NewsCred Trends + Trendsetters NewsCred’s
Strategy Team helps brands build and hone their content strategies, taking into consideration marketing goals, brand positioning and the competitive landscape. Our Trends + Trendsetters guides aim to educate marketers on trends, opportunities and content strategies that best-in-class brands are utilizing to engage their audiences. In this guide, we’ll take a look at content marketing in the automotive industry. Interested in learning more? We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org - Liz Bedor, Associate Brand Strategist, NewsCred
In a recent study by
J.D. Power and Associates, new-vehicle owners were asked to cite the reasons they chose a particular make and model of a vehicle they purchased.
Wanting to introduce itself to
sophisticated, younger drivers, Lincoln decided to reimagine tradition through content that is interesting enough to grab attention on its own merit. Source: Adage, ‘Content Marketing: It’s Not About Shock, but Good Storytelling’
“We know it’s important to
authentically engage customers according to their lifestyle. - ANDREW FRICK - Group Marketing Manager Lincoln ”
Introducing: Lincoln Now Site lives
at www.now.lincoln.com A comprehensive storytelling platform designed to celebrate individuality. Features intriguing artisans, makers and craftspeople in the ﬁelds of art, design, fashion cuisine, engineering and more.
Content topics are a balance
between luxury and culture and Lincoln automobiles and brand history. Auto Shows Future Vehicles Heritage Lincoln Artisans Lincoln Automobiles Film Ideas Music Architecture Detroit Stories Everyday Icons Hello Again Inspiration The Reimagine Project
Luxury Uncovered Content • All
things luxurious, including ﬁlm, ideas and music. • Features artists, musicians, directors, ﬁlmmakers, actors and entrepreneurs. • Tells stories of interesting people who embody Lincoln values.
“Rhythm is a Danger”interviews Damien
Chazelle, screenwriter of the Academy Award Nominated ﬁlm, Whiplash. Violinists get back problems and singers get nodes – it’s something I hadn’t seen before in a music movie. You see it sports movies all the time. We don’t really think of music as physical, but it is. “ “
Lincoln Automobiles Content • Lincoln
history, iconic models, new models, behind the scenes and inspiration. • Celebrates Lincoln heritage and historical company moments. • Spotlights interesting venues, events and announcements.
“Artisans of Lincoln: Inspirations of
the MKC”interviews Lincoln’s color and material designers, Janet Seymour and Jenny Kubinec. We pulled oﬀ the end of an orange, where the ﬂower end is, and we were looking at the shape inside the orange just by chance. We ended up doing a wheel based on that. It turned out pretty cool. Everything inspires us. “ “
Lincoln Culture Content • Features
everyday icons, speaking to their passions and motivations. • Detroit stories spotlight inspirational people who have contributed to bringing culture into the city. • Shares small businesses and initiatives that are working to enrich the Detroit communities.
Interview with Naomi Long Madgett,
City of Detroit’s Poet Laureate. I got engaged by mail because my ﬁrst husband was still in the army. “ “ My ﬁrst poem was published by a daily newspaper in Virginia when I was 13. “ “
“What I tried to achieve
was to make the Land Rover an inherent presence in the story, something always there–implicit, strong, solid, reliable, ready to function–very like the part it plays in my memory. - WILLIAM BOYD - Author The Vanishing Game ”
The story is brought to
life online through a multi-sensory experience, comprised of video, photography, animation, sound, music and narration.
Land Rover also promoted The
Vanishing Game through an intricate multi-media marketing campaign to further enhance reader engagement and activity.
The eﬀort seeks to diﬀerentiate
the brand through what Cadillac stands for, rather than one-upsmanship such as‘more horsepower,’ or‘more torque’. Source: Forbes, “Cadillac Risks Break From Detroit with New ‘Dare Greatly’ Campaign”
“Cadillac wants to create interplay
among the brand values of boldness, sophistication and optimism, and yet be inviting and approachable. We want to inspire. We want people to dream Cadillac again. - UWE ELLINGHAUS - CMO Cadillac ”
Introducing: Dare Greatly Site lives
at www.dare-greatly.com The hub celebrates the daring, whose passion and vision have reshaped their industries, our lives and our future. Content includes video interviews with accomplished risk-takers on the dares they’ve taken and unique perspectives in life.
Jason Wu, Iconic Designer Jason
Wu came to the US as a boy of 9 with a love for dressing dolls. He dared to follow his passion and went from fashion intern to an arbiter of style tasked with revolutionizing one of the world’s most iconic fashion brands.
Jason Wu on how his
mother’s daring inspired him. I really admire my mother for daring, despite what people said, she bought me a sewing machine and she let me play with dolls. That was something that growing up, culturally was quite unacceptable. She dared to let me be diﬀerent, and in fact, embraced what I wanted to do. I deﬁnitely wouldn’t be here without her. “ “
Anne Wojcicki, Health Care Advocate
Anne Wojcicki was a successful stock analyst on Wall Street. She dared to risk it all and devote herself to DNA research in hopes it could unlock the secrets to curing the world’s diseases.
Anne Wojcicki on why she
took such a risk, leaving Wall Street and starting her genomics company 23andMe. When I was working on Wall Street, I felt slightly trapped in that I was investing in a healthcare industry I didn’t really believe in. For years I really struggled with this idea that people were making money oﬀ my illness and I wanted to do something diﬀerent. “ “
Steve Wozniak, Visionary Inventor Steve
Wozniak was a college dropout with a talent for computer circuitry. He dared to quit the only job he’d ever known and market his invention, the personal computer, and founding what has become one of the world’s most valued companies.
Steve Wozniak on how he
feels about today’s technology. Technology these days intimidates me all the time, but it also makes me feel like, ‘Gosh there are a lot of people that are going to fast having more fun than I am with the technology!’ Technology is the fun of today. “ “
“Luxury brands don’t sell products,
they sell dreams. People need to ﬁnd Cadillac inspiring and having a spirit and attitude, a clear point of view. - UWE ELLINGHAUS - CMO Cadillac ”
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