamalvo and Sean Peoples from Edmunds.Com, Rob Lange from KelleyBlueBook.com and Andrew Price from RLPolk.Com that suggested that new expansions of their products and services would require their increased consideration for his affiliated automotive advertising agencies in 2010.

According to Philip, other vendors that he met at the conference that are being considered to appear on WAAOL for the first time or in a follow up of previous interviews based on new products or services include DealerCentric, DealerUps LeaseTrader, Dealer.Com, Align Research, HookLogic, CarThink, HomeNet, FirstLook, SiSTeR Technologies, Argistics, AdVantaStar, ClickMotive and WideStorm.

About Philip Zelinger

Philip Zelinger is the President of Ad Agency Online, LLC and founder of AdAgencyOnline.Net. He invested 25 years as a General Manager and Dealer Principal followed by his last ten years in the automotive advertising industry learning from the teams that he built so he can now presume to teach on forums like AdAgencyOnline.Net. His role as a “Dealer Coach” is enhanced by his hosting a nationally recognized auto industry social networking portal and 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 in addition to the Lunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertising. Other shows include “Lunch With Ralph Discussing Automotive Advertising” and “Automotive Advertising Experts.” The shows attract automotive advertising agencies, auto dealers, auto industry vendors and O.E.M. representatives that listen to 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 not yet recognized by the mainstream automotive advertising industry. Recent automotive advertising vendors represented by AAOL include; Argistics – AutoTransaXion, EveryCarListed.Com, DealMaker.Com, CityTwist.Com, Bulldog Marketing Technologies, LeadConverter, Gumiyo, Kihon Media, CarFolks.Com, Ai Dealer, NeoSynergy, Laser Stream Video and Winked-In.Com; to name a few.

The list of previous guests interviewed on WAAOL include many of the most recognized automotive advertising experts in the industry as well as some new entries into the exploding automotive advertising technology sector. Past guests included, Clayton Stanfield from EBay Motors, Mark Boyd and Mark Dubis from CarFolks.Com, Jared Hamilton from DrivingSales.Com, Dale Pollak from vAuto, David Wassmann from NeoSynergy, Jerry Daniels from Automotive Broadcasting Network, (ABN), Terry Alling from Kihon Media, David Marod from LeadConverter, Brian Ferris and Spencer Sterling from DealMaker.Com, Mike Parsons from Laser Stream Video, Brian Hoecht from Ai Dealer, Ralph Paglia from ADP and host to the auto industry social networking community ADM, Len Critcher from ecarlist.com, Tim Zierden from AAX, Jim Ziegler, motivational speaker and consultant to the auto industry, Jeff Kershner, ecommerce director for The Mile One Automotive Group and host of the auto industry social networking forum DealerRefresh.Com, Jeff Raab from the Detroit Trading Company, (DTX), Mike DeCecco from Dealer.Com, Ken Schwartz from CityTwist, Michael R. Spadafore from R. L. Polk & Co., Kevin Schwartz and Rick Rochon from AdSymetrix, Bruce Cerbone from Argistics, Scott Davis from Bull Dog Marketing Technologies, Matt Watson and Douglas Kinney from VinSolutions, Hal Howard and Don Pollock from New Wave Automotive, LLC, (NWA), Michael T. Fay from Colliers Abood Wood-Fay Real Estate and their C.A.R.S. division, Matt Brown and Zack Powell from TheDealerDashBoard.Com, Mark Burack from Liquid Motors, Pat Ryan, Jr. from FirstLook, Al Cantarella from AutoWebsitePlus.com, Cliff Banks from Dealer Communications and Steven Munyan from HireTheWinners.Com.

For more information on Philip Zelinger, Ad Agency Online, L.L.C., Hire The Winners, IntelliTerms or any of the preferred automotive advertising vendors previously reviewed on WAAOL auto dealers and automotive advertising agencies should contact Philip through AdAgencyOnline.Net. Automotive advertising vendors, automotive advertising agencies and auto dealers that would like to be considered as a “preferred automotive advertising vendor” on AdAgencyOnline.Net and/or to hire/join Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. to represent them can contact Philip Zelinger at pzads@bellsouth.net, call him at 888-796-2228 or visit AdAgencyOnline.Net at http://adagencyonline.net. To quote Philip Zelinger, “Help is only a click away!” ##

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Ad Agency Online, L.L.C., (AAOL), has added another leveraged resource for their network of independent affiliated automotive advertising agencies to extend their services through the use of a new auto industry social networking portal they are creating for their vendor/client – www.EveryCarListed.Com. The automotive advertising agencies linked by the Internet based communication / distribution system developed by AAOL have been promoting EveryCarListed.Com as a preferred automotive advertising vendor on the free auto industry social networking portal – http://adagencyonline.net – hosted by AAOL.

