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DMEautomotive Honored as Silver Stevie® Award Winner in 2013 American Business Awards(SM) DMEautomotive's Driver Connect(SM) 2.0 wins in Best New Product or Service category

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DMEautomotive's Driver Connect 2.0 is a Silver Stevie® Award honoree in the "Best New Product or Service – Software Mobile On-Demand Application"category, in the 11th Annual American Business Awards.

The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. 

"DMEa is proud to be numbered among the automotive industry's most innovative companies.  And we are especially honored to be recognized in the important mobile category," said DMEautomotive CEO Mike Walther. "No channel is evolving – and being adopted by consumers – as rapidly as mobile.  Driver Connect 2.0 was developed to help auto dealers communicate where their customers are interacting – on their mobile devices - and to maintain a solid connection with each of them, all while driving retention, loyalty, and sales.  Our hardworking team is proud to share this Stevie Award with our customers, whose input and support has been critical to the development of this product."

Driver Connect 2.0, now in use by five of the top 20 U.S automotive retailers, empowers dealers to bring their increasingly mobile audience even closer by enabling owners to easily manage their family fleet with easy access to their vehicle's complete service history, recalls, and real time notifications when their vehicle is ready for pick up from a service visit. In turn, Driver Connect 2.0 makes it easy for auto dealers to send out hyper-targeted communications to their customers, down to their exact moment in their ownership lifecycle, helping build a positive and trusted relationship.

"So many remarkable stories of success and innovation were told in the nominations submitted to this year's American Business Awards," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  "We congratulate all of this year's Stevie Award winners, and thank them for the inspiration provided by their achievements."

More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 320 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word "crowned," the trophies were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Monday, September 16 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco.  Over 250 nominees and their guests attended. 

About DMEautomotive 
DMEautomotive (DMEa) is the industry leader in science-based, results-driven automotive marketing, and provides turnkey marketing to the largest and most innovative automotive organizations, from automobile dealerships to many of the largest aftermarket companies in the U.S. DMEa's uniquely panoramic view of the complete automotive sales and service market, combined with its cutting-edge, science-based marketing programs, increases customer yield, conversion and retention. 

DMEa does not take marketing performance on faith, and each product and service is measured by a simple, precise scientific approach: Is it true? Prove it. Will it work? Test it. Does it generate results? Show it! Supported by DMEa's proprietary, cloud-based Red Rocket Technology Platform, the DMEa product suite includes science-based, data driven, multi-channel customer acquisition and retention marketing programs; best-in-class campaign reporting; data management and analytics; auto-focused Customer Interaction Center solutions, and complete on-site mail and email fulfillment services. Headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, DMEa also has major operations in Jacksonville, Florida. 

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this month. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors and partners of The 2013 American Business Awards include the Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, Experian Consumer Services, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, and SoftPro.

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