iiNet sponsored the Sydney Sixers in an inaugural deal last year during the 2013/14 Big Bash season and the company says sponsorship of cricket and AFL teams in New South Wales and Victoria has had a significant positive impact on sales and market recognition.
iiNet iiNet Marketing Manager Alicia Phillis said she was impressed with the results from the initial partnership with the Sydney Sixers, with “research revealing that we enjoyed significant public recognition and media exposure.”
“Sydney really embraced the team last year and the Sixers fan base has grown in a very short period of time, generating higher than expected levels of exposure for iiNet and our partnership with the team.”
“The sales and brand recognition numbers coming from Victoria and New South Wales are outstanding, so we’ve just agreed to invest more time and resources into our partnerships in these key growth states, and continue growing the iiNet name and reputation alongside those of the two clubs.”
Phillis said in Victoria, iiNet broadband sales increased 55% during the 2013 AFL season, while prompted awareness in Melbourne increased 10% to a record high.
“The positive company growth resulting from these partnerships showed the benefit of exploring opportunities outside of iiNet’s heartland market of Western Australia, one which is already heavily saturated.”