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Yokohama Tire Corporation Wins Silver ADDY® Award for iPad App

April 08, 2011

FULLERTON, CA (April 8, 2011) – The Yokohama Tire Explorer iPad app – published on iTunes in March – captured a Silver ADDY® Award in the Mobile Marketing category at the recent Los Angeles area chapter of the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) regional award show on March 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

“The ADDY Awards are the largest and most competitive in the creative industry,” said Alan Holtschneider, Yokohama manager, advertising, promotions & events. “Being recognized by the AAF is truly an achievement because the judging was based on creativity and effective messaging. And since there were no gold winners in the category, Yokohama essentially took the top prize in mobile marketing!”

The Yokohama Tire Explorer app was designed by Yokohama’s ad agency Kovel/Fuller and is free to consumers on iTunes. It features videos and information on the technology behind Yokohama’s consumer tires. ADVAN®, GEOLANDAR®, AVID® ENVigor™, S.drive® and the orange oil-infused dB Super E-spec™ all have their respective sections for users to explore. There is information on tire compounds, tread design and construction, along with a ‘Tireology” section and fun facts about tires.

The regional ADDY Awards are the first of a three-tiered national competition, which annually attract more than 60,000 entries in local competitions. ADDYs recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising, graphic design and web design. The national finals are June 4 in San Diego.
Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing a network of more than 4,500 points of sale in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes the dB Super E-spec™ – the world’s first tire to use orange oil to reduce petroleum – as well as tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s extensive product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

Yokohama is a strong supporter of the tire care and safety guidelines established by the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. Details can be found at the “Tire Safety” section at www.yokohamatire.com.