Samsung launches recruitment campaign for talented bloggers to come to London for 2012 Olympic Games
Samsung has announced its search for approximately 100 Samsung Global Bloggers to share their London 2012 Olympic Games experience across the world. Samsung Global Blogger (SGB) is one of Samsung's signature marketing programmes for its Olympic sponsorship providing the opportunity for young people around the world to travel to London for the Olympic Games and share their personal experiences on a specially created blog.
SGB will play a key role in helping everyone share in the magic of the Olympic Games. Samsung launched a digital platform which will become the battleground for SGB hopefuls put to the test as part of a live two-round audition process that will judge ability to seek out exciting stories happening in London and generate buzz about the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The audition calls for the submission of a 30 second video stating why the entrant should be picked to come to London. The video will be judged on the entrant's creativity and enthusiasm. Those who get through to the second round will be putting together a video report, before the final lucky winners are selected by a celebrity judging panel to come to London for the Games. The chosen SGBs will get first-hand experience of the Olympic Games, sharing their personal experiences Samsung online and via their own personal social media networks. Additionally SGBs get the opportunity to experience the different cultures and influences that provide the very 'taste of London' alongside many of the Olympic venues. Samsung will welcome young explorers from across the world to come to London to uncover the best the city has to offer.
Sunny Hwang, vice president and head of global sports marketing at Samsung Electronics, said: 'Since its inaugural launch at the Nagano 1998 Olympic Games, SGB has developed into a truly global program, encouraging participation from more countries than ever before, and expanding its reach through an integrated global digital platform. By creating a strong connection with our target consumers through global campaigns and web-based platforms, we come closer to achieving our goal of making London 2012 'Everyone's Olympic Games'. This year's SGB programme will be our biggest activation to date and one which really cements London 2012 as the first truly digital Games.'
The initiative is supported by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver who was announced as a Samsung Ambassador for the London 2012 Olympic Games earlier this month. Oliver will support the SGB programme to encourage more people to take part and share in the excitement of London 2012. Commenting on the programme, Oliver said: 'Samsung has developed some incredible initiatives to get young people from around the world involved in the Games and the Samsung Global Blogger programme is a fantastic example of this.'