The auto industry has turned to the Internet for cost effective ways to market to consumers. Auto dealers have instructed their automotive advertising agencies to find vendors that can provide cutting edge applications to help them sell vehicles and service. AAOL promotes AdAgencyOnline.Net as an auto industry focused social networking site that benefits automotive advertising agencies, dealers, vendors and consumers alike by finding and featuring Internet based technologies and applications that integrate proven real world selling processes with the virtual showrooms being built on the World Wide Web. The success of AdAgencyOnline.Net and the growing use of social networking sites like Face book, Twitter and too many more to mention have prompted AAOL to integrate similar consumer facing forums into their client’s websites to provide additional information and earn the trust of site visitors. Social networking sites provide an open forum that allows consumers and auto dealers to share experiences as well as ideas when deciding who to do business with. The added value of increasing the search engine optimization, SEO, of the parent site makes the extended exposure an even more effective marketing tool for auto dealers.

AAOL has announced the development of an integrated social networking blog based site – “Auto Industry Insights” – that they will be linking to EveryCarListed.Com, (ECL). ECL is an automotive advertising website hosting the inventory of thousands of auto dealerships and millions of vehicles with one million unique monthly visitors projected by the end of the 1st quarter of 2009. ECL will be further leveraging their site traffic by developing reciprocal links with established auto industry blogging sites and auto industry experts with a loyal following of consumers and/or auto dealers. The links are a welcome SEO tool for ECL, however, the blogs and the related information that they will provide to site visitors, dealers and consumers is a more valued resource.

The online audience provided by the contributors to “Auto Industry Insights” will supplement existing and pending online strategic partnerships, conventional and Internet advertising investments and projected search engine marketing, (SEM), investments made by EveryCarListed.Com. As a result, the site traffic to ECL is expected to exceed two million visitors by the 4th quarter of 2009. The leveraged site traffic of ECL with that of the selected auto industry social networking sites will provide a combined audience and SEO far greater than what the individual sites could produce. Site visitors will also benefit from the opportunity for consumers, automotive advertising agencies, auto industry vendors and OEM representatives to share best practices and to listen, learn or teach about all aspects of the auto industry.

Auto dealers that post their inventory on ECL will also be contributing posted discussions along with consumers that open an online account with ECL. The open forum will allow consultants, auto dealers and customers to share insights not otherwise available in either the real or the virtual world and it is a key differentiator for this forum as well as ECL which will benefit everyone that is involved. The “transparency” provided by this exchange of shared information and real world experiences represents the future use of the Internet to conduct business and AdAgencyOnline.Net is an example of a successful site targeted to the auto industry that has proven its value to attract new business in an otherwise down market.

Philip Zelinger is the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and host of the automotive advertising networking site – AdAgencyOnline.Net. The automotive advertising resource / networking portal features a blog talk radio station – WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time . Mr. Zelinger hosts several blog talk radio shows, such as “Lunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertising,” to review potential automotive advertising vendors to be featured on AdAgencyOnline.Net. More recently, he has used the online forum as an open business meeting to invite auto industry insiders with an established online audience to join him on the new auto industry social networking site he is developing for EveryCarListed.Com. Mr. Zelinger stated that the response from his online friends and fellow auto industry consultants has been extremely gratifying. The first meeting of the “Advisory Counsel” for the shared portal – “Auto Industry Insights” – will be held at the NADA Convention in New Orleans between January 24th and January 27th 2009. The qualified and experienced auto industry insiders and automotive advertising experts that have committed their time, wisdom and existing auto industry social networking sites to this shared opportunity insures that the site will be a valued platform and leveraged resource for all of the contributors.

