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Ralph Paglia
Gilbert, Arizona
President - Automotive Media Partners, LLC
Interests: Automotive Marketing, Dealership Management, Auto Industry, Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Travel, History, Biology,
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Dealertrack Acquires Dealer.com - What Does ADM Think? Dealertrack Acquires Dealer.com - What Do Automotive Professionals Think? Automotive Digital Marketing Professional Community The biggest news of automotive M&A came at the end of the year as Dealertrack has agreed to acquire Dealer.com. Following their acquisition of ClickMotive earlier in the year, I'm wondering what the Car Peeps community thinks of the acquisition. Here's the release: Dealertrack and Dealer.com Unite to Transform Automotive Retail Dealertrack Technologies Announces Agreement to Acquire Dealer.com Lake Success, N.Y. and Burlington, Vt., December 19, 2013 - Dealertrack Technologies (Nasdaq: TRAK) and Dealer.com today announced a definitive agreement for Dealertrack to acquire Dealer.com, a leading provider of marketing and operations software and services for the automotive industry. Through the combination, the companies expect to realize their shared vision to transform automotive retail by delivering the most advanced solutions for dealers, OEMs, lenders and car shoppers. Under the terms of the agreement, Dealertrack will acquire all the equity of Dealer.com for approximately 8.7 million shares of Dealertrack’s common stock and $620 million in cash, subject to customary post-closing adjustments. Dealertrack expects to finance the cash portion of the purchase price through cash on hand and with fully committed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at Automotive Marketing for Car Dealers
Deutsch: Gelber Geländewagen Hummer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Use IRS Section 179 "Hummer Tax Loophole" To Sell More Vehicles In December Car Dealer uses "Hummer Tax Loophole" to Educate Commercial Vehicle Buyers and Close More Deals In December I received the following commercial vehicle buyer targeted explanation of the tax advantages businesses can gain by purchasing one or more new vehicles before December 31st. I received in my overcrowded Gmail inbox, where it caught my attention and I found it to be so compelling that it merited being shared with the ADM Community... The dealer group that sent it to me is theResnick Automotive Group of Schaumburg, Illinois. I also added several sections with further detail directly from the IRS towards the bottom of this post: One of the more popular uses of the Section 179 Deduction has been for vehicles. In fact, several years ago the Section 179 deduction was sometimes referred to as the "Hummer Tax Loophole," because a the time it allowed businesses to buy large SUV's and write them off. While this particular use (or abuse) of the tax code has been modified with the limits explained below, it is still true that Section 179 can be advantageous... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Automotive Marketing for Car Dealers
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Watch my video, "Paul Walker Interviews In This CNN News Report" - http://socialcam.com/v/Wolx12I1?type=email [Sent from Ralph Paglia's iPhone] http://RalphPaglia.com http://LinkedIn.com/in/RPaglia http://facebook.com/RPaglia http://twitter.com/RalphPaglia http://GPlusRalph.com http://YouTube.com/RalphPaglia http://RalphPaglia.tumblr.com http://RalphPaglia.blogspot.com http://ADMPC.com Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Automotive Marketing for Car Dealers
Hello, Ralph Paglia just shared an Instagram photo with you: view full image "#TravelLikeRalph and master the art of living out of #airports and #rentalcars in the pursuit of #automarketing #success and #cardealers selling more new and used vehicles... #autoindustry #automotive #carpeeps #digitalralph " (taken at Mccarron Southwest) Thanks, The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Social Media Marketing
Hello, Ralph Paglia just shared an Instagram photo with you: view full image "#TravelLikeRalph and master the art of living out of #airports and #rentalcars in the pursuit of #automarketing #success and #cardealers selling more new and used vehicles... #autoindustry #automotive #carpeeps #digitalralph " (taken at Mccarron Southwest) Thanks, The Instagram Team Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Automotive Marketing for Car Dealers
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Hello, Ralph Paglia just shared an Instagram video with you: play video "♫ I'm listening to Jumpman J - Inner Freak ft. With Lady Jay at http://bit.ly/R0McEl and thinking about Shayla... @cancun_22 " (taken at Paradiso Di Entrata) Thanks, The Instagram Team Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2013 at Automotive Marketing for Car Dealers
