LinkedIn

The True Vendor Difference: LinkedIn is a professional networking social media platform. Allowing you to share your resume, work experience, and portfolio with the world. Further, LinkedIn has a job opportunities section which allows you to generate HR leads.

LinkedIn is more professional way to increase your reach- both through advertisements and through thought leadership.

Products/Services Offered

  • Text Updates
  • Photo Updates
  • Job Postings
  • Paid Advertisements

Contact LinkedIn

Website: LinkedIn.com

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Service Area: International
Established: 2003
Vendor Relations: No
Offer Training: No
Headquarters: California

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Haystack

The True Vendor Difference: Haystack is an award winning SEM company. They are the leading provider of digital marketing services to the automotve industry. They are Search Engine Certified, and have been awarded Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner Award for Highest Customer Satisfaction for two years running.

Haystak Digital Marketing is the leading provider of digital marketing services to the automotive industry. Haystak’s products and services are used by hundreds of automobile dealerships in North America and Europe including numerous publicly traded retailers and Automotive News Top 125 Dealership Groups.

Products/Services Offered

  • Websites
  • Advertising

Contact Haystack

Website: Haystak.com

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Service Area: International
Established: ??
Vendor Relations: No
Offer Training: No
Headquarters: Florida

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Herman Advertising

The True Vendor Difference: Herman Advertising is one of the longest running Automotive Graphic Design companies around.

At Herman Advertising our automotive advertising experts know what works! We have been in the trenches and on the front lines and we have the experience and knowledge to implement automotive advertising strategies that have been proven in battle and produce the kind of results that can and will work to put your car dealership back on the right track to winning!

Products/Services Offered

  • Digital Marketing
  • Automotive Social Media Marketing
  • Traditional Marketing
  • Radio Spots
  • TV Ads

Contact Herman Advertising

Website: HermanAdvertising.com

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Service Area: International
Established: 1970
Vendor Relations: No
Offer Training: No
Headquarters: Florida

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Kelly Blue Book

The True Vendor Difference: Kelly Blue Book is the longest running valuation of cars available to consumers today.

While the Kelley Blue Book brand has remained focused on providing the trusted information needed in the buying and selling of vehicles, the breadth of what information is necessary has grown considerably. At one time, new car buyers used just MSRP as a reference point and later, the invoice price. But studies showed that there was a desire to know actual transaction prices for new cars. Kelley Blue Book went to work gathering and analyzing transactions from thousands of dealers across the United States, and in 2002, introduced kbb.com visitors to the Fair Purchase Price for new cars – what are smart buyers are really paying for them.

Products/Services Offered

  • Market Your Inventory
  • Enhance Your Dealership Brand
  • Vehicle Valuation
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Contact Kelly Blue Book

Website: B2B.KBB.com/

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Service Area: USA
Established: 1926
Vendor Relations: No
Offer Training: No
Headquarters: California

Awards:

Top Ten Research Companies

Tom Stuker

The True Vendor Difference: Stuker has been rated number one speaker and number one workshop at several NADA, Canadian and Australian conventions.

In the late 1980s, Stuker started the BDC Concept utilizing in-house telephone specialists and at the same time started the first Phone Sales Boot camp, “Take No Prisoners,” now widely used by many training companies. More sales professionals use Stuker training techniques than any other method. They realize how effective these techniques are when followed daily and have experienced dramatic improvements in both their productivity and personal income. Through in-house training, local workshops and webinars, Stuker has utilized the “soft sell/smartsell” approach, including proven techniques for prospecting, handling customers, overcoming objections and using the telephone effectively to maximize the sales opportunity.

Products/Services Offered

  • Sales Training
  • Internet Sales Training
  • Phone Sales Training

Contact Tom Stuker

Website: StukerTraining.com/

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Service Area: International
Established: 1980
Vendor Relations: No
Offer Training: Yes
Headquarters: Michigan

Awards:

Top Ten Sales TrainersTop Ten Phone Sales Trainers

Instagram

The True Vendor Difference: Instagram is a social network that allows you to upload and share photos and videos with your followers.

Instagram has both a mobile app and website designed to help users upload photos, flip albums, or up to 15 seconds of video.

Products/Services Offered

  • Photo Updates
  • Video Updates
  • Slideshow Updates

Contact Instagram

Website: Instagram.com

Vendor Checklist

Service Area: International
Established: 2010
Vendor Relations: No
Offer Training: No
Headquarters: California

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Google

The True Vendor Difference: Google provides a variety of tools to improve your SEM efforts- from training to dashboards you can be sure you are maximizing your search engine management.

Google is an American multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include search, cloud computing, software, and online advertising technologies. Most of its profits are derived from AdWords.

Products/Services Offered

  • Gmail
  • Search
  • Documents

Contact Google

Website: Google.com

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Service Area: International
Established: 1998
Vendor Relations: No
Offer Training: No
Headquarters: California

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Ranch House Designs

The True Vendor Difference: Ranch House Designs is a one stop shop for all your marketing needs. From design to events and crisis management, Ranch House Designs Inc.

When you work with Ranch House Designs, you get the strengths of a large-scale advertising and graphic design agency, combined with the personal attention that come from a small firm who knows and cares for each client. Ranch House Designs has raised the bar with our creative graphic design and marketing solutions, and we invite you to contact us and learn more about how we can help your business grow and succeed.

Products/Services Offered

  • Print
  • Web
  • Marketing Events
  • Education

Contact Ranch House Designs

Website: RanchHouseDesigns.com

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Service Area: International
Established: 1999
Vendor Relations: No
Offer Training: No
Headquarters: Texas

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Kruse Control

The True Vendor Difference: Kruse Control was founded by Automotive native Kathi Kruse. Unlike many of her competitors who offer predominately expensive on-site training, Kathi focuses mainly on providing informative marketing webinars to her clients.

Kathi Kruse was born into the automotive world to a family of “car people,” she developed her own passion for cars and combined that with her knowledge and proficiency in the business world to develop the basis for Kruse Control

Products/Services Offered

  • Webinars
  • Marketing Plans

Contact Kruse Control

Website: KruseControlInc.com

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Service Area: International
Established: 2002
Vendor Relations: No
Offer Training: Yes
Headquarters: California

Awards:

ADP Dealer Services - Top Ten Digital Marketing Companies

David Lewis

The True Vendor Difference: David Lewis & Associates Inc has been providing expert automotive sales & management training for over 25 years.

David Lewis opens the door and shares with you surprising ways to increase sales and grosses through the concepts of Inspirational Selling.

Products/Services Offered

  • Sales Training
  • Internet Sales Training
  • Phone Sales Training

Contact David Lewis

Website: DavidLewis.com/

Vendor Checklist

Service Area: International
Established: 1986
Vendor Relations: No
Offer Training: Yes
Headquarters: Florida

Awards:

Top Ten Sales Trainers