General Warriors Sponsorship Thread

Far Away Fan

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Care to point me in the direction of anything showing warriors/instant finance connection...

That was someone else. And no, it wasn't a Warriors connection, it was a Stacey Jones thing only.
 
mt.wellington

mt.wellington

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Instant Finance is NOT a sponsor of the Warriors. Stacey Jones alone did that ad for his own personal gain. He is not wearing anything Warriors related on that advert. That was one endorsement that really pissed me off. He increased the loaning rate at that company markedly after his ads came out from an article I read in the paper. Instant Finance were the major sponsors of Jones' beloved Pt Chev Pirates. Not sure about now?

With the Warriors you have different levels of sponsorship. Each level has its own rules about what extent you can use the Warriors brand or whether you can expect players to show up. Some of them just get a corporate box or access to the corporate lounge and a signed framed jersey.

Here are the sponsors according to the Warriors website...

Principle Sponsor

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Major Sponsor

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Official Sponsors


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Official Suppliers

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Media Partners

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Business Partners

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Sup42

Sup42

Do celebrity endorsements sell more product ?

Is there research into whether this type of advertising influences the viewer ?

Is it a cynical move to Have Hurrell who has weight problems front a fast food add?

Is Obesity the leading health issue in New Zealand ?

Are the Poly population the most vulnerable group in terms of diet related issues.

It doesn't matter what your / my opinion is, weigh up the hard questions.
 
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Vancent

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Do celebrity endorsements sell more product ?

Is there research into whether this type of advertising influences the viewer ?

Is it a cynical move to Have Hurrell who has weight problems front a fast food add?

Is Obesity the leading health issue in New Zealand ?

Are the Poly population the most vulnerable group in terms of diet related issues.

It doesn't matter what your / my opinion is, weigh up the hard questions.
Do dingoes really take babies?!

Are grasshoppers ears' really on their legs?!

And...finally.... Where the f#@k is Wally?!?

:hilarious::hilarious:

(sorry Sup, just couldn't resist!!)
 
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wallacenz

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TAB is the sponsor I find most offensive. The way sport is whored out as a vehicle for the TAB in Aus is terrible and now we see NZ following suit.
 
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Johnnyray

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I cant find anything about any instant finance sponsorship on either warriors or instant finance websites. Do they actually sponsor the warriors?
I know Stacey Jones did an add for them but that was him on his own without the warriors. He's free to make his own choices in what he associates his name with, I wouldn't want my name associated with such a company.

As for the burgers I've got no issue with that sponsorship but fuck the ads are terrible. I just don't get how they can pretend it's hard to say, nobody is that fucking stupid.

Care to point me in the direction of anything showing warriors/instant finance connection, I thought there was some link between them but not mentioned on either companies website seems strange to me.

You say Jones has been advertising for instant finance for years, I thought it was something he took up after he finished playing, a deal between Jones and Instant Finance not a warriors sponsorship thing. Don't get me wrong I think the guys a right fuck wit for doing it, and the company is a fucking disgrace the way the operate.

Still don't really give a toss about the hamburgers, I just think the ads are shit, somewhat embarrassing for all involved, so much so you have to laugh at it.
The burgers are approved by peak athletes, PIs, whites and aboriginals.
They're not saying eat the shit all the time any more than they're saying drink 24 lion reds, drive your suzuki to the casino, leave the kids in the car while you spend the weeks budget on the pokies just because they sponsor them.
Yeah some people will go overboard on the burgers, beers or gambling but thats really not the warriors fault.

As for the stupid people in ads, it seems to be a growing trend to portray men as complete morons in ads. Put a women in the stupid role and the feminist army will completely lose their shit.

Yeah speaking as somebody who's done media studies at tertiary level what I can tell you about all stupid guys on TV is that what you are seeing is all part of a cycle. That fifty to forty years ago it was common for women to play the foil in comedic roles on most movies and TV sitcoms (i.e Honeymooners, I Love Lucy etc.) now it's men turn. I'm sure in fifty to forty years time when women finally rule this planet, the roles will have reversed again. Yeah it's annoying to watch if you have a pair but I really wouldn't take it too personally since most things in media are cylindrical like that. Just look at how much TV and Movies have changed over last twenty to thirty years. Thirty to twenty years ago most of movies you went and saw were groundbreaking and everything on TV was crap. Now most things on TV you watch are groundbreaking and it's the movies themselves that are crap. Still while we're on about it the thing I wish that they would completely change on TV is all these ads with black people in them doing stupid shit. As somebody who's part Maori I'm getting really sick of my TV telling me not to drive home drunk, check batteries in my smoke alarm and to remember change oil in my car on a semi regular basis ! What are they planning on telling me not to do next ? Don't fall asleep if you're having fry up after you put kids to bed ?

