UK insurance brand Aviva has shifted its strategy from brand awareness to fan engagement in its renewal as naming rights partner of the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Insurance company Aviva has taken up its option to extend its deal with the Football Association of Ireland and the Irish Rugby Football Union for the naming rights to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin for a further five years.
Irish telecommunications operator Eir has extended its top-tier Senior Football Sponsor agreement with the Gaelic Athletic Association’s Football All-Ireland Championship for five years until 2020.
For this year’s rugby union autumn internationals, Sports Sponsorship Insider surveyed the sponsorship portfolios of the leading nations: Argentina, Australia, England, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and Wales.
The creation of a new European club rugby tournament and an increase in competition for qualification to the tournament from Pro12 clubs were driving factors behind an increase in the value of title sponsorship rights for rugby union’s Pro12 league.
Supporting the brand outside of its headquarters in London is at the forefront of the telecommunications company BT’s sponsorship work, Richard Young, commercial director for BT, told Sports Sponsorship Insider.
RaboDirect, the savings bank based in Dublin, Ireland, which is part of the Dutch co-operative, Rabobank, is looking for more locally-driven sponsorships in Ireland to replace its title sponsorship of the RaboDirect PRO12, the major rugby union club competition for top teams from Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Italy.
ETIHAD AIRWAYS, the UAE’s national airline, has ended speculation surrounding its commitment to the GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship with a sponsorship extension of a further 12 months. Although undisclosed, Frontiers values the deal at around $1.5m.