In 2012, Digital Air Strike was two years a startup and had had some success in the highly competitive space of automotive social media. The market was hot and nearly a dozen companies had entered, but no clear leader had emerged. There was a huge opportunity to establish leadership by publishing original research.
I created an in-depth survey on how cars buyers were using social media, and got over 2000 consumers to complete it. I came up with over a dozen statistically significant findings, all of which made it clear that social media impacted purchasing decisions.
The findings had significant value for our audience and strongly supported our message, making the study an ideal platform for content marketing. I promoted it via:
The campaign was so successful that we made it a bi-annual tradition, and Digital Air Strike quickly established itself as the undisputed market leader — all while generating many hundreds of leads.