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Daniel Fontaine
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I have a wonderful wife and 2 amazing children. I love Gardening, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, PS3 gaming with the 33rd, Snowboarding to name a few of my interests.

I am the E-Commerce Director for the Colonial Automotive Group. I have been with Colonial for 10 years now. Since 2004 I have worked exclusively within the digital realm of the automotive industry. 

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In September 2011 I started blogging at http://danielsfontaine.com about things that interest me which include; Automotive E-Commerce, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Food, Technology, Social and more!

I am still honing my craft only having previously contributed to my gaming website blog. All in all I am having fun with it though. 

All thoughts and opinions expressed here are mine, and do not reflect those of my past or current employer.
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Yes, I am doing a webinar. I know, I know...

Register here for free: https://goo.gl/k3293Q

This is an opportunity to give back and help others. Have you been burned, scammed and taken advantage of on programs and products in the past? I have and can relate to the frustration and pain that you experienced.

Now that we've been burned and scammed, we're skeptical of any new claims. We want to know what the catch is. We want to see a return immediately on our money. Every dollar that we put into our business has to count.

I've been there. I'm with you.

I have a digital/event marketing agency background. I have worked with some of the biggest brands whose product you consume or wear on a regular basis.

Now it’s time for you to have an opportunity to be able to make an impact in YOUR businesses.

Paid advertising is getting a bad rep because so many people are not getting the results that they were expecting or promised.

Paid traffic doesn't  have to be sleazy.

Your favorite brands buy paid advertising EVERY day. You know this. You've been targeted online based on your buying and search preferences.

PPC is expensive for most business owners. It's challenging to learn and difficult to keep up with the constant changes. You really need someone to manage it.

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That's what we'll be talking about in this webinar. 

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1. What Dynamic Search Engine Targeting is
2. How it is different from traditional PPC/Adwords
3. How it is different from SEO
4. How this strategy can jump start your visibility and increase your sales

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Tuesday, July 28th
1pm PST / 4pm EST
Register for free here: https://goo.gl/k3293Q

I hope you’ll join me Tuesday.

Interested in knowing more about the brands that I have worked with? Visit my website at dlsmanagement.com

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I was lucky to get the skateboard to move before hitting the pavement.  Kudos to these guys! 
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Last turns of the year this past Saturday when for the first time in history +Wachusett Mountain Ski Area ran a lift in May. Can't tell by this lift pic but we were riding in 75 weather on some great snow. So surreal. Told Cam he was probably the only kid in Massachusetts that  was snowboarding in the morning and playing soccer in the afternoon. Literally 45 minutes from slopes to field. He had fun and did great on both fronts.

Kudos to #wachusettmountain   and #wachusettparks  for an awesome, fun and historic  #cincodemayo   #railjam  it was a blast as was the entire season.   #whychusett  .... The count is on!
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You can now order prints of your +Google Photos from a variety of companies!
Walgreens, Ritzpix, LifePics Network of Local Photofinishers, Printed Art, fotoflōt, Shutterfly, & Snapfish
Here is your How-To Guide, which is very similar to the last guide I released...
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Everything in its right place
When we launched Google+, we set out to help people discover, share and connect across Google like they do in real life. While we got certain things right, we made a few choices that, in hindsight, we’ve needed to rethink. So over the next few months, we’re going to be making some important changes. Here’s more about what you can expect:

http://googleblog.blogspot.ie/2015/07/everything-in-its-right-place.html
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Is this the droid you’re looking for? via @knockout1984#MayThe4thBeWithYou
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Google+ Collections are here! Here is what you need to know.

This is the feature that we've always wanted and it's amazing. Simply put, collections are groups or categories of posts and content. Compare them to circles. Circles are for people. Collections are for content. The best part? You can now subscribe to ONLY the content you want to see in your stream. Don't like noise and clutter? You'll love this feature. Get out there and subscribe to the collections that YOU want.

I'm so happy that I can finally talk about this. :)

For a complete overview of collections, check out my attached post.

You can see all of my collections here: http://goo.gl/hDaTLc 

Here's a few you collections might like:
Technology - http://goo.gl/kQEVSF
Android - http://goo.gl/MMv105 
Geek - http://goo.gl/caiTO1 
Social Networking - http://goo.gl/oF4iaA 
Craft Beer - http://goo.gl/VjhXgo 
PixelPushing - http://goo.gl/6C1rzb 

Enjoy!
Google announced Google+ Collections data, a new way for content creators to organize their social posts and a way for users of Google+ to subscribe to only the content that they wish to see in their stream.
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Great shop, super friendly staff with a great selection. My son and I rented longboards to try surfing during our recent trip and they were nice enough to drop the boards off as our car wasn't big enough. Went above and beyond, if you're visiting Daytona Beach Shores Mad Dogs is the place to go!!! Kudos!
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reviewed 3 weeks ago
I have worked with String Automotive ( Formerly Captive Lead) since late 2008. I have come to appreciate the dynamic way that the entire String team interacts with me and The Colonial Automotive Group. Their team, products and support is top notch in my book. Being smaller is better for me when it comes to a web/analytics team because I have been able to have a heavy hand in shaping our digital strategies. For me at least, with the larger OEM mandated site providers they are seemingly more inflexible with dealer/client feedback, I get " oh that a nice idea, we'll bring it up at the next quarterly production meeting. Whereas String has relished that feedback, acted on it ( swiftly in some cases) and has continued to improve their product offerings across the board with valued feedback from dealers like Colonial. The Dealer Positioning System (DPS) that has been out for over a year now is an incredible Analytics resource which allows me to quickly determine what digital marketing channels are working, which ones need adjustment, and which ones we should consider nixing. I am truly happy to see their growth and a genuinely feel they are a partner not just another vendor with just another product.
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reviewed a year ago
I haven't been to the Mountain Barn in years but my family and some friends went for my Birthday dinner last evening. I have to say that it was better then I remember. I had Wasabi Salmon special, my wife go a mediterranean pasta dish and both were great. The service was top notch and they even didn't mind ( that much ) when our kids were being a bit loud after dinner. The menu had a wide range of pub fare and the decor was nostalgic and charming. If you are ever near Wachusett Mountain and are looking for a great place to eat on your way out, try the Mountain Barn for sure.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I love this place. The food is great, prices are reasonable and staff is cool. Even when the are jammed they have a smile on their face and burrito in their hand. I have frequented it for some time now. If you get there on the a Thursday or Friday between say 12 and 1:30 there will literally a line to the door. Fret not, it moves quick and is well worth it. I absolutely love their hot salsa ( They should bottle it and sell it, I would buy it by the gallon) and their guacamole.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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I just had my sons 7th Birthday party here and the facility and staff are awesome. My son and 13 of his friends climbed for an hour and half, then they were able to have some pizza and cup cakes in the spacious event room. Great place!
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I went into GameStop looking to get a new game. The clerk took the time to answer all my questions about recent titles. It had been some time since my PS3 had seen any action other than the occassion DVD or Netflix. I was torn between a shooter like Battlefield or a Sports game like Madden. After a brief discussion I decided that I would give Madden a try. The clerk was helpful, courteous and had the answers to my questions. I have been to different Game Stop locations before where they have been too busy or preoccupied to take the time answer all my questions. He took it all in stride. I wish could recall his name, I would give him a shout out here.
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: Very GoodService: Excellent
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Having visited New Ginza frequently over the years as it right across the street from one of the dealerships in my organization. I have alway been thoroughly impressed with the service and food. I have recently started a mostly plant based diet and today I went to New Ginza and had an incredible vegetarian maki lunch special. I was so impressed with the service I received today and the maki was superb!
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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