Click here to close now.

Welcome!

News Feed Item

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! Volkswagen Brings Golf GTI to Brazil

Volkswagen Teams Up With Soccer Legends in Support of the Golf GTI

HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/06/14 -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today celebrates the start of its new campaign starring the Golf GTI. From television spots featuring world-renowned soccer personalities to social media integrations, Volkswagen is excited for the start of the world's largest sporting event.

The campaign kicks off with a television spot, "Play by Play" showcasing the 2015 Golf GTI and featuring Andres Cantor, the renowned Argentinian sports commentator who is known around the world for his signature goal celebrations. The spot, which depicts Andres instructing his son Nicolas how to drive the Golf GTI with true fútbol flair, will air in Spanish and English beginning Monday, June 9th. Volkswagen's Hispanic advertising agency of record, COD, developed the campaign which also includes "Olé, Olé", an homage to soccer fans everywhere.

"Following the success of our dual language 'Vámonos' Passat ad geared towards the Hispanic market, Volkswagen is excited to continue fostering that valued relationship," said Vinay Shahani, Vice President of Marketing, Volkswagen of America. "We are delighted to align Andres' iconic status in the sports world with Volkswagen's global brand heritage."

"While the number of passionate soccer fans continues to grow in the United States, Andres Cantor has the unique ability to speak to the soccer diehards and the freshly minted fans in an impactful way that resonates with both audiences," said Daniel Marrero, President of COD.

Volkswagen's campaign extends into TV airwaves by teaming with ESPN talent and soccer personalities Alexi Lalas and Michael Ballack (English language) and Univision's Félix Fernández and Hristo Stoichkov (Spanish language). The in-studio hosts and former international players have teamed up with Volkswagen to provide co-branded television creative to support the launch of the all-new Golf GTI model.

While fans eagerly await watching their favorite stars shine on the pitch, Volkswagen is excited to reintroduce the world to the high-performance Golf GTI. Volkswagen believes that soccer fans know talent when they see it, making this summer's tournament the perfect platform to highlight the Golf GTI.

The original hot hatch, the all-new 2015 Golf GTI has a standard 210-horsepower turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine that provides more power and torque than its predecessor while delivering better fuel economy. Impressive inside and out, the Golf GTI has seating for five and a trunk that offers more cargo space than any mid-size sedan. Standard features include a touchscreen infotainment system, sport seats, and signature plaid seating surfaces interior.

Volkswagen's comprehensive campaign will be supported across VW social media channels by Edelman Digital. Since sports are one of the most socially engaging activities online, this summer's tournament is likely to generate more tweets, posts, and comments than any other sports event in history. Beyond targeted posts and tweets, Volkswagen is teaming with Deutsch LA to create unique activations such as "Goooooooolf Celebration Video" banners running on ESPN and Univision digital space, giving passionate soccer fans the chance to cheer on their team in a uniquely Volkswagen way. Rounding out the multiplatform campaign is a digital integration with Xbox, through the company's original, interactive series, "Every Street United". All videos for the campaign can be found on readysetgolfgti.com.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA's operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, and Touareg vehicles through approximately 644 independent U.S. dealers.

About Creative On Demand
About CreativeOndemanD -- Fully independent and 100% Minority-owned. With offices in Miami, Los Angeles, New York and Buenos Aires, C.O.D provides total market traditional and digital advertising solutions throughout the United States, Mexico and Latin America. C.O.D has been the Hispanic Agency of Record for Volkswagen of America, Inc. since 2002.

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2611832

CONTACT:
Amelia Fine-Morrison
703.364.7678
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Secure Infrastructure & Services will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS) is a managed services provider of cloud computing solutions for the IBM Power Systems market. The company helps mid-market firms built on IBM hardware platforms to deploy new levels of reliable and cost-effective computing and hig...
DevOps Summit, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development...
The 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 17th International Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - announces that its Call for Papers is open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than
To many people, IoT is a buzzword whose value is not understood. Many people think IoT is all about wearables and home automation. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed some incredible game-changing use cases and how they are transforming industries like agriculture, manufacturing, health care, and smart cities. He will discuss cool technologies like smart dust, robotics, smart labels, and much more. Prepare...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ProfitBricks, the provider of painless cloud infrastructure, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. ProfitBricks is the IaaS provider that offers a painless cloud experience for all IT users, with no learning curve. ProfitBricks boasts flexible cloud servers and networking, an integrated Data Center Designer tool for visual control over the...
The cloud has transformed how we think about software quality. Instead of preventing failures, we must focus on automatic recovery from failure. In other words, resilience trumps traditional quality measures. Continuous delivery models further squeeze traditional notions of quality. Remember the venerable project management Iron Triangle? Among time, scope, and cost, you can only fix two or quality will suffer. Only in today's DevOps world, continuous testing, integration, and deployment upend...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MangoApps provides private all-in-one social intranets allowing workers to securely collaborate from anywhere in the world and from any device. Social, mobile, and easy to use. MangoApps has been named a "Market Leader" by Ovum Research and a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner. 20,000+ business custome...
SYS-CON Events announced today that JFrog, maker of Artifactory, the popular Binary Repository Manager, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Based in California, Israel and France, founded by longtime field-experts, JFrog, creator of Artifactory and Bintray, has provided the market with the first Binary Repository solution and a software distribution social platform.
17th Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises ar...
Internet of Things is moving from being a hype to a reality. Experts estimate that internet connected cars will grow to 152 million, while over 100 million internet connected wireless light bulbs and lamps will be operational by 2020. These and many other intriguing statistics highlight the importance of Internet powered devices and how market penetration is going to multiply many times over in the next few years.
DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures. In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into “the network” for DevOps.
In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Simone Brunozzi, VP and Chief Technologist of Cloud Services at VMware, reviewed the changes that the cloud computing industry has gone through over the last five years and shared insights into what the next five will bring. He also chronicled the challenges enterprise companies are facing as they move to the public cloud. He delved into the "Hybrid Cloud" space and explained why every CIO should consider ‘hybrid cloud' as part of their future strategy to achie...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Performance, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dyn is a cloud-based Internet Performance company. Dyn helps companies monitor, control, and optimize online infrastructure for an exceptional end-user experience. Through a world-class network and unrivaled, objective intelligence into Internet condit...
"We got started as search consultants. On the services side of the business we have help organizations save time and save money when they hit issues that everyone more or less hits when their data grows," noted Otis Gospodnetić, Founder of Sematext, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.