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IKEA ADVERTISES ADOPTABLE DOGS IN STORES, BECAUSE EVERY HOME NEEDS A RESCUE PUP

The idea to display the pets inside the store started in Singapore as a collaboration between Ikea and two animal shelters, according to Business Insider. Together they formed the project Home for Hope.

Watch the full video and also learn which state in the United States will be adopting pet displays in their Ikea stores here. 

this actually broke my heart a little bit and i cried what has the internet done to me wait no i just FUCKING LOVE DOGS SO MUCH

This! IKEA just scored extra points with me! This makes up far having to put together their crappy furniture… I am now a fan for life!!!

(via kaileighrussell)

Dealer Authority New Director-Me

Dealer Authority New Director

Below is taken from the DealerAuthority site announcing my addition to the team. It was written by the one and only JD Rucker! I am so happy to be joining the ranks of superstars joining the DA team like Subi, Tyson and BMW

Automotive SEO and Social media

Micah Birkholz-Director of Dealer Relations

See what he wrote here:

In our continuing quest to search the galaxy for the best talent to bring to our dealer clients, we are…

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Ride With Cox Recap - Buck Hill & Lester Beat Downs

Ride With Cox Recap – Buck Hill & Lester Beat Downs

Originally posted on Social Cox Team:

I realized this morning that #RideWithCox hadn’t been updated since our smash hit “10 Ways You’re In New Richmond” – a post that reached nearly 4,000 people.  I’m not going to pretend like this is as awesome to the general public.  Afterall, the gif count in this is substantially lower.  Here’s one though for good measure.

Danny Macaskill tearing it up.

Danny Macaskill tearing it up.

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Ed Brooks, Carbucks and old man Ruggles

If you are in the automotive industry it is hard to to run across Carbucks, one of the very coolest places on the interwebs… It is filled with lively discussions and forward thinking people. Debates and some truly master debaters as well, heck the business is filled with colorful personalities isn’t it.

carbucks ed brooks and david ruggles

Scooby Doo solved another one

One truly fun ongoing saga of discussion is between Ed Brooks…

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Inspirational, Motivational Images, Get SOME

I am pretty much convinced that we no longer need therapists or motivational speakers. The “get them up and rocking” sales trainers have become obsolete. The Tony Robbins and Ted Talks are nothing more than regurgitated fluff… mehbe.

Now I can picture you reading this post all smug and snarky, and I am sure you can taste the sarcasm I am cooking up in this post. Fact of the matter is simple, you…

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Automarketing Social Media Conversations

One of my absolute favorite places to “Hang Out” is a little place on Facebook called Carbucks. This is the coffee house for car people created by Nancy Simmons and automotive true pro. I have shared some screen shots and conversations here before but found this one most shareabble. I gotta say David Crader rocked it.



Tom Gorham
July 5 at 8:50pm

Are email leads declining? If so, why?

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Automarketing Rant-Unformation Time

Okay time for a quick #automarketing rant: 3rd party lead providers, from what i am seeing, deliver less than 2% total traffic to a dealership website, have a far lower close rate, and compete with a dealerships own SEO strategy, yet these “sources” make up 50-75% or more of a dealership web strategy budget in some cases.
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Automarketing Rant-Unformation Time

Okay time for a quick #automarketing rant: 3rd party lead providers, from what i am seeing, deliver less than 2% total traffic to a dealership website, have a far lower close rate, and compete with a dealerships own SEO strategy, yet these “sources” make up 50-75% or more of a dealership web strategy budget in some cases.