Kia’s partnership with the NBA has been responsible for some hilarious ads, a dunk over a Kia Optima, and the sponsorship of 15 teams, including our own Chicago Bulls. As a pillar of the NBA, Kia once again will host the end-of-season performance awards, which honors the game’s best players on a yearly basis. Although the Bulls’ perennial Most Valuable Player (MVP) candidate, Derrick Rose, has not set foot on the court yet this season due to injury, we feel like we have a whole lot of award-winning talent at our Bill Jacobs Kia dealership near Chicago, IL. (more…)
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Kia continues to build its brand reputation and increase its presence in the mainstream media, as it now has added a reality beauty pageant show created by Univision titled “Nuestra Belleza Latina” to its sponsorship list. As the official automotive partner of the show, Kia is hoping to appeal to new audiences and be known for more than just its eco-friendly, fuel-efficient vehicles. (more…)
Kia Motors is a big fan of all sports and you can see this from the many different sponsorships and partnerships that the company is a part of. Kia is the official vehicle of the NBA and is a sponsor of our very own Chicago Bulls, they are also an official auto partner of the LPGA and the official vehicle of several of the events. Kia is even the official auto partner of the Southeastern Conference and the sponsor of the Chick-fil-A Bowl and next years Outback Bowl. Now Kia is bringing another partnership to the forefront of College Football when the new College Football Hall of Fame opens in Atlanta in the fall of 2014 as they will be a founding partner. (more…)
Donate to Toys for Tots in Joliet, IL
This holiday season the Bill Jacobs Auto Group is working hard to make Christmas a little better for those in need. Once again, Bill Jacobs Kia and the rest of the Auto Group’s dealerships are participating in the Toys for Tots program. If you are able and willing you may donate to Toys for Tots in Joliet, IL at Bill Jacobs Kia in the showroom where we will have a bin for new and unwrapped toys to be put in. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserves will pick up these toys and give them to less fortunate children in the Joliet and surrounding areas. We are very proud to have our Northern Illinois Kia dealership involved with the Toys for Tots initiative and we encourage anyone who can to help out.
With the NBA season currently underway and with Kia being a huge sponsor we wanted to talk a little bit about Kia’s involvement in the NBA. Kia is the official automotive partner of the NBA and they also sponsor 14 individual teams including our very own Chicago Bulls. Kia says that the NBA is a perfect fit for their sponsorship because it portrays teamwork, dedication and performance, just like the Kia brand. Kia is a top automaker and their thirst for success shows with the teams that they sponsor. Out of the 14 individual teams in the NBA, there are some very prolific names on that list including the Bulls, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and the San Antonio Spurs among others. These teams are all from large markets and are contenders year after year. If you are looking for a new Kia in Chicago, IL come in to Bill Jacobs Kia.
Kia Teams Up with the Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls have kicked off their season and while we are all incredibly disappointed that our superstar, Derrick Rose, will not be playing for a while, we are still very optimistic that the Bulls will make a run this year. They are putting a solid team out on the floor and with Noah, Boozer and Gibson, you know you are going to get a competitive team no matter what building you are playing in. We’re very thankful that Kia Motors America is a sponsor of the Chicago Bulls and we couldn’t think of a better team to be involved with. The Chicago area is a rich market for Kia vehicles and we love that we are in some way involved with our favorite NBA team. (more…)
Kia and DC Comics Form Justin League Themed Cars
Kia is at it again, in a Superhero kind of way. Recently Kia Motors America and DC Comics joined forces to bring some of the world’s greatest superheroes, the Justice League of America, to life by styling cars after the comic book stars. Eight individual vehicles will be designed with Kia and comic book legend, Jim Lee. Each member of the Justice League will have a car designed based on them which will show character traits and they will be unveiled throughout the country over the next ten months at different shows. We’re excited to check out what will surely be some amazing rides and we can’t wait to show them to our customers.
The 2012 NBA Playoffs are only a few short weeks away and our hometown Chicago Bulls have the best record in the league. Our superstar, and reigning Kia NBA MVP, Derrick Rose has missed quite a few games, but the rest of the team has stepped up and persevered. Here at our dealership, we are incredibly excited about the playoffs, especially since Kia is the official vehicle of the Chicago Bulls. You can count on the fact that we will be paying plenty of attention to what is going on with them when the post season arrives. (more…)
Bill Jacobs Kia is proud to be a part of the largest computer game tournament in the world, the FIFA Interactive World Cup , would not be possible without the support of key sponsors like Kia Motors, who was accountable for the transportation of contestants and officials at this year’s FIFA Interactive World Cup 2011Grand Finale round which took place in Los Angeles, California.
Similar to last year’s 2010 FIFA World Cup™ , which took place in Johannesburg , South Africa, Kia Motors had the privilege of safely transporting the World Cup finalists from one spot to the next both comfortably and safely. Kia Motors worked vigorously behind the scenes to ensure the entire experience ran as smoothly as possible for all those involved. To show support of the FIFA Interactive World Cup there were a few higher-ups present.
Bill Jacobs Kia-your one stop shop for all your Kia needs in Joliet, Illinois-is proud to be a part of the Kia team! With a brand that is showing so much growth nationally, as well as worldwide, what’s not to love? Make sure you stop down to Bill Jacobs Kia in Joliet, Illinois and check out our wide selection of new and used vehicles. There is one on the lot for everyone, even YOU!
New York City’s MLS soccer team, the New York Red Bulls, have just recently reached a partnership with Kia Motors America, Inc. that will make Kia an official partner with the New York Red Bulls. On top of that they will be paired with Red Bull Arena as well.
This recent partnership will allow Kia property rights for the Red Bulls, on top of that Red Bull Arena and the New York Red Bull Academy and several training programs. Kia will have its brand featured throughout the stadium entirety, including branding on several bench areas, in-stadium signage for easy visibility, a solid presence at the arena's Interactive Fan Zone, and hospitality. Kia Motors America also will be involved in the team' Kicks for Kids program. The Kicks for Kids program is the Red Bull’s foundation that sponsors and aids several local charitable foundations. Sounds like this new partnership is too good to be true for Kia Motors America and their image.
In 2010, Kia announced its best U.S. sales and also their 16th consecutive year of U.S. market share growth. With such positive statements like that it is only natural that Kia spreads their brand more and more throughout the world through different mediums. Now that they have put their brand name into professional sports, also in the NBA, Kia’s potential is unlimited due to all the added exposure.
We at Bill Jacobs Kia in Joliet, Illinois are quite excited about this new partnership with the New York Red Bulls as it can only open the doors wider here at Kia. Make sure to stop down and check out our vast selection of both new and used vehicles and help us ,help you. Kia’s new partnership will debut on June 10th when they are the presenting of the Red Bulls home match against the New England Revolution.