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Chicago Auto Show Revs Up Communications and Marketing Efforts With Staff Addition

Chicago Auto Show Revs Up Communications and Marketing Efforts With Staff Addition

MEDIA INFORMATION
Contact: Mark Bilek

Senior Director of Communications and Technology
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6082
Cell: (847) 652-0632
Email: mbilek@drivechicago.com

Contact: Hayley Feichter
Communications & Marketing Manager
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6002
Cell: (419) 506-0885
Email: hfeichter@drivechicago.com

 

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Chicago Auto Show Revs Up Communications and Marketing Efforts With Staff Addition
Communications and Marketing Team Set to Take on Today's Challenges
 
CHICAGO (May 23, 2022) - Keeping pace with trends in the ever-changing traditional and social media landscape, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, producer of the Chicago Auto Show, announces a new communications and marketing team hire, Hayley Feichter, designed to further grow the association's and auto show's marketing reach. 
 
Hayley Feichter will join Mark Bilek, senior director of communications and technology, and Jim OBrill, director of marketing. Collectively, each brings a diverse background to create a communications and marketing team that's uniquely qualified to meet the changing needs of today's marketing and public relations initiatives.
 
"We're thrilled to have this new team in place due to the unique and dynamic skillsets that Mark, Jim and Hayley bring to the Chicago Auto Show, the show's exhibitors and the association's dealer and allied members," said Jennifer Morand, general manager of the Chicago Auto Show and co-president of the CATA. "Due to their collective experience, we're perfectly positioned to continue to tackle all of the challenges in this dynamic industry, and we look forward to the road ahead." 
 
Feichter comes on board as the communications and marketing manager and will lead strategic media relations efforts, including social media initiatives, for the Chicago Auto Show, the CATA and DriveChicago.com, the association's consumer-facing car shopping website that promotes its dealer members' inventory. In addition, Feichter will assist in all marketing and sponsorship programs. 
 
Feichter previously served as a Chicago Auto Show intern in 2015 and 2016 and was the show's communications specialist in 2017. Prior to returning to the CATA this month, Feichter was a senior communications and marketing coordinator at Smithbucklin where she oversaw event marketing management and member communications for several client associations.  
 
"I couldn't be more excited to return to the CATA in this new role," said Feichter. "I look forward to combining my enthusiasm for the industry with my experience and knowledge to amplify the great work this team is already doing," said Feichter. "The Chicago Auto Show has a special place in my heart. I haven't missed a show since interning at the show in 2015, and I look forward to continuing that streak for many years to come." 
 
Bilek, who joined the CATA in 2006, will continue in the role of senior director of communications and technology to provide this expertise and support for the show and the association. OBrill, came on board in 2017 as the director of marketing and is responsible for expanding sponsorship partnerships, and spearheading all marketing efforts for the show and the association. Bilek and OBrill are also co-hosts of the automotive-themed DriveChicago radio program that airs weekly on WLS-AM 890. 
 
For more information on the CATA, visit www.cata.info. For more information on the Chicago Auto Show, visit ChicagoAutoShow.com. For more information on DriveChicago visit DriveChicago.com
 
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About the Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904 and located in Oakbrook Terrace, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information, please visit www.CATA.info
 
About the Chicago Auto Show
First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the nation's longest running auto exposition in North America. The show is produced by the Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, which has staged the show since 1935. The 2023 public show is Feb. 11-20 at McCormick Place. For more information and the latest updates, visit ChicagoAutoShow.com or Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow.com.

 

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