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Post by greeneyed » June 12, 2019, 5:11 pm

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Canberra Raiders, currently backed by Chinese telco Huawei, making a major sponsorship announcement tomorrow morning outside Parliament House.

Huawei making a point? #auspol
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Post by edwahu » June 12, 2019, 5:22 pm

If Huawei is gone it's a shame. It's a big hole in revenue and hard to see that we would get another sponsor at that level.

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Huawei expected to extend into an eighth season: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14280
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Post by -PJ- » June 12, 2019, 5:36 pm

greeneyed wrote:
June 12, 2019, 5:26 pm
Huawei expected to extend into an eighth season: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14280
I've read it twice, no mention of a sponsorship announcement...
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Post by edwahu » June 12, 2019, 5:44 pm

greeneyed wrote:
June 12, 2019, 5:26 pm
Huawei expected to extend into an eighth season: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14280
Great news

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-PJ- wrote:
June 12, 2019, 5:36 pm
greeneyed wrote:
June 12, 2019, 5:26 pm
Huawei expected to extend into an eighth season: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14280
I've read it twice, no mention of a sponsorship announcement...
Third paragraph.
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Post by -PJ- » June 12, 2019, 5:57 pm

greeneyed wrote:
June 12, 2019, 5:47 pm
-PJ- wrote:
June 12, 2019, 5:36 pm
greeneyed wrote:
June 12, 2019, 5:26 pm
Huawei expected to extend into an eighth season: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14280
I've read it twice, no mention of a sponsorship announcement...
Third paragraph.
Wait...
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Post by Northern Raider » June 12, 2019, 7:38 pm

-PJ- wrote:
June 12, 2019, 5:57 pm
greeneyed wrote:
June 12, 2019, 5:47 pm
-PJ- wrote:
June 12, 2019, 5:36 pm
greeneyed wrote:
June 12, 2019, 5:26 pm
Huawei expected to extend into an eighth season: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14280
I've read it twice, no mention of a sponsorship announcement...
Third paragraph.
Wait...
Did you make it past the headline this time?
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Post by -PJ- » June 12, 2019, 8:13 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
June 12, 2019, 7:38 pm
-PJ- wrote:
June 12, 2019, 5:57 pm
greeneyed wrote:
June 12, 2019, 5:47 pm
-PJ- wrote:
June 12, 2019, 5:36 pm
greeneyed wrote:
June 12, 2019, 5:26 pm
Huawei expected to extend into an eighth season: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14280
I've read it twice, no mention of a sponsorship announcement...
Third paragraph.
Wait...
Did you make it past the headline this time?
Yeah..I saw it. It was hidden.

So..

Huawei eh, how bout that ?
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Post by Sterlk » June 13, 2019, 8:53 am

If nothing else, you have to admire their tenacity.

Banned from 5G on the enterprise-side, consumer business falling to pieces due to US trade restrictions, yet they're still willing to sponsor the Raiders. It's genuinely surprising.

On the other hand, Huawei have so much money that we're practically irrelevant. Sponsorship is a way to demonstrate they remain engaged in the market, even if the future is bleak.

How many people here would buy a non-Android Huawei phone with the company's own custom OS? I'm guessing not many.
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Post by Northern Raider » June 13, 2019, 9:23 am

Huawei has something like $100b annual turnover. From a $$ perspective the Raiders sponsorship is loose change. For public perception this is important for them to present a solid front given the recent hits they've taken.
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Post by BadnMean » June 13, 2019, 10:07 am

Sterlk wrote:
June 13, 2019, 8:53 am
If nothing else, you have to admire their tenacity.

Banned from 5G on the enterprise-side, consumer business falling to pieces due to US trade restrictions, yet they're still willing to sponsor the Raiders. It's genuinely surprising.

On the other hand, Huawei have so much money that we're practically irrelevant. Sponsorship is a way to demonstrate they remain engaged in the market, even if the future is bleak.

How many people here would buy a non-Android Huawei phone with the company's own custom OS? I'm guessing not many.
True we are basically irrelevant money wise, probably just a single drop in their overseas marketing/PR budget.

But Huawei as a company have no choice right now but to double down and push on. If they pull back, downsize then they lose their moment, lose prestige and become an irrelevancy pretty quick and the next tech media company step in. Or they try to hold the line and see if they can ride this out/overcome it and stay a market leader in China and trust China's rise to get them another shot.

There's also no such thing asa private company in China, Huawei are as much an arm of China's govt as anything else, who are playing out a massive trade/IP war with the West right now and just about have Europe on their side with regard t allowing Huawei t build and operate, with only the USA blocking them and England wavering.

