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.”
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.
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:
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.
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 http://store.nadauniversity.com/store/nada-u-store.html 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! http://store.nadauniversity.com/store/nada-u-store.html
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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!
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