SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES “LAUNCHING PEOPLE” CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT PEOPLE’S POTENTIAL AROUND THE WORLD
London, UK, October 28th, 2013 — Today, Samsung Electronics kicks off its global “Launching People” campaign, an ambitious programme rooted in discovering, sharing and supporting the potential of individuals around the world who are using technology to explore their dreams and passions.
Inspired by people everywhere who use Samsung products to do amazing things every day, the campaign invites passionate individuals to submit their dreams and ideas in several categories, from Film and Sports, to Art and Entrepreneurship. The winners of the “Launching People” campaign in each region around the world will have the opportunity to turn their ideas into reality with Samsung’s support.
Andy Griffiths, Managing Director, Samsung UK and Ireland, commented: “At Samsung, we live and breathe innovation. But innovation doesn’t just come in the form of technology. When that technology is put into the hands of human beings, incredible things can happen. ‘Launching People’ is all about doing just that – launching people’s potential through technology. Giving people with passion and ambition, a launch pad for their ideas. Samsung is committed to creating opportunities and opening doors for people through access to technology, experts and skills development, and we are excited at the prospect of helping people to realise their dreams, and inspire others in the process.”
Starting with France in June of 2013, Samsung’s “Launching People” campaign will turn peoples’ dreams, passions and potential into reality in 13 regions across Europe, Latin America and the Middle East in 2013, and expects to expand the campaign further in 2014. Samsung will focus on providing ambitious consumers the chance to realise their potential by teaming them up with renowned mentors, start up funding and products to help them on their journey.
The campaign promises to invest not only in technology, but also in the ideas of passionate people—whether this potential is related to a personal journey, a larger cause, or both. Samsung will spread the word about “Launching People” with real consumer stories on Samsung.com and across all social media channels, including Facebook and YouTube.
Following this global announcement, the “Launching People” campaign will commence in the UK early in the New Year, with the aim of finding real consumers with great potential. Anyone interested in taking part will be invited to upload their stories to Facebook to be in with the chance to collaborate with an expert in their field on a unique project. Winners will receive product and tailored support, advice, and expertise from a panel of Samsung experts.
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