Nissan Launches "My Versa Road Trip" Social Media Program for All-New 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan

- Road Trip Competition includes partnership with comedian Adam Carolla -

Sep 20, 2011, 13:22 ET from Nissan North America, Inc.

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Complementing the success of the current "Most _____ per dollar" campaign, Nissan is amplifying marketing support for the all-new 2012 Nissan Versa sedan with an interactive social media promotion.  The Versa Sedan, on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide, offers the most legroom, headroom, trunk room and technology per dollar than any other car in America, making it a facilitator of great experiences. This three-phased campaign will demonstrate the Versa's key innovations while engaging social-savvy audiences.

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MyVersaRoadTrip.com

Live this week, Nissan launched a Facebook Connect enabled website MyVersaRoadTrip.com, where users create their own trips by selecting routes, picking their soundtrack and inviting three Facebook friends to come along. Entrants then submit their trip, telling Nissan why their online journey should be made into a real one and share it with their social networks, now through October 19, 2011.

"While highly social, target Versa buyers in their mid-to-late twenties often are juggling new time commitments and financial priorities," said Jon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. "This makes staying connected with friends easier online, so the 'My Versa Road Trip' campaign gives them opportunity to engage online for potential chance to reconnect in person offline."

Six winners will be selected and announced November 14 to receive a 2012 Versa Sedan and take the 4 Day\3 night road trip they submitted with their friends. Along the journey, the winners will submit updates, tweets, images and other content from the road so users can follow their trip online. 

For additional content, all Versas will be outfitted with stop-motion cameras inside and out. When the trips conclude, the footage will be used to create mini road-trip movies to be shared in an online film festival in January 2012. The community will judge the films, giving them a chance to win prizes as well. 

Adam "Versa" Carolla

Actor, comedian and TV personality Adam Carolla is joining Nissan to promote the vehicle and road trip campaign with the light-hearted, humorous approach he's known for. Created by Carolla's ACE Broadcasting company, a series of videos will show why he decides to change his name to 'Adam Versa', his own road trip around his hometown of North Hollywood and a "Hypothetical Road Trip Game" with Larry Miller.

In addition, the September 21st episode of his #1 downloaded podcast show, "The Adam Carolla Show", will be designated "The Adam Versa Show" and his guest will be Erich Marx, Nissan Director of Website and Social Media Marketing. Marx will discuss Nissan's approach to social media, promote the My Versa Road Trip program, highlight the 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan, and take part in a round of Carolla's Hypothetical Road Trip game.

About Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, design, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010 and has been recognized as a 2010 and 2011 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More information about Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.Infiniti.com

About Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. 

With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.