Friday, November 9, 2012

Go Further with Ford Night

Ed Koehn Ford Lincoln Presents ‘Go Further with Ford Night’ Combining Fusion, Fundraising and American Idol
·          Ed Koehn Ford Lincoln presents “Go Further with Ford Night” on Thursday, Nov. 15 – a free fundraising event that will benefit the Education Foundation of Greenville, engaging consumers in the final “Random Acts of Fusion” adventure and offering them a chance to see the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion in person

·         While at Ed Koehn Ford Lincoln, consumers will have an opportunity to test their judging skills with American Idol® and compete to win a unique VIP experience during the show’s 12th season

·         Random Acts of Fusion is a unique transmedia marketing program that already has introduced Fusion to millions of fans by playing out a story arc through multimedia platforms


Greenville, MI., November 9, 2012  Ed Koehn Ford Lincoln presents “Go Further with Ford Night” on Thursday, Nov. 15 – a free fundraising event that will benefit the Education Foundation of Greenville, engaging consumers in the final “Random Acts of Fusion” adventure and offering them a chance to see the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion in person.

Go Further with Ford Night is the fun finale to Random Acts of Fusion, the unique transmedia program hosted by Ryan Seacrest that has generated more than 12 million consumer engagements with the Ford Fusion by playing out a story arc through multimedia platforms.

“We all want to be part of something bigger, and Go Further with Ford Night is our way of offering consumers the chance to give back to our community, have a lot of fun, enjoy the final random act – which will test their judging skills to win a unique VIP American Idol experience – and meet the all-new Ford Fusion in person.”

For each person who attends Go Further with Ford Night on Nov. 15, Ed Koehn Ford Lincoln will donate $10 – up to a total of $500 – to the Education Foundation of Greenville.

While at the dealership, consumers will have a unique opportunity to compete to win a special VIP experience with American Idol®. A computer with a webcam will be set up in the dealership to allow consumers to view a special message from Seacrest and test their judging skills on camera, in true American Idol style. American Idol premieres in January 2013 on FOX.

Entries will be sent back to Ford’s program headquarters, where a team of experts will evaluate and select one winner to receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Hollywood and a unique VIP experience with American Idol.

Consumers 18 years and older who are interested in participating in Go Further with Ford Night may preregister for the event at www.RandomActsofFusion.com and be entered for a chance to win tickets to a live taping of American Idol. Additionally, registrants at dealerships on Thursday, Nov. 15 will be entered into a prize drawing to win an all-new 2013 Ford Fusion. No purchase is necessary and other restrictions apply. See full official rules online for details.

All-new Ford FusionWith its sleek new design, the all-new Ford Fusion brings alive the next generation of more expressive vehicles from Ford.

In addition to its fresh face, Fusion offers the broadest selection of fuel-efficient powertrains in the midsize segment. It offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid alternatives, a pair of EcoBoost® four-cylinder engines, a normally aspirated four-cylinder engine, front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive applications, and a choice between automatic and manually shifted six-speed transmissions.

On sale now, the new Fusion offers consumers seven must-have technologies, including a Lane-Keeping System, adaptive cruise control, active park assist and MyFord Touch®.

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About the Education Foundation of Greenville
Founded in 1991, the Education Foundation of Greenville’s mission is to acquire and distribute financial, and other resources, to the Greenville Public Schools. These resources are to be used for programs and projects that enhance and/or supplement educational programs and provide extended educational opportunities to students in our community.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 168,000 employees and about 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.