Quokka Sports Partners With GM to Bring the GM Experience To Consumers Online
12 January 2000Quokka Sports Partners With General Motors to Bring the GM Experience To Consumers Online
General Motors Creates Unique Online Experience With the Quokka Sports Network SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12 -- Quokka Sports announced today they are partnering with General Motors, to bring the "GM Experience" at the 2000 North American International Auto Show to online consumers. Quokka Sports, which has pioneered new techniques in delivering immersive sporting experiences to online viewers, is now creating new ways to immerse viewers in its sponsors' brand experience online. Quokka has already developed "brand immersion" features for other companies, including Compaq, Computer Associates and Intel. As a component of a sponsorship on Quokka.com, Quokka Sports will create an online experience that immerses the virtual visitors into the "GM Experience" and give them an intimate connection with the GM brands. Visitors will find out about the site through promotions on the Quokka Sports Network, gm.com and a multi-media ad campaign. "This alliance with GM exemplifies the range of sponsorship opportunities that Quokka Sports can provide to its partners," said Alan Ramadan, CEO and founder of Quokka Sports. "We are pleased to be partnering with GM to deliver an enhanced and immersive customer experience on the Internet." "As an established global company that is expanding its leadership on the Internet, GM is working with proven cutting-edge companies like Quokka, to bring an enhanced experience to our customers," said Mark Hogan, president of e-GM, GM's e-business division. "Through this alliance, we are delivering an exciting 'GM Experience' to Internet users across the world." About e-GM e-GM, a new business group launched by General Motors in August 1999, seeks to integrate e-commerce efforts throughout GM's traditional business divisions and employ new technologies that will enhance the customer experience, while improving efficiency. e-GM leverages GM's core competencies in information technology, including OnStar(R) and GM BuyPower(TM), to create a new class of applications for vehicle, office and home. About Quokka Sports Quokka Sports ( http://www.quokka.com ) has created a branded sports entertainment network delivering unique interactive sports experiences fulfilling the entertainment passions of a global community of sports enthusiasts. With rich content that leverages technology's potential for merging entertainment and information, Quokka is the leading provider of sports entertainment experiences for the digital era. Quokka's programming is designed to engage viewers, give them control of the action sequence and let them experience and view sports from a variety of perspectives. Quokka's coverage of sporting events incorporates a wide range of digital assets, including video, text, audio, images, athlete biometrics, telemetry, environmental data, emails, results and timing. Quokka's content is distributed via the Internet, broadband and emerging digital media networks. Quokka Sports' unique sports entertainment productions are enabled by Quokka Performance Team members Compaq Computer Corporation, Computer Associates International, Inc. and Intel Corporation. Quokka Sports has offices in San Francisco; Troy, Michigan; New York; Norwalk, Connecticut; and London. NOTE: Quokka and Quokka Sports are registered trademarks and QNews, A Digital Dose Of Sports, Sports Entertainment for the Digital World and the Quokka Logos are trademarks of Quokka Sports, Inc.