July 12, 2012
VinSocial-Online Presence & Reputation Management
-- VinSolutions, a leading developer of web-based CRM and ILM complete dealership marketing solution software, has advanced as a finalist in the Kansas City Business Journal
"Social Madness Contest", presented by Capital One Spark Business. Winners are scored based on points accumulated through interactions on Twitter
and votes tallied on the Social Madness Website
The contest launched in June with more than 50 entries in the first round. Twenty-
four companies progressed into the Social Madness tournament. VinSolutions is competing in the medium-sized bracket, companies that employ 100-499 people, and has moved ahead of Arvest Bank, Bank of Blue Valley, Boulevard Brewing Company, Plattform Advertising and Fry-Wagner Moving and Storage for its current position. Other contenders include Garmin International, Cerner, OneLouder Apps and San Francisco Music Box Company. VinSolutions is matched up for a head-to-head battle against Lee Jeans in the fourth and final round. The local winner will announced July 17, 2012 and will receive an automatic bid into the national competition that begins the following week.
business social media management and automotive dealer clientele’s business-to-
consumer social media management is operated by its VinSocial Marketing
department as an extension of public relations; promoting brand awareness and reputation management, increasing SEO rank and expanding customer reach. VinSocial is integrated with the VinSolutions’
suite of products and was the first to report true social ROI with VinLens™ behavioral tracking technology.About VinSolutions (www.vinsolutions.com)
VinSolutions, headquartered in Overland Park, KS, consolidates data from all areas of an automotive dealership helping dealers to find, sell and keep customers more profitably with their fully-integrated “Dealership Marketing System.” VinSolutions’
all-in-one internal management and external sales and service marketing solution platform includes search marketing, online advertising, social media marketing tools, mobile marketing, websites, ILM (Internet Lead Management), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), sales force automation, desking, appraisal, finance, used vehicle marketing and market pricing, inventory management and distribution, window stickers, automated video tours, loyalty management and targeted marketing with email, text, direct mail and telemarketing services. This cloud-based system is available for large dealer groups and individual dealerships from anywhere an Internet connection is available and can be viewed from any smartphone including BlackBerry, Google DROID and iPhone. VinSolutions’
Dealership Marketing System is installed by their implementation experts and supported by best practice retail strategy consultation, process training and customer care.
VinSolutions was named on the Inc. 500|5000 in 2010 and 2011 and has received many industry accolades including the Automotive Website Award for Best Integrated Website Platform and the Driving Sales Innovation Cup for VinLens™. VinSolutions is certified by GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai, Acura, Mazda, Toyota, Subaru, Volkswagen, Audi, Volvo, Kia, Saab, Mitsubishi, Infiniti, Jaguar Land Rover North America and Nissan and is ADP, Reynolds and Reynolds and DealerTrack DMS certified. Other alliances include, but are not limited to, Kelley Blue Book, Black Book, Galves, NADA, CARFAX, R.L. Polk, AIS Rebates, KnowMe, AutoSoft, Arkona, Autodata and RouteOne. Founded in 2006, VinSolutions became a subsidiary of AutoTrader.com in 2011.About Business Journals (www.bizjournals.com)
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