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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 Adam Ross on November 15, 2012 at 11:52am

@JD - did you update the list yet? I haven't seen it yet...

Comment by Aj Maida on November 12, 2012 at 12:38pm

This is really fun...and @timothymartell you have Klout no matter what the #'s say!!! Just ask Samantha and Clover

Comment by Aj Maida on November 12, 2012 at 12:32pm

At first I was curious as to why my score was so low then relized that this article is from Oct 4...since then...

  • +3 7-Day Change
  • +14 30-Day Change
  • +11 90-Day Change
Comment by Jay Radke on November 12, 2012 at 9:42am

Curious to see what the ADM community has to say about this article.  Klout is participation based model with numerous flaws.  Kind of the like the dark ages of SEO...  

Read this article http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/09/can-social-media-influence-really-...

Comment by Patti Glaspy on November 12, 2012 at 7:18am

Since you liked my post of FB, JD, I'm guessing you got mine. :-)

Comment by Jeffrey green on November 12, 2012 at 6:27am

I'm missing!  57 and growing!

Comment by J.D. Rucker on November 12, 2012 at 4:38am

Thanks for all the additions! I will be updating the list tonight - please add more if you know of others who should be included. Thanks!

Comment by Scott Kunes on November 11, 2012 at 8:45pm

I'm up to 56 but I realize the list is getting long after reading a lot of the comments.  Keep up the good work

Comment by Tom Gorham on November 11, 2012 at 7:41pm

Just curious, but where do these lists come from.  This is the second Klout list I've seen that I don't show up on when I have a score of 65.  Maybe I'm too mixed up with a brand.... ya think?

Comment by Michael Cirillo on November 11, 2012 at 7:18pm

This is a fun post! Thanks for sharing J.D. - I currently weigh in at 61 on Klout instead of the 51 that I am listed at in the post. Since I'm not going to loose sleep over it though, I shall share this on my networks and see what impact it has on my score. Thanks again sir.

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