Pacific Rim Cup announces partnership with Pacific League Marketing Corporation
June 30, 2022
HONOLULU – Pacific Rim Cup is proud to announce a partnership with Pacific League Marketing Corporation (PLM), as its sales agency of record in Japan.
"PLM has been working closely with Blue United in developing our international business and talent development, despite our main focus being professional baseball as our company is a joint venture of six professional baseball teams from the Pacific League in Japan," said Mr. Tomoki Negishi, CEO of PLM. "Having said that, our vision is to revitalize the Japanese society as a whole through the advancement of Japanese baseball and the sports industry and Pacific Rim Cup fits our vision. By going beyond the boundaries of soccer and baseball, we are committed to doing our best to support Pacific Rim Cup's success."
Pacific Rim Cup, organizer of the professional games last held at Aloha Stadium in 2019, is bringing back world-class professional soccer to Hawaii with its free keiki soccer clinic this summer, which is now sold out. Nearly 400 keiki soccer players and enthusiasts will have a chance to be trained by professional players from around the world at the Pacific Rim Cup 2022 Keiki Soccer Clinic on July 9 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex. The star-studded lineup of coaches include Hawaii’s Kenji Treschuk and Shandon Hopeau, along with Japan’s Takuya Yamada.
“PLM and Blue United have a long and rich history of working together and have built a strong bond of trust over time. Furthermore, I have witnessed PLM’s rapid development within a short period of time, and I hope that their experience in engaging partners will contribute to Pacific Rim Cup’s growth,” said Takehiko Nakamura, President & CEO of Blue United Corporation, the organizer of Pacific Rim Cup. “I also appreciate PLM's innovative decision to partner with an international soccer event when its primary business is baseball. This is an example of how sports business’ foundation is shared by all sports organizations, and we look forward to working with PLM to build a successful Pacific Rim Cup.”
For more information, visit www.pacificrimcup.com.
About Pacific League Marketing Corporation
Pacific League Marketing Corporation (PLM) was established in 2007 as a joint capital investment company by six professional baseball teams belonging to Pacific League in Japan. Objectives of the company are to further promote Pacific League and overall professional baseball in Japan. The company’s focus is “What can be done better if six baseball teams work jointly” and “What cannot be done if worked by only a single baseball team?” The company’s strength is with digital marketing, fully utilizing Internet service networks, and is committed to continuing to develop the business to meet the company’s objectives while responding to the various changes of the era. PLM endeavors to continue to offer new value of baseball to the baseball fans. For more information, visit www.pacificleague.jp.