Infiniti Becomes an Official Sponsor and Global Automotive Partner of Cirque du Soleil
FRANKLIN, Tenn., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Infiniti today announced that it has partnered with the world-renowned Montreal-based entertainment group, Cirque du Soleil
to become an Official Sponsor and exclusive Automotive Partner. The sponsorship marks a first for both Infiniti and Cirque du Soleil
"Our new sponsorship with Cirque du Soleil
will show that Infiniti is much more than exciting machines that move you from one place to another. Infiniti has an emotional, inspirational appeal, offering a very personal style of modern luxury and respectful treatment for the world's most discerning luxury customers," said Toru Saito, corporate vice president, Global Infiniti Business Unit.
Building on previous Infiniti / Cirque du Soleil
sponsorships in Canada, Russia, Korea and the Middle East, the new global partnership gives Infiniti brand exposure through 180 Big Top and Arena touring show markets in the U.S., Canada, Western Europe and Russia – as well as three theatrical shows in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. Combined, these shows will bring in over 5.4 million attendees, offering Infiniti an unparalleled exposure to the affluent customer base of Cirque du Soleil
"The partnership between Cirque du Soleil
and Infiniti is a natural fit for these two perfectly aligned brands as both embody Inspired Performance
," said Jon Brancheau, director global marketing, Global Infiniti Business Unit. "At Infiniti, our intention is to move people emotionally as well as physically. We believe that this partnership will personify our brand's desire to invoke graceful strength, vibrancy, craftsmanship and exhilaration in everyone."
The first partnered shows begin in April in Portland (Oregon), New York and Montreal.
Infiniti joins a host of top tier Official Sponsors, including American Express, CGI, Sun Life Financial and W Hotels.
Infiniti offers a full-line of luxury performance automobiles that inspire at every turn, including the G Coupe, Sedan and first-ever Convertible, M sedan, EX and FX crossovers, and the QX full-size SUV. More information about Infiniti and its Total Ownership Experience® can be found at www.InfinitiUSA.com
About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil
is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees from over 50 different countries, including more than 1,200 performing artists.
Cirque du Soleil
has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in 300 cities on five continents. In 2010, Cirque will present 20 shows simultaneously throughout the world.
For more information about Cirque du Soleil
, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.
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