Salt Lake City, UT, November 13, 2008 - DrivingSales (www.DrivingSales.com), the automotive industry’s original online best practices and professional networking community, and J.D. Power and Associates have announced the formation of the J.D. Power Automotive Internet Roundtable Group in the Groups section of DrivingSales.com.
In DrivingSales Groups, members of the community create and join affinity groups in an online setting to exchange ideas on specific areas of interest. The recent J.D. Power Internet Roundtable focused on applying the best tools from online social media, including user-generated content and reviews, discussion boards, videos, and more, to help the auto industry boost productivity and efficiencies. As a site that embodies the use of social media tools, DrivingSales.com will enable members of J.D. Power Roundtable Group to use these tools, while simultaneously collaborating on best practices.
“J.D. Power’s Automotive Internet Roundtable and DrivingSales.com share complimentary objectives in bringing together industry professionals to discuss the developments and market forces that affect the auto industry,” commented Charlie Vogelheim, vice president of automotive development at J.D. Power and Associates. “DrivingSales has created an easy-to-use platform for conference attendees and other auto industry professionals to have an ongoing discussion about solutions.”
“It’s an honor to offer the Groups platform to J.D. Power Roundtable attendees,” said Jared Hamilton, founder and CEO of DrivingSales. “As a Roundtable attendee, I was able to meet and connect with many people I wanted to talk to, however there’s just never enough time in the day to cover all the ground you want to with your peers. We want to make it easy for Roundtable attendees to stay in touch and apply the great ideas generated at the conference to their businesses on an ongoing basis. When you get this many industry experts coming together in a mass collaboration environment, you can’t help but make great things happen.”