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NADA Workshops to Provide Social Media Overview and Strategic Action Plan for Dealers

Salt Lake City, UT - February 3rd, 2010 - DrivingSales (www.drivingsales.com), the auto industry's leading social media platform and largest online community, today announced that its founder and CEO Jared Hamilton will be conducting four workshops on Advanced Social Media Marketing for Dealers as part of the NADA Workshop series held at the 2010 NADA Convention and Expo in Orlando, Florida. These workshops will provide an illuminating overview of social media in the context of the overall advertising market in which dealers operate, as well as specific social media strategies and best practices to help dealers leverage social media's significant marketing opportunities. Hamilton, a third-generation auto dealer, is known for leading energetic and interactive workshops, panels and seminars on social media and online marketing for dealer groups, dealerships and OEMs across the country, as well as at the industry's key marketing conferences, including J.D. Power & Associates Roundtables, Digital Dealer Conferences, and DrivingSales' own annual Executive Summit. "My number one goal is to take the mystery out of social media marketing for automotive retailers and to provide them with actionable tactics that will enable them to use social media to grow in 2010 and beyond," said Jared Hamilton, CEO and Founder of DrivingSales.com.  "Each dealer who attends the advanced social media marketing workshop should leave not only with a social media plan for his/her dealership, but also excited and energized about the possibilities that lie ahead." The Advanced Social Media Marketing NADA workshops will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida at the times and dates listed below.  Only registered NADA dealer attendees may attend. Friday, February 12 - 3:15 p.m. Room 308 C Saturday, February 13 - 8:30 a.m. Room 203 A-C Sunday, February 14 - 11:00 a.m. Room 308 C Sunday, February 14  - 3:30 p.m. Room 309 A&B For more information about the Advanced Social Media Marketing NADA Workshops, go to http://www.drivingsales.com/blogs/jaredh/2010/02/03/nada-2010-workshops/ or http://expo.nada.org/ About DrivingSales DrivingSales.com (www.drivingsales.com) is the largest and premiere online community for the auto industry, where its thousands of members, including dealers, dealership managers, manufacturers, industry experts and vendors, collaborate and share best practices in a 20-group style setting. At DrivingSales, members create profiles and communicate with each other; build their networks and knowledgebase; share and rate proven strategies, and have access to relevant content contributed by fellow industry experts, including blogs, videos, interviews, a social news feed and more. Dealer members rate and review vendor products - sharing their experiences with the DrivingSales community - while vendors have the opportunity to provide feedback on reviews and showcase their products and services. DrivingSales was created and built from the ground up in 2003 by Jared Hamilton, a third generation auto dealer, as a private automotive business community to network his NADA Dealer Candidate Academy class.  The site opened nationally in 2008 and is the auto industry's leading social media custom platform.  DrivingSales was named one of ten social media gambits for 2009 by Automotive News and one of the Top 10 Companies to Watch by Auto Success Magazine. Media Contact: Melanie Webber (Melanie@mwebbcom.com), mWEBB Communications, 949.307.1723

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