Social media expert and dealer advocate named Director of Community and Dealer Services for industry’s most rapidly growing media property
Salt Lake City, Utah –December 01, 2010 – DrivingSales.com (www.drivingsales.com), the auto industry’s largest car dealer social network, today announced that industry veteran and online social media expert Arnold Tijerina has joined the DrivingSales team as Director of Community and Dealer Services. Tijerina is charged with managing the explosive growth of the DrivingSales community and further expanding and innovating DrivingSales’ dealership services.
“2010 has been a big year for the DrivingSales dealer community and, as we head for another year of triple digit growth in 2011, we are pleased to add Arnold to our team of automotive media and dealership experts,” said DrivingSales Founder and CEO Jared Hamilton. “Arnold’s in-the-trenches experience helping dealerships successfully leverage the Internet and new media to the benefit of their bottom lines will be a great asset to the tens of thousands of dealership pros who depend on DrivingSales for actionable best practices and vendor ratings.”
Tijerina brings over eight years of automotive, Internet, new media and sales experience and accomplishments to the DrivingSales team. While serving as Internet Director for the Moss Bros. Auto Group in Southern California, his efforts helped earn them the designation of one of the country’s 'Top eCRM Dealers' by AutoSuccess Magazine. His background also includes sales and marketing for renowned sales trainer, Grant Cardone, and serving as a Senior Account Representative for HomeNet Automotive. Prior to joining the auto industry, Tijerina facilitated and organized early social communities of premium content for AOL.
“I am very proud to be a part of a team whose mission is unique in our industry: to use social media as a platform to provide unbiased, decision making information to dealers,” said Tijerina. “All business leaders, including dealers, need timely accurate information to lead their organizations. Without good information business fail which is why broadening the scope of innovative content and services – as well as making sure that the DrivingSales community has this information at its fingertips –will be at the forefront of my efforts for DrivingSales.com.
DrivingSales.com is the largest car dealer social network where thousands of dealership professionals collaborate and share best practices in a 20-group style setting. The site is the industry’s largest source of free dealership best practices information.
At DrivingSales, members create profiles, network with each other and share best practices. Dealership managers are allowed to rate and review their dealership vendors (http://www.drivingsales.com/ratings) in a verified setting. DrivingSales hosts the largest retail focused community of automotive blogs (http://www.drivingsales.com/blogs/), videos, interviews, social automotive news feeds and more.
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 industry’s leading automotive 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.