Last January, we announced a contest to our sales reps to reward consistent performance.
It’s really simple. We started with 150 sales reps who represent HomePages Directories in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and Kentucky.
Make a sale. Every day.
Our directories serve small businesses that serve mostly local customers.
The Yellow Pages ads start at around $385 per year.
But the ads don’t sell themselves.
As long as a rep made a sale, any sale, they advanced to the next day.
We put out a big honkin’ award.
The last man (or woman) standing would drive off in a new Saturn Astra (or $16,500).
The winner of the contest is Joe Brien.
Joe is a remarkable sales rep who has made at least one sale every day since September 2008.
At our company meeting yesterday held in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at Northern Illinois University, Joe chose to receive a check for $16,500 because he already drives a nice car.
Congratulations, Champ! You served hundreds of appreciative small businesses, and were rewarded for your good works.