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CarWoo! is a Finalist for Most Innovative Dealership Solution of 2013

BURLINGAME, Calif., and Salt Lake City, UT – August 19, 2013 CarWoo!, the leading online marketplace for automotive buyers and dealers, has been named a finalist for the DrivingSales Innovation Cup Award for the Most Innovative Dealership Solution of 2013. CarWoo!’s Connect for Dealership Websites was selected by a panel of dealer judges from a competitive field of entrants and will be presented onstage at the 2013 DrivingSales Executive Summit (DSES), held Sunday, October 13th through Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at the Bellagio Las Vegas.

“CarWoo! is honored to have been selected as an Innovation Cup Award finalist,” said Myril Shaw, Vice President, Dealer Relations at CarWoo! “CarWoo!’s Connect for Dealership Websites is a new product that will help dealerships bring functionality to their websites consistent with modern car buyer preferences. We look forward to showing off the product at the Executive Summit in October.”

Since it’s inception, CarWoo! has been a company dedicated to creating a modern car shopping experience online. Buyers are provided a marketplace in which they choose their car, meet local dealers and confirm their purchase in a hassle-free environment. Dealers are given access to engage with shopper who would never hit a traditional quote request form as well as competitive intelligence and insights.

DrivingSales created the Innovation Cup Awards to recognize solutions introduced or enhanced in 2013 whose innovative approaches have produced significant results for dealers.  Dealership solution-providers submitted applications online, vendor names were blanked out, and a panel of dealer judges selected the finalists.  Finalists will present their solution onstage for the dealer panel and attendees at the DSES on Monday, October 14th.

“The Innovation Cup Award represents one of the highest accolades our industry has to offer its dealership solution providers: the vote of those who understand its benefits the most - auto dealers,” said DrivingSales Founder and CEO Jared Hamilton. “We congratulate CarWoo! on being named a finalist for The Innovation Cup Award from a field of outstanding applicants and look forward to sharing CarWoo!’s progressive solution with attendees at the DrivingSales Executive Summit.”

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, 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. 

For the full DrivingSales Executive Summit agenda and more information on speakers and presentations go to

Each year the DrivingSales Executive Summit automotive conference sells out. Tickets are still available at For more information about the DrivingSales Executive Summit and to register, visit: or contact Stay tuned for DSES news as it develops on and on Participate in the conversation with the #DSES hashtag as preparations continue throughout the year.

About CarWoo!

CarWoo! is dedicated to providing the best online marketplace for automotive buyers and sellers. In the CarWoo! MarketPlace consumers can select the type of car they are interested in, find and communicate privately with local dealers from CarWoo!’s more than 10,000 dealers, receive upfront prices, compare offers and ultimately make a confident, hassle-free purchase decision. Dealers have the opportunity to receive never before available competitive intelligence and insight into the behavior of the online buyer. CarWoo! is the official “Best Deal” partner with AOL Autos and has active relationships with a variety of online sites.  More than 13,000 car dealers and hundreds of thousands of consumers have engaged with each other in the CarWoo! MarketPlace.

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 5-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

 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% of new car dealerships in the US and is active in several other countries around the globe.  To learn more about the DrivingSales community, training or performance analytics visit, and

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