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Old 7 Jun 2012, 06:54 (Ref:3086685)   #1
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Vodafone To Leave 888!

More info will follow.

http://www.v8supercars.com.au/champi...8/default.aspx

and here

http://www.speedcafe.com/2012/06/07/...t-sponsorship/

Telecommunications company Vodafone Australia will not renew its sponsorship of Triple Eight Race Engineering’s V8 Supercars team at the end of the 2012 season.

Vodafone’s move to end the association has been made as part of a major rollback of its sports sponsorships, which will also see the conclusion of its deal with Crick Australia.

Vodafone has backed Triple Eight’s two entries since the start of the 2007 season, enjoying three victories in both the Bathurst 1000 and V8 Supercars Championship with the Queensland based squad

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Old 7 Jun 2012, 07:31 (Ref:3086693)   #2
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With the money V-Phone have been loosing in recent years no wonder this has happened. Worst network in the country !

No noise of dumping the F1 team? I would think not.
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Old 7 Jun 2012, 07:54 (Ref:3086701)   #3
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Beats me how a company can see the value in annually spending $140m on advertising and promotion and still lose $400m.

Something had to give.................
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Old 7 Jun 2012, 08:12 (Ref:3086706)   #4
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Telecommunications company Vodafone Australia will not renew its sponsorship of Triple Eight Race Engineeringís V8 Supercars team at the end of the 2012 season.
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Old 7 Jun 2012, 08:13 (Ref:3086707)   #5
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My understanding is Roland has close ties with the UK arm of Vodafone and they helped get the deal done back in 2007.
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Monster Energy Drink is being mentioned as a possible replacement??
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Monster Energy Drink is being mentioned as a possible replacement??
I hear this too and it could just be a bit too convenient. There's no doubt the margin is there in the lolly water and Monster have the relationship with 888 but I can't see them coming up with $4m+ that its going to surely cost to get name rights sponsorship on the Triple-8 cars.

Having Triple-8 on the hunt now you would think could hurt Tekno and possibly even DJR.
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I seem to recall Monster have said all along they were happy to wait until T8 could accommodate them in the main game.
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I recall the same thing. They've been wanting naming rights on a car in the main game for a few years now.
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I hear this too and it could just be a bit too convenient. There's no doubt the margin is there in the lolly water and Monster have the relationship with 888 but I can't see them coming up with $4m+ that its going to surely cost to get name rights sponsorship on the Triple-8 cars.

Having Triple-8 on the hunt now you would think could hurt Tekno and possibly even DJR.
*Cough* $6.5m *Cough*
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In reality, what else is there for Vodafone to do in V8Supercar? They have won just about every event in the series, the 2 pilots have achieved Bathursts and championships, they get mega air time in vision and just general chat...

...at some point the marketers look at return on investment (with the help of their beancounters..) and discover they arent getting bang for buck from the placement as they had when it started.

It might be unlikely that Monster Energy would be the brand that Schweppes chooses to promote, if indeed it is Schweppes driving the deal. They are bottlers & distributors of that brand in Australia and from all accounts do not own it. Unless the big bods from HQ are kicking the tin, its hard to imagine it happening.

We shall see...
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Supposedly Monster have only paid $200k per season for the Development Series sponsorship, which by all accounts is a bargain.

But its a quantum leap from 200k per year to multiple millions. While I never say never, its a long shot if you ask me.

Economic conditions are a bit ugly, who's recession-proof?

Normally you'd say alcohol is one but who is out there, hungry for market share and with dollars to spend?

There's no doubt that Triple 8 has the cred, stars and results to snag a top line sponsor that may surprise. Lets face it the Vodafone sponsorship has been one of the best and most prestigious the sport has had and they have had no shortage of results to go along with it.

I know this is probably far from what would happen but imagine if this was the catalyst for a real big fish...

Red Bull - in and around the sport for some time, they have the right profile and the money
Coca-Cola, (Pepsi are in...)
Johnny Walker (Diageo - to counter Beam Brands & Jack Daniels), they clearly have the pedigree, and the money:
http://finance.ninemsn.com.au/newsbu...tch-production

How about someone from the financial sector or FMCG... Would love to see a Team American Express or imagine the lovely colour of a Team Cadbury!

I know I know, but its fun to dream.
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In reality, what else is there for Vodafone to do in V8Supercar? They have won just about every event in the series, the 2 pilots have achieved Bathursts and championships, they get mega air time in vision and just general chat...
Are you saying Vodafone are leaving 888 because they've won everything????

Seems pretty clear to me that they are on a massive cost cutting exercise due to losing $400M+ and their credibility shot due to poor service.

It has been mentioned by Roland that 888 were restricted to a 2 car team by the Voda contract. Be interesting to see if they look to expand to 4 cars with multiple sponsors. Or run cars for other REC owners.
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Coincidence that Red Bull are currently looking to hire a Motorsport Marketing Manager?
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Coincidence that Red Bull are currently looking to hire a Motorsport Marketing Manager?
Damn.... If you're gonna pay someone $120k+ to be a motorsport sponsorship manager, surely you gotta be spending up big.

Could we see 2 main game cars, a dev series car (perfect time really), Porsche Carerra Cup, and a Formula Ford... Red Bull driver development program?
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