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AdAgencyOnline.Net Reviews “Hire The Winners” For Automotive Advertising Agencies

In today’s shrinking auto industry auto dealers are being forced to reduce staff to keep expenses in synch with reduced sales and profits. AdAgencyOnline.Net is an automotive advertising resource/networking portal that reviews cutting edge automotive advertising applications for consideration by their affiliated automotive advertising agencies, auto dealer/vendor clients and site visitors. Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and host of the blog talk radio station – WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time – featured on AdAgencyOnline.Net, will be reviewing a new Internet based Human Resource platform, “Hire The Winners” on his Lunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertising show scheduled for this Monday, November 9th 2009 from 12:00 Noon EST to 12:30 PM EST.

Philip explained why he selected Hire The Winners to be considered as a preferred automotive advertising vendor on AdAgencyOnline.Net after being questioned as to why an employment screening and training application would be of interest for an automotive advertising agency. “The areas of responsibility for full service automotive advertising agencies have been expanded to satisfy the needs of auto dealers with reduced budgets, staff and sales in our shrinking economy. Auto dealers are demanding more for less on all levels from their staff and key vendors and automotive advertising agencies are no exception. It is not enough for an automotive advertising agency to simply deliver sales traffic to the front door for their clients. If the leads in the auto dealer’s real world showroom and their virtual one online aren’t processed correctly by a professional sales staff, and they don’t result in increased sales or service, then the agency will share in the blame so they better share in providing the solution!”

“A reduced sales staff puts pressure on the remaining sales people and managers to produce more sales per person. The solution lies with improved processes that start in the hiring procedures and continue into ongoing training and monitored performance. Hire The Winners attracted my interest due to their scalable and cost effective HR services that rely on the Internet to provide communication and distribution efficiencies in the delivery of their products and services. The key to developing, monitoring and maintaining a professional sales staff is to have a consistent hiring and training program focused on individual performance and accountability on an ongoing basis. That process must start at the employee screening stages and then continue with ongoing training and support. Based on my preliminary review of Hiring The Winners they are the first vendor to provide a comprehensive online solution.”

Philip will be discussing Hire The Winners during an interview with Steve Munyan who will be representing Hire The Winners during the blog talk radio show. The affiliated automotive advertising agencies and auto dealer/vendor clients of Ad Agency Online, (AAOL), will be calling in questions to the pair of automotive advertising professionals to determine their level of interest. After the show, the comments will be discussed with the current preferred automotive advertising vendors featured on AdAgencyOnline.Net and the final decision to approve them as a preferred vendor will be announced to the affiliated automotive advertising agencies of AAOL followed by a public announcement posted on AdAgencyOnline.Net.

About Steve Munyan

Steve Munyan is the President and National Sales Director of Hire the Winners. He has 32 years of successful Auto Retail experience, 9 years as a sales consultant, 4 years as a sales manager, 3 years as President of Team Builders Consulting, traveling the nation working with some of the finest most productive dealers in our country and 16 years as a General Manager, Executive Manager or Partner. Experienced with 19 manufacturers (10 Domestic and 9 Import) along with having attended Center for Creative Leadership and the Kellogg School of Business, Steve brings the experience and leadership necessary to attack the real life challenges of today’s market to improve dealer profitability. Steve possesses a passion to help people succeed through proper Assessment/Planning/Developing/Training and Measuring performance. He enjoys his 4 children, 5 grandchildren, exercise and golf. Steve’s faith in Jesus Christ is the foundation of his life. He has been privileged to study and teach God’s Word for the past 35 years.

About Hire The Winners

Lee Kemp, the founder of Hire the Winners and creator of “The Car Sales Simulator,” birthed the idea for the simulator in the 90’s. As a Ford Dealer, Lee experienced incredible frustration in hiring and retaining sales consultants. In the midst of his frustration, he saw simulators in other fields that he thought could work well in the automotive industry. Lee started by involving dozens of experienced automotive experts in the designing and writing of realistic simulations involving sales consultants and customers interacting when attempting to purchase a vehicle. Lee’s vision was to create a tool that would measure the dominant traits necessary to be an effective auto sales consultant. After a significant time and financial investment, “The Car Sales Simulator” was born. In 2004, Hire the Winners launched its new creation at the NADA Convention in New Orleans. Over the past 5 years, thousands of people have experienced the Car Sales Simulator and over 40 dealers have integrated this unique tool into their business model.

Lee continued to improve the simulator with feedback from numerous experienced automotive experts, most recently updating and fine tuning the program in January 2009 after Steve Munyan partnered with Hire the Winners as the President and National Sales Director. Steve brings more than 32 years automotive retail experience and has focused on Lee’s vision of “creating a world class simulator that helps dealers hire and retain better auto sales consultants, so they can be more profitable in today’s economic climate”. Steve possesses a passion for excellence and a belief that all auto dealers need a world class hiring process. There’s no question that “The Car Sales Simulator” has become the best automotive sales aptitude assessment/training tool on the market today.

So much is on the line these days and automobile companies cannot afford to take the incredible risks they have been taking as they hire sales consultants. Dealers across the country continue to struggle with high turnover and low production on their sales teams. As part of the comprehensive hiring process, Hire the Winners has the answer to today’s auto dealers needs. Knowing that every person hired is critical to the dealer’s success, Hire the Winners helps them assess the risk before spending large amounts of time and money.

Hire the Winners is committed to helping dealers build strong teams by implementing effective processes and we believe that together we will help the dealers bring on and RETAIN the best talent available.

In November of this year, Hire the Winners will roll out a new division. They will assist dealers by finding, screening and serving up qualified candidates. This eliminates advertising costs and the time to weed through would be applicants. When dealers calculate the costs associated with all that goes into finding a qualified candidate, the distraction to the sales and management teams and the time off the floor, this service makes economic sense and allows the manages to do what they do best….Sell Vehicles!

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 and Cliff banks from Dealer Communications.

For more information on Philip Zelinger, Ad Agency Online, L.L.C., Hire The Winners 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 https://adagencyonline.net. To quote Philip Zelinger, “Help is only a click away!” ###

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