Jumbo Electronics & Sony Gulf celebrate the FIFA World Cup

By on June 16, 2010
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Celebrates the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup with a gala winner with the off DSF 2010 FIFA World Cup promotion.

Press release:
Jumbo Electronics and Sony Gulf celebrated the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup yesterday with a gala dinner, held in honor of the winners of the 2010 FIFA World Cup promotion that ran during DSF 2010.

“As the world’s most popular sporting event, the FIFA World Cup appeals to a wide geographic and demographic audience, creating an emotional connection with both football fans and Sony fans,” said Osamu Miura, MD Sony Gulf.

As a key sponsor of 2010 FIFA, Sony Gulf marked its participation by conducting hugely successful for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and rewarding 15 couples from UAE to fly to South Africa for an all expense paid trip to watch the quarter final matches. Last night saw Jumbo Electronics – the exclusive distributors for Sony Gulf – in conjunction with Sony Gulf host an exclusive gala dinner. In the ballroom of the world famous Atlantis Palm Jumeira the fifteen lucky winners were presented with their tickets to the quarter finals or finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Rakesh Khanna, Head Sony Jumbo, commented: Throughout the year Jumbo Electronics and Sony Gulf run a number of promotions; last night’s event presented the opportunity to engage with our customers, the winners of this campaign, which was a wonderful experience. Jumbo is proud of the relationship with Sony Gulf and look forward to offering our customers more exceptional opportunities such as this in the future.

The promotional activities that took off in November 2009 were aimed at giving fans in the UAE a unique opportunity to be physically present at the World Cup games, said Miura. We are proud to announce that almost 600 consumers from the region, including 100 from the UAE will be travelling to South Africa later this month to watch the FIFA World Cup, a once in a lifetime opportunity. We are passionate about being a long-term global partner for FIFA and this represents an unprecedented opportunity for us to bring new value to our customers.

“Sony’s investment in the FIFA partnership program is very much a direct expression of our commitment to enhance and further extend our partnership with our consumers,” concluded Miura.

Sony Corporation signed a global partnership program contract with FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). Effective January 2007, Sony formally embarked on a range of activities as an official partner of FIFA. This contract will run for 8 years until 2014, with a contract value of US$305 million.

Sony’s agreement with FIFA makes it a “FIFA Partner”, the highest level of sponsorship status accorded to only six companies. Sony has been chosen to partner FIFA in its “Digital Life” category (covering a wide variety of business activities from entertainment to electronics), and will engage in an array of global marketing and advertising activities at more than 40 FIFA events, including the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.


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