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Last year DrivingSales introduced Presidents Club. An event designed to help innovative leaders in the industry learn profit-building strategies from a leadership perspective and how to maximize your business in the current retail environment. With this unique event a new competition was also introduced: Most Valuable Insight competition. The Most Valuable Insight Competition is designed to reveal and showcase never-before released data and research unique in the automotive industry. The Competition was created in the spirit of progress and industry thought leadership. We received many, many applications this year creating a difficult decision for our dealer panel.
The Presidents Club Dealer panel was asked to vote on the applications based off of accurate research methodology, supporting proof / verification of validity of results and insight backed by objective facts, data and/or research.
Last year Cobalt's CMO, Chris Reed, presented a compeling eight month study of 9 million VDPs examining how marketing teams are using metrics to manage their advertising and the dealer panel awarded Chris and Cobalt the grand prize. Chris when on to expand on Cobalt's research at DSES back in Oct. 2013. We can't wait to see what new insight is released this year to dealers.
Here are the 2014 DrivingSales Most Valuable Insight Finalists:
Each finalist company will have the opportunity to present its ‘insight’ on-stage at the 2014 DrivingSales Presidents Club...of course, no sales pitches or product mentions allowed, only actionable insights from data and implications for top dealership executives. The presentation includes a Q&A with a panel of dealer judges who will score each insight.
We want to thank all those who applied and congratulate this year's finalists!