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Using social media to harness the power of authentic personal branding – Tianna Mick | Dealer Synergy

Persistent high interest rates and affordability challenges remain a shared concern for dealers and consumers alike, so it’s essential to empower your sales teams to excel in these conditions. On today’s episode of Inside Automotive, Tianna Mick, also known as “TGotYourKeys,” discusses how dealership sales teams can leverage authentic branding. Mick is also the Chief Sales Marketing Officer at Dealer Synergy, the youngest NADA speaker to date, and a TikTok influencer.

Key Takeaways

1. Mick discusses the importance of empowering sales teams to excel in challenging conditions, such as the persistent rise in interest rates and affordability challenges. This involves leveraging social media and branding to connect with customers effectively.

2. By highlighting the importance of personal branding for sales professionals, Mick emphasizes the need to understand and embody one’s brand identity authentically. She adds that connecting with targeted communities and showcasing genuine authenticity can establish trust and rapport with potential customers, ultimately leading to increased sales opportunities.

3. While overcoming initial fears and hesitations about creating social media content, Mick suggests starting small and utilizing basic tools like smartphones. She emphasizes that authenticity over perfection is pivotal to building a successful online presence and encourages sales professionals to take consistent steps toward content creation.

4. Mick stresses the importance of long-term consistency and patience and advises against expecting instant results from social media efforts. Instead, she recommends consistent content production, active engagement with the audience, and nurturing relationships over time as crucial elements for achieving significant returns.

5. Moreover, Mick highlights platforms such as TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram by providing insights into optimal social media platforms for automotive sales. She points out TikTok’s algorithm as particularly effective in reaching relevant audiences and suggests leveraging these platforms to enhance networking and lead-generation efforts in the automotive industry.

"Building a strong personal brand is not just about promotion; it's about being authentically you and connecting with your audience." – Tianna Mick

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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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