The Nautica brand, a division of VF Sportswear Inc., which is a subsidiary of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), announced today that it would be offering its marketing partnership with PGA Tour player Cameron Tringale for an additional year. This will produce a total of six years that triangle, one of the most active players on the PGA Tour, has represented the brand. Along with Cameron Tringale, Nautica is introducing 24-year-old PGA Tour player Michael Kim as a golf brand ambassador. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Kim moved to the United States when he was 7 and afterwards played for the University of California, Berkeley, where in 2013 he became the first Cal men’s golfer to ever win national player of the year honors when he received both the Jack Nicklaus Award & the Haskins Award. He is experienced as one of the dominant young players in the game.
As a component of the agreement, both golfers Tringale and Kim will wear Nautica apparel, of course, focusing on the brand’s NavTech performance golf shirts and pants, as well as complementary sweaters, belts, and outerwear.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Cameron Tringale and add Michael Kim to the team for 2018,” said Brendan Sullivan, President of Nautica. “Both athletes are great representatives for the Nautica brand, and all that it stands for: an active lifestyle, youthful energy, and strong determination.”
“I’m excited to extend my relationship with Nautica, one of my longest standing partners,” said Tringale. “The NavTech product will help me perform at my best as I chase my first PGA TOUR victory.”
“Nautica is an iconic brand, and I am thrilled to be partnering with them,” said Kim. “They are at the forefront of fashion styling and technology which will help me compete with the world’s best.”
In addition to getting into the brand’s apparel, Tringale and Kim will both be featured in Nautica digital advertising campaigns along with in-store POS and will be showcased throughout the Nautica website and social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube. Consumers can purchase select NavTech items online directly at www.nautica.com and participating national retailers in the United States.
Founded in 1983, Nautica® is a leading global lifestyle brand ranging from men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories to a complete home collection. Inspired by the sea, designed in the city, Nautica offers classic nautical style for all occasions. Today, Nautica is one of the most recognized American brands throughout the world, available in more than 65 countries with 265 full price Nautica stores and close to 3,000 Nautica branded shop-in-shops worldwide. In 2003, the Company was acquired by VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and accessories. The company outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, Wrangler® and Lee®. Founded in 1899, VF is environmentally responsible, spanning numerous geographies, product categories, and distribution channels. VF is committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for its customers and shareholders. For more information, visit www.nautica.com and www.vfc.com.