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Vizify is one of those social media connections visualization apps which analyzes your twitter connections based on various types of engagement... The Infographic generated by the app shows your inner circle and extended connections via your Twitter profile... I can't seem to resist these types of apps and they generate plenty of engagement from those shown when you share the graphic. Ralph Paglia's inner circle on Twitter visualized: https://www.vizify.com/ralph-paglia/connections . See if you're on there, then map your own with Vizify's connections tool. [Sent from Ralph Paglia's iPad] Automotive Media Partners, LLCwww.AutomotiveDigitalMarketing.comwww.dealerELITE.net Friend me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RPaglia Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ADMcommunity Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/dealerELITE Follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/RalphPaglia Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ADMcommunity Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/dealerELITE My YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/RalphRPaglia Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2013 at Automotive Marketing for Car Dealers
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[Sent from Ralph's iPhone] http://RalphPaglia.com http://LinkedIn.com/in/RPaglia http://facebook.com/RPaglia http://twitter.com/RalphPaglia http://GPlusRalph.com http://YouTube.com/RalphPaglia http://RalphPaglia.tumblr.com http://RalphPaglia.blogspot.com http://ADMPC.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Automotive Marketing for Car Dealers
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[Sent from Ralph Paglia's iPad] www.AutomotiveDigitalMarketing.com www.dealerELITE.net Ralph@ADMPC.comFriend me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RPaglia Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ADMcommunity Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/dealerELITE Follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/RalphPaglia Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ADMcommunity Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/dealerELITE My YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/RalphRPaglia Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at Automotive Marketing for Car Dealers
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[Sent from Ralph Paglia's iPad] www.AutomotiveDigitalMarketing.com www.dealerELITE.net Ralph@ADMPC.comFriend me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RPaglia Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ADMcommunity Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/dealerELITE Follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/RalphPaglia Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ADMcommunity Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/dealerELITE My YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/RalphRPaglia Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at Automotive Marketing for Car Dealers
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Hello, Ralph Paglia just shared an Instagram video with you: play video "Shayla Warner @cancun_22 Shows @RalphPaglia How To Use Instagram For Video #TravelLikeRalph #howto #instagram #socialmedia #automarketing #contentmarketing" (taken at Paradiso Di Entrata) Thanks, The Instagram Team Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2013 at Automotive Marketing for Car Dealers
Hello, Ralph Paglia just shared an Instagram photo with you: view full image "@ralphpaglia and @cancun_22 have had a heck of a run in 2013... #truelove #lasvegas #travellikeralph " (taken at Paradiso Di Entrata) Thanks, The Instagram Team Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2013 at Automotive Marketing for Car Dealers
Hello, Ralph Paglia just shared an Instagram photo with you: view full image "#GimmeABreak I was walking through a strip mall near S. Rainbow and Tropicana in Las Vegas when I saw this "Car Broker" storefront. Really? This crap is still allowed? I thought we passed laws to put these parasites out of business?!?! #AutoMarketing #CarDealers" (taken at Tropicana rainbow) Thanks, The Instagram Team Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at Automotive Marketing for Car Dealers
Hello, Ralph Paglia just shared an Instagram photo with you: view full image "#GimmeABreak I was walking through a strip mall near S. Rainbow and Tropicana in Las Vegas when I saw this "Car Broker" storefront. Really? This crap is still allowed? I thought we passed laws to put these... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at Social Media Marketing
