FoundedLOUD Mediain 2006 combining 25 years of car business and entertainment industry into one. LOUD Media is a prominent automotive, entertainment and sports agency headquartered in Dallas TX and now home of Moving Iron LLC. LOUD represents A-listers and emerging stars in movies, television, music, and sports. Including working withJeremy PivenVIDEOin The Goods Used Car Movie, Chazz Palminteri A Bronx Tale, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Darren DPaul Wise and several other A list Rockers.
Produced several dealership infomercials over the last 17 years
Created and producedWAR of ROCK TVwith Darren DPaul Wise, Dana Strum and Mark Slaughter of Multi Platinum Rock Band SLAUGHTER.
Tom Stokes designed the Vince Neil 2015 Dodge Challenger
Vince signing the very first 2015 Dodge Challenger
Tom Stokes is a 18 year car guy that started in used car sales on the floor in at Acadiana Dodge in Lafayette LA. By 1998 he was a finance director of one of the largest Toyota stores in Gulf States (Coleman Toyota Baton Rouge). Has been Used Car Director, New Car Director, GSM and GM for Tom Benson that was bought by Walter Blessy. Founded Movingiron LLC in late 1998 and has broken sales event records at several dealerships over the past decade includingTrophy Nissan's One MILLION Dollar 4 day sale in Dallas Texas( VIDEO ) . Including the 175 units sold in 4 days atPrestige Fordin Dallas TX. Has worked with and created events for Potamkin Auto Group in New York , Bohn Brothers in New Orleans, Van Tuyl Automotive Nationwide, Asbury Group, Sonic, Group One, Gregory Penske: Longo Toyota, Bobby Beck: The Beck Group, Tom Durant: Classic Chevy, Charlie Nixon, John Prindle and Randall Reed.
His favorite position at a dealership is closing ...
"I love being on the floor at a car dealership, and really love taking a customer from No, No, No not buying today to - Thanks Tom for helping us BUY TODAY!" - Tom Stokes
With a CORE Team of20strategists, analysts, managers, executives, administrators and specialists working together to help bring auto dealers OVER-THE-TOP sales and service for more than 15 years;
Bringingover100combined years of experience in the fields of data compiling, mail promo's, printing, PR, dealer marketing, advertising, social media, TV/Movie production and Web 2.0;
Has worked on over1,500 automotivecampaigns across more than42States and Three Countries;
StartedMoving Ironin 1998. Moving Iron holds the record at Trophy Nissan for one million in gross profit in four short days and Prestige Ford for 175 units sold in 5 days for total gross of over half million dollars.
Has personally sold customers a vehicle and has worked every position in a dealership at one time or another. Including detail.
Helped opened up Texas markets for Hibernia National Bank (CAPONE) i
Has helped build, contribute to and maintain over300automotive websites, blogs and forums;
Trained several of the TOP car dealers in the country
Regular guest host on PRO AUTO TALK www.ProAutoTalk.comand the Go To Guy for CNN for Car Business Industry
Designed and built the first everARTIFICIAL RESPONSE TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMknown as V.I.C. ( Virtual Intelligent Communicator) . V.I.C. automatically follows-up on prospective clients.(VIDEO)
Speaker at several conventions including but not limited to NADA events and parties.
Founder ofRadar Beacona Auto Dealer Traffic Control & Positioning Software that has created several of the most successful new and used car sales campaigns in the industry. By usingAPDS ( Auto Predictor Database System )Radar Beacon can create a list of who is in the market to buy a car in 90, 60, 30 days to immediately.
Founder ofNubond.comthe first time anyone paid someone to promote and suggest a product via facebook was 100% done by Tom Stokes in the car business in 2005.
I am often asked why Rockin' The Red Carpet and War of Rock Shows crosses so many different genres of music. I contribute this to my upbringing.
I grew up in a Boys Home (Orphanage) inNew Orleans, LA called Waldo Burton Memorial. The resident kids called it “The Home” outside kids called us “Home Boys” not to be confused with “My Home Boy” there wasn’t anything really cool about being called a “Home Boy”. The home is located at 3320 South Carrollton Ave, New Orleans LA; built in 1918 it is considered a national landmark.
There were three levels of occupants Junior’s, ages from 1 year old to 9, Intermediates, ages 10 – 13 and Seniors ages 14 – 18. I became a ward of the State of Louisiana and a member of the Home December 1979.
The Home never knew race or color barriers and was run by a man that to this day we all consider our father,Ralph StroupMr. Stroup was the superintendent and attended Waldo Burton from 1951 to 1968... Note: Ralph has three beautiful daughters, Jennifer, Rebecca and Lydia.. NO BOYS LOL. In 1981 I saw this movie "The Decline of Western Civilization" by the Rock anthropologist;Penelope Spheerisalso director of Waynes World. This seem to set the ball rolling for me and music/movies.
COUNTRY: Before the Boys Home, I grew up listening to Freddie Fender blaring out the speakers of my mother’s 1967 Corvair convertible, my mother toured with Freddie as a backup singer from 64 to 67, I was born August 1967. This kind of explains my country roots.
JAZZ:My mother also worked at The500 Clubon Bourbon St. with Mrs. Chris Owens in the French Quarters. Every Sunday morning while everyone was busy cleaning up the local musicians would meet and have breakfast atPat O'Brien'sand play morning Jazz. I didn’t know who I was listening to until much later in life by stories told to me by Mrs. Chris Owens. I would sit at the piano with the pianist/composer/rock star/shaman Malcolm Rebennack, a.k.a.Dr. John, withAl HirtandPete Fountainusually lending help. It was 1975/76 on any given Saturday you could catch the trio at one of the many Jazz clubs in theVieux CarréOne of the great bands that frequently stop in to say “Hi” to my mother and Chris was Kool and the Gang.
