Carsales.com.au has expanded its sponsorship portfolio to the non-automotive arena of cricket, signing on as a major sponsor of the Melbourne Renegades men’s and women’s teams in their T20 Big Bash title bids.
The partnership covers the next two BBL seasons and the next WBBL season and will see the company’s branding displayed on the player’s jerseys, ground signage and other Renegades collateral.
Carsales chief marketing officer Kellie Cordner said the company was excited to branch into cricket and support a growing form of Australian family entertainment.
“Mums and dads are our biggest and most important audience and if you look at the attendances of the Big Bash League last season, it shows the public has really taken to the short form of the game,” Cordner said.
“The Renegades derby against the Stars saw a sell-out crowd at Etihad Stadium. The fans simply love it. We are thrilled to be part of the ongoing growth and popularity of the Melbourne Renegades ahead of what will be a huge season of sixes and crowds on their feet applauding.”
Cordner said that sponsoring both the men’s and women’s Renegades teams is a clear alignment to the brand and its audience.
“There may be a perception that buying and selling a car is a male domain but we see that women are just as involved in the purchase process and are very proud to be sponsoring both teams this season.”
Melbourne Renegades CEO Stuart Coventry said the Club was proud to be partnering with such a recognisable national brand.
“We’re delighted to welcome carsales.com.au to our Renegades family for the seasons ahead. Buying or selling a vehicle is a process millions of Australians go through and carsales.com.au is working harder than ever to develop new technologies and make the process as smooth as possible,” Coventry said.
“When it comes to hard work and giving people the best experience this summer, the parallels with what we deliver in BBL and WBBL were obvious.
“This is an exciting time for our club following the highly successful launch of the WBBL last season. There’s no doubt we deliver the best family entertainment package over the summer and we’re proud to have carsales.com.au working with us to achieve our goals.”
Australian owned and operated email and SMS marketing software company, Vision6, announced the launch of its first-ever national brand campaign and new brand platform “Simply Reliable”. Founded in 2001, Vision6 was one of the first email marketing software providers in Australia and has since been relied upon by thousands of Aussie businesses and organisations for […]
Out-of-Home media company JCDecaux New Zealand has appointed business growth specialist Adam McGregor in preparation for its bid to win upcoming local government street furniture tenders across the country. With contracts for the provision of street furniture including bus shelters across New Zealand up for renewal from late 2022, they collectively represent the biggest advertising […]
Fetch TV has announced that ABC iview will soon be available as a dedicated Virtual Playlist Channel on the Fetch platform. Virtual Playlist Channels (VPCs) were developed by Fetch to promote content discovery, and to provide a clear bridge between the traditional world of linear TV and the growing availability of on demand content via […]
Jackie Gillies, businesswoman, psychic medium and cast member of The Real Housewives of Melbourne is bringing her sassy, inspirational and adventurous spirit to her new podcast Shine It Up, With Jackie Gillies, which launches today via Acast. Hosted and distributed by the creator-first podcast company Acast, the show will offer listeners inspiration and motivation to […]
Crowdsourcing platforms DesignCrowd and BrandCrowd are promoting vaccination efforts in a unique way, launching a logo redesign contest among their networks of designers. The initiative saw iconic Australian brands such as Hungry Jack’s, Jetstar, JB Hi-Fi, and Bunnings undergo a redesign. “We thought it would be fun to see some other iconic Australian brands back […]
Jillian Davison has been named editor-in-chief of the recently relaunched Harper’s BAZAAR Australia. She will oversee all content, development and creative direction across the iconic magazine’s digital and brand platforms. Davison (pictured) succeeds Eugenie Kelly, who recently stepped down to pursue other opportunities. The announcement was made by Maureen Jordan, publisher of Harper’s BAZAAR Australia […]
Freedom Foods and 72andSunny Sydney have launched the first advertising campaign for Australia’s Own range of plant-based beverages. The campaign introduces a new visual world and identity for the brand and captures the healthy, positive feeling you get when spending time in nature and when consuming Australia’s Own certified-organic, plant-based beverages. As well as featuring […]