|Hanwha begins sports marketing in Europe|
On August 2nd, Hanwha signed a sponsorship agreement with Hamburger SV at the media room of the stadium. Hamburger SV is one of the most prestigious soccer clubs with a 124-year history. Heung-min Sohn, a member of the Korean national soccer team, belongs to this team.
Hanwha has begun its sports marketing in Germany which has the biggest solar market in the world. It expects to build up brand popularity as one of the world-class solar companies in European market.
With the sponsorship contract with Hamburger SV, Hanwha will gain rather specialized promotion rights to freely advertise Hanwha Solarâs logo by exposing it on game tickets, posters, and websites. Hanwha will also arrange a Sponsor Day event and a Hamburger SV teamâs fan meeting.
Starting with a pre-season friendly match, âHanwha Solar Cup,â on August 2nd, between Hamburger SV and Valencia CF of Spainâs Primera Liga, Hanwha started its sports marketing plan in full-scale. Exposing the logo of Hanwha Solar on game tickets and posters, hosting the MVP awards ceremony, and running a commercial on the LED scoreboard brought Hanwha Solar the greatest promotional effect, advertising the company all over Europe.
As a part of the sponsorship, Hanwha will install photovoltaic systems in soccer-related facilities in the Hamburger city, in efforts to widen the use of solar energy in the world.
Ki-joon Hong, the Chief Representative of Hanwha Solar, stated âThis sponsorship agreement and hosting the âHanwha Solar Cupâ is the first step that Hanwha Solar is taking to let the Hanwha Solar brand known in the European market. Within the next five years, we will establish our company as a leading solar brand in Europe.â
Founded in 1887, Hamburger Sport-Verein is a German sport club based in Hamburg. The football team is one of the country's oldest, most well-known, and best performing clubs. The team has never been relegated from any top league and scored top of the league six times, and won 3 FA cups. It is the only team that has played in the Bundesliga since its foundation in 1963