ROCK: Back to the Boys Home, In the Home there were several different ethnic backgrounds from Latin American to African American and beyond both boys and counselors.
The Intermediates always looked up to the seniors kind of like big brothers. The seniors were all about music. If I wanted to hang out with any of them that meant having to like what they liked. This is where I was turned on to ROCK N ROLL. I was 12 years old and wanting to be cool so I hung out with Troy Hutton.. Troy had long blond rocker hair and listened to these bands called Black Flag, PiL & Sex Pistols. Glynn Bunch (Considered by most in the home as the devil) listened to KISS & Black Sabbath, Dart LaMoore listened to Fog Hat &RUSH.Neil Peart( RUSH Drummer) is one of the greatest lyricist ever.
One of the counselors,Fred Edward Moolekamp Jrwas a drummer and was friends with a guy named Guy Gelso from the New Orleans hometown favorite Rock BandZEBRA.. I had the shirt that he gave me, signed by Randy Jackson, Felix Hanemann and Guy Gelso forever but lost it during Katrina. So this was like the first ROCK album I ever heard besidesB97 FM&WRNOspinning tunes on the radio. I remember going to his apartment (All counselors had apartments in the home) and would ask him to play it while we played his Atari.
Several Counselors like Fred were into different types of music... Jack was Rock/Jazz, Curtis was Punk Rock and was in this band called “The Limit”. I forget his name but there was another counselor that loved Vinnie Vincent Invasion. Overall The Home represented and respected every culture and music derived. There were times when I would hear Latin music coming fromJorge Santamaria’s Apartment.
I leaned more to the Black Flag, Sex Pistols, PiL crowd because they were always doing fun insane shit. Later that summer, 1982, this new kid came to the Home and had this album that was solid black with just a red circle and star in the middle.. The group was calledMötley CrüeI heard that and said to myself, how did he ( Mick Mars) play that riff?
RAP HIP/HOP: Of course this came from the home too... Another Home Boy turned me on to this group calledThe Sugar Hill Gangthe name of the song was "Rapper's Delight" from there I always had a love for Hip Hop. The song was the first ever multi-platinum Hip Hop single. Yes, you heard right, multi-platinum.Nile Gregory Rodgersnot only had a HUGE hand in Rapper’s Delight he also produced David Bowie's biggest selling album Let's Dance with several hit singles, including "China Girl", "Modern Love" and the title track, "Let’s Dance". He produced the single "Original Sin" by INXS. Duran Duran worked extensively with Rodgers after he co-produced their largest selling hit single, "The Reflex" in 1983 and followed up with "The Wild Boys" on their 1984 live album Arena.
Well, that about sums it up and why you have some many different types of competitions across different genres of music within my shows likeRockin' The Red CarpetandWAR of ROCK.
Our newly launched record label (LOUD Spirit Records) was a way I could give back to music what it gave me. Also just got tierd of There is no such thing anymore as “Discovery” on radio and I really do love new artist and hearing original music and lyrics.
The LOUD legacy of promotional, entertainment and publicity success goes back over 25 years. It began in New Orleans, with the world famous Court of Two Sisters Restaurant, Bart's of the Lakefront, Pat O's. Chris Owens 500 Night Club andThe Hotel Monteleon. Forcelebritiesthese were "the" places to be seen in New Orleans. For more than 25 years, the clientele read like a celebrity who's who list. From Dean Martin to localcelebritieslike Erma Thomas, Pete Fountain and Archie Manning.
The LOUD Corporation (TLC) is a full-service promotional, entertainment event and publicity agency that has represented a wide variety of restaurants, hotels, auto dealerships, celebrities, and athletes. For the last 25 years, LOUD has paved its way into several facets of many businesses, making the LOUD Team an invaluable commodity in any setting. With services ranging from web design to brand development to television and red carpet event production, there is no company that works harder when it comes to out-of-the-box ideas for its clients viaROCK IN YOUR BRAND. LOUD's major accomplishment isSports Plus.
Created by The LOUD Entertainment Group, the sports and entertainment TV show can be seen in major cities during football season, gaining popularity quickly ever since its start in 2011 with the Dallas Cowboys Legend Drew Pearson. The company is also the creator and producer ofRockin The Red Carpet Toursthat was hosted by Vince Neil of Motley Crue several times. Also to their credit isWAR of ROCK (American Idol for Hard Rock) with Mark Slaughter and Dana Strum of the Multi-Platinum Rock Band SLAUGHTER. The company has recently formed a new label divisionLOUD Spirit Recordsfor rock music with major distribution and promotion.
November 2014 LOUD Entertainment entered into an agreement to Executive ProduceWeishFest LIVEstreaming and edited for TV Special. Hosted by Dennis Mckinnon (Chicago Bears) from their Sports Plus Franchise. The show will feature Eddie Money, Warrant and many others while Dennis and Co-Host introduce sponsors and bring awareness to The Andrew Weishar Foundation in a Jerry Lewis type telethon.
The LOUD Entertainment Core Team is from New Orleans, LA, and led by Tom Stokes ( CEO/Founder) Tom grew up atWaldo Burton Boys Home in New Orleans, LA. He now lives in Dallas, TX area where the LOUD studios are located. In the works are two feature films one about a famous Rock Star from the 70’s the other about Tom’s younger life working with Gov. Edwin W. Edwards. Tom has four children and one grandchild. His oldest daughter, Victoria Stokes, attends LSU Medical.
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