Nicholson Autos | Digital Marketing | Case Study - NZ Digital
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Nicholson United Autos

Helping an industry leader grow their online presence


SEO Blogging
Email newsletters
Facebook Ads
Facebook posting
Content Strategy

Driven by you

Nicholson’s are an established motor group, with five branches across the North Island 
of New Zealand.

As a family owned and run business, Nicholson’s understand the benefits of having strong ties within their communities, believing that people will always support the companies that support their community.

They offer a wide range of services including new and used cars, tyres and maintenance and are passionate about helping kiwis drive safe vehicles on the roads. To match the prominence in their communities, Nicholson’s needed to boost awareness and reach of their recently revamped site.

Challenges & Objectives


Increasing millennial traffic to 
the website

Nicholson’s are well known in their communities, but wanted to grow their national reach to millennials, who are the highest consumer demographic for used cars in New Zealand.


Increasing website assisted sales of used cars

Historically Nicholson’s have always gotten a lot of sales through word of mouth. With a newly revamped website, they wanted to take that next step to drive more traffic to the site and increase sales.


Building brand awareness in the surrounding communities

Nicholson’s pride themselves on their community values in line with the ‘Nicholson’s vision’, and wanted to boost this sense of community out further to those not immediately close to the dealerships.

What was done

We established the conversion goals for both ends of the sales funnel and removed the barriers preventing users from completing those conversion goals. This step was all about setting up the site and social media platforms to best aid promotion and organic search.

Building of the blog and community pages
Email newsletter pop up on the blog and community pages to grow the email database
UX/UI updates to the site to make the user journey more streamline and a clear path to enquire on every page

Each month, we have been implementing the following for Nicholson’s in line with their strategy.

Campaign Digital Platforms


We designed and built a blog on the Nicholson’s website to be the content hub we drive external traffic to


We have integrated Mailchimp to the Nicholson’s website so anyone who subscribes to the list automatically receives the latest newsletters


We have integrated Mailchimp to the Nicholson’s website so anyone who subscribes to the list automatically receives the latest newsletters


What the client says

“The team at NZ Digital are definitely the best developers we have worked with. It’s not just the creative aspect that we like most, it’s the “we will get this sorted” attitude. Knowing that if things don’t go according to plan, they are able to get stuck in and get it fixed. We would highly recommend NZ Digital to anyone that wants to give their company an edge!”

Alan Kerby, Nicholson Autos

The Results

By executing a smart digitial marketing strategy Nicholson Auto’s have gained increased market share in the North Island, their email database has seen steady growth and their social reach has increased drastically delivering long term results and increase ROI.


Increase in organic traffic to the website


More millennial traffic to the website


More enquires through the website

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