Happy Halloween from the Abstrakt Team

Today, while our team was hard at work helping you grow your business, they were also celebrating Halloween in genuine Abstrakt style. Spirits were high as many engaged in our annual Halloween Costume Contest and, as always, candy was plentiful. We had some amazing entries this year from the Emojis to a real-life Beef-Cake – the creativity really showed. Winners will officially be announced at close of business but the Cowboy, Raggedy Ann and the Emojis are all looking to place.

As businesses grow, they often find it difficult to maintain company culture, but we are among the lucky few that


Do Voicemails Really Work?

Easy-way-to-Set-up-Voicemail-on-iPhone-5SThis week’s edition of “Ask the Sales Manager” is about the ongoing question, “do voicemails really work?” The answer is a definite maybe.

Why maybe? Well, it’s all about WHAT you leave on the voicemail. If your voicemail is too vague, chances are you’re not going to get a call back. If it’s too long, it’s probably not going to get listened to. But if it’s just right (does this sound like an old children’s fable?), you have a really good chance of getting a call back.


What are Some of the Best Ways to Grow Your Dealership’s Fan Base Internally?

8953485-empty-chalkboard-for-your-text2014 was the final year for dealerships to get caught up on the social media front; if you haven’t taken hold of your dealership’s online reputation by now, you are officially behind. The days of “we’ll get ‘em next year” are gone and you’ll be scrambling to keep your head above water.

Over the past year we’ve seen many dealerships take on the task of growing their fan base internally.  Just as they’ve built their business to be successful, they are putting equal efforts behind their social