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Mid-term Update: Top 100 Most Influential Dealers on Twitter

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Top 100 influential dealers 2014 - UPDATE

AN independent car dealer has managed to secure second place in our updated Top 100 Most Influential Dealers on Twitter list for the first time ever.

Prestige Diesels, an independent specialist based in Portsmouth, secured the incredible position in our updated list, just behind franchised giant Perrys, despite the fact it was the first time they had been included.

Our current leader, Perrys, really brought their A-game, though. Not only have they smashed their previous Klout score of 66 by two points but they have also received the highest Klout score we’ve ever recorded.


For our updated list, the average Klout score increased dramatically overall. Last time the lowest was 41, this time around no dealer that made the Top 100 scored less than 45, demonstrating that many are using social media to engage with their customers more than ever.


See what happened last time and compare where you placed

This updated list will now form the basis of the The Top 100 which we will announce before next year’s Car Dealer Conference in June. Anyone placed on that list will be invited to a special event at the conference where they’ll be treated to some expert advice from some of the top names in the business.

Car Dealer managing director James Baggott said: ‘This mid-term update is designed to give dealers the chance to see how they have improved since we announced our winners in May of this year.

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‘The fight for first place is tough at the top and the fact an independent dealer has managed to take silver shows just how much of a level playing field social media can be.

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‘We’ll be compiling the list for the awards next year so it’s up to dealers to work hard now on their influence on Twitter to ensure they get in the list and secure an invite to our exclusive event at next year’s Car Dealer Conference.’

If you think you should be included in the list tweet @CarDealerMag with your details and we’ll make sure your account is analysed in 2015.

What is Klout?

A Klout score is a number given between one and 100, which takes into consideration a user’s interaction on Twitter to work out their overall influence – the higher the number, the more influential the user. For our Top 100, where Klout scores were the same, follower numbers were taken into consideration.

The Top 100 list

Screen Name Name Followers Klout Score
1
Perrys 5293 68
2
Alexis 3822 66
3
Imperial Cars 2619 66
4
DriveBenfield 6484 65
5
Evans Halshaw 9618 64
6
Mercedes-Benz Retail 6782 64
7
Dick Lovett 2029 64
8
Harwoods Group 6437 63
9
Sandicliffe 2402 63
10
Swansway Group 2327 63
11
Vanarama 4590 62
12
Caroline Shield 4388 62
13
Newmarket Motor Co. 4289 62
14
T.C.Harrison Ford 1195 62
15
Porsche Retail Group 5619 61
16
All Vehicle Leasing 3640 61
17
Jay at Swann’s 2498 61
18
Ridgeway 5786 60
19
StoneacreMotorGroup 2207 60
20
Giles Usher 2078 60
21
Stratstone 2255 58
22
Umesh Samani 3220 57
23
Saxton 4×4 989 57
24
JimReidVehicleSales 2877 56
25
Toyota of Huntington 1303 56
26
Arnold Clark 7978 55
27
Philip Raby Porsche 4108 55
28
Dews Motor Group 3078 55
29
Motorpoint 3472 54
30
Stan Palmer Honda 2278 53
31
Hendy Group 2180 53
32
Vantage Motor Group 1055 53
33
Captain Caralot 32956 52
34
Robert Forrester 4318 52
35
JCT600 4008 52
36
Drive Vauxhall 1244 52
37
John Clark 735 52
38
Big Cars Ltd 16100 51
39
BristolStreetMotors 4940 51
40
Autofarm 1973 LTD 2343 51
41
Johnsons Cars 1489 51
42
RRG Group 1354 51
43
Griffin Mill Garages 646 51
44
Ocean BMW 10819 50
45
Carcraft 3911 50
46
The Car People 2644 50
47
AllCarLeasing.co.uk 216 50
48
Ling Valentine 4332 49
49
Sturgess Motor Group 1904 49
50
JA Autos Ltd 1618 49
51
Luscombe’s Leeds 714 49
52
Quicks 6266 48
53
Amari SuperCars 3486 48
54
Concept Vehicle 3391 48
55
Lease Car UK 2929 48
56
Sytner Audi 1566 48
57
LamborghiniSevenoaks 1533 48
58
Lookers Group 1265 48
59
Benfield Dacia 701 48
60
Ivan Hamill Cars 467 48
61
Hylton Motor Group 10454 47
62
Daksh Gupta 3380 47
63
Burrows Toyota 2742 47
64
Lexus Woodford 1539 47
65
Ben 1251 47
66
Fairfax Honda 880 47
67
Stafford Audi 2512 47
68
Arbury Motor Group 820 47
69
Benfield Skoda 8396 46
70
Rybrook Shrewsbury 3645 46
71
CarShop UK 3588 46
72
Peter Vardy 3530 46
73
Hawkins Motor Group 2936 46
74
Bramley Motor Cars 2880 46
75
Rybrook Shrewsbury MINI 2472 46
76
Aston Martin Works 2427 46
77
Ridgeway Volkswagen 2126 46
78
Wessex Garages 2117 46
79
Sinclair Audi 1748 46
80
Bolton Kia 1599 46
81
Windmill Leasing 1425 46
82
Benfield Toyota 1006 46
83
Rod Lloyd & Team 624 46
84
Mike Brewer Motors 8475 45
85
H. R. Owen 5048 45
86
Ridgeway Audi 2486 45
87
Stebbings Cars 2017 45
88
Bowker BMW 1902 45
89
Lexus Bolton 1765 45
90
Alan Day Volkswagen 1494 45
91
Vindis Group 1424 45
92
Wylam Garage 1324 45
93
RMB Automotive 1129 45
94
ButlersVehicle 1044 45
95
Agnew Group 1042 45
96
Greenhous 1034 45
97
Thames Motor Group 963 45
98
Angus MacKinnon LTD 576 45
99
Vertu Honda 573 45
100
Lancaster BMW 113 45
Rebecca Chaplin's avatar

Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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