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Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 08, 2013

Top automotive trainer and Certified Speaking Professional, Jim ?Alpha Dawg? Ziegler, brings his highly-acclaimed Internet Battle Plan conference back to Las Vegas on August 13, 14th and half day on the 15th. This is Ziegler?s fourteenth Internet Battle Plan, the fourth in Las Vegas and the second time at the newly-renovated Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino.

Considered to be a highly-respected industry leader and advocate of dealer?s rights, Ziegler is a published author who has been featured in thousands of news and business publications in print across the web. Notorious for assembling the most successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the automotive industry for his conference, Ziegler is confident that this Internet Battle Plan is his most powerful lineup of experts to dates. ?Each speaker is hand-picked for their techniques and processes in dealership sales, social media, and technology. Without a doubt, these speakers are the real deal, genuine thought leaders, and a much higher caliber expert than you?ll find at any other automotive seminar or conference.?

Sponsored by Car Woo!, Dealer e-Process, Dealer Socket, TrueCar, CAR-Research XRM, Mouthful Social Media, and POTRATZ , Ziegler?s fourteenth Internet Battle Plan seminar is a collection of the most successful entrepreneurs, consultants and automotive professionals in the industry. Ziegler is joined on stage by seventeen leading automotive industry professionals: Joel Casser, Rachel Haro, Jerry Hart, Peter Martin, Gary May, Cory Mosley, Dave Page, Ralph Paglia, Yago Paramo, Paul Potratz, Ken Potter, Matt Redden, J.D. Rucker, Myril Shaw, Jennifer Sultzaberger, Jerry Thibeau, and Keith Shetterly.

Joel Casser is Business Development Manager for Prestige Volvo, New Jersey?s largest volume Volvo dealership and top five in volume in the country. Joel joined Prestige Volvo in 2008 as Internet Manager, opening up the store?s first real internet department. Joel’s YouTube videos have attracted new car shoppers from 15 states, and used car shoppers from all 48 contiguous states as well as Canada. Integrating video into almost every facet of his operation, Joel uses personalized video greetings, walk around demonstrations, and even video chat to achieve response and closing rates well above the average benchmark for Volvo.

Rachel Haro, Partner & Social Media Strategist at Mouthful Social Media, has over 15 years of marketing experience and has spent the last ten of those working with dealerships across the country on strategic, grass roots, and social media advertising. Rachel?s test drive trainings and custom video email templates have inspired dealerships across the country to personalize their online customer interaction to create offline lead opportunities.

Jerry Hart is President for eReputationBUILDER.com and is considered one of America’s leading authorities on reputation management. With more than 25 years of experience as principle and founder of several major firms, Jerry is a seasoned leader and entrepreneur in the online reputation management industry who has a proven track record of building online brand strategies, digital and social marketing campaigns, and revenue generation programs.

Peter Martin is President of Cactus Sky Communications, one of the premier email marketing agencies in the country. His company has the ability to deliver email through SPAM filters and track the recipients’ clicks offers clients a huge marketing advantage, and has helped double internet closing ratios for dealers.

Gary May, President/Consultant at Interactive Marketing and Consulting Services focuses on helping dealerships and OEMs with digital marketing, ecommerce, process and branding. Gary’s passion for businesses in the automotive space coincides with his “automotive moves at the speed of retail, not the OEM anymore” mentality and his no-holds barred approach to business management. Featured as a speaker at automotive events including DrivingSales, JD Power & Associates and PCG, a regular blogger and recognized dealer advocate, he and his company focus their strengths and attention on making progressive dealerships unique in a time where there are more constraints being enforced limiting franchises.

Cory Mosley, Founder and Principal of Mosley Automotive Training, has built a reputation by challenging the status quo. His progressive strategies have help dealers across the country build and restructure profitable sales, BDC, and Internet operations. Corey?s monthly column ?Sales Driver? is read by thousands of dealership personnel nationwide, and is known in the automotive industry as the go-to sales strategist, consultant, and trainer.

Dave Page is the Owner & Director of Dealer e-Process, Dave began at a Chicago dealership and his immensely successful strategy prompted a write up from Automotive News, This prompted dealers from all over the country to want to learn about Dave?s successful internet process. As a result, in 2007, he created Dealer e-Process dealership and it has quickly become one of the top website providers in the industry.

Billed as ?The Return of the Jedi? Ralph Paglia is Vice President of Tier10 Marketing, where since January 2011, Ralph has focused on building out Tier10?s digital marketing, advertising, social media and related capabilities. His blueprinted Tier10?s processes delivers digital marketing and advertising services to car dealers and dealer groups which are Tier10 Marketing clients, as well as similar services offered by Automotive Resource Partners affiliates.

