ATD Convention & Expo to move to Orlando, Fl

Responding to an overwhelming number of positive comments from members in a post-convention survey, the leadership of the American Truck Dealers (ATD) has decided once again to hold its 2013 Convention and Expo in conjunction with the National Automobile Dealers Association’s (NADA) annual event in Orlando, Fla., next February.

The two events will run simultaneously at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from Feb. 8-11, 2013. The Peabody Hotel will serve as the meeting headquarters for both conventions. The NADA Convention and Expo is considered “the industry event of year.”

More information can be found at NADA FrontPage:

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Flashback: Flashmob at NADA2012

Thanks to Dominion Dealer for capturing the flashmob that broke out at the 2012 NADA/ATD Convention & Expo. This was the first flashmob to take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center!

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Tool Tip: Instagram and your Brand

Now that Instagram, a photo enhancement app just purchased by Facebook for $1 billion dollars,  is now on Android and iOS devices, it may be time for your company to consider joining the bandwagon and setting up a brand profile.

Instagram is an app that allows users to snap a picture, then run it through editing and enhancement options allowing the photo to look more professional. But it’s not just another photo fixer. Instagram allows you to set up a profile,  “follow” users and allows you to “like” and comment on their photos.

Benefit for your company or dealership?

Another tool to socially engage with your customers. With over 31 million users, Instagram allows users to express their interests through photos. You can also sync your Instagram with Facebook and Twitter to find  followers you already have that you can move over to Instagram.

Tip: Own a dealership?  Upload a photo of a new car or truck in your inventory and post on your Instagram. Make sure to caption the photo and send it to your Facebook or Twitter page to reach even more users. Go through the search on Instagram and find users already tagging their photos of their cars. Engage with them through the comment section.

Get your Instagram here:
And follow “NADAConvention” on Instagram.

Original Photo


Photo with Instagram Enhancements

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Facebook Timeline for Brands: New Layout In Effect on Friday

For those of you who have Facebook Brand pages (which we hope most of you do!) you should know that Facebook will be implementing the new Timeline layout for Brands on Friday, March 30…whether or not you want it!

The NADA Convention team is working on their page and we want to give you a few resources to help you develop your page!

In addition to all the helpful information on Facebook, here are a few other articles worth reading to help you:

Tell us, have you implemented a Facebook Timeline?

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Continue buying automotive products and services from the NADA Exhibitors

Just because we’re not in Las Vegas anymore, doesn’t mean that our exhibitors have closed shop!

You can continue buying your favorite products and services from over 5o0 companies that exhibited at the NADA & ATD convention & expo. This 24/7 one-stop shopping solution is where you’ll find the best and the brightest automotive companies showcasing the hottest products and latest technologies on the market today.

Consider the 2012 NADA Virtual Expo has your #1 resource tool when shopping the internet for automotive products and services. The easy- to- use tool allows you to search an alphabetical listing of all the 2012 exhibitors and search by prodcuts or services. 

Shop Today!

Visit the NADA Virtual Expo here:

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Call for Workshops for NADA Convention Now Open


NADA University is looking for innovative topics and best practices, from both seasoned presenters and new faces for the 2013 NADA Convention workshops program.

Visit the NADA Convention and Expo website to apply today!

 The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Friday, May 11, 2012.

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How to order the NADA Workshops

There were over 40 workshops held at the 2012 NADA/ATD Convention and Expo. 

If you missed your chance to attend one of the workshops or really enjoyed a particular one and would like the content, you can visit the NADA University store at and buy workshops packages or buy the workshop individually.

2012 NADA Convention Workshops are provided on MP3 CD-ROMs and  Mobile Audio CD-ROM. The MP3 CD-ROMs are playable on most new car MP CD Players. The Mobile Audio CD-ROM allows for easy transfer of Audiobook files to iTunes and any Apple device. Also included are presenter reference material on CD-ROM.
Order your workshops today!

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New at the convention: Social Connection Zone!

New at the convention this year is the Social Connection Zone!

The area will include a 9-screen social media wall that includes YOUR tweets that mention our official hashtag: #NADA2012 and photos streamed from Flickr.

Attendees can grab a cup of coffee, take a seat and charge their smartphones while watching the real-time tweets.

Also, if you tweet, we welcome you to join us for a “Tweet Up” on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9:30am-10:00am to come meet your fellow auto tweeters!

Special thank you to our Social Media Wall sponsor, TD Auto Finance!

See you all in Las Vegas!

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Win an iPad 2, free registration and more!

Follow us on the NADA and ATD Convention social media channels for your chance to win:

  • iPad 2
  • FREE registration to the 2013 NADA Convention & Expo in Orlando, FL
  • FREE registration to the 2013 ATD Convention & Expo in Tampa, FL
  • (2) free hotel room nights at the Peabody Hotel at the 2013 NADA Convention
  • (2) Las Vegas show tickets (Cirque du Soleil!)
  • And many more!


Visit our homepage here, to see a list of contests that will be announced during the show and make sure to join our groups below to find out about exclusive contests and give-aways! See you in Las Vegas!



LinkedIn: “NADA Convention and Expo”


Winners must be present at the convention to win. Both NADA and ATD registrants may win prizes.

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Discounted Las Vegas Monorail tickets…offer ends 1/22

The Las Vegas Monorail is offering NADA and ATD attendees and exhibitors exclusive fare discounts!

Use the Monorail to get to the Las Vegas Convention Center without the hassles of traffic and wasted time.

Buy your discounted tickets today at

In 15 minutes or less, Monorail riders can travel to and from the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Las Vegas Strip in a safe, clean, and climate-controlled environment. Let the Monorail be your transportation solution.

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