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Announcing Finalists for DSES Dealer Best Idea Contest

Here at DrivingSales, we know dealers are working everyday to improve their store's performance with unique, smart and innovative ideas. That’s why we created the Dealer Best Idea Contest which takes place at the DrivingSales Executive Summit – to recognize today’s most innovative auto dealership strategies, driven by dealers themselves. The Best Idea contest is yet another testament to why DSES is the most progressive and dealer-driven event in the industry.

This contest is a highlight for many attendees and you won't want to miss it this year. It's inspiring to watch 5 progress dealership executives compete head-to-head on forward thinking ideas they've implemented to sell more cars. We can't wait to see the results each finalists has produced for their store...the dealer panel will have a tough time deciding on a winner.

Congratulations to the following Dealer Best Idea Contest Finalists selected by the DSES dealer panel, who will be presenting their strategies in a head-to-head competition on stage at the 6th annual DrivingSales Executive Summit October 12-14th for $10,000 in cash and prizes.  

  • “Free Gas Friday” - Cathy Nesbit and Alyssa Safty, Director of Social Media/Comm. Involvement and Internet Manager, Harry Robinson Buick GMC
  • “Monetize your Digital Assets” - Bryan Armstrong, Internet Manager, VW SouthTowne
  • “#MyRideYYC” - Shelly Hebert, Business Development/Marketing Manager, Glenmore Audi  
  • “Vehicle Xchange Program: Loyalty-Driven Sales Velocity; in-Store and vBDC” - Erich Gail, COO, Cardinale Automotive Group
  • “YouTube Postal Service “ - Robert Karbaum, E-Commerce Manager, Weins Canada Inc. / Don Valley North Toyota

Check out the highlights from last year's Dealer Best Idea Contest.

We received twice as many applications as last year making this contest even more competitive and we’re happy to acknowledge just how progressive and forward thinking these dealers are. Thank you to all of those who submitted creative ideas and congrats to all of the finalists! We also want to thank Cobalt for sponsoring this contest.

Tickets are running out for DSES and registration won’t be open much longer. Be sure to reserve your seat by registering today!

Amy Hughes
Congratulations everyone! Can't wait Cathy!
Brent Wees
Attending this competition year after year you can see the ideas growing in vision and effectiveness. No doubt this entire group of finalists will bring it! Wondering if Robert Karbaum can defend his title!? Have to wait and see.
Adam Brumfield
Congrats to all the finalists. Looking forward to the presentations at DSES!
Bryan Armstrong
Absolutely honored. Looking forward to another great Conference.
Robert Karbaum
Okay so I tried to start this tradition last year, but was too late. Here is the idea: The Innovation Cup finalists and the Best Idea finalists get together the night before the results for dinner/social/etc. What better way to make solid connections. Best ideas and Best Innovations. Mike J, can you make this happen :P

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