Revving Up Trust and Spending in the Motor Sector with Radio

Revving Up Trust and Spending in the Motor Sector with Radio 2

We have delved into the motor industry to better understand the state of the market. Amidst the challenges faced by the motor sector in recent years such as supply chain delays, cost of living crisis and sluggish consumer spending the sector is set for a comeback. Here is a summary of what we have found:

  • 29% of UK adults plan to buy a car in the next 2 years with most planning to buy in 1-2 years. 
  • Consumers planning to purchase a car in the next 2 years care about its appearance & innovation, feeling it should reflect their personality 
  • Most adults who are planning to buy a car in the next 2 years will purchase petrol or hybrid.

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Consumers are READY! 

Our research has shown that now is the time to get in front of consumers. Over the past year, the dynamic market landscape has adapted to countless challenges and our reach. Now is undoubtedly the time for the motor industry to position itself at the forefront of consumer attention. Adopting the right marketing strategy and marketing mix can help you stand out from competitors in the market, unlock new target audiences and drive success. Time and time again radio has been proven to be an unmatched power that so many overlook, as radio experts we are here to showcase why in a world dominated by visuals, audio should not be underestimated! 


Radio as a Trusted Medium: 

In times of uncertainty, trust becomes a rare commodity. This is where radio, often underestimated in the digital age, comes into play. Studies consistently show that radio is one of the most trusted mediums, with a unique ability to connect with audiences on a personal level. A survey by Radiocentre found that radio was trusted by 56% of the population on average, compared to 49% for both TV and press. 

The human voice and storytelling capabilities of radio create an intimate and authentic connection that resonates with listeners. In the motor sector, where consumers seek reassurance and reliable information, radio can be the conduit to rebuild trust.


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Transparent communication  

Radio provides an ideal platform for motor companies to communicate transparently with their audience. By addressing concerns directly through carefully crafted messages, brands can reassure consumers and build trust. It is a great tool for sharing educational messaging that is easy for consumers to digest and retain, customers are then more likely to feel informed and confident in making purchasing decisions.  


Building emotional connections  

Radio excels at storytelling, allowing motor companies to create emotional connections with their audience. For our research, we know that consumers planning to buy are keen to make a purchase that reflects their personality, radio can be used as a driving force to tell a story that resonates with your target audience. By sharing success stories, showcasing commitment to sustainability, and highlighting community engagement, brands can differentiate themselves positively. 


Engaging content and consumer context  

Radio is a great way to showcase your personality and bring to life your brand, this can really set you apart and help consumers build a connection and trust in your company. Click here to read more about how to write the perfect radio script for your brand. Radio can also get you in front of the right audience at the right time. It might be commuting to work or after the weather. Reaching your target audience at a specific time is a fantastic opportunity for motor brands and allows you to be heard when people are the most receptive. 



The motor sector may be facing unprecedented challenges, but radio offers a powerful solution to rebuild trust and drive consumer spending. By leveraging the authenticity and reach of this trusted medium, the motor industry can emerge stronger and more connected with their audience.

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