Dale Boone and Darrell Campbell from EveryCarListed.Com will be reviewing applicants to select six of the “best of the best” to serve on the senior advisory panel and to contribute articles and reciprocal links to the portal. Mr. Zelinger confirmed that Ralph Paglia, the host of an auto industry networking site, www.automotivedigitalmarketing.com ,(ADM), has been offered and has accepted the first seat on the panel. Ralph is the National Director of Digital Marketing for ADP and he also hosts a blog talk radio show on AdAgencyOnline.Net called, “Lunch With Ralph Discussing Automotive Advertising.” It is expected that some of the other panel members will be selected from guests that were previously interviewed on another of the blog talk radio shows on WAAOL, “Automotive Advertising Experts.”

The auto industry is following the direction of the automotive advertising agencies linked by Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. to develop their own social networking sites. Many of the auto dealer and vendor clients of AAOL will be monitoring the success of ECL’s “Auto Industry Insights” to help design their own linked forums. Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. is responsible to monitor and manage the automotive advertising applications that they promote to maximize the R.O.I. for their clients and they are confident in the anticipated success of the one that they are developing for ECL. Philip Zelinger stated that “Blog talk radio, online social networking sites and blogging should be an integral part of any comprehensive online marketing plan and the new site to be hosted by ECL promises to be the best example of leveraged online resources to date.”

AdAgencyOnline.Net has matured an online following of automotive advertising agencies, auto dealers, auto industry vendors and O.E.M. representatives that have shared in the success of their auto industry facing portal. The featured applications on the site include DMS and CRM providers, such as ADP and BZ Results, as well as conversion tools such as LeadConverter’s staffed chat application that functions as an outsourced BDC and Argistics two way video platform –AutoTransaXion – which links to an auto dealer’s DMS and CRM allowing for real time online negotiations leading to an appointment or an actual sale without ever leaving their application.

Other vendors featured on AdAgencyOnline.Net and/or represented by Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. that are being considered to participate with the ECL online blogging site include; CarFolks.Com – an auto industry social networking site, Laser Stream Video – an Internet focused video production application with enhanced vSEO capabilities, SiSTer Technologies Video CarLot – an automated video application linked via a dedicated API with You Tube to provide a uniquely effective vSEO tool, Gumiyo – a universally applied mobile channel platform, DealMaker.Com – providing a new website that connects buyers and sellers in a real time market driven “many to many” online negotiation, Kihon Media – an online magazine and third party website operating as a database marketing tool for auto dealers, Bulldog Marketing Technologies – a direct database marketing system with a unique filter, “ConsumerClense,” that eliminates customers who no longer own the vehicle attributed to them in the DMS saving on marketing costs and enhancing communications to better relate to the customer’s current vehicle ownership, Ai Dealer – an online transaction tool that offers a self serve desking tool for website visitors, NeoSynergy – an automotive advertising portal with AOL Auto and their application, Best Deals, allowing convenient updates to posted vehicle information to keep them competitive, and most recently – CityTwist – a DIY self serve online email marketing application.

AdAgencyOnline.Net has also conducted interviews with respected automotive advertising experts that have been invited to participate in the EverycarListed.Com forum including; Clayton Stanfield from EBay Motors, Mark Boyd and Mark Dubis from CarFolks.Com, Jared Hamilton from DrivingSales.Com, Dale Pollak from vAuto, David Wassmann from NeoSynergy, Jerry Daniels from Automotive Broadcasting Network, (ABN), Terry Alling from Kihon Media, David Marod from LeadConverter, Mike Parsons from Laser Stream Video, Brian Hoecht from Ai Dealer, Ralph Paglia from ADP and host to the auto industry social networking community ADM, Jim Ziegler, motivational speaker and consultant to the auto industry, Jeff Kershner, ecommerce director for The Mile One Automotive Group and host of the auto industry social networking forum DealerRefresh.Com , Jeff Raab from the Detroit Trading Company, (DTX), Tim Zierdon from JMsolutions AAXâ„¢, Mike DeCecco from Dealer.Com, Ken Schwartz from CityTwist, Michael R. Spadafore from R. L. Polk & Co. and most recently Kevin Schwartz and Rick Rochon from AdSymetrix.

Automotive advertising vendors, automotive advertising agencies and auto dealers who have an online audience through their own networks or blogging sites are advised to contact Philip Zelinger directly at pzads@bellsouth.net, call him at 888-796-2228 or to visit AdAgencyOnline.Net at http://adagencyonline.net to apply for a position on the “Advisory Counsel” and/or to contribute articles to the consumer facing social networking platform being developed for EveryCarListed.Com. To quote Philip Zelinger, “Help is only a click away!” ###

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