Digicel and Samsung joined forces earlier this year to bring the excitement of the Olympics to their customers across the Caribbean and Central America with a promotion that got customers caught up in the euphoria of the Games.

To kick off the promotion, customers entered the ‘Run with Bolt’ Facebook competition which gave them a chance to be a part of a Digicel advertising campaign that incorporated user-generated content as the main element.

Close to 17,000 fans from across the globe visited Digicel’s Facebook page – uploading and posting photos showing their bestrunning pose’ – in the hopes of being selected as one of the lucky winners to be featured in an advertising campaign with Usain Bolt or win cool prizes such as handsets courtesy of Digicel and Samsung.

Digicel hosted a ‘Samsung Day’ at their store in St. Kitts and Nevis as part of their efforts to bring the excitement of the Olympics to customers across the entire Caribbean region.

At the end of the competition, over 500 fans got the chance to be in the groundbreaking advertising campaign in support of Usain Bolt on his ‘Run to London’. The campaign featured a press ad – a mosaic of Usain Bolt made up of the competition winner’s images – and a high-energy TV ad featuring 21 of the best images submitted.

The promotion – which started in July and continues until September – is also giving customers great deals on select Samsung handsets and tablets. These include the recently released 4G-capable Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone – on which customers are experiencing superfast data speeds on Digicel’s 4G Mobile network. In addition, customers across the region are winning great prizes such as Samsung 40” LCD TVs.

Digicel Group Head of Marketing Operations, Kieran Foley, said; “Digicel is thrilled to have forged such a fantastic partnership with Samsung further demonstrating our support of the Olympics and the athletes representing the hopes and dreams of their countries. We couldn’t have asked for a better result for our customers as they celebrated last week’s historic one two three from the Jamaicans and earlier this week when Kirani James took home Grenada’s first gold medal. It has been a great Olympics for Jamaica and the entire Caribbean region and it’s great when home-grown talent is celebrated at an international level…

He continues; “We support a number of Olympic athletes, teams and associations throughout the Caribbean such as Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and the Olympic Associations in Barbados, Bermuda, Grenada and Jamaica. We are so proud of their accomplishments and all the Caribbean and Central American athletes representing their respective countries at the Olympics.”

Senior Marketing Manager for Samsung’s Mobile Communications Division, Raul Rego, said; “Samsung is delighted to see that Digicel is bringing the excitement of the Olympics to customers across the Caribbean and Central America through its Facebook competition, and giving them the opportunity to have a great smartphone experience using the Samsung Galaxy S III.”

The Digicel and Samsung partnership gives customers a great smartphone experience using the Samsung Galaxy S III

The Digicel and Samsung promotion is a major success to date, with hundreds of thousands of customers supporting their hometown heroes leading up to the Olympics and watching them perform at Digicel’s viewing parties held across the region. As the promotion continues, customers can expect more deals and prizes.

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