First established in 2011 by Brian and Kim Walker, Shop Marketing Pros was built on a foundation of hands-on experience in the automotive industry. Before launching their marketing agency, Brian and Kim ran a North Carolina-based automotive shop for 12 years, learning the business ropes and sharpening their marketing skills in the process.
After an unforeseen business closure, they made a pivotal decision to move back to Louisiana and start 5 Stones Media–a marketing agency that initially provided website services to a wide range of clients. As their business took off, one thing became exceedingly clear: their passion for serving the automotive industry.
To hone in on this niche-specific interest and get back to their roots, they created a separate agency division–now known as Shop Marketing Pros–to provide “Marketing for the auto shop professional.”
Since then, they’ve used their accumulated experience to build a current agency roster of 75+ automotive clients and a solid team of 23 experts. This full-service agency provides tailor-made solutions, including social media marketing, video strategies, search engine marketing services, and website design.