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Does Online Word Of Mouth Sell Cars?

How Automakers Can Boost Their Online Word-Of-Mouth Marketing

August 2, 2007


  • By Chloe Stromberg
  • with Jaap Favier,
  • Sarah Glass,
  • Katheryn A. Feffer

Why Read This Report

Word of mouth sells cars. And word of mouth on the Web travels farther and faster. Auto marketers want to fuel Web-based word of mouth by finding and harnessing online brand advocates. But to do so they must recognize that consumers who post user-generated content about vehicles are only half the story. Those who simply view it are the other half. Understanding these groups' differences will give marketers the framework to seek the right insights in social media, and then use it to create two messaging strategies that will set online word of mouth on fire.

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Table of Contents

  • There's More To Online Word Of Mouth Than Meets The Eye
  • Online Word-Of-Mouth Marketers Have Two Targets

  • Start Two Conversations To Ignite Online Word Of Mouth
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