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As Japan prepared for an influx of international fans coming to watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup, AIG Japan leveraged the company’s sponsorship of New Zealand’s All Blacks toward a road safety campaign.

The spearhead strand of Mastercard’s 2019 Rugby World Cup activation programme saw the tournament’s official payments partner harness real-time technology to create unique Player of the Match trophies for each match.

For the 2019-20 Big Bash League and WBBL, Sanitarium cereal brand Weet-Bix set out to celebrate the moments when its ‘Weet-Bix Kids’ player ambassadors first fell in love with cricket.

The Sevens’ co-title partner activated its rights in 2019 with a domestic focus: build local support for brand and event by making the Sevens and the city inseparable.

Launched on 29 June to celebrate Liverpool's first Premier League title in 30 years, in Malaysia the club’s long-time beer sponsor Carlsberg marked the victory with a ‘Virtual Champions Keg’, redeemable via smartphone.

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has agreed a deal to sponsor the 2022 edition of the Asian Games multi-sport event, which will be held in Hangzhou

Triathlon events organisation Ironman has agreed a multi-year partnership with Pure Sports Nutrition for its Oceania series

US technology giant Intel has announced plans for activations at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games that will showcase its technology and an esports tournament in Tokyo in the lead-up to the Games

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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.

Leveraging its rights as the title sponsor of IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore, Royal Challenge’s 2019 IPL campaign challenged gender stereotypes in cricket.

During the 2018-19 Big Bash, dog food brand Nature’s Gift leveraged its rights as an official partner of the Sydney Sixers via a three-stage activation linking dogs and cricket.

Asics launched the Wallabies jersey for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in late May last year and followed up with a year-long campaign led by cinematic content.

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.

Coca-Cola India leveraged its 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup sponsorship in the Indian market with a 100-day, multi-phase activation programme.

Heineken, the official beer of F1, leveraged the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix through an augmented reality game that offered fans the change to win race and pre-race party tickets.

During the 2019 ISL, associate sponsor Maruti Suzuki worked with Dentsu to create a tech-led campaign that gave the most passionate soccer fans a ‘virtual front-row seat’ of the season finale.

Dove Men+Care used its rights in deals with the British and Irish rugby unions to create a combined campaign that ran from the 2019 Rugby World Cup to the 2020 Six Nations.

Running from March to September 2019, insurer QBE leveraged its long-running partnership with AFL side Sydney Swans to promote its ongoing road safety campaign.

Running throughout the 2019 AFL season, Clangers Happen was a comic campaign pushing the idea that insurance brand AAMI is there to help when things go wrong.

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.

Official NRL spirits sponsor Bundaberg Rum leveraged its rights through the 2019 Finals Series with a responsible drinking campaign called ‘Stay in the Game’.

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.

October 2019 saw Under Armour release a brand-building film showcasing the struggles and triumphs of the Indian Women’s National Ice Hockey Team.

During the opening weekend of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Steinlager leveraged its partnership with the All Blacks via ‘Black Laundry’, an experiential activation backed by an integrated marketing campaign.

Running from March 2018 to May 2019, Drive for More leveraged Yokohama’s Chelsea shirt sponsorship to convert consumers at the point of sale.

DHL, official logistics supplier to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, rolled out an epic campaign of activations through 2018 and 2019.

March 2020 saw Standard Chartered celebrate a decade of Liverpool FC sponsorship with a blockbuster film called ‘A Liverpool Story’, which emphasised the values of determination and long-term commitment.