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If I were to ask you what LeBron James and our client Goodyear Tires have in common, what would you say?

Think about it….

Did you guess that both are “Akron Born”?  If so, that would be the correct answer and both are being talked about, albeit for slightly different reasons.

Goodyear’s director of North America marketing, Seth Klugherz, commented that “Akron is a special place and Goodyear wants to celebrate the great things that are bornAkron Born - crib here” like LeBron James, who recently helped the Cleveland Cavaliers win their first NBA Championship since 1964; Goodyear Tires, which began in Akron in 1898; and the 321 babies born at Summa Akron City Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Akron Children’s Hospital during the Cavs-Warriors championship series.

Baby AkronTo celebrate all things “Akron Born”, Goodyear Tires ran a promotion where families whose babies were born at those Akron-based medical facilities during the aforementioned time period received a “Most Valuable Ride” care package which included a set of Goodyear tires, an “AkronBorn” onesie provided by Summit Group and a brand-new infant car seat.  New parents were ecstatic to receive the care package from Goodyear Tires and felt even more proud to be part of the Akron community.

Akron Born Onesie

Onesie shown in picture provided by Summit Group

Goodyear is an exceptional client and one that evidently cares a tremendous amount about the safety and well-being of others. We truly admire this about them and are thrilled we could be part of such a thoughtful campaign.  So many great things have come out of Akron that it’s safe to say we’re a little jealous we can’t boast that we’re “Akron Born” ourselves!

All of us at Summit Group want to wish the new parents of Akron Born babies much luck! For more #AkronBorn details, please visit Goodyear’s Twitter (@Goodyear) and Facebook platforms (Goodyear).

If you have any questions about this campaign or would like to learn more, please contact the Account Executive who worked closely on this project at Tom.Murphy@summitmg.com


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