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Nissan to Warmly Welcome Media to Chicago


Contact: Mark Bilek
Senior Director of Communications and Technology
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6082
Cell: (847) 652-0632

Contact: Jennifer Morand
Director of Public Relations and Social Media
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6084
Cell: (630) 391-1986




Chicago (Jan. 11, 2017) - For the past decade, the Chicago Auto Show has crafted a program to assist with travel and lodging for a significant group of A-list media and influencers in attending show's two-day Media Preview. Nissan North America continues as the sponsor of this media travel assistance program. The program will deliver top-flight automotive, lifestyle and social media to be in the Windy City to carry on their work and bring news of the industry to viewers, readers and listeners.

"The Chicago Auto Show is a tremendous opportunity to get in front of consumers and media with the latest news from Nissan. For the past six years, top tier media from across the country have been able to count on Nissan as sponsor of CATAs media travel assistance program and the popular Journalist Express Train to get to Chicago," said Kristina Adamski, Nissan North America vice president of communications. "We are proud to continue this great tradition of helping media take advantage of all the Chicago Auto Show has to offer."

As in the past, the invited media for this program have been identified by show organizers with assistance from multiple automakers. Media and influencers are ranked and identified potential candidates for the program based on audience and strength of media outlet. The actual arrangements are made by G. Schmitz and Associates. All inquiries should go through the Chicago Auto Show communications team.

"Becoming the sponsor of this program shows tremendous strength and confidence in their brands," said Dave Sloan, Chicago Auto Show general manager. "Nissan is obviously aware that other manufacturers will be making news, but participating journalists won't be obligated to cover any particular brand. This is something that's good for the industry, and we congratulate and warmly embrace that kind of thinking."

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