DrivingSales 2013 Innovation Cup Award: Finalists Announced

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Award recognizes the most innovative dealership solutions of 2013; finalists to compete and present their solutions at the 2013 DrivingSales Executive Summit; early bird registration ends August 15th.

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The five selected to compete for the Innovation Cup will, we have no doubt, provide our dealer attendees with many of the solutions they have been looking for.

DrivingSales today announced that finalists have been selected for the fourth annual DrivingSales Innovation Cup Award, which recognizes the most innovative dealership solutions of 2013. Finalists will compete onstage for the Innovation Cup Award at the 2013 DrivingSales Executive Summit (DSES), which will be held Sunday, October 13th through Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at the Bellagio Las Vegas. The DSES, which had record attendance in 2012 and has sold out every year since inception, is unique in the industry because auto dealers determine the speakers and agenda. Early bird registration ends August 15th.

The 2013 Innovation Cup Award finalists are:

  •     CarWoo’s CarWoo! Connect
  •     DealerSocket’s Enterprise Dashboard Reporting
  •     Flick Fusion’s Live Video App with Sales Overlay System
  •     PureCars’ SmartAdvertising
  •     RedBumper’s SmartPrice™

The five Innovation Cup finalists will present their solutions onstage at the DrivingSales Executive Summit on October 14h. A panel of dealer judges will ask questions of each presenter and score each product. The solution with the highest score will be presented with the Innovation Cup Award for "Most Innovative Solution of 2013" on the final day of the Summit.

"Once again, the range of applications our dealer advisory board chose from was outstanding, with so many innovative and exciting products that are destined to move our industry forward," said DrivingSales CEO and Founder Jared Hamilton. "The five selected to compete for the Innovation Cup will, we have no doubt, provide our dealer attendees with many of the solutions they have been looking for. This competition is one of the highlights of the DSES and these five finalists will make us all proud of, and inspired by, the inventive minds working every day to make our industry better."

The Innovation Cup Award competition is part of an exciting DSES line up this year, which includes high-profile keynotes from former U.S. Navy SEAL Officer and decorated combat veteran, Leif Babin; global search marketing authority Danny Sullivan, and The Walt Disney Company®, as well as nineteen dealer-selected breakout sessions from industry experts and dealers on topics ranging from CRM, digital marketing, fixed ops, hiring, creating a culture of success, selling pre-owned vehicles, leveraging ‘big data’, video, and more.

Focused on providing the most relevant profit-building information to help auto dealers formulate their business plans for the following year, the DrivingSales Executive Summit includes three days of collaboration and fresh, leading-edge information from special-topic breakouts, expert panels, dealer and vendor contests, and world-renowned speakers. The DSES is 100% dealer driven and designed specifically for the most advanced dealer principals and dealership executives in the industry. The summit has a vendor-neutral policy, meaning no vendor influence on presentation selection and adherence to a strict dealer-to-vendor ratio.

To read more about the DrivingSales Innovation Cup Award finalists, go to: http://www.drivingsales.com/blogs/DSNews/2013/08/13/dses-2013-innovation-cup-award-finalists-announced-.

For the full DrivingSales Executive Summit agenda and more information on speakers and presentations go to http://drivingsal.es/2013-breakout-speakers

Each year, the DrivingSales Executive Summit automotive conference sells out. Tickets are still available at http://drivingsalesexecutivesummit.com/registration/. For more information about the DrivingSales Executive Summit and to register, visit: DrivingSalesExecutiveSummit.com or contact dses(at)drivingsales(dot)com. Stay tuned for DSES news as it develops on http://www.twitter.com/drivingsales and on facebook.com/drivingsales. Participate in the conversation with the #DSES hashtag as preparations continue throughout the year.

For more information, check out today’s blog on DrivingSales at: http://www.drivingsales.com/blogs/DSNews/

About The DrivingSales Executive Summit (DSES)

The DrivingSales Executive Summit is where the most progressive dealers gather to collaborate and learn forward-thinking trends in automotive operations. DSES features world-renowned experts on marketing, technology and retail operations from inside and outside the industry who provide the most valuable and actionable insights for today’s dealership professionals. The DSES agenda is dealer-driven, ensuring the content is 100 percent focused on the needs of progressive dealers. Only the top 10 percent of speaking applications selected by DrivingSales members make it on the agenda.

To protect the quality of the event, seating is limited and always held at a five-diamond venue. DSES has sold out every year. For those interested in attending, securing seating as early as possible is recommended. For more information, visit DSES.com.

About DrivingSales

DrivingSales is a professional network serving the auto industry with dealer-driven news and information, online training, and performance data, all to enable dealers to make critical business decisions at their dealerships. DrivingSales’ mission is to connect progressive dealership professionals to the people and information they need to maximize their success.

Founded by a third-generation car dealer, and opened up to the industry in 2008, today DrivingSales has a registered user in over 50 percent of new car dealerships in the U.S. and is active in several other countries around the globe. To learn more about the DrivingSales community, training or performance analytics, visit DrivingSales.com, DrivingSalesUniversity.com and DrivingSalesData.com.

DrivingSales Executive Summit Media Relations:
Elizabeth Johnson (Elizabeth(at)mwebbcom(dot)com), mWEBB Communications, 213.713.4865
Melanie Webber (melanie(at)mwebbcom(dot)com), mWEBB Communications, 949.307.1723

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