I am a polished, experienced professional with superb communication/presentation skills, great general business acumen, and a marked creative streak.
I have the working knowledge of all media and marketing strategies, including print, broadcast, eCommerce, and SEM.
With MARTIN MARKETING co, I executed confidential marketing projects for DealerTrack and Finance Express.
A previous company of employ, newcars.com, has been acquired, by cars.com (Classified Ventures, Chicago), and my position as a Texas-based Regional Sales Manager is finished due to duplicating representation. I successfully completed cars.com’s management training regimen.
ICRM implementation for manufacturers and dealer groups/direct. This process began with a full dealer assessment, including the review of the complete financials. I implemented customer management programs in dealer operations which enhance the customer experience…the key to loyalty. This involved complete dealer assessments, training in all departments/levels, increasing CSI/SSI, data mining marketing, and creating a steady revenue growth.
I had my F & I training with Karl Singer & Associates in Dallas in the late 80’s.
Martin J. Logsdon
19310 Coppervine Lane
Houston, TX 77084
281.599.8010 m 832.549.8832
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
General Summary: Substantial successful automotive experience in sales and marketing with the ability to perform at a decision-making level. Polished, experienced professional specializing in business development and retention.
Education: University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, 1981, BS Marketing, minor Industrial Engineering Technology, 3.8 GPA. Active member of the American Marketing Association.
April, 1991 to Marketing Consultant, dba Martin Marketing co.
Present Houston, TX 77077 (formerly Metairie, LA 70002)
Full service automotive marketing company including: research, business development, media/PR, planning, implementation, and sales management. Successfully developed and executed direct mail and promotional print efforts for dealers/dealer groups. Currently Dormant.
April, 2005 to Regional Sales Manager, newcars.com
October, 2008 National (Detroit/CA)
Develop and retain business relationships with Dealers in Texas and surrounding major markets. Helped dealerships develop eCommerce efficiencies and productive BDCs. Co. provides purely search engine generated internet leads and other eCommerce marketing services. Company acquired.
November, 2001 to Marketrend Interactive, Automotive Consultant
February, 2005 Houston, TX & Toronto, Ontario., CA
National Consultant for a North American operation doing full automotive life-cycle systems CRM implementation for manufacturers and dealer groups/direct. This process began with a full dealer assessment, including the review of the complete financials. I implemented customer management programs in dealer operations which enhance the customer experience…the key to loyalty. This involved complete dealer assessments, training in all departments/levels, increasing CSI/SSI, data mining marketing, and creating a steady revenue growth. Left to take above opportunity.
April, 1999 to Account Executive, Clear Channel Radio,
September, 2001 New Orleans, LA
Maintained and increased automotive accounts with the 7 Station Cluster. Creatively focused on the automotive sector. Consistently surpassed quotas. Relocated to Houston, TX.
May, 1993 to Marketing Director, Murphy-Graham, Co.
April, 1999 Metairie, LA
Administered a full service, in-house advertising agency with all marketing functions, advertising, and promotions for an automobile dealer group and its affiliated businesses. Entailed creative effort, securing all the different media contracts, monitors promotional activity, and analyze results. $2.2 Million Annual Budget. Company dissolved.
September, 1991 Sr. Account Executive, CableRep Advertising
to May, 1993 Cox Communications Inc. Harahan, LA
Responsible for servicing existing automotive clientele and obtaining new accounts. Created marketing plans, media strategies, and produced commercials for the automotive market. Increased billing to new levels. Left for above position.
September, 1989 to Account Executive, WEZB-FM, B-97
September, 1991 New Orleans, LA
Same as above. #1 billing station in NOLA. Left for above position. Automotive Specialist.
July, 1987 to General Sales Manager, Ducote Motors, Inc.
June, 1989 Harvey, LA
Responsible for all functions related to managing a retail automobile dealership including: hiring and supervising the sales staff, the finance department, marketing, and advertising. Made profitable for 1st time in 4 years. Chrysler/Plymouth/Jeep/Mazda.
January, 1984 Sales Manager and Finance Manager,
to June, 1987 Benson Management Co. Metairie, LA
Same as above. F&I trained with Karl Singer in Dallas. Nissan & Toyota stores.
August, 1981 to Wine Merchandising Manager, Federated Distributor
December, 1984 Chicago, IL
Responsible for increasing inventory outflow and control of company products. Provided weekly reports to VP illustrating our position in current marketplace. Created and operated new division.
February, 1979 to Sales Manager, Prorok Datsun, Inc.
August, 1981 Oak Lawn, IL
Same as auto position above. Executed during college.
Keep doing what your doing and you will keep getting what
Activities Away From Work
Cycling, Golf, 8yo daughter
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