World-renowned technology company, Hisense, has entered into a partnership with FIFA to become an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, creating a direct connection between the tournament’s expansive worldwide audience in unique and compelling ways.
By joining the roster of Commercial Affiliates for the upcoming tournament, Hisense will be involved in a program that will include on-site engagement opportunities and logo visibility across various platforms to global advertising campaigns.
The collaboration, which originated in 2017 prior to the FIFA World Cup in Russia, provides Hisense with a significant opportunity to present specially created, video-on-demand programming to its customers using past FIFA World Cup content, delivered through its integrated VIDAA smart TV platform.
FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura acknowledged the potential for enthusiasm that the partnership offered going forward.
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Hisense on board as an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup, and we are delighted to partner with this internationally respected brand, which also has a growing presence in the sports market,” she said.
“FIFA and Hisense are both focused on technology, innovation and giving people the best possible experience. I am confident that this collaboration will support the global objectives of both organisations and contribute to the success of what is sure to be an amazing event next year.”
Research conducted around the event found that Hisense’s sponsorship of the 2018 World Cup in Russia boosted awareness of its brand in China PR by 12% and globally by 6%, with particularly strong performances in the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Russia, Spain and Japan.
“Continued investment in world-class sporting events represents Hisense’s determination to become a global brand,” Hisense Group CEO Jia Shaoqian said.
“It helps Hisense build stronger relationships with its global consumers and accelerates the company’s globalisation process. It also creates a solid foundation for Hisense to compete with the world’s most innovative and leading brands in order to also become a premier global brand.”
The FIFA World Cup is a celebration for global football and an essential opportunity for brands to showcase innovative technological achievements and to enhance fans’ viewing experience. Hisense drives not just industry development, but innovation in an effort to satisfy the increasingly diverse needs of consumers with multiple solutions.