AdAgencyOnline.Net is an automotive advertising resource / networking portal hosted by Ad Agency Online, L.L.C., (AAOL), and their President, Philip Zelinger. AskPatty.Com is a â€œfemale friendlyâ€ auto industry social networking site headed by Jody Devere. These two separate and distinct online information resources will be linking their content on a new social networking community, â€œAuto Industry Insights,â€ (AII) supported by AAOL, AskPatty.Com and a select group of equally respected auto industry targeted online communities.
Jody was invited to sit on the â€œAdvisory Panelâ€ for AII based on her experience in the auto industry, established online and real world networking communities and her relationship with Philip Zelinger who will be serving as the senior moderator of AII. Automotive advertising agencies linked by AAOL represent a diverse group of auto industry vendor / clients as well as automobile dealerships that share their vision to â€œblur the line between the virtual and the real world.â€ AII is being formed to leverage the resources of several auto industry networking sites with that same common goal.
About Jody DeVere
Jody DeVere is the CEO and President of AskPatty.com, Inc. with more than twenty-five years of achievement as a successful entrepreneur focused on sales and marketing leadership including ten years developing web based business solutions across diverse industries. DeVere is currently the President of the Woman’s Automotive Association International – the premier women’s organization for women automotive professionals, a member of the Car Care Council Women’s Board , a member of the California State Advisory Board for SkillsUSA, Chairperson of the United Spinal Motor Sports Committee, and a member of the SEMA Businesswomen’s Networking Association and is the Editor of the Car Channel on Blogher.com.JD Power Automotive Internet Roundtable, GYNYDA, NAWBO, Car Care Council Womenâ€™s Board, BlogHer.org, SEMA, SEMA Business Womenâ€™s Networking Association, Northwood Auto Show and the Association of Automotive Internet Sales Professionals. She has been a speaker with the National Automobile Dealer Association (NADA.org), National Independent Automobile Dealer Association (NIADA.org).
About Philip Zelinger
Philip Zelinger is the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and host of AdAgencyOnline.Net with 25 + years of experience in the retail auto industry as a General Manager and Dealer Principal followed by 10 years in the automotive advertising industry including 3 years as the C.O.O. for a nationally recognized automotive advertising agency. Philip is the author of two books on the auto industry including one titled â€œHow To Sell A Car â€“ A Career Training Guide To The Auto Industry.â€ Philip founded AAOL in December of 2001 as an online communication / distribution system that operates as a â€œpaperlessâ€ automotive advertising agency linking a national network of independent affiliated automotive advertising agencies, production partners and select vendors using a proprietary operating system that he developed. Philip is the host of AdAgencyOnline.Net, and the siteâ€™s featured blog talk radio station â€“ WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time. The blog talk radio shows on WAAOL include; â€œLunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertisingâ€, â€œLunch With Ralph Discussing Automotive Advertisingâ€ and â€œAutomotive Advertising Experts.â€ In addition to handling daily operations at AAOL and hosting AdAgencyonline.Net, Philip speaks at Dealer 20 Groups, is a regular guest speaker to the advertising classes at Northwood University in West Palm Beach Florida and a seminar host at a number of national auto industry conventions including four successive years at the Digital Dealer Conference.
AdAgencyOnline.Net was formed by AAOL to find, review and recommend automotive advertising applications and coordinated selling process for their auto dealer clients. Auto industry vendors reviewed on the blog talk radio shows on AdAgencyOnline.Net include; LeadConverter, AI Dealer, Laser Steam Video, NeoSynergy, CarFolks.Com, ADP, BZ Results, Kihon Media, R.L. Polk & Co., The Detroit Trading Exchange, Ebay Motors, Veeple, Dealer.Com, AdSymetrix, Gumiyo, vAuto, AAX, AdTel, ReachLocal, ecarlist, and nada-24 â€“ among others.
Many of the featured vendors on AdAgencyOnline.Net have engaged AAOL as their automotive advertising agency and/or consultant including but not limited to ; DealMaker.Com, EveryCarListed.Com, SiSTer Technologiesâ€“Video CarLot, CityTwist, Argistics-AutoTransaXion and Bulldog Marketing Technologies.
The Ask Patty.com, Inc. website and blog that Jody heads is a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other auto related topics. Women can shop for vehicles at their network of certified female friendly dealerships across the U.S. AskPatty.com is a member and 2008 corporate sponsor of the Women’s Automotive Association International based in Detroit, MI, Board member of the UnitedSpinal.org, Member of the California SkillsUSA.org board, on the Women’s Board of the Car Care Council, a SEMA member and a member of the SEMA Business Women’s Networking Group.
AskPatty.com is partnered with several auto industry sites including, but not limited to, NIADA, DriverTv.com, MyCarPage.com, MyAutoLoan.Com, Aware and BlogHer.com.
AskPatty.Com has an established track record in training. The site provides a variety of products and services designed to educate auto dealers and automotive advertising agencies including their highly regarded dealer certification program. Properly armed with the right tools and training dealerships can increase their share of the largest and fastest growing demographic of new vehicle buyers in the US — Women Consumers. The Ask Patty Certified Dealer program was designed specifically for car dealerships to attract, sell, retain and keep loyal women consumers. An Ask Patty certified dealer is a dealer that creates a safe and comfortable environment where women feel welcome and a dealer that makes the experience of purchasing and maintaining her vehicle a pleasant one. Ask Patty trained and certified dealers are held to a high level of customer satisfaction for women consumers.
Jody will be interviewed by Philip on the â€œLunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertisingâ€ that will air on Monday, January 12th 2009. The blog talk radio show will focus on the planned AII â€œnetwork of networkersâ€ that Jody Devere / AskPatty.Com and Philip Zelinger / AdAgencyOnline.Net will be contributing to. The leveraged resources provided by this newly expanded networking community will benefit auto dealers, automotive advertising agencies and auto industry vendors across multiple channels. Consumers will also be invited to share their experiences before, during and after their vehicle purchase by commenting on posted blogs, discussions and even contributing their own posts.
The new online networking community will include a number of automotive advertising insiders and their established auto industry networking communities. In addition to Philip Zelinger and Jody Devere the advisory panel for AII will include; Ralph Paglia, host of www.automotivedigitalmarketing.com ,(ADM), Jared Hamilton, host of www.drivingsales.com, Jeff Kershner, host of www.dealerrefresh.com , Gary May, host of http://imacsweb.typepad.com /, and Scott Monty, host of http://www.scottmonty.com/.
Two discussions that Philip Zelinger recently posted on ADM explained the basis for the shared visions that led to the development of AII; http://adpadm.ning.com/forum/topics/nada-agendas-not-theirs-yours and http://adpadm.ning.com/forum/topics/consultants-need-consultants.
Automotive advertising agencies, auto dealers, auto industry vendors, auto industry networkers and/or bloggers as well as O.E.M. representatives that would like to contribute content to AII should contact Philip Zelinger directly at 1-888-796-2228 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through www.adagencyonline.net. Anyone interested in joining AdAgencyOnline.Net as an affiliated automotive advertising agency, auto industry vendor or auto dealer client of AAOL should also contact Philip or visit AdAgencyOnline.Net. To quote Philip Zelinger, â€œHelp is only a click Away!â€ ###