Notifications & Messages

Jared Hamilton
From: Jared Hamilton
Hey - It’s time to join the thousands of other dealer professionals on DrivingSales. Create an account so you can get full access to the articles, discussions and people that are shaping the future of the automotive industry.
×
OneCommand

OneCommand

Exclusive Blog Posts

What 89% of salespeople are failing to do...

What 89% of salespeople are failing to do...

  According to Dale Carnegie only 11% of salespeople ask for referrals. We all know how valuable referrals are but when it comes time to ask for a …

Why Your Online Shoppers Don’t Take the Bait

Why Your Online Shoppers Don’t Take the Bait

You think you’re dangling an enticing lure in front of your customers’ eyes. You plan to set the hook and reel them in. But what you don&rs…

Click-to-Call [Infographic]

Click-to-Call [Infographic]

  Most dealers understand the importance of making it easy for customers and prospects to find contact information. Websites often have prominent &…

Quick Tips for Improving Dealership Culture

Quick Tips for Improving Dealership Culture

Car dealers have a terrible reputation. It's such a negative experience for so many that people are electing to make a major purchase like a vehicle fr…

The Biggest Mistake Dealers Make When It Comes to Customer Retention

The Biggest Mistake Dealers Make When It Comes to Customer Retention

Jim Roche is the Divisional VP of Marketing & Managed Services at Xtime. We asked him to tell us the biggest mistake he sees dealers making today when …

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.

 Unlock all of the community & features  Join Now