In renewing its sponsorship, Visa will retain the rights it has enjoyed since 1986 and remain the exclusive payment services sponsor and the only card accepted at the four Olympic Games that follow
The renewal announcement was made during a formal contract signing ceremony by
Over the past twelve Olympic Games, Visa has utilized its sponsorship to increase its global brand leadership, grow Visa transaction volume, expand acceptance in new and emerging markets and enhance preference for its products and services.
The new contract will enable Visa to deliver additional benefits to clients and their cardholders with expanded point-of-sale presence, exclusive acceptance programs for Olympic-related transactions and increased access to unique experiences for Visa clients to offer to their customers through Visa marketing programs.
“The Olympic Games deliver tremendous global exposure and access to virtually every demographic group,” said
The unwavering and growing appeal of the Olympic Games has provided Visa with a flexible platform on which to build integrated marketing campaigns. Over the years, Visa’s use of the Olympic sponsorship to support its business has evolved with its business strategy.
“During the early days of our Olympic sponsorship, we focused on promoting our exclusive acceptance at the Games. Today, we utilize the sponsorship platform to promote the advantages of using Visa instead of cash and check and to facilitate the development and advancement of the payment infrastructure in Olympic host countries.
“With efforts in support of the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games already underway, and
Visa’s commitment to the
Visa also retains exclusive category rights to all 205 National Olympic Committees and their Olympic teams around the world. These rights include advertising and promotional use of Olympic marks and imagery from the Olympic Games as well as marks from the National and International Olympic Committees.
To view and download Visa Olympic images, video and assets, visit www.thenewsmarket.com/visa.
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Fleishman-Hillard for Visa, Inc.
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