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We’ve won an Award!

SKODA Marketing Person of the Year for 2014 goes to….

Our Marketing Manager Eileen Conlon, has been awarded the prestigious ‘ŠKODA Marketing Person of the Year’ for 2014 beating off stiff competition from all other dealers in the ŠKODA network at the national conference in Wexford last week.

We have been a member of the SKODA family for 13 years. In 2012, we launched the My ŠKODA Loyalty Programme which has since been rolled out across the full SKODA Network in Ireland.

Over the past year, we have been involved with innovative marketing and sponsorship campaigns including our ‘Simply Clever’ sponsorship competition which encouraged participants to call into the dealership and take a test drive on behalf of their local sports club. The competition was run to celebrate Sligo being awarded the ‘European Town of Sport 2014’ and first prize was claimed by Collooney Kickboxing Club.

We were also heavily involved with the Sligo leg of the ŠKODA Cycle series event; the Sligo Champion Sportive. Held in Sligo town in April, this was the first of the ŠKODA Cycle series events and lay a great platform for the rest of the series. Prior to the event, we welcomed over 200 cyclists into our showroom for a ‘Pasta party’ and offered the services of Sports Massage Therapists and Bike Mechanics to participants.

Presenting the award, Raymond Leddy, Head of Product & Marketing, ŠKODA Ireland said “We are thrilled to announce Eileen as the 2014 ŠKODA Marketing Person of the Year. Led by Eileen as Marketing Manager, Burns Car Sales has come up with innovative marketing campaigns during the last number of years which have proven to be absolutely key in achieving success and ensuring ŠKODA is one of the best-selling car brands in Sligo.”

Commenting at the awards ceremony, Eileen Conlon, Marketing Manager, Burns Car Sales said “I am delighted to be recognised by ŠKODA as marketing person of the year. The standards in the ŠKODA network are very high and it is an honour to accept this award on behalf of everyone at Burns Car Sales. This award is a testament to the hard work and effort that each member of the dealership team has put in over the past year. We are involved with some great partnerships and campaigns where a lot of hard work goes in at ground level to ensure their success and it is great to be recognised for our work”.