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DrivingSales Named One of Utah’s Fastest Growing New Companies

Utah Business Magazine Award Recognizes DrivingSales’ Entrepreneurial Spirit, Innovative Business Tactics and Revenue Growth

08.29.2011– Salt Lake City, Utah – DrivingSales (www.drivingsales.com) today announced that it has been named a Utah Business magazine Fast 50 “Emerging Eight” company for 2011. The Utah Business magazine program recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit, innovative business tactics and revenue growth of Utah’s fastest-growing companies. DrivingSales was recognized in a category that focuses on the eight fastest-growing companies in Utah that are less than 5 years old. DrivingSales and all other honorees will be featured in the September issue of Utah Business magazine.

“We are honored to be recognized as an emerging, innovative company in the great state of Utah,” said DrivingSales Founder and CEO Jared Hamilton. “DrivingSales is dedicated to helping foster innovation in the auto industry. This award is a tribute to the thousands of forward-thinking dealerships and auto industry professionals across the country who, as active members of DrivingSales.com, share new thinking and actionable profit-building information on a daily basis, helping to raise the innovation bar across our industry.”

DrivingSales launched nationally in 2008, and is on track for its third consecutive year of triple digit revenue growth. DrivingSales is the auto industry's fastest-growing, most influential trade media property and includes DrivingSales.com, the world's largest car dealer social network where thousands of dealership professionals collaborate and share best practices; and DrivingSales University, an on-demand training platform where dealerships learn the latest web strategies from top e-commerce experts. DrivingSales also invented the industry's first and only Vendor Ratings Platform, designed to help auto dealers find and select the best vendor partners by allowing dealership employees to rate and review their vendors anonymously. An estimated 1 in every 4 dealerships in the United States has a registered member in the DrivingSales community.

The company hosts the DrivingSales Executive Summit (DSES), the auto industry's leading conference where progressive auto dealers collaborate and learn from world renowned experts. This year’s DSES conference will take place October 9th – 11th at the Bellagio Las Vegas.

DrivingSales recently won a “Top 25 Under Five” award from the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) which spotlights outstanding entrepreneurs and start-up companies in Utah, and the DrivingSales.com website also received an Interactive Media Award (IMA) in 2011 for Outstanding Achievement in the ‘Automobile’ category. Additionally, DrivingSales was named one of ten social media gambits for 2009 by Automotive News and one of the Top 10 Companies to Watch in 2010 by Auto Success Magazine.

For more information about DrivingSales, visit www.drivingsales.com. To learn more about the DrivingSales Executive Summit for car dealers and auto industry professionals, please visit www.drivingsalesexecutivesummit.com.


About DrivingSales.com

DrivingSales is the auto industry's fastest-growing, most influential trade media property focused on delivering actionable profit-building information to auto retailers and industry professionals. An estimated 1 in every 4 dealerships in the United States has a registered member in the DrivingSales community. DrivingSales' media network includes flagship property DrivingSales.com (www.drivingsales.com), the world's largest car dealer social network where thousands of dealership professionals collaborate and share best practices in a 20-group style setting; DrivingSalesTV (www.drivingsalestv.com), an interactive web channel which helps car dealers and auto professionals keep tabs on their industry and emerging technologies 24/7; DrivingSales University, an on-demand training platform where dealerships learn the latest web strategies from top e-commerce experts; DrivingSales Executive Summit (DSES) the industry's leading conference where progressive dealers collaborate and learn from world renowned experts, and DrivingSales Dealership Innovation Guide, a quarterly free publication featuring case studies of the industry's most innovative dealerships, solutions and best practices.

DrivingSales encourages innovation and excellence in the industry with its annual Dealer Satisfaction and Innovation Cup Awards, whose winners are determined solely by the dealer community. Founded by Jared Hamilton, a third generation car dealer, 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.


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Melanie Webber (melanie@mwebbcom.com), mWEBB Communications, 424.603.4340
Angela Jacobson (angela@mwebbcom.com), mWEBB Communications, 714.454.8776

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