Social Media Research Driving Automotive Marketing

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Brief overview of how the automotive industry is using social media, as well as what companies, car dealers, manufacturers, and ad agencies can learn about consumers from public social network information.

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    My next should be late January on Facebook Fan Pages (both in and out of automotive). nscripps (at) rapleaf (dot) com
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Social Media Research Driving Automotive Marketing

  1. 1. Webinar Social Media Research Driving Automotive Marketing For Webinar Audio Nathan Scripps Dial: 1-219-509-8222 Automotive Lead Access code: 122078 nscripps@rapleaf.com Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 1
  2. 2. Agenda • Social Overview • Industry Examples • Learning about your customers • Creating one-off conversations • Understanding social context • Q&A Please email questions during webinar to nscripps@rapleaf.com Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 2
  3. 3. Everything is Going Social Facebook now accounts for 25% of online pageviews in the United States US Online Social Network Users by Age in 2008 & 2013 (in millions) (vs. Google’s 8%). Business Insider, Oct 2009 Two-thirds of the world’s Internet population visit social networking sites, accounting for 10% of all time Source: eMarketer, February 2009 spent online. Nielsen, 2009 As young people become consumers, ‘social’ becomes pivotal Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 3
  4. 4. Sample of Social Sites Social Networks Commerce Blogging Bebo LiveJournal Amazon Wordpress Blackplanet Metroflog Amazon Wishlist Vox CafeMom Multiply Costco Care2 Myspace Hotels.com News Facebook MyYearbook TigerDirect NY Times Flickr Plaxo LA Times Flixster Stumbleupon Media Washington Post Friendster Tagged DailyMotion Hi5 Twitter Pandora Other Hyves Photobucket NBA.com Perfspot Playlist Match.com LinkedIn Youku Zimbio Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 4
  5. 5. Niche Automotive Communities Catering to owners, women, shoppers, enthusiasts, tuners, and dealers Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 5
  6. 6. Listen to Likely Buyers Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 6
  7. 7. Leverage Facebook Fans Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 7
  8. 8. Engage Brand Advocates Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 8
  9. 9. Data Shared on Social Sites Demographics Online Activity Social Graph • Name • Earliest known activity • Friend count on each • Age • Latest known activity social network • Gender • Social network data: • Friend connections • Location • Membership • Occupation / Title • Profile URLs Interests • Company • Photo URLs • Industry • General interests • Twitter data • Favorite movies • Education • Followers • Favorite TV shows • Following • Favorite sports • Tweets analysis • Favorite books More options with low fill rate • other Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 9
  10. 10. Learn about your Customer Searching Scanning Streaming Low volume solution, the cost comes in man hours Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 10
  11. 11. Speeding up the Search Multi-source Searching Multi-site Summary Medium volume solution, low cost, huge time savings Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 11
  12. 12. Higher Volume Solutions Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 12
  13. 13. Aggregate View Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 13
  14. 14. Campaign ‘Before & After’ Views Periodically monitor the changes in your audience’s social traits Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 14
  15. 15. Plan by Vehicle/ Location/ etc % Customers Total % on % on % on Total Avg Friends / Avg Car on Social MySpace & F/M Ratio MySpace Facebook Friends Customer Age Networks Facebook car1 60.6 35.2 30.7 45.7 375,490 103 29.3 56/44 car2 55.4 30.5 37.1 39.5 330,614 81 30.9 65/35 car3 51 37.5 28.2 38.5 297,613 86 28.4 43/57 car4 50.2 30.6 25.1 38.3 276,893 100 30.4 44/56 car5 48.9 28.7 27.2 38.2 267,226 90 32.4 45/55 car6 46 27.4 26.4 37.4 247,122 77 33.7 30/70 car7 35.4 18.4 13.5 26.3 199,678 73 31.9 21/79 car8 34.4 15.6 15.6 25.7 224,249 78 32 42/58 car9 28.2 15 16.2 25.6 239,173 77 34.5 46/54 car10 25.2 14.3 17.4 25.4 241,020 73 34.7 32/68 Target your media buys and creative executions by site by segment Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 15
  16. 16. Individual View Characteristics can change conversation. Is the message different for someone with 5,000 friends than someone with 5? Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 16
  17. 17. ‘See’ the Audience Visualize the audience for which you are developing a creative strategy Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 17
  18. 18. Audience Segmentation New and unique ways to segment your audience for strategy and execution Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 18
  19. 19. Identify Super Users Your most connected, most vocal customers should be brand advocates Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 19
  20. 20. Social Circle View • Report or API • Returns list of emails for connections within audience • Identify social groups within your audience – Scale points to influential groups or users – Similar actions typically occur throughout social groups – API Access allows you to match new users to existing groups Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 20
  21. 21. Contextual Relevance Match message to the social context in which your brand exists for that shopper Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 21
  22. 22. Social Ads Combine characteristics & connections to create engaging, personal content Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 22
  23. 23. Q&A The slides will be emailed to all registered attendees; If you are unregistered, please email me for the slides. Please email questions to nscripps@rapleaf.com Questions? nscripps@rapleaf.com 23

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