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Automotive marketing and advertising of brand dealerships to the local community using Geographic Marketing, Strategic Web Marketing, Targeted Multi-Channel Web Advertising, and marketing processes. The automotive industry is a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing,marketing, and selling of motor vehicles. It is one of the world’s most important economic sectors by revenue. The automotive industry does not include industries dedicated to the maintenance of automobiles following delivery to the end-user, such as automobile repair shops and motor fuel filling stations. The American automobile industry began in the 1890s and rapidly evolved into the largest automotive producer in the World through the use of mass-production. The industry began with hundreds of manufacturers, but by the end of the 1920s it became dominated by three large companies – General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. Data for the beginning of 2014 put the four companies of GM, Ford, Toyota, and Chrysler, in that order, at the top as having the most U.S. car sales.

Mercedes-Benz History Pioneering Vehicle Safety For 130 Year

Mercedes-Benz (Mercedes) has a history of making of automotive pioneering history. The first car bears the number DRP 37435, the reference under which the patent for the “gas-powered vehicle” filed by Carl Benz on January 29, 1886. Carl Benz’s ability to be an early adopter of ideas lives on today. His entrepreneurial vision with innovation and creativity has set the stage for years to come. Since the first car, Mercedes-Benz has set the pace for all motorized vehicles. The Mercedes innovations and achievements continue 130 years later with over 100,000 patents. Much of this is embedded in the culture of the company with Carl Benz’s quote, "The love of inventing never dies."   The Mercedes-Benz Timeline of Break-Through Safety Innovations 1886 The First Motor Vehicles The self-propelled "Motorwagen" with a rear-mounted single-cylinder engine. 1931 4-Wheel Independent Suspension The Mercedes 170 features the first-ever fully independent suspension, which allows each wheel to respond individually. 1967 Safety Steering All Mercedes models are equipped with a new safety steering system as standard. The safety steering system reduces the risk of injury upon impact with the steering wheel. 1978 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ABS helps the driver retain steering control under heavy [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:23:11+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Automotive Marketing and Advertising, Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Mercedes-Benz History Pioneering Vehicle Safety For 130 Year

BMW Holiday Sales Event Helps Drivers Save On Cars At BMW Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group will host the BMW Happier Holiday Sales Event this weekend at BMW Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, CA November 20, 2014 – Santa Barbara drivers will have a lot to be grateful for during the BMW Happier Holiday Sales Event going on November 20th, 2014 through November 23rd, 2014 at Santa Barbara Auto Group’s BMW Santa Barbara. During the sales event, special lease and financing options will be available on select new BMW 2015 and 2014 models. The BMW Happier Holiday event is the perfect opportunity for drivers to find the ultimate driving machine. This event is only held once a year so buyers are encouraged to stop by early for the best inventory and pricing. At BMW Santa Barbara, customers can receive up to a $4000 Holiday Credit from BMW with the purchase or lease of a new vehicle and combined discounts of up to $10,000 off MSRP for select models. Aggressive financing and lease rates are also available for qualified customers including: 320i for $279 per month for 39 months 528i for $449 per month for 39 months X1 for $279 per month for 39 months “We will have a wide on-site selection of the [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:26:44+00:00 November 20th, 2014|Automotive Marketing and Advertising, Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on BMW Holiday Sales Event Helps Drivers Save On Cars At BMW Santa Barbara Auto Group

Unveiling the 2015 Porsche Macan At Santa Barbara Auto Group

The sports car of the compact SUV segment is now available at Porsche Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA May 20, 2014 - Every drive should be unforgettable and the 2015 Porsche Macan provides more than a memorable experience. Created to bring the urban way of life into the fast lane, the sporty Macan is the first compact SUV from Porsche. The 2015 Macan S and Macan Turbo have just arrived at Porsche Santa Barbara and we are excited to unveil the all-new Macan to our customers. 2015 Porsche Macan - Sporty Everyday Performance The Macan is a sports car that has five doors and five seats, but the all new Macan is anything but ordinary. Dramatic acceleration combined with a powerful engine and all-wheel-drive agility deliver a vehicle that thirsts for experience and thrills. This power is harnessed and available when needed, but is extremely comfortable for everyday driving. The design of the Macan is obviously a Porsche featuring a wraparound hood and gently sloping roof line to give the overall impression of sporty elegance with powerful dynamics. The interior of the Macan resembles a sports car including the forward-sloping center console with a high-set gear selector to draw the [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:27:52+00:00 May 22nd, 2014|Automotive Marketing and Advertising, Marketing, News and Events, Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Unveiling the 2015 Porsche Macan At Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group Introduces Audi Veterans To Technicians Program

Skilled Veterans are invited to join Santa Barbara Auto Group through the Audi Veterans to Technicians Program Santa Barbara, CA February 5, 2014 – Santa Barbara Auto Group is pleased to join with Audi of America, Inc. and inviting Veterans to join the Audi family. Audi of America, Inc. recently established the Audi Veterans to Technicians Program to meet the growing dealership demand for talented and experienced technicians. The purpose of the program is to attract skilled former military maintenance technicians to become brand-certified Audi Service Technicians, Shop Foreman, and Service Consultants, which will expand the pool of qualified personnel employed by authorized Audi dealerships. Military Veterans go through extensive training and real life experience. The mechanical skills, personal integrity, and cooperative team work approach that they learned in the military can easily be transferred to civilian life. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, America’s veterans represent seven percent of the work force. Additionally, 90% separate from the military under the age of 35 allowing them the opportunity to apply the skills they learned in the military into a second career.   As the Audi brand continues to grow, so does the need for qualified technicians. "It’s hard [...]

By | 2017-02-03T12:18:36+00:00 February 5th, 2014|Automotive Marketing and Advertising, Marketing, Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Santa Barbara Auto Group Introduces Audi Veterans To Technicians Program

Maserati Home Page By-Pass To See Car Models After Super Bowl TV Commercial

Maserati decided have their first Super Bowl TV commercial about the new Ghibli model featuring Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis. Considering the game was getting boring with the Seattle Seahawks constantly scoring without any points from the Denver Broncos, why not take a few minutes to do something else. The first thing I did was to check out the Maserati website. No matter how you type in www.maserati.com or look for their website in a Google search you keep coming to a landing page during the Super Bowl to their TV commercial. Well, personally speaking that seems a bit silly because after I watched the Super Bowl commerical I wanted to learn more about the Ghibli. How the heck are we suppose to by-pass this TV commercial on their home page to get more information about the Ghibli? Here is a trick to find what the URL is of the pages within their website: Go to Google and type in site:maserati.com in the search box. This will show you that Google has 62,700 pages indexed of the Maserati website. From here find the web page you want. In this case the Ghibli is located at www.ghibli.maserati.com or a list of all [...]