Yago Paramo is CEO of Paramo Group, Inc., has over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry. Yago has created numerous data tools to assist sales and marketing, managed hundreds of templates, and worked with companies like AutoNation, Lithia, and Earnhardt. Yago’s systems currently publishes over 500,000 ads a month and has the ability to measure ad opens, ad clicks, phone calls, emails, and more.

Paul Potratz, COO of Potratz Advertising and is a full service automotive advertising agency specializing in integrating the power of digital marketing strategies for retail automotive dealers and dealer groups across the United States and Canada. Paul has been interviewed on digital marketing trends by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NY Post, CBS and several regional newspapers and radio talk shows.

Ken Potter is Vice President of Dealer Development for TrueCar, Inc. Ken Potter oversees TrueCar’s dealer development. Potter’s career in the automotive industry also includes serving as General Manager of two car dealerships, including nearly three years at CarMax.

Redondo Beach, California (PRWEB) June 05, 2013

Swagbucks Shop & Earn Experience Recognized by Rakuten LinkShare

Prodege, parent company of internet loyalty destination Swagbucks.com, announced today that it has been named a finalist in this years’ Rakuten LinkShare Golden Link Awards. Since 2004, The Golden Link awards have recognized the most impactful and innovative advertisers and publishers within the affiliate industry. This year, Rakuten LinkShare nominated Swagbucks as a finalist in the Best New Publisher category in recognition of the Q4 launch of their Shop & Earn cash-back shopping experience.

Although there are a number of different ways to earn Swag Bucks currency (redeemable for cash gift cards at the world?s top retailers), the company?s Shop & Earn cash back rewards product is the most seamless way for members to earn rewards for their everyday activity. Through the Swagbucks Shop & Earn program, members can shop through all their favorite retailers and earn up to 10% cash back.

“Being named a finalist in Rakuten LinkeShare’s Best New Publisher category further validates our strategy and objective of being the best cash back shopping destination for consumers,” said Michael Yormark. “We know consumers have a choice when it comes to online shopping and we are excited more are choosing Swagbucks as their preferred destination for great cash back deals from our top retailers.”

Yormark then congratulated the other finalists in his category by adding, ?It?s also very humbling to be recognized among the other finalists in our category, each of which are game changing publishers in their own right.?

The winner of this, and other categories from the Rakuten LinkShare network, will be announced this June 17th and 18th at the Rakuten Linkshare Symposium taking place at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

About Swagbucks

Prodege, LLC, owner of Swagbucks (http://www.swagbucks.com), is the leading global Loyalty Rewards program that enables Members to make their time online more rewarding. Members earn Swag Bucks for doing what they already do online every day: Watching amazing videos, Searching the Web, Answering online surveys, Discovering new products, Playing games, and Online shopping. Members redeem their Swag Bucks for valuable Rewards ? including gift cards, electronics, donations to charities, and much more. Based in Los Angeles, Calif., the completely bootstrapped company is the web?s most reputable, trusted online destination to earn Rewards. In 2011 and 2012, Swagbucks.com was ranked highly in both the Inc. Magazine?s 500 fastest growing company list, and LA Business Journal?s list on the fastest growing companies in Los Angeles. Since its launch in 2007, Swagbucks has awarded more than $ 40 million in rewards to its Members.

About Rakuten LinkShare Corporation

Rakuten LinkShare Corporation provides online retailers and other businesses with expert online marketing services and solutions. Rakuten LinkShare?s cost per action (CPA) affiliate network, search marketing services, lead generation campaigns and retargeting solutions can acquire new customers, increase revenue and drive overall results while achieving target return on ad spend. Rakuten LinkShare clients are Fortune 500 and other prominent companies doing business online, including J.C. Penney, 1-800-Flowers.com, American Express, Avon Products, and The Body Shop. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Tampa, London, Tokyo and Sydney. For more information, please visit http://www.linkshare.com.

About Rakuten

Rakuten, Inc., is one of the world?s leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of consumer- and business-focused services including e-commerce, e-reading, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal and media, online marketing and professional sports. Selected by Forbes as 7th among the World?s Most Innovative Companies of 2012, Rakuten is expanding globally and currently has operations throughout Asia, Western Europe, and the Americas. Founded in 1997, Rakuten is headquartered in Tokyo, with over 10,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit http://global.rakuten.com/corp/.

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