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.
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) June 05, 2013
Travelocity and VFM Leonardo have had a long history of success. Travelocity has been using VFM Leonardo?s VScape as their visual content management system since 2008 and will continue as such under a recently renewed agreement.
Travelocity and affiliate sites access and manage more than 1.5 million photo images for 140,000 global hotel properties using the system. In addition to continuing to provide Travelocity with a leading digital asset management platform, VFM Leonardo?s VPowered display technology will be used to display visual content of hotels on Travelocity?s global network of websites. The agreement extends beyond desktop websites as Travelocity has adopted The VPowered Mobile Media Galleries for their smartphone and tablet websites and future mobile apps.
In keeping up with travel shopper demands for richer visuals throughout the hotel research and booking process, Travelocity collaborated with VFM Leonardo to introduce an embedded visual content display that will be rolled out progressively across Travelocity Global sites including lastminute.com in Europe.
Hotels that subscribe to VFM Leonardo?s VBrochure Online Merchandising System have the added benefit of providing shoppers with a fuller and richer experience as their customized version of the VPowered Multi-Media Player will display on their property listings on Travelocity and its affiliate sites including mobile sites and apps.
?Online travel shoppers are looking for visual experiences while researching and booking hotels. By renewing our agreement with VFM Leonardo and adopting the VPowered display technology across all our channels we are able to continue to fulfill travel shoppers needs by giving them engaging and dynamic visual experiences on all the devices they use to access our websites and apps,? says Louis Tan, Product Manager from Travelocity.
?We are pleased to be providing an innovative leader like Travelocity with our digital asset management solution and media display technology. By enhancing their visual content display, Travelocity and its affiliates continue to ensure their visitors are getting the best and most engaging experiences which leads to increased conversions,? says Paolo Boni, CEO of VFM Leonardo.
Travelocity wants to inspire you to Go & Smell the Roses! Travelocity helps make your traveling experience memorable with innovative apps, competitive prices and 24/7 customer service. Travelocity believes that travel makes us better and is dedicated to being the traveler’s kindred spirit ? a travel companion and a travel instigator, roaming the world beside travelers everywhere. Travelocity provides discounts on Hotels, Flights, Vacation Packages, Cruises and Rental Cars .
About VFM Leonardo
VFM Leonardo is a technology and online media company for the global hospitality industry. We provide e-marketers at hotel brands, management companies and hotel properties with technology, sales conversion tools and a global travel media network that enables them to better visually merchandise their hotels to millions of in-market travel shoppers monthly. Our core products, the VScape