Driven Brands celebrated the one-year anniversary of the monthly podcast for its network of collision owners, Collision Buzz.
Driven Brands, the parent company of three industry-leading collision repair networks; ABRA Auto Body Repair of America, CARSTAR, and Fix Auto USA, has been releasing monthly podcasts to its network of owners on topics ranging from operations, staffing, MSO growth, labor segmentation, community engagement, and much more. In the last year, the podcast has featured over 50 guests from the Driven Brands collision group, as well as outside vendors.
The show has added Ron Zappetillo, senior field performance manager of CARSTAR, as the permanent host of the show. Zappetillo was one of Fender Bender’s 2020 Top Award Winners and has been featured in numerous publications over the years. Having been in the collision repair industry for over 25 years, he brings valuable insight to each conversation.
“I am honored to be a part of the Collision Buzz podcast,” says Ron Zappetillo, host of Collision Buzz and senior field performance manager, CARSTAR. “I’m passionate about this industry, and I love bringing valuable content to owners and managers that will help their collision repair facilities grow and prosper.”
Since its launch, the podcast’s listenership has experienced over 75 percent growth and continues to gain new followers. Additionally, the podcast has a review rating of 4.7 on Apple Podcasts.
“Providing our networks with added tools and insights to help them succeed continues to be an important part of our business,” said Sabrina Thring, U.S. Chief Operating Officer, Driven Brands. “This podcast is another resource available to our franchise family, available at any time and on a continual basis.”