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Part of Australian Open major partner Kia’s multi-faceted ‘Feel the Open’ activation in 2020 was an influencer-led, premium Drive Day experience promoting the new Seltos model to young adults.

Stella Artois activated its rights as official beer of the 2020 Australian Open with creative in which a team of artists produced works linked to each day’s action.

Australia's four biggest rights-holders – the AFL, NRL, Cricket Australia and Rugby Australia – will generate approximately A$188.5 (€111.5m/$122.9m) in central sponsorship revenue in 2020, across a total of 115 deals.

For its 2018 and 2019 Australian Open activations, ANZ sought to burnish its corporate reputation by replacing Novak Djokovic with wheelchair champion Dylan Alcott as the face of ANZ tennis.

Uber Eats set out to grab the attention of the Australian Open audience with post-ad break spots that replicated the event so effectively that viewers thought they had returned to the tennis broadcast.

Australian commercial broadcaster Nine has pointed to a new strategic approach as the reason behind an oversubscribed offering for sponsorship of its coverage of the Australian Open tennis grand slam

The Australian Open tennis Grand Slam has extended its partnership with Italian pasta brand Barilla

The Australian Open grand slam tennis tournament has agreed a sponsorship deal with skincare products manufacturer La Roche-Posay

Cosmetics brand Garnier has rekindled its association with the Australian Open by agreeing to partner with the 2019 edition of the tennis grand slam

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SportBusiness Sponsorship presents extensive research into partnerships at the four tennis Grand Slams – Wimbledon, Roland-Garros, the US Open and the Australian Open.

Korean car group Kia Motors has extended its partnership with the Australian Open for a further five years, from 2019 to 2023.

This month, Sports Sponsorship Insider completed a survey of the portfolios for the Wimbledon tennis championships and the Australian, French and US Opens, following the conclusion of the 2014 Grand Slam tennis season.