The first ever Passion Award  was awarded by PCG Digital Marketing at this year’s Automotive Marketing Boot Camp that took place in Orlando April 16-18. Seven automotive industry leaders were recipients of the award. This is the first year that the awards have been given out.

Awards recognized seven outstanding professionals within the automotive community that have made a commitment to excellence and dedicate themselves for the betterment of the automotive community as a whole.

The seven recipients of the 2011 Passion Awards were:

Ralph Paglia (Founder of Automotive Digital Marketing Community)
Jeff Kershner (Founder of DealerRefresh)
Matt Haiken (Prestige Volvo, NJ)
AJ Maida (Papa’s Dodge, CT)
Tracy Myers (Owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx, NC)
Rob Fontano (Marazzi Motors, FL)
Joe Pistell (Sun Auto Warehouse, NY)

Ralph Paglia and Jeff Kershner, both founders of online automotive communities, were recognized for their efforts in sharing best practices and thought provoking content online to help dealer professionals learn and grow.

The remaining five recipients are dealer professionals that have dedicated themselves to the success of their dealership and the automotive industry in general.

The Passion Awards were created by PCG Digital Marketing and will be handed out annually at the Automotive Marketing Boot Camp conference.

About PCG Digital Marketing

PCG Digital Marketing ( is a full use digital selling group that serves aAutomotive Industry. PCG is nationally famous as a personality in Automotive Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and automotive digital marketing.

Brian Pasch, CEO and owner of PCG Digital Marketing is an active blogger, author and orator during automotive conferences, 20 Groups and digital selling forums. PCG Digital Marketing is also a creator of a Automotive Website Awards, that recognizes a best automotive websites platforms formed on their hunt selling effectiveness, a Digital Marketing Strategies Conference and Automotive Marketing Boot Camp.

About Tracy Myers

Tracy Myers has built a nationally recognized reputation as the helmsman for one of the most successful car dealerships in the country, for which he is commonly referred to as The Nation’s Premier Automotive Solutions Provide.

He has shared his business acumen with viewers of FOX News, NBC, ABC and CBS, and has appeared on stages from coast to coast to share his inspirational stories and strategies for success. His best-selling books help people become better consumers as well as inspire industry leaders to become “game changers.”

As the Dean of The Celebrity Academy, Tracy teaches ambitious business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs how to get noticed, gain instant credibility, make millions and dominate their competition by building their Celebrity Expert status.

To learn more about Tracy, please visit