Kicking It Into High Gear, with Ryan Burton, Leads Near Me® and the High Gear Auto Repair Marketing Conference (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio, Episode 40)
Ryan Burton, CEO of Leads Near Me®, a digital marketing agency focused on the automotive repair market, joined host John Ray on Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio to talk about his love for digital marketing, why digital marketing is so important for auto repair shops, how word of mouth created this niche for him, success stories, and much more. Ryan also discussed the 2023 High Gear Auto Repair Conference which will occur on November 29 – December 1, 2023 in Atlanta. Ryan shared why he started and organized this conference, what attendees can expect, and more.
High Gear Auto Repair Marketing Conference
The High Gear Auto Repair Marketing Conference is coming to Atlanta!
Scheduled for November 29 – December 1, this conference will help attendees understand all things marketing, and will allow them to walk away with a wealth of knowledge that can’t be gained anywhere else.
Leads Near Me®
Leads Near Me, a 2023 Google Premier Partner, is a digital marketing agency for Auto Repair Shops – Auto Repair Marketing. We have become known for our ability to Effortlessly Increase Car Count™. Leads Near Me combines many years of experience, proprietary Google Ads software and a thirst for getting better every day to help auto repair companies grow their shops. With hundreds of shops in 43 states and Canada, Leads Near Me is uniquely qualified to help shop owners dramatically grow revenue. Leads Near Me manages $10M+ annually in Google ad revenue for auto repair shops and has become one of the fastest growing marketing companies for auto repair.
Ryan Burton, CEO, Leads Near Me® and founder of High Gear Auto Repair Marketing Conference
Ryan Burton is CEO of Leads Near Me®, a digital marketing agency for auto repair shops and a 2023 Google Premier Partner, and founder of the High Gear Auto Repair Marketing Conference.
Since 2016, Leads Near Me has combined innovative strategies and tailored marketing solutions to help hundreds of repair shops in 43 states across the United States and Canada become lead-generating, relationship-building businesses that keep customers coming back. With Burton’s deep understanding of the auto repair industry and digital marketing, Leads Near Me oversees more than $10 million per year in Google ad spend.
Burton is a visionary entrepreneur who created the High Gear Auto Repair Marketing Conference in 2023. At this cornerstone event, repair shop owners share insights, exchange knowledge and stay ahead of the ever-evolving marketing landscape. They learn how to leverage the key skills of digital media, direct mail, networking and more so they can become the high-trust, high-visibility local brand customers know by name.
Prior to his success in auto repair marketing, Burton was a full-time radio announcer with a deep passion for broadcasting and music. He held roles in broadcasting sales and management before joining Cumulus Media in the U.S., where he became one of the company’s top salespeople nationwide. This valuable experience shaped Burton’s understanding of the entertainment industry and also paved the way for high performance in his future endeavors.
Burton currently lives in Dacula, Georgia, while the headquarters of Leads Near Me is located in nearby Lawrenceville, a suburb of Atlanta. The company has become a trusted partner in the growth and prosperity of auto repair businesses, revolutionizing the way auto repair shops thrive in the digital era.
Questions and Topics in this Interview:
- Tell me about yourself and how you came to start Leads Near Me?
- What led you to focus on working with auto repair show owners?
- Tell us about the marketing conference in Atlanta this fall
- What do you think has led to such rapid growth for Leads Near Me?
- What tips for lead generation can you share with our audience?
- What do we need to know about the importance of finding a good auto repair shop?
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