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Salt Lake City, UT – September 24, 2012 – DrivingSales, a leading business intelligence and data company for the auto industry, today announced that it has established new corporate headquarters, including a new studio for its Web TV channel, in Sandy, Utah. The company, which is on track for its third consecutive year of triple-digit revenue growth, has grown its employee base by 62% in just the last six months. The company moves into the expanded offices just as it gears up for its 4th annual DrivingSales Executive Summit, a signature event for the company, which has doubled in size year-over-year into the leading and most authoritative auto industry event.
“DrivingSales is committed to the success of all our auto industry clients, and our new headquarters and studio in Sandy, Utah will allow us to even better serve our industry with the most up-to-date, profit-building information through all media channels,” said DrivingSales CEO and founder Jared Hamilton.
The new DrivingSales corporate headquarters in Sandy, which is part of the Salt Lake City metro area is set up to house the company’s three distinct divisions: DrivingSales Data, DrivingSales University and DrivingSales Media, and designed to enable classroom style training, large meetings and auto dealership events. The new headquarters include a new DrivingSales TV studio, which can accommodate the filming of the company’s online interactive content, as well as webinars, teleconferences, and more. With multiple open spaces throughout, the new headquarters reflects the collaborative and interactive online environment typified by the company’s flagship site, DrivingSales.com.
Earlier this year, DrivingSales received a 2012 “Top 25 Under Five” award from the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) – for the second year in a row – which spotlights outstanding entrepreneurs and start-up companies in Utah, as well as a Stevie® Award in the ‘Most Innovative Company of the Year’ category in the 10th Annual American Business Awards. In addition to this year’s awards, DrivingSales was also named a 2011 Fast 50 “Emerging Eight” company by Utah Business magazine, and received an Interactive Media Award (IMA) for Outstanding Achievement in the ‘Automobile’ website 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.
Founded in 2008 and dedicated to the dealer community, DrivingSales is a business intelligence and data company that delivers unbiased*, profit-building information to make automobile dealers more successful through three distinct channels: DrivingSales Data, DrivingSales University and DrivingSales Media. DrivingSales Data houses the largest database of cross-vendor, dealership performance data in the North American auto industry and provides dealerships with the most statistically accurate performance benchmarks and metrics for their marketing and technology investments. DrivingSales University is a fully interactive online university that offers advanced profit-building strategies to automotive professionals through hundreds of classes taught by world-leading experts. DrivingSales Media connects dealers to peers and information through its global media assets, including DrivingSales.com, the world’s largest automotive social network; The Dealership Innovation Guide, an industry leading quarterly publication; DrivingSales Executive Summit, the top automotive conference for progressive dealers, and DrivingSalesTV, Web TV covering everything car-dealer related. Approximately one in every three dealerships in the United States has a registered member in the DrivingSales community.
*Vendor Neutral Policy: Dedicated solely to making dealerships more profitable, while also providing benefit to automakers and the industry as a whole, DrivingSales adheres to a strict vendor neutral policy through each of its channels. This means the company only provides unbiased information, not ‘pay-to-play’ follow up services -- and never accepts payment in exchange for media coverage or lets potential advertisers dictate messaging or create bias in any of its channels.
DrivingSales Media Relations:
Melanie Webber (email@example.com), mWEBB Communications, 424.603.4340
Angela Jacobson (firstname.lastname@example.org), mWEBB Communications, 714.454.8776