GE and the PGA Tour have signed a three-year marketing partnership that advances GE's healthymagination initiative, which will be showcased with on-site exhibits in the GE Pavilion at eight Tour stops this season. The GE Pavilion is debuting this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando. Per the deal, GE becomes the official medical diagnostic imaging equipment sponsor and official electronic medical records management solutions sponsor of the PGA Tour, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour. Golfers Jim Furyk and Sean O'Hair have joined GE as ambassadors for the healthymagination program and will help activate the partnership with consumers and media (GE).
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GIVE ME A BEAT: Puma has appointed U.K. rap star Professor Green as its first social ambassador and will feature him in "press, retail and social media campaigns." Green, whose deal with Puma runs through '11, is the "latest in a string of high-profile individuals from the music world who have signed up to represent the brand." In January, Puma signed singer Kimberley Walsh "to front a six month press campaign for its BodyTrain toning footwear range." The brand "followed that in February with the signing of reggae icon Bob Marley's fashion-designer daughter, Cedella Marley, to design the Jamaican track and field team's kit" for the '12 London Olympics (BRANDREPUBLIC.com, 3/23).