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To find out the key digital trends that are forecast in the automotive industry in the coming months, download the Driving Digital: The Digital Forecast White Paper, which has been compiled by award-winning digital marketing agency Mediaworks.

Throughout the publication, you will be able to learn about and how to ensure you’re on board with these five standout areas of opportunity within the automotive sector:

  1. Ranking with Google’s machine-learning artificial intelligence system RankBrain.
  2. Mastering mobile by making sure your website is mobile ready.
  3. Creating convincing content.
  4. Reminding those on the web who have already visited your site with dynamic remarketing strategies.
  5. Managing your online reputation.

Already in 2017, we have witnessed record growth across the UK’s car market. Compared to 2015, the number of new cars sold in the UK grew by 2% in 2016. Used car sales were on the rise too, growing by 7.3% on the previous year.

One type of car that has garnered particular attention has been alternative fuelled vehicles. Interest in plug-in hybrids grew by 41.9%, while petrol-electric hybrids increased by 25.1%. With a strong, varied market present, there are plenty of opportunities on offer not just for car manufacturers and dealerships, but for every business connected to the sector.

A new generation of car buyers is also emerging thanks to the country being increasingly dependent on digital. A recent survey found that 75% of car buyers would complete the entire vehicle-purchase process online — cutting out the forecourts entirely.

The stage of an all-digital car buying process hasn’t swept across the board yet, but digital is certainly playing a huge part in helping car buyers ahead of them purchasing their next set of wheels. On average, a single car buyer has 900 digital interactions across the three months prior to buying or leasing a car. Clearly, car buyers have embraced digital. The question is, have you?

Check out Mediaworks’ Driving Digital: The Digital Forecast White Paper to discover the answer.