Late last night I launched a new campaign to keep the spotlight on General Motors. It’s called www.iwontbuyfromgm.com and in the first 20 hours it’s logged 670 comments.
The purpose of the site is for people to declare to GM that if Saab is closed down, rather than sold, then those people signed up will not consider the purchase of another GM vehicle in the future.
This is a statement to GM that their actions are being watched and that those actions, if they close Saab down, will have consequences for their prospective customers.
Many of you would have signed in the comments section there already. If you’ve done so, then thanks, but there’s more to do.
The time is now.
We need to have a solid number well into four figures in order to get GM to take notice. That means that over this weekend, we need you to promote this campaign as much as you possibly can.
To help with that, I’ve created a Facebook group for the effort. Join the group and promote it to your contact on Facebook. The people in this group will be added to the tally of comments on the dedicated site (with an allowance for duplicates).
The other things you can do:
- Leave a comment on the site if you haven’t already done so. This is the most important thing you can do.
- Email some like-minded friends,
- Make a post on your favourite forum,
- A post on your national Saab club website.
Trust me – if we can get enough comments on this site then we WILL be able to create the kind of publicity needed to get GM’s attention.
This kind of thing is like a snowball. The fact that 5,000 Saab nuts won’t buy another GM product will not worry them. But the fact that 5,000 Saab nuts will get news coverage and spread the story further will be of concern to them.
So please – the time is now. This is not any sort of threat to GM, it’s a campaign to let them know that their decisions will effect YOUR decisions.
Let them know at iwontbuyfromgm.com