Funny or offensive? Facebook’s take on the car sales business

Time 9:45 am, March 6, 2014

Screen shot 2014-03-06 at 09.42.35WE’RE always being told to engage in social media, use the internet properly and get involved with live chat and other modern ways to interact with our customers.

Well, now something else has sprung up on the web – a Facebook page full of anecdotes and videos showing the humorous side of working in a car dealership.

And while there’s no doubt that it’s growing in popularity – it’s up to more than 17,000 likes and counting – concerns have been expressed that the picture of Mike Reid (EastEnders’ former car salesman Frank Butcher) and the general tone of the page might damage the image of the industry.

(A meme is described online as an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by internet users, often with slight variations.)

What do you think? Funny or offensive?

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Dave, production editor on Car Dealer Magazine, is a journalist with more than 30 years' experience in the worlds of newspapers, magazines and public relations.

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