For the third time in six years and the second year in a row, Top 10 Motor Retail Group, Marshall, have won the “Social Media Award” at the prestigious 2020 Motor Trader Industry Awards beating off some very strong competition.

The Social Media Award acknowledges and rewards the franchised or independent business that delivers the best social media presence in the UK car retailing sector and has successfully used it to engage customers and drive sales.

Marshall were praised for their diverse, distinctive and compelling use of social media highlighting their wealth of innovative in-house generated content and approachable online personality.

Tribute was paid to Marshall’s customer and colleague engagement strategy particularly during lockdown when their social media content was reengineered into two distinctive strands - #MarshallAtWork and #MarshallAtHome – which kept their followers up-to-date with the latest news and human interest stories.

These two areas tied in perfectly with the group’s pandemic linked mantra of “Stay safe. Stay positive. Stay Marshall”.

Head of Marketing, Philip J. Deacon commented “I am absolutely over the moon that we have retained our Motor Trader crown. This award is testament to the passion, enthusiasm and input from our marketing team and 4,000 colleagues – who are our content creators.”

Philip added “Social Media reflects us as a company – showcasing our products and services (and people) and our #marshallmoments – the personality behind the “M” of Marshall – which are all integral to our prospect, customer and colleague engagement programmes. We are extremely proud to be recognised by Motor Traders team of experts and look forward to putting into place another prosperous, innovative and exciting programme for 2021.”

The 2020 Motor Trader Social Media Award continues a remarkable run of honours for Marshall - this is the team’s 24th industry digital marketing accolade since 2015 - an indicator of Marshall’s class leading digital presence.​