Citibank's cobranding announcement with Sony Corp. last week underscored how interested the New York bank is in marketing alliances-of a certain kind.

Saying that "alliances are a critical piece of our strategy," A. Sami Siddiqui, Citibank's general manager of credit cards in North America, said the company wants to work with others in the big leagues of corporate branding.

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