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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 J.D. Rucker on December 14, 2012 at 2:11pm

Sorry guys. I've been going round and round with Ning on the DealerBar issue since October 5th. I've edited the original 4 times and it won't stick. I might have to call in the big dog Paglia to intervene.

Comment by Timothy Martell on December 14, 2012 at 10:38am

Probably not Glen. I've been trying to get a hold of JD for weeks. Its pretty rare to get a response unfortunately. Still love JD though. Always a good thought provoker...

Comment by Glen Garvin on December 14, 2012 at 6:57am

I must have done something to upset JD?  WTH?

Anyway, I'm with Eric Miltsch on this: "Why I quit Klout and you should too"

Comment by Jason Richmond (HondaPro Jason) on December 7, 2012 at 9:16am
@timothy Martell good job
Comment by Timothy Martell on December 7, 2012 at 8:52am

@timothymartell 65. 

Comment by Jason Richmond (HondaPro Jason) on November 27, 2012 at 10:13pm
HondaPro Jason just hit 60. Please include on this list
Comment by Tom Gorham on November 27, 2012 at 5:08pm

Tim, it's a moving target.  I checked in this morning and was a 69.  By afternoon, I was a 68!  Whoa, that was shortlived!!!

Comment by Timothy Martell on November 27, 2012 at 8:18am

JD, you need to just plug in a script so it will update everybody's score! lol

Comment by Timothy Martell on November 27, 2012 at 8:18am

On Nov 11th @timothymartell was a 37. Now a 64. Put me on the list JD lol!

Comment by Jennifer Greenberg on November 15, 2012 at 5:03pm

Even though I'm not actually doing much right now in automotive except lurking and occasionally blogging when I feel funny, I've been kind of fascinated by the latest in social media like Pinterest and Klout, so this post caught my eye.  Without attempting, I'm at a less than shabby 57.  It was much higher in May and has on a steady decline since.  Want to know the secret?  Have a baby. My son was born in May.  No other content will be shared or engage more people!!!  LOL :-)

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