Porsche realizes they’re on Instagram



















I have a friend that works with luxury brands and he was recently chatting with someone that he knows that works with Porsche; let’s call him William. It turns out, some of the executives had flown out to southern California for a meeting and the subject of social media came up. ┬áThe execs were quick to point out that their target market didn’t utilize social media. William being a wise mane found this amusing and asked the execs if they’d mind stopping by one of the dealerships with him when they went to lunch. They agreed and headed down around noon.

When they arrived, the execs were astonished by how many people were using their camera and posting the images to Instagram/Facebook, etc. Many of them did not hashtag the images – making them difficult to find – but the execs realized that Porsche (like all other brands) are on social media.


By Michael Myers

I'm an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I also consult with startups and established brands. I'm currently interested in artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and culture. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, cycling, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive + surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and tattooing.