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Mobinil-Atlas partnership: Chelsea Football Club mobile rights

Atlas Interactive continues to empower MENA mobile communication operators with special activities that generate them added goodwill with their customer base and a strong visibility in the market. It does so from commanding a leadership position in the integrated digital industry as well as outstanding connections with prominent international brand owners. Capitalizing on how soccer immensely reverberates with the youth across MENA, a most exciting mobile soccer competition was born out of Atlas Interactive synergizing between its exclusive rights to the unique Meet & Greet program of the Chelsea Football Club (CFC) and its strategic partnership with leading mobile operator Mobinil in Egypt. 10 Egyptian winners will be sent on a fully paid trip to the UK where they will visit CFC and its fabulous museum and trophies, and the city itself. The winners will attend a game at Stamford Bridge stadium, in addition to the Player of the Year event where they’ll interact in person with a famed CFC player and receive signed T shirts. In sum, they will live an exhilarating experience of close discovery of both a foreign country and one of the most successful soccer clubs in the world. This vast campaign which was launched on January 7th over a six weeks’ duration also featured other prizes to be won, such as daily Samsung smartphones, official CFC goodies and 10-days free Chelsea news subscriptions. A vast marketing campaign was aired during premium and peak times of prominent TV channels and shows. The mix included Al Hayah, Al Nahar, Al Nahar Sports, CBC, CBC + 2, Panorama Action, Rotana Cinema, Dream I, Dream II, Mehwer, Modern, Al Kahera Wel Nas. To the lucky winners of the CFC trip, it’ll be the dream of a lifetime come true and lots of happy stories to be brought back home. A professional photographer will accompany the Egyptian winners as well as the Atlas Interactive and Mobily teams throughout the trip, in order to capture its highlight moments of hype, fun and learning, in both still shots and video. Abir Mehawej, Managing Director of Atlas Interactive, said: 'By this CFC Meet & Greet format, and other co-branded programs that Atlas Interactive can put together in view of its state-of-the-art capabilities and massive outreach, we are positioned as the partner of choice for mobile operators in the MENA region who would like to optimize on their marketing by means of innovative and impactful solutions. As a measure of our success, tying CFC up with MENA mobile operators in a grand scale promotion is now the case in more than one major MENA market and fueling a yearly repeat pattern even.
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