DALLAS, June 27, 2014 (Korea Bizwire)–Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung) today launched the Samsung Galaxy Owner’s experience in collaboration with AEG, one of the world’s leading presenters of sports and entertainment. Available in 41 AEG-affiliated venues nationwide, select Galaxy device owners will receive exclusive rewards and incentives such as VIP luxury suite and club access, seat upgrades, concession and merchandise discounts and other complimentary services.
Galaxy owners who would like to participate in the program can download the Samsung Owner’s Hub app through Google Play. The Owner’s Hub app includes device tips, how-to videos, complimentary music tracks, exclusive entertainment clips and more. Galaxy users at participating AEG owned or affiliated venues nationwide will receive instant rewards.
“At Samsung, we’re committed to creating new and surprising experiences to reward our owners for being part of the Galaxy family,” said Colleen McDuffe, Senior Director of Digital Marketing at Samsung Telecommunications America. “With AEG, we’re able to give our Galaxy owners a unique and rewarding experience at the nation’s most popular arenas, theaters and clubs across the country.”
The Samsung Galaxy Owner’s experience at AEG-affiliated venues delivers rewards to fans via near field communication technology (NFC), a contactless communication method, embedded within Galaxy Owner signage located throughout the participating venues. Galaxy owners can simply tap their Galaxy device to the signage to instantly unlock rewards ranging from concession vouchers, seat upgrades, VIP access to lounges and suites, team merchandise, free music downloads and access to Samsung’s new music streaming service – Milk Music™ powered by Slacker. Certain restrictions may apply, as rewards will vary based on availability, location, and event.
“AEG and Samsung have a shared mission of making the fan experience the number one priority,” said Nick Baker, Senior Vice President, AEG Global Partnerships. “Samsung’s dedication to creating a premium experience for its consumers, coupled with our collection of iconic marquee assets, makes this partnership one that will be unmatched. We are truly honored to be working alongside a partner whose vision is aligned with our own.”
AEG owns or is affiliated with over 100 of the world’s preeminent facilities such as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), Best Buy Theater (Times Square, New York), and Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY) to name a few. AEG is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America, including the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, both of which introduced the Samsung Galaxy Owner’s experience to owners in 2014.
Additionally, Samsung will serve as an Official Sponsor of AXS.com, AEG’s ticketing and digital media service, dynamically integrating the Galaxy Owner’s Hub messaging throughout the platform.
To view a complete list of the various locations the Samsung Galaxy Owner’s experience will be activated, visit https://www.samsung.com/us/owners/galaxy-owner-rewards/.
Participating AEG owned or affiliated venues include:
- STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA)
- Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX)
- The Regency Ballroom (San Francisco, CA)
- The Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
- Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY)
- O.co Coliseum (Oakland, CA)
- StubHub Center (Carson, CA)
- Key Arena (Seattle, WA)
- Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall (Los Angeles, CA)
- The Colosseum at Caesars Palace (Las Vegas, NV)
- The Joint (Las Vegas, NV)
- The Warfield (San Francisco, CA)
- Showbox Sodo (Seattle, WA)
- The Ogden Theatre (Denver, CO)
- El Rey Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
- Mann Center of the Performing Arts (Philadelphia, PA)
- Best Buy Theater (New York, NY)
- Royal Oak Music Theatre (Detroit, MI)
- Keswick Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
*Galaxy Owner’s experience at AEG venues is available for Galaxy S 5, Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note II device owners.
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About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung) a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 270,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, owns or is affiliated with a collection of companies including over 100 of the world’s preeminent facilities such as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), Best Buy Theater (Times Square, New York), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Center and The O2 arena and entertainment district (London, England). Developed by AEG, L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot / $3 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, & entertainment district featuring Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Club Nokia, the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 theater, 19 restaurants the GRAMMY Museum and a 54-story, 1001-room convention “headquarters” hotel/destination. In addition to overseeing privately held management shares of the Los Angeles Lakers, assets of AEG Sports include franchises such as the LA Kings, LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo and the Amgen Tour of California cycling stage race. Along with AEG Facilities, other global divisions include AEG Live, the world’s second largest concert promotion and touring companies comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions and AEG Global Partnerships, responsible for worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships, naming rights and other strategic partnerships. In 2010, AEG launched its AEG 1EARTH environmental program featuring the industry’s first sustainability report while in 2011, AEG introduced AXS a comprehensive entertainment platform serving as the company’s primary consumer brand including AXS Ticketing which provides fans the opportunity to purchase tickets directly from their favorite venues via a user-friendly ticketing interface, Examiner.com and the AXS TV network. For additional information, visit www.aegworldwide.com.
Source: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. & AEG (via BusinessWire)