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Who Are the Top Dogs on Klout in the Automotive Industry?

Let's face it. Klout is, for all intents and purposes, just a way for people to bolster their confidence and flex their social media muscle. It's a game, really, but one that's fun and that can help like-minded professionals find each other and network more effectively.

We compiled a list of the highest Klout scores in the automotive industry. The list is incomplete; there's no way to get everyone without input. We put together a comprehensive list that's up to the top 80+, but we would love help in finding the people that we're missing.

No brands or companies were included. We only went after individuals in the automotive industry. Most journalists, including auto review bloggers, were excluded as well because they normally are not associated with helping with internet marketing or other things that are relevant directly to dealers.

If Klout is as useless as I say, why would we compile the list?

The answer comes down to connections and networking. We believe that it's not necessarily an indicator of real world influence but connecting with those who are active on social media can help us (and you) find the "cutting edge industry folks" who are most likely on top of the latest and greatest in automotive marketing. By communicating with those who have high Klout, it can help to get more exposure for your own messages.

This list is so tremendously incomplete it's not funny. If you or someone you know is missing from the list, please comment below and let us know. The complete list is available here, but the top of the list, those with scores in the 70s, are listed below.

It is noteworthy and very telling that many of the top automotive Klout scores come from people who are very active on ADM, including Ralph Paglia and Brian Pasch, the dynamic duo behind AutoCon.

Klout Score in the 70s

Scott Monty ~ 79
Louie Baur ~ 78
JD Rucker ~ 78
Grant Cardone ~ 78
Chris Costner ~ 76
Ralph Paglia ~ 76
Tracy Myers ~ 75
Joey Little ~ 73
Micah Birkholz ~ 73
Ric McCoy ~ 73
Brian Pasch ~ 72
CJ Romig ~ 72
Erin Ryan ~ 72
Michael Correra ~ 72
David Johnson ~ 71
Eric Miltsch ~ 71
Jae Chang ~ 71
Nancy Simmons ~ 71
Shawn Clos ~ 71
Jim Bell ~ 70
Kathi Kruse ~ 70
Lindsey Shaker ~ 70

Check out the rest of the list and PLEASE comment below if you know of people we're missing.

Klout Score in the 60s

Bill Simmons ~ 69
Jim Ziegler ~ 69
Jim Radogna ~ 69
Megan Barto ~ 69
Sean Stapleton ~ 69
Michelle Naranjo ~ 68
Arnold Tijerina ~ 67
Craig Lockerd ~ 67
Bryan Armstrong ~ 67
Elise Kephart ~ 67
Jason Schroeck ~ 67
Judy DeVere ~ 67
Joe Webb ~ 67
Ken Dugas ~ 67
Renee Stuart ~ 67
Rob Fontano ~ 67
Stan Sher ~ 67
Dara Moore ~ 66
Ed Brooks ~ 66
Thomas Kelly ~ 66
  Craig Daitch~ 66
Aaron Bragman ~ 65
Daniel Fontaine ~ 65
Jeff Collins ~ 65
Jill Ciminillo ~ 65
Craig Belowski ~ 65
Bill Playford ~ 64
Gary May ~ 64
Manny Luna ~ 64
George Nenni ~ 64
Andrew Diffenderfer ~ 63
Benstock ~ 63
Fran Taylor ~ 63
Paul Potratz ~ 63
Jeremy Brown ~ 63
Matt Murray ~ 62
Rachel Haro ~ 62
Scott Burgess ~ 62
Tim Jackson ~ 62
Used Car Ricky ~ 62
Christopher Herman ~ 61
David Bradley ~ 61
Patrick Workman ~ 61
Dan Weik ~ 60
Hunter Swift ~ 60
Alicia Phillips ~ 60
Mike TheCar Guy ~ 60
Sean Wolfington~ 60
Mitch Gallant ~ 60
Keith Shetterly ~ 60

Klout Score in the 50s (or almost there)

George Magda ~ 59
Andy Warner ~ 59
Amanda Ryan ~ 59
Alex Schoenberger ~ 58
Jarrod Glandt ~ 58
Kelly Wilson ~ 58
Theo Palomera ~ 58
Tyson Gamblin ~ 58
Jeff Cryder ~ 58
AJ Maida ~ 57
Jeff Glackin ~ 57
Jeff Kershner ~ 57
Lindsey Auguste ~ 57
Shaun Raines ~ 57
Larry Bruce ~ 56
Chris Spensley ~ 56
Glenn Pasch ~ 53
Michael Cirillo ~ 51
Paul Hamilton ~ 51
Subi Fernando Ghosh ~ 50
Aaron Kominsky ~ 49
Dennis Galbraith ~ 49
Sean Bradley ~ 49
Erika Simms~ 48

Brands and companies were not included in this list. These are only individuals. If you or someone you know is missing from the list, please let us know.

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Tags: Automotive Industry, Influence, Klout, Top Dogs

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Comment by Jennifer Sanford on November 11, 2012 at 5:28pm

Gosh...the competitive spirit in me wants to mention a handful of my colleagues...while we're not in the 70's this week, some of us do get up there, most notably Glen Garvin 63, Will McGinnis 53, Jennifer Ryan 58, Brice Englert 50...and I'm hanging in there at 56 thanks to a bunch of you retweeting some of my posts.   

Isn't it funny what a number can do?  

Comment by Jim Flint on November 11, 2012 at 4:03pm

A few more adds: Kevin Frye @ 67, Joey Little @ 76, Marc McGurren @ 62 and Jim Flint @ 55.

Comment by Timothy Martell on November 11, 2012 at 3:45pm

Oh I see, no brands, so @Wikimotive does not apply. No worries! I guess I'll have to get some klout for @timothymartell to make the list!

Comment by Sean V. Bradley on November 11, 2012 at 3:28pm

Uh... I am a 67 on Klout... I am just saying :) Can you update your stats LOL!

Comment by Jason Richmond (HondaPro Jason) on November 11, 2012 at 2:34pm
I should be added to this list
HondaPro Jason
Comment by Mike theCarGuy Correra on November 11, 2012 at 1:48pm

Thank you Ralph, its incredible to see my own name among such amazing folks! Its humbling to think I rank with the true leaders in this biz! Honored that I made the list and follow each and every one of those on it to learn from and share with so we can take the car business up to the place I know it CAN be! As always, great post JD and my thanks to the Digital Rottweiler, Ralph!! 

Comment by Timothy Martell on November 11, 2012 at 1:00pm
How did you forget Tim Martell 64? lol
Comment by Stan Sher on November 11, 2012 at 12:54pm
Correction my score is currently 70 :)
Comment by Ralph Paglia on November 11, 2012 at 12:38pm
J.D. As usual, you are the consummate diplomat... I'm thinking that perhaps you should be nominated to moderate the next round of Presidential Candidate debates in 2016. You got my vote!

Adam, you have my humblest apologies and I am pleased that J.D. Intervened to make the call in your favor... I stand corrected and my understanding of how J.D. Looks at branded profiles has been enhanced.
Comment by Adam Ross on November 11, 2012 at 11:24am
Thanks J D... again didn't mean to complain...

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