Global partnership marketing agency will manage on the ground and online campaigns for the consumer electronics company’s official sponsorship

London, 7 June, 2018 – Lagardère Plus, the global partnership marketing agency of Lagardère Sports and Entertainment, will execute a variety of activities for world-leading consumer electronics and home appliances company Hisense around its sponsorship of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ that will bring fans closer to the action in Russia. This includes a roadshow and social media content campaign called the ‘See the Incredible Tour’, activation of a global conference event, and the management of commercial display areas at ‘Fan Fests’ in St Petersburg and Moscow.

The ‘See the Incredible Tour will see Lagardère Plus take to the road alongside Hisense, journeying through Madrid, Paris, London, Berlin, St Petersburg and finally to Moscow. Special guests including World Cup legends Luís Figo, Robert Pires, Michael Owen, Benedikt Höwedes and Marcel Desailly, as well as local social media influencers and freestylers will take part in activities in each city and encourage fans across the world to share their ‘incredible’ World Cup personal moments. By using the hashtag #sharetheincredible and tagging @HisenseSports fans will have the exciting opportunity to win some ‘incredible’ prizes such as a Hisense 4K HDR ULED TV, 2018 FIFA World CupTM memorabilia or tickets to the 2018 FIFA World CupTM Final.

As part of the agency’s comprehensive services, it will provide Hisense guests with a dedicated and fully branded experience during the World Cup Final. The package will incorporate a local spirit to ensure guests not only see amazing football but also enjoy the best of Russia. Guests will be invited to the Global Customer conference and have the chance to see the latest Hisense products at an exhibition designed and built by Lagardère Plus.

In addition, Lagardère Plus will support Hisense with creating an electric atmosphere for fans who have travelled to Russia at the official ‘Fan Fest’ areas and in Luzhniki Stadium. With a capacity for 25,000 spectators at the Moscow ‘Fan Fest’ and 15,000 at the St Petersburg equivalent, fans will have the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere and catch all the thrilling World Cup action through Hisense screens. The agency will assist Hisense with commercial displays and manage the construction of booths, security staff and promoters. Hisense will supply a Laser TV, 2x U9A TVs, 2x U7A TVs in each area.

“As leaders in the technology industry, Hisense is a brand that continually pushes the boundaries and uses its expertise to provide fans with a better viewing experiences,” said Andrew N. Pierce, Global President, Lagardère Plus. “As a global agency with a long heritage in sports, we understand how fans connect with their favourite sports athletes and events. In our partnership with Hisense, it was important for us to create a platform around their FIFA World CupTM  sponsorship that will highlight both their brand and products, and also enhance the event experience for fans in Russia and across the world.”

Lagardère Plus has offices in Berlin, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Manchester, Munich, New York, Paris, Singapore, Shanghai, and Tokyo. The agency  features a roster of blue-chip clients who are highly active in the partnership marketing space, including BMW, Bridgestone, Citi, Danone, EA Sports, Epson, Hisense, Hyundai, MetLife, MetroPCS, and Veuve Clicquot.

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About Lagardère Plus
Lagardère Plus is a global agency with a mission to transform traditional brand sponsorships into highly inventive and impactful marketing platforms. Plus has the expertise, experience, and privileged access of a global leader in sports, entertainment, media and lifestyle. We understand brands, fans and properties – and the dynamics between them – better than anyone. Whether your business is new to partnership marketing or a highly-experienced player, we hope to take you somewhere new. Lagardère Plus is part of Lagardère Sports and Entertainment, a company with more than 1,700 employees worldwide and 50 years of experience. For more information, find us at www.lagardere-plus.com, on Instagram (lagardere_plus), and Twitter (@Lagardere_Plus).