Jason Stum Selected to Present at the 2014 DrivingSales Executive Summit

Carlito Mojica —  September 16, 2014 — Leave a comment

After attending the DrivingSales Executive Summit last October, we made the intentional decision to relaunch FamilyDealBlog.com with new purpose and vision.

As a part of our relaunch, we set out on a mission to delight our customers and employees with unexpected and extraordinary value.

Almost one year later, we’ve made great strides towards achieving our goals and we’re looking forward to expanding our blogging efforts even further.

Jason Stum, our Digital Marketing Manager, has been leading the charge here on FamilyDealBlog.com making sure we adhere to our mission statement.

Under Jason’s steady hand, we’ve seen FamilyDealBlog.com become a website that’s a valuable resource to our customers, employees and community.

If you’ve followed along with us recently, you have probably noticed that Jason loves to share the personal achievements of his co-workers here on our blog.

From Doug Kropp to Evan Fischbach to Karla Griscom, Jason has gone out of his way to highlight the success stories of individuals of the LaFontaine Automotive Group whenever possible.

Today I’m thrilled to let you know that the tables have turned a bit and I have the distinct pleasure to share Jason’s own success story.

Jason was recently selected to speak at the 2014 DrivingSales Executive Summit where he’ll have the opportunity to share his blogging knowledge with his peers and colleagues in a presentation called Blog to the Future.

Hundreds of potential speakers from the automotive industry applied to present at DSES, and only 33 were chosen – with Jason being one of them.

On behalf of the LaFontaine Family, we are extremely proud of Jason Stum’s selection for breakout speaker at DSES 2014.

Jason has been a key contributor to our online market presence. We are excited for him to present alongside the industry’s brightest emarketers.

We hope that attendees take advantage of his insights but most importantly engage to share ideas.

Keep up the great work Jason and we appreciate everything you do for us every day!

DrivingSales Executive Summit Press Release

Jason Stum, Digital Marketing Manager of the LaFontaine Automotive Group has been selected to present at the sixth annual DrivingSales Executive Summit (DSES), the most authoritative event for innovative dealers.

Jason’s presentation, Blog to the Future, joins an agenda that includes keynotes from digital expert and author Brian Solis; SEO ‘Wizard’ Rand Fishkin; eMarketer’s Lead Digital Auto Analyst, Mike Hudson; Kellogg School of Management Marketing Professor Florian Zettelmeyer, and Managing Partner of Eisenberg Holdings Bryan. Stum will present on October 14, 2014.


The DSES, which had record attendance in 2013, and has sold out every year since inception, is unique in the industry because auto dealers determine the speakers and agenda. This year’s summit will be held Sunday, October 12th through Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at the Bellagio Las Vegas.

Jason Stum said,

I’m honored to be selected by my peers and colleagues to present at the DrivingSales Executive Summit. To represent the LaFontaine digital marketing team at this conference is special to all of us. I’m looking forward to sharing my experience in the world of blogging with fellow attendees.

During my presentation, I’ll share how I took control of our company blog to connect with our customers, engage with our own employees and become a trusted resource for automotive and community related content.

By the end of my presentation, attendees will leave with an actionable game plan so they too can Blog to the Future.

Jason Stum’s presentation was chosen from a competitive group of applicants comprising some of the industry’s most innovative dealer executives and thought leaders. “Clearly Blog to the Future resonated with our dealer panel because it offers the kind of ahead-of-the-curve insights, actionable information, and profit-building practices that our attendees can take home and immediately implement in their dealerships,” said DrivingSales CEO and Founder, Jared Hamilton.  “We are very proud to add Jason of LaFontaine to our 2014 agenda.”

Visit the DrivingSales Executive Summit website to see the full agenda and to register before the event sells out.

Stay tuned for DSES news as it develops on Twitter and Facebook.

About LaFontaine Automotive Group

Founded in 1980, the award winning and nationally recognized LaFontaine Automotive Group includes 19 franchises in 12 locations across southeast Michigan and employs over 850 people. The “LaFontaine Family Deal” offers customers more than the best price on a new or pre-owned vehicle, it is the attitude and approach to business developed and nurtured by the LaFontaine family. The LaFontaine’s commitment to customers, staff, and local communities is demonstrated by active participation and contributions to numerous non-profit organizations, educational institutions and charities throughout southeast Michigan.

About The DrivingSales Executive Summit (DSES)

The DrivingSales Executive Summit is where the most progressive dealers gather to collaborate and learn forward-thinking trends in automotive operations. DSES features world-renowned experts on marketing, technology and retail operations from inside and outside the industry who provide the most valuable and actionable insights for today’s dealership professionals. The DSES agenda is dealer-driven, ensuring the content is 100 percent focused on the needs of progressive dealers.  Only the top 10 percent of speaking applications selected by DrivingSales members make it on the agenda.

To protect the quality of the event, seating is limited and always held at a 5-diamond venue.  DSES has sold out every year. For those interested in attending, securing seating as early as possible is recommended.  For more information, visit DSES.com

About DrivingSales

DrivingSales is a professional network serving the auto industry with dealer-driven news and information, online training, and performance data, all to enable dealers to make critical business decisions at their dealerships.  DrivingSales’ mission is to connect progressive dealership professionals to the people and information they need to maximize their success.  Founded by a third-generation car dealer, and opened up to the industry in 2008, today DrivingSales has registered users in over 50% of new car dealerships in the US and is active in several other countries around the globe.  To learn more about the DrivingSales community, training or performance analytics visit DrivingSales.comDrivingSalesUniversity.com and DrivingSalesData.com



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My name is Carlito Mojica, and I'm the eCommerce and BDC Director for the LaFontaine Automotive Group. I hope you enjoyed my article today, I certainly enjoyed writing it.

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