DrivingSales Wins Innovation and Outstanding Company Awards

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Company receives UVEF Top 25 Under Five Award for second year in a row; wins Silver Stevie® Award for Innovative Company of the Year in 2012 American Business Awards(SM).

DrivingSales (http://www.drivingsales.com) today announced that it has received two prestigious business awards: a 2012 “Top 25 Under Five” award from the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF), for the second year in a row – which spotlights outstanding entrepreneurs and start-up companies in Utah – and a Silver Stevie® Award in the ‘Most Innovative Company of the Year’ category in the 10th Annual American Business Awards.

“We are humbled to be recognized by the UVEF for being one of the top-performing companies in Utah, and by the American Business Awards for being an Innovative Company of the Year,” said DrivingSales CEO and founder Jared Hamilton. “Our mission is all about helping auto dealers use innovation to help drive outstanding performance in their businesses, and to be recognized for practicing what we preach makes us proud. We thank the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum and the American Business Awards for these honors.”

Founded in 2008 and dedicated to the dealer community, DrivingSales is a business intelligence and data company that delivers unbiased*, profit-building information to make automobile dealers more successful. Previously, DrivingSales won a 2011 “Top 25 Under Five” award from the UVEF, was named a 2011 Fast 50 “Emerging Eight” company by Utah Business magazine, and received an Interactive Media Award (IMA) for Outstanding Achievement in the ‘Automobile’ website category. Additionally, DrivingSales was named one of ten social media gambits for 2009 by Automotive News and one of the Top 10 Companies to Watch in 2010 by Auto Success Magazine.

DrivingSales and the other Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum award winners collectively created 600 jobs and $135 million in revenue. Award ceremonies were held on July 12th at Novell in Provo, marking UVEF’s thirteenth Top 25 Under Five competition. UVEF has highlighted more than 300 companies through this competition.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the trophies were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Monday, June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

About DrivingSales
Founded in 2008 and dedicated to the dealer community, DrivingSales is a business intelligence and data company that delivers unbiased*, profit-building information to make automobile dealers more successful through three distinct channels: DrivingSales Data, DrivingSales University and DrivingSales Media. DrivingSales Data houses the largest database of cross-vendor, dealership performance data in the North American auto industry and provides dealerships with the most statistically accurate performance benchmarks and metrics for their marketing and technology investments. DrivingSales University is a fully interactive online university that offers advanced profit-building strategies to automotive professionals through hundreds of classes taught by world-leading experts. DrivingSales Media connects dealers to peers and information through its global media assets, including DrivingSales.com, the world’s largest automotive social network; The Dealership Innovation Guide, an industry leading quarterly publication; DrivingSales Executive Summit, the top automotive conference for progressive dealers, and DrivingSalesTV, Web TV covering everything car-dealer related. Approximately one in every three dealerships in the United States has a registered member in the DrivingSales community.

*Vendor Neutral Policy: Dedicated solely to making dealerships more profitable, while also providing benefit to automakers and the industry as a whole, DrivingSales adheres to a strict vendor neutral policy through each of its channels. This means the company only provides unbiased information, not ‘pay-to-play’ follow up services -- and never accepts payment in exchange for media coverage or lets potential advertisers dictate messaging or create bias in any of its channels.

DrivingSales.com Media Relations:
Melanie Webber (melanie(at)mwebbcom(dot)com), mWEBB Communications, 424.603.4340
Angela Jacobson (angela(at)mwebbcom(dot)com), mWEBB Communications, 714.454.8776

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