Salt Lake City, UT, June 9, 2008
— DrivingSales.com, the auto dealer industry's original online community and social networking site, today announced the launch of its first best practices contest. The inaugural event will put the brightest minds in the automotive industry to the challenge of submitting the best sales strategy or spiff. Members of the DrivingSales community will review and rate the strategies based on their ingenuity, usefulness and effectiveness, and the contributor of the most highly rated strategy will win a new MacBook Air. This marks the beginning of a series of contests hosted by DrivingSales, which will be an integral element of the site experience, and will help drive quality content and provide maximum benefit to the members of this unique online community.
The contest closes and the ratings will be tallied at midnight on Friday, July 25, 2008. Members are encouraged to post their strategies and spiffs as early as possible in order to receive the most ratings by fellow members before the contest closes. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 30, 2008.
"A key benefit of DrivingSales is sharing knowledge and best practices, and the strategy contests are an important part of this," noted Jared Hamilton, founder and president of DrivingSales. "Dealers are competitive by nature, and these contests encourage them to demonstrate their expertise and think creatively to be successful. This is going to be a lot of fun and someone's going to take home a great prize."
DrivingSales Strategies is a growing database of tactical ideas and best practices, that have produced positive results for dealerships, and which are contributed and shared by the community. Strategies are designed to help dealers in every discipline and department within the dealership, from increasing profits to cutting costs, hiring, getting higher CSI scores, improving the store's atmosphere, and more.
To contribute an idea or strategy, auto industry professionals must first become a member of DrivingSales at www.drivingsales.com
, where they can then post their strategy or spiff idea in the Strategies section. Once posted, the strategy will be live on DrivingSales.com, where other members can then provide a 1-5 star rating, written comments, and whether or not they would recommend it to their friends.
"The creativity that exists in our industry is amazing. It has long been held captive at individual dealerships; now we have an unbiased open platform to share these great ideas," commented Allan Cooper, a close advisor to DrivingSales and recognized J.D. Power Automotive Internet Pioneer. "Everything from moving outdated inventory to engaging every employee at a dealership in the sales process- sharing best practices is a cornerstone of DrivingSales. The sheer volume of fresh ideas offers dealers instant inspiration."
DrivingSales is a community of automotive industry professionals networking and sharing best practices to maximize their success. On DrivingSales.com, members post profiles, share sales strategies, and get access to relevant content contributed by industry experts, including blogs, videos, and interviews. Members also rate and review vendors, sharing their experience with the DrivingSales community; while vendors get the opportunity to provide feedback on reviews and showcase their products and services. DrivingSales empowers auto industry professionals to take their businesses and careers to a whole new level of success. Get connected at www.drivingsales.com