“Kathi has been very helpful on so many levels. We are a Lexus dealership and our vision is to redefine business as a pleasure. We knew social media and content marketing were important and we turned to Kruse Control to support our mission. It’s been and continues to be an awesome collaboration.”
Lexus of Lehigh Valley, Allentown PA
Kathi Kruse is not only the best social media strategist in the industry, she is a true inspiration. She stays on top of the ever-changing social media community and relays her knowledge in such a way that you can implement it, allowing you to stay ahead of the competition. To paraphrase the classic E.F. Hutton commercial, “When Kathi Kruse speaks, people listen!”
Internet Marketing Director
Elliott Auto Group
Kathi is a master at setting up a social media strategy for dealers and will help them dominate their market.”
Kathi brought us into the SOCIAL MEDIA OF THE CAR WORLD, period. Outstanding, talented, full of knowledge, and very easy to work with. I highly recommend Kruse Control!”
Lacy Ford Lincoln Subaru
Kathi’s expertise, knowledge, and professionalism exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend her to any organization that’s ready to get serious about social media.”
Golden Circle Auto Group
I cannot say enough about how Kathi has helped me understand the power of social and her guidance has given me the tools to launch us into the future of marketing! Kathi Kruse is a powerful ally for ANY car dealer looking to jump into the social pool, call her NOW and tell her that Mike theCarGuy told you to!”
Mike Correra (MiketheCarGuy)
Automotive Sales Manager,
Coach & Leader
I co-presented a national training program with Kathi on automotive online reputation management. Kathi brings passion, insights and deep experience to her programs. She relates helpful and entertaining examples, ties into the audience’s goals and needs, and gives participants a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing them in the online space. I’d love to work with Kathi again very soon!”
Personal Branding Expert for Executives and Veterans
I first met Kathi at Digital Dealer 17 when I wandered into her seminar about Social Selling. I was immediately blown away by the huge revenue potential of something I had previously thought was “just for kids”. Since then, Kathi has provided great advice while I expand the social media presence of dealerships I work with. Kathi’s book and weekly articles are must-reads for anyone who wants to be on the cutting edge of our industry and stay relevant in the long term.”
Kristean von der Heiden
Digital Advertising Consultant – Autotrader & Kelly Blue Book at Cox Automotive
There are some #CarPeople I followed online for a long time and when I finally got to meet them they were NOT what they had “branded” themselves as. I remember feeling so excited to meet a few of them, almost like I was a little star struck, only to receive a weak handshake with a very unwelcoming hello.
Then there was Kathi, who has branded herself as a Car Gal, who will put her arm around you and help you reach your full potential. She shows her love for animals and helping people. When I finally met her, her greeting was warm and welcoming… just like she has branded herself.
Marketing yourself so that people know who you are when your name is mentioned and recognize your face when they see you, is just marketing… but who you really are is your brand.
Kathi is the brand you want in your corner.
Internet Sales Director
R.C. Lacy Ford Lincoln Subaru
Kathi Kruse is driven to inspire, nurture, and develop people. She naturally identifies the needs and opportunities that elude many business owners. Kathi fluently speaks automotive retail because she’s worn the shoes successfully.
By communicating clearly and consistently, she’s able to help manufacturers, owners, executive managers and directors of marketing visualize a bigger, more profitable picture of social media strategy. As a visionary, Kathi recognized the power of Social Business long before it was a buzzword. If you’re committed to doing social media right, pick up the phone and call Kathi Kruse. Her arsenal is filled with all the best practices and tools your company needs to remain competitive.”
Kathi is an incredible thought leader in automotive social media and online reputation. She knows what needs to be done and how to make it happen.”
Southland Motor Car Dealers Association
Kruse Control improved our business by helping us attract new customers while continuing to maintain great relationships with our current customers. Kathi is very knowledgable and displays a genuine caring and real concern for our best interests.
Social media can be a very powerful tool, if used properly. Kruse Control helped us find balance with social media. Kathi provides helpful information and guidance without overwhelming us. I recommend Kathi to any business who’s struggling to connect the dots in the online world.”
Hipp Marine & HippWrap Containment
Kathi is an expert in auto dealer processes and how to transform organizations into the digital space. She’s a catalyst for best practices in capitalizing on new media to drive sales. I recommend Kathi to dealers and all businesses looking for ways to build their brand online.”
Manager of Major Accounts
Kathi’s background, talent and passion for the automotive industry stands out in the emerging area of social media and reputation management. I’ve yet to meet anyone who has a better grasp of what it takes to build a successful automotive social media strategy. She truly understands how to establish vital connections with automotive consumers that lead to more sales and customer retention. I highly recommend Kathi to any company looking to utilize social media to its fullest potential.”
Director of Compliant Sales, Sales Management and F&I Career Training
Kathi has been a fantastic resource and supported us with our apprehensive quest into social media. Having read her blog and auto industry articles for years, I have witnessed her ideas make great sense for ANY business. She is a super-nice person and I highly recommend hiring her!”
Stuart Powell Ford-Mazda
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