Samsung Wows Partners With ‘new Species' Retail Event
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Sydney, 4th Jun 2009 - Nearly 400 electronics retailers from all over Australia were flown into Melbourne to view Samsung's newest
products. The new Samsung LED TV range stole the show but was supported by exciting new ranges of AV, IT and Digital Imaging products.
To unveil Samsung's LED TV category, retail partners were taken on safari to see this ‘new species' in a specially designed jungle environment. With vivid colours and true to life picture quality, the new Samsung LED TV range was well received in this natural habitat recreation.
The event was designed to thank retailers for their ongoing support and to debut all new products. A multi-room retail extravaganza showcasing new-look display stands and real-life contortionists ensured the entire product tour was an experience to enjoy.
After toasting to shared success with a glass of Soju, traditional Korean spirits, retail partners were then treated to VIP treatment at an AFL football game. Thanks to Samsung's major sponsorship of the Essendon Football Club, the guests enjoyed hospitality and took in Essendon vs Hawthorn at Etihad Stadium; meeting Bomber's players including coach, Matthew Knights pre-game. As an added benefit, one lucky guest, Michael Seaman from Good Guys, won the much anticipated barrel draw - giving him the once in a lifetime chance to toss the coin on pitch prior to the match!
Samsung Managing Director, Mr KY Choi joined retailers at the event and the game, and reiterated his thanks to the channel for playing their part in making Samsung the #1 television manufacturer (GfK 2008 - unit sales).
"Samsung has been a major player in the CTV industry for the past 40 years including over 20 years in Australia. In this time we have seen TVs evolve from the round glass CRT televisions of the early colour days to Flat Screen CRT and projection TV to Flat Panel Plasmas and LCDs to the Samsung LED TV revolution today. Samsung is proud to have been an innovator and leader in all these categories.”
"Samsung is committed to acting with speed and sincerity to ensure that our business partnerships continue to work well for the benefit of our retail customers and Samsung - we are all one team.” concluded Mr Choi.
For more information and images please contact;
Weber Shandwick for Samsung
02 9994 4472 / 0412 550 054
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$105 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of two main business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.au