LOS ANGELES — Social media consulting firm Maximize Social Media LLC will offer social media and local business listing services for automotive repair and service businesses to generate new customers and referrals, the company announced this week.

In addition to managing Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube, the service will also include Google Plus Local optimization.

“Many auto repair businesses have relied on offline advertising such as direct mail, billboards, and radio advertising to generate new business. However, given that consumers are spending increasingly more time online, social media enables these businesses to deliver their message where their customers are, and at a lower cost compared to traditional advertising,” said Craig Collins, senior vice president of Maximize Social Media LLC.

Maximize will fully integrate custom applications that are designed to expand the reach of the brand and message. One such application utilizes a coupon for discounted service that may be obtained by sharing the coupon on the wall of the viewer’s Facebook page.

Maximize Social Media provides full social media management services in more than 50 different verticals. The agency will fully integrate all aspects of social media for auto repair businesses that will find it more affordable to outsource the management rather than hire additional staff. Maximize provides both ad management, which will allow the physician group to target specific demographics, as well as daily engagement by a dedicated social media manager.

For more information, got to maximizesocialmedia.com/strategysession.