Yokohama will mark its centenary with a social media-led promotional campaign. Counting down the 100 days until 13 October, Yokohama will give its followers the opportunity to win a selection of branded goods, Chelsea FC merchandise and Chelsea FC tickets.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (@CooperTire) has regained first place in Tyres & Accessories’ annual global tyre social media ranking. The US-based tyre manufacturer topped the chart in 2014, with a score of 84. However, the company’s score decreased to 78.3 in 2015 and the firm fell back to third place. Nevertheless, this year’s score of 81.7 is enough to return Cooper to the top of the tree, with 9.65 points of clear water between it and last year’s winner Pirelli.
Dunlop has topped Tyres & Accessories 2016 social branding table with a score of 81.55. Like our annual global tyre social branding survey, this aims to produce a meta-score based on existing social influence metrics (namely Klout and Kred), covering both contacts and interactions across the leading social media channels including – but not limited to – Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. The difference is that the UK table focuses on accounts managed in and for the UK tyre business.
Dubai based tyre brand, Zeetex has launched an online tyre safety campaign. Targeting both B2B and B2C segments, the new campaign addresses key concepts and tips, such as tyre inflation, with both textual and graphical content. Customers and end-users can follow the campaign on social media via the hashtags, #ZEETEX, #FuelForTires, and #SpendAnExtraMinute.
Maxxis has appointed Rachel Franklin as its new marketing communications coordinator. Franklin will be responsible for strengthening Maxxis’ brand awareness in the UK, as well as increasing engagement with consumers through its digital channels, including social media. According to the company, the appointment means Maxxis will have increased resource to make sure it continues effectively engaging with its fans through a variety of channels.
Dunlop is supporting the launch of its new RoadSmart III tyre with a new social media campaign, #DunlopRoadtrip. The campaign gives riders the opportunity to share videos and images of their ‘Ultimate Road Trip’ across the summer, with each month’s top three winning a set of RoadSmart III tyres. The pan-European competition will be fronted by 23-time TT winner John McGuinness – see below for his roadtrip video – and will take place on the official Dunlop Moto Facebook and Twitter pages.
Servicesure Autocentres has comprehensively revamped its website, simultaneously launching on five social media platforms, in order to communicate better with its membership. The company said that sign-ups have hit “record levels” in recent months.
To mark the launch of its new website, BFGoodrich has launched “BFGoodrich Good Project”. The brand will fund 10 projects for aspiring racing drivers, desert rally drivers or classic car restorers, who have not necessarily had the resources to pursue their dream. BFGoodrich will provide materials, logistical and financial support to 10 projects selected from across Europe.
My Car Check – the consumer vehicle data provider – has helped to reunite a vehicle with its rightful owner after spotting a post on Facebook page They Stole My Wheels. The 2008 Vauxhall Vectra was pictured on a Yorkshire side street with several parking tickets – a giveaway sign that it had been stolen and abandoned.
2015 marks the fifth year Tyres & Accessories has tracked, ranked and analysed the social media performance of the leading tyre brands. Each year technology has evolved and the depth and breadth of our coverage has grown with it. This year the headline news is that there is a new global winner. Meanwhile, less has […]
Dunlop will leverage the widespread popularity of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship to push interaction with its social media channels further in 2015. The tyre supplier and official sponsor has launched a new overtaking league table that will focus on battles throughout the field, fightbacks from adversity and the determination of the best drivers in bumper-to-bumper combat.
Cooper, the first ‘Official Tyre of Arsenal Football Club’ has launched a new competition asking fans of the club to share their pre-match rituals. The tyre brand is using the hashtag #MatchReady to engage fans on social media, with three Arsenal stars taking part in the campaign-launching fan film (see below). Cooper is asking players and fans across Europe to share their #MatchReady rituals on Twitter, with the chance to win two tickets to see Arsenal v Swansea in the Premier League, hosted by former midfielder and ‘Romford Pelé’, Ray Parlour.
Goodyear launched a new social media campaign to back up its “Made to Feel Good” slogan. The “My Feel Good Place” campaign is being run through Instagram, collecting images of people’s favourite spots from around the world and automatically generating an interactive map. Goodyear states that the initiative represents an expansion of its mission statement; the manufacturer wants to expand the meaning of its slogan from “giving people the experience of a comfortable journey to the experience of that next inspiring, familiar or even life-changing destination.” Instagram users can submit pictures to the platform tagging a photo with #MyFeelGoodPlace. Their shot may then be eligible to win a few prizes, including a grand prize of two Goodyear-sponsored around the world airline tickets.