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I thought you'd like this place I found on Foursquare: Melloy Nissan Service - http://4sq.com/9uamnL 7707 Lomas Blvd., Albuquerque, NM, 87110, US - @RalphPaglia [Sent from Ralph's iPhone] Ralph Paglia http://RalphPaglia.com http://LinkedIn.com/in/RPaglia http://facebook.com/RPaglia http://twitter.com/RalphPaglia http://GPlusRalph.com http://YouTube.com/RalphPaglia http://RalphPaglia.tumblr.com http://RalphPaglia.blogspot.com http://ADMPC.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at Automotive Marketing for Car Dealers
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The Rooms - A Place for Recovery - http://4sq.com/1enUP3A Spring Valley, NV, US - @RalphPaglia [Sent from Ralph's iPhone] Ralph Paglia http://RalphPaglia.com http://LinkedIn.com/in/RPaglia http://facebook.com/RPaglia http://twitter.com/RalphPaglia http://GPlusRalph.com http://YouTube.com/RalphPaglia http://RalphPaglia.tumblr.com http://RalphPaglia.blogspot.com http://ADMPC.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at Automotive Marketing for Car Dealers
Three Credit Trends To Help Sell Dealers More Cars by Josh Vajda - Automotive Professional USE LINK TO WATCH VIDEO - Josh Vajda has seriously effective tips and best practice recommendations for car dealers and automotive professionals in all his car biz Videos, and this one is no exception! Related articles Car dealers rethinking sales strategy with more informed consumers How You & Leasing Can Ensure Your Dealership's Future - By Not Being a Dealership Three Credit Trends To Help Sell More Cars by Josh Vajda Dealer Insights on Payment Pro How to almost always get a great deal on cars. What would you do if you want to sell your used car? Financing Tools Deliver the Most Valuable Website Leads Car Dealers Learn From Red Bull About Content Marketing Lessons Car Dealers Can Learn From the Failure of Blockbuster Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at Automotive Marketing for Car Dealers
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Ralph Paglia www.AutomotiveDigitalMarketing.com www.dealerELITE.net Friend me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RPaglia Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ADMcommunity Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/dealerELITE Follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/RalphPaglia Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ADMcommunity Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/dealerELITE My YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/RalphRPaglia Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at Automotive Marketing for Car Dealers
Hello, Ralph Paglia just shared an Instagram photo with you: view full image "Ralph and Sylvia have been close friends ever since Ralph hired and trained her while at Red McCombs Ford in 1998. Sylvia came to Las Vegas and visited Ralph on her birthday and they had a great time doing lot of #lasvegas stuff! #bff #cardealers #friends #automotive #respect #carbiz" (taken at The Las Vegas Strip) Thanks, The Instagram Team Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Automotive Marketing for Car Dealers
Hello, Ralph Paglia just shared an Instagram photo with you: view full image "One if my FB friends (maybe Eric Miltsch?) posted this caricature that ridicules so-called "Social Media Experts" and self appointed "gurus" who have never learned any technical skills, nor have any formal education in a relevant area... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Social Media Marketing
Hello, Ralph Paglia just shared an Instagram photo with you: view full image "One if my FB friends (maybe Eric Miltsch?) posted this caricature that ridicules so-called "Social Media Experts" and self appointed "gurus" who have never learned any technical skills, nor have any formal education in a relevant area such as Communications or Journalism... I got a kick out of it and wanted my IG followers to see it. #SocialMedia #expert #guru #snakeoil #phony #falseprophet #bullshit #fail #cardealers #consulting #scam #ripoff #marketing #automarketing #automotive " (taken at Smoke Ranch Junction) Thanks, The Instagram Team Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Automotive Marketing for Car Dealers
The Social Car Sales Daily The Social Car Sales Daily Exploring the world of selling cars using social networks! Published by Social Car Sales 19 November 2013 Business Stories Education Environment Technology Art & Entertainment #socialmarketing #setting4success Today's headline Why Monk Mode Is The Secret To Insane Productivity | Fast... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2013 at Social Media Marketing