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The Recruiter: Episode 4- People Use Google to Find Jobs

The Recruiter: Episode 4- People Use Google to Find Jobs

How to title your help wanted ad so it gets found on the internet. Please use Google in their job search. Use what people call themselves on their resu…

* The Recruiter* Episode 3 Law of Diminishing Return

* The Recruiter* Episode 3 Law of Diminishing Return

When do you hire and how many? what are you basing your decision on? Don't decide by how many desks you have or that's what you normally run with. …

Lenders must lend or drivers won't drive

Lenders must lend or drivers won't drive

In my opinion, sub prime customers are being considered more risky by the lenders that once targeted them. Even traditional co-signers are proving not to b…

4 Reasons to Improve CRM Utilization in 2017

4 Reasons to Improve CRM Utilization in 2017

Yes, dealers are creating a tremendous amount of data. The problem is, most of it is junk. Data is like this 1958 Tops Baseball Card complete set. You have…

Your Car Repair Shop Should Appeal To Parents Whether It is At a Dealership or Privately Owned

Your Car Repair Shop Should Appeal To Parents Whether It is At a Dealership or Privately Owned

Running an auto repair means that you have to take care of all kinds of details including scheduling, discipline, and customer service. Giving a customer t…

Stand Out in Your Community with Breast Cancer Awareness

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  But, did you know one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women? Also, are you aware that this year alone, it is estimated that 220,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die from the disease?

Now I know what you’re thinking, “What does breast cancer have to do with my dealership?” Well, the truth is, it is highly likely some of your employees and customers have had their lives impacted by breast cancer. You may also have been impacted by breast cancer. Recognizing this deadly disease promotes awareness and shows your support for its victims.

The real question you need to ask yourself is, “How can I work breast cancer awareness into my October marketing calendar?” This campaign is one we always recommend our dealers utilize. Here are a couple different ways you can leverage this type of campaign.

Raise Breast Cancer Awareness
Sometimes all you need is a simple PSA campaign. Think about putting an email, direct mail, or pre-recorded voice message together to send to current customers, prospects, and employees about the risks of breast cancer, how to spot the disease with early detection, and the importance of regular examinations.

Raise Funds for a Cure
A great way to get involved in the fight against breast cancer is by raising funds for victims and ongoing research. Think about setting a certain dollar amount you’ll donate for every oil change performed or vehicle purchased in the month of October. Be sure to create hype around your donations and produce a press release to let the community know about your fundraiser.

These types of campaigns, by companies just like yours, have helped lower the breast cancer mortality rate in the U.S. by 34% since 1990. A breast cancer awareness campaign is a great way for you to stand out in your community, show them you care, and build lasting relationships.

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