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Get On Vivo’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Hype Train In Malaysia

Get On Vivo’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Hype Train In Malaysia

by Syed Hassan AlgadrieApril 10, 2018
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Watch a World Cup match with Janna Nick

Good news to all football fans in Malaysia as Vivo has got something special for you. As the official smartphone sponsor for the FIFA World Cup™ 2018 and 2022, Vivo is reaching out to local fans of the largest football competition through a series of initiatives, which include sending a customer on an all-expense paid trip to Russia to catch the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with Janna Nick, Vivo’s brand ambassador, and other exciting on-ground activities.


Selfie your way to Russia with #FIFANtastic

Want to win an all-expense paid trip to watch a World Cup match in Moscow, Russia with Vivo’s brand ambassador, Janna Nick? Well you can now and it’s never been so easy! All you need to do is take a selfie and join Vivo’s #FIFANtastic selfie contest!

From 7 April to 6 May 2018, customers can post a selfie that features elements of FIFA and Vivo V9 on either their Facebook or Instagram account with a set of designated hashtags. The hashtags are #vivoMalaysia #vivoxFIFA2018 #2018FIFAWorldCupRussia#OfficialSmartphoneSponsor #V9 #FIFANtastic. 

They are also required to ‘Like’ and share Vivo’s FIFA-related social media posts to participate in this contest. The one with the most creative selfie will win this once in a lifetime opportunity of catching a football match with Janna Nick.

Engaging football fans through esports

With esports becoming more and more popular in Malaysia, Vivo is partnering with Astro through eGG Network to run a FIFA 18 video game tournament, bringing together both the football and esports craze on one exciting platform. Covering key cities across Peninsular Malaysia, football games enthusiasts will battle it out for a chance to win two tickets to watch the semi-final match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, along with other attractive prizes and official World Cup merchandises. Dates and venue for these tournaments are as follows:

  • PENANG:  13 to 15 April 2018, Sunway Carnival Mall
  • MELAKA:  27 to 29 April 2018, Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall
  • PAHANG:  4 to 6 May 2018, Kuantan City Mall
  • KLANG VALLEY:  11 to 13 May 2018, Sunway Pyramid

In addition to the tournament, there are other exciting activities on-ground which will surely delight both football fans and everyday customers alike.

Part of the brand’s efforts to bolster its customer engagement initiatives, Vivo has named Malaysian celebrity Raden Ahmad Faizal Yaakob, or more popularly known as Raf Yaakob as the Vivo’s Football Icon, adding to its solid line-up of brand personalities. The actor and TV host is no stranger to the local football scene, being the president of Manchester United Malaysian Fan Club and an avid footballer himself.

Raf will participate in Vivo Malaysia’s FIFA World Cup-related marketing, communication and promotional programmes, along with the rest of Vivo Malaysia brand ambassadors.

Pokdepinion: The FIFA World Cup can’t come soon enough! I’m rooting for England in this year’s World Cup (even if some people might call it a lost cause). What about you guys? Which country are you supporting?

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Syed Hassan Algadrie
Just a lovable guy who loves Star Wars, Transformers, tech, 90s nostalgia and all things geek. Is in a constant battle with procrastination.

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