Ian Beavis joined Kia in May 2005 and oversees Kia Motors America (KMA) marketing operations including advertising, product planning and public relations for their U.S. headquarters in Irvine, California.  Kia Motors America is the sales, marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corp. in Seoul, South Korea. Ian joined Kia as they are experiencing continuing sales growth, ongoing new model introductions and significant quality improvements.  Ian’s marketing and advertising expertise helps Kia’s efforts to expand brand awareness and sharpen brand positioning.

With more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, Ian has served on both sides of the fence in his advertising career.  Ian has held senior posts at clients and agencies alike.  Ian has recently served more than a year as senior vice president of marketing, public relations and product planning for Mitsubishi Motors North America. Prior to that, Ian held numerous leadership positions, including: president & CEO of Foote, Cone & Belding in charge of FC&B’s San Francisco and Seattle offices, including Boeing’s international account; senior vice president of Bozell-Detroit managing DaimlerChrysler’s Asia Pacific account; and executive vice president of Saatchi & Saatchi responsible for all Toyota USA business, including operations in Canada and the U.S.   He was also Marketing Communication Manager at Lincoln Mercury in Detroit and LA and started his career at Ford Australia.

Summits Attended

iMedia Breakthrough Summit

Actionable Marketing Strategies for Emerging Digital Platforms

iMedia Other Summit

Presented by iMedia & JumpStart Automotive

iMedia Brand Summit

The New Influencers: How Digital Teams are Shaping Brand Marketing

iMedia Brand Summit

iMedia Brand Summit

iMedia Other Summit

iMedia Summit

iMedia Brand Summit

iMedia Brand Summit

iMedia Other Summit

iMedia Fall Summit

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