DMEautomotive's Driver Connect is a Finalist for New Product/Service of the Year in the 2013 American Business Awards(SM) Driver Connect, a breakthrough mobile app for the auto industry, is recognized in Mobile On-Demand Software Application category

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DMEautomotive's Driver Connect has been named a finalist for "New Product or Service of the Year" in the Software - Mobile On-Demand Application category in The 2013 American Business Awards, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie® Award winner in the program.

"We are honored to be named a finalist for New Product/Service of the Year by the American Business Awards - and to be in such good company," said Mike Walther, president and CEO of DMEautomotive. "Driver Connect is helping auto retailers across the country adapt to the mobile revolution, and we could not be more proud of this recognition -- for the product itself, the dealers who are using it, and the fantastic and innovative team at DMEautomotive who created it."

Driver Connect is the first mobile app designed for auto dealerships to provide the right mix of fun, practical, pro-consumer, and pro-dealer tools - so it gets used often and builds a positive, trusted connection - all while driving more service business. The DMEautomotive-developed app is one of four finalists in the category for the New Product/Service of the Year award, alongside companies like Cisco Systems.

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. 

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.

Finalists were chosen by more than 140 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May.  More than 150 members of nine specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place May 13 - 24.  

The American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: the ABA's traditional banquet on Monday, June 17 – in Chicago for the first time, after 10 years in New York; and the new product & technology awards event on Monday, September 16 in San Francisco.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.   

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, Fla.

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 year.  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.

SOURCE DMEautomotive



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