Oh :(
 
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mrblonde

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TAB is the sponsor I find most offensive. The way sport is whored out as a vehicle for the TAB in Aus is terrible and now we see NZ following suit.

I find it offensive and I'm one of the one who's the most interested in what the odds are (Pt start? Head to head? etc).

I just think gambling and the product the gambling is on should not be closely linked at all. Like, have TAB ads about the Warriors game during the week but:
1: No ads on the weekend relating to the game/games being played that weekend (ie TAB ads for next year's Euros/the Golf US Open in two months time etc instead). See the cricket TAB ads for how absolutely Godawful it is, the promotion occurs After Every. Single. Over. This summer, with the World Cup, is going to be extraspecially bad.
2: Absolutely to TAB outlets at the ground. Everyone can use their own damn phones. And no whoring of Nik Brown to read the odds out/talk to Nathan Harere...

As always, it's the unhealthy sponsers who have the cash to splash....

Edit: Trend Micro as a sponsor. I'm guessing that means the players have Trend Micro installed on their ipads/computers/electrical bots and bobs. Given my own experience with Trend Micro, may the court permit me to enquire if maybe this relationship has a direct bearing on the Warriors defensive weaknesses...
 
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mt.wellington

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*Thread title changed from Inappropriate Use Of Sponsorship. Will use as a thread for any sponsorship news, views or thoughts...

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Gizzyfan

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Three things for me.
1. Personal responsibility, people need to stop being professional victims and source informarion, take proper action themselves.
2. Those seeking sponsorship need to be more socially responsible (I am not having a go at the Warriors)
3. There is precedent that can be used for censoring of advertising. I would have no problem personally if alcohol and gambling advertising was under the same restrictions as tobacco advertising.
 
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mt.wellington

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While we're on the subject, this happened last Tuesday. Not sure what happened to Hydr8 Zero???

SPONSORSHIP | Gatorade signed up
Tue 26th May, 02:53PM

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Gatorade has become the Vodafone Warriors’ latest high-profile recruit signing on as the club’s official sports drink for the next two seasons.

Through the agreement Gatorade will receive exclusive sports drink pourage for Vodafone Warriors matches at Mount Smart Stadium along with access to tickets, player appearances and unique opportunities for fans to experience what it takes to be a professional athlete.

Vodafone Warriors commercial manager Glenn Critchley welcomed the global presence that Gatorade brings to the club’s sponsor portfolio.

“Gatorade has a long history of fuelling some of the world’s most prominent athletes and we are delighted to welcome them into the Vodafone Warriors family,” he said.

“We are excited about collaborating with a global brand and exploring the opportunities presented by the world-leading Gatorade Sports Science Institute.”

The Vodafone Warriors join Gatorade’s extensive sponsorship portfolio in New Zealand alongside the Wellington Phoenix, SKYCITY Breakers, Black Sticks and the Millennium Institute of Sport and Health.

“The Vodafone Warriors are one of the leading sports franchises in New Zealand and we are delighted to be able to support the club as they celebrate 20 years,” said Matt Asplin, Frucor national business development manager.

“The NRL is one of the toughest competitions in the world and we hope that Gatorade can provide the Vodafone Warriors with the winning edge.”

The Vodafone Warriors, currently seventh on the NRL ladder, take on the Newcastle Knights in their Women in League match at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday, May 31 (4.00pm kick-off).

https://www.warriors.co.nz/news/2015/05/26/sponsorship_gatorade.html
 
mt.wellington

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SKYCITY extends partnership to 2017
Wed 7th October, 02:21PM
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SKYCITY Auckland CEO Nigel Morrison and Vodafone Warriors managing director Jim Doyle celebrate extending SKYCITY's sponsorship to 17 years. Image | Ra Pomare

SKYCITY Auckland and the Vodafone Warriors have extended their partnership for another two years meaning, at 17 years, it will be among the longest-running major sporting sponsorships in New Zealand.

SKYCITY CEO Nigel Morrison said SKYCITY was delighted to continue its long-term support of the Vodafone Warriors.

