Milton Keynes, 1 February 2018: Paloma, whose unique spirit and style are often recognised beyond music, will be the brand’s first ambassador for the ŠKODA Driver’s Seat Initiative. The programme, which will work with the Prince’s Trust, celebrates individuality by giving young, creative people the opportunity to shape their own future and make a positive impact on their local community.
ŠKODA has chosen the 1969 hit song ‘Make Your Own Kind of Music’, as the soundtrack to support the campaign. Paloma has recorded her own version of the classic song that will feature in the brand’s forthcoming Karoq TV ad that will air in March. The song’s lyrics, “make your own kind of music, even if nobody else sings along”, echoes the message to promote individuality and encourage people to unlock their full potential.
Paloma Faith said, “The idea to inspire people to ‘make their own kind of music’ is extremely powerful, and I am excited to be working alongside ŠKODA to bring this to life.
“The Prince’s Trust is a charity that is close to my heart and was an organisation that helped me when I was a teenager. The new initiative that we are launching will provide real opportunities to young people, helping them achieve whatever they dream possible.”
Kirsten Stagg, Head of Marketing, ŠKODA UK, added, “Paloma embodies the Driven by Something Different attitude. She has an individual self-confidence, an infectious optimism, and a spirit that sets her apart from the rest. We feel privileged to be working with Paloma as we launch the Driver's Seat Initiative”
ŠKODA UK launched the Driven by Something Different brand campaign in early 2017 and featured Sir Bradley Wiggins.
The Driver's Seat Initiative will be available via The Prince's Trust existing Get Started programme.
More information on the initiative will soon be available at: www.skoda.co.uk/drivers-seat-initiative.
Emotion, dynamism and passion – ŠKODA combines all of these qualities with the ‘vRS’ initials. Even before its market launch, the Czech car manufacturer’s first high performance SUV, the ŠKODA KODIAQ vRS, proves that it can hold its own on the most challenging race track in the world. Racing driver Sabine Schmitz set the lap record for a seven-seater SUV at the Nürburgring’s legendary Nordschleife in the ŠKODA KODIAQ vRS, highlighting the car’s performance qualities. The KODIAQ vRS extends the range of vRS models in the ŠKODA line up.
A detailed report from the record breaking-lap with the video and photo-gallery, as well as the article with interviews with Sabine Schmitz and František Drábek, can be found on ŠKODA Storyboard. The material is freely downloadable and useable in media.
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