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Social media networks influence car buyers

Over the years I’ve come across car dealerships who believe that car sales occur on social media, is this true? Car buyers could buy cars on social media in some instances but I’m not convinced. What is social media? I believe there’s no such thing as social media – it’s a term that society has coined for various social platforms. They are just "platforms" on the internet that people go to consume different kinds of content. Just as Google is a search platform, YouTube is a platform too, like Facebook, Instagram, AutoTrader, etc. Social media are some words somebody made [...]

Car sales data according to NAAMSA, Kantar & AutoTrader

Used car sales data adds insight to the automotive industry. While used car sales in South Africa dwarfs new car sale, new car sales are an important feeder to the used car retail market place. I was recently joined by Mike Mabasa, Naamsa CEO, and Richard Rice, Kantar Business Development Director, to speak about the future of the automotive industry. Not only from the AutoTrader car industry report and the data it contains, but also from an SA manufacturing perspective of electric cars. Future decisions rely on used car data According to Mike Mabasa, the latest instalment of the AutoTrader [...]