“SKYCITY places great value on its partnership with the Vodafone Warriors,” he said.

“Having been with the club for the past 15 seasons, we’ve developed a fantastic relationship on so many levels. We look forward to the boys hitting their full potential over the next couple of years.

“The Vodafone Warriors are innovative and engaging in their dealings with members and fans and we’re excited about continuing to support these initiatives through exclusive experiences at SKYCITY; including hosting ‘Meet the Team’ functions and other exciting events.”

Vodafone Warriors managing director Jim Doyle said the club has plans to further enhance its association with SKYCITY.

“SKYCITY has been and will continue to be a fantastic major sponsor of the club, showing a tremendous level of commitment to the partnership,” he said.

“We’re grateful for its continued support of our membership programme with initiatives such as the SKYCITY Member of the Week, which promotes our drive to grow our membership base and support the club’s long-term vision.”

SKYCITY will continue to have its name featuring prominently on the lower back of the club’s NRL jersey while SKYCITY will also be the venue for all major Vodafone Warriors events such as the annual awards event which was again held in the SKYCITY Convention Centre recently.

In addition, SKYCITY will have naming rights to the club’s membership programme as well as the SKYCITY Member of the Week initiative which will once more see exclusive member-only rewards and events delivered across SKYCITY’s wide array of venues.

The next major SKYCITY event the Vodafone Warriors will be supporting is the annual Kidz First Christmas Party at the SKYCITY Convention Centre on Saturday, November 28.

Kidz First Children’s Hospital is a major charity partner of both the SKYCITY and the Vodafone Warriors.

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2015/10/07/skycity_extends_part.html
 
snake77

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Good to see the club is managing to keep the major sponsors. I remember in the 90s a lot of the teams jerseys were pretty blank so it's good to see clubs getting funding.

I see comments on other forums how league doesn't get the blue chip sponsors. Well we have two pretty big names in Vodafone and SkyCity in terms of profile here in NZ.
 
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bruce

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Good to see the club is managing to keep the major sponsors. I remember in the 90s a lot of the teams jerseys were pretty blank so it's good to see clubs getting funding.

I see comments on other forums how league doesn't get the blue chip sponsors. Well we have two pretty big names in Vodafone and SkyCity in terms of profile here in NZ.
SkyCity is a wealthy big name sponsor for sure but maybe on the level of Winfield in other ways.
 
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surfin

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SkyCity is a wealthy big name sponsor for sure but maybe on the level of Winfield in other ways.


Winfield didn't make me want to smoke, SkyCity doesn't make me want to gamble, I think it's called being responsible for my own choices. Far too many people using piss weak excuses for the decisions they make. Why don't the same people that blame the sponsors of teams and events use the same argument that being a Warriors fan should make us all want to spend 6 days a week in a gym and training our arses off, if we are all only capable of monkey see monkey do.
 
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bruce

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Winfield didn't make me want to smoke, SkyCity doesn't make me want to gamble,

It wasn't my intention to start this sort of discussion.

However IMO if it weren't for the fact that tobacco advertising were going to be banned the NSWRL wouldn't have bothered to expand over here.

SkyCity don't just provide gambling they have good dining and theatre facilities and I have always assumed the sponsorship included accommodation for the visiting teams. They also provide a type of after match clubhouse to replace the old Mount Smart big top. I have been there many times.

The reality is though that SkyCity profit from problem gamblers as well as the other activities. I would never buy shares in the company for that reason.

On a more positive note the Vodafone sponsorship is genuine blue chip and hopefully it remains.
 
Johnnyray

Johnnyray

Winfield didn't make me want to smoke, SkyCity doesn't make me want to gamble, I think it's called being responsible for my own choices. Far too many people using piss weak excuses for the decisions they make. Why don't the same people that blame the sponsors of teams and events use the same argument that being a Warriors fan should make us all want to spend 6 days a week in a gym and training our arses off, if we are all only capable of monkey see monkey do.

It's all part of self esteem movement that we had growing up. Because everybody was taught by their teachers that they're special nobody can take responsiblity for themselves when things go wrong so they look for outside factors to blame. People can't blame themselves for getting fat so they blame the food which is really stupid since we all know logically that there is no such thing as good or bad food just good or bad life decisions. Also for the person who says Skycity has great food mustn't tried their Chinese buffet yet which for me has to be the worse thing I've put in my mouth since that phase I went through in high school ... ;)
 

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