We don't really matter but our blocking them from infrastructure is a thorn in their side being used now as an example by the USA to hold up to Europe/England/further blocking in the USA. So Huawei is still trying to play the nice guy who is friendly and can be trusted to put up our 5g infrastucture etc - punishing Australia isn't really going to be a good look right now- that can wait until the bigger game has been played out if it is needed.

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Huawei re-signs as major sponsor of the Canberra Raiders

In a sign of its long-term commitment to the Australian market Huawei Australia has signed a new two year contract to continue as major sponsor of the Canberra Raiders to the end of 2021

Read more: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/06 ... a-raiders/

Huawei re-signs as major sponsor for Canberra Raiders

New deal will take our partnership all the way to 2021 – ten seasons of NRL football!

In a sign of its long-term commitment to the Australian market Huawei Australia has signed a new two year contract to continue as major sponsor of the Canberra Raiders of the National Rugby League (NRL).

The new deal will run to the end of the 2021 NRL season and will take our partnership with the Raiders to the ten season mark – making it easily one of the longest running commercial partnerships in professional Australian sports.

As part of the deal Huawei will also take over the naming rights of the Canberra Districts Rugby League (CDRL) Centre in Braddon, which will become the future Headquarters of the Canberra Raiders.

First signed in 2012 the Raiders sponsorship was Huawei’s first major sports sponsorship anywhere in the world and the long running partnership has been extremely beneficial to both parties as well as to a number of high-profile good causes.

Working together the two parties have raised over $200,000 for charities including Tour de Cure, Soldier On, Bowel Cancer Australia and the Ricky Stuart Foundation.

In addition, our sponsorship of the Raiders has helped them fund their grassroots Rugby League programs for young players and their own community programs.

John Lord, Chairman of Huawei Australia, said:

“This year Huawei is celebrating our 15th year of operating in Australia and the extension of our major sponsorship deal with the Canberra Raiders is a sign of our deep commitment to long-term engagement in the Australian market.

“Although the last year has been a challenging one for us the Raiders have stuck by us as loyal friends and partners and we deeply appreciate their support.

“Our partnership with the Raiders has been hugely beneficial to both parties and we look forward to the next two years with great excitement at the opportunities that lie ahead for both of us.”

Don Furner, CEO of the Canberra Raiders, said:

“The Raiders are extremely proud to announce Huawei has signed on as our major sponsor for another two years – taking our partnership to ten seasons, our longest ever major sponsorship”

“We have achieved a huge amount from our partnership with Huawei and this latest deal presents us with the opportunity to take our partnership to new levels over the next two seasons.

“This relationship is more than just a logo on a jersey, we continue to work with Huawei on a number of very important community initiatives and fundraising opportunities for very worthwhile causes. Additionally, their product inclusions in our new CDRL Centre allow us to be at the forefront of the newest and best technology.”

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Canberra Raiders re-sign major sponsor Huawei for $1m

The Canberra Raiders and Huawei are unconcerned about the world-wide controversy surrounding the technology company and have signed on for another two years.

"Their name is so well known because of all [the controversy]. We're not there for that," Raiders chief executive Furner said. "Are we worried about the data that comes out of the back of the GPS of the players that goes into the tablet that Ricky looks at on game day?

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/raiders-hua ... onsor-deal
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That's great news
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Well done Donny.

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"Additionally, their product inclusions in our new CDRL Centre allow us to be at the forefront of the newest and best technology".

At least an NRL club doesn't have any secrets China would consider worth stealing. :lol:
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Sterlk wrote:
June 13, 2019, 2:08 pm
"Additionally, their product inclusions in our new CDRL Centre allow us to be at the forefront of the newest and best technology".

At least an NRL club doesn't have any secrets China would consider worth stealing. :lol:
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Huawei to extend its Censorship by 2 years.


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Sid wrote:
Sterlk wrote:
June 13, 2019, 2:08 pm
"Additionally, their product inclusions in our new CDRL Centre allow us to be at the forefront of the newest and best technology".

At least an NRL club doesn't have any secrets China would consider worth stealing. :lol:
I don't think it was a coincidence Chinese Warships arrived in Sydney Harbour the same day Hudson Young received his 5 game suspension
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Post by -PJ- » June 13, 2019, 3:32 pm

So when's Huawei gunna help in recruitment and retention..

I bet they got plenty of brown paper bags.

Nobody else needs to know..

We can have "Huawei..shhh..it's a secret" on our jerseys.
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-PJ- wrote:
June 13, 2019, 3:32 pm
So when's Huawei gunna help in recruitment and retention..

I bet they got plenty of brown paper bags.

Nobody else needs to know..

We can have "Huawei..shhh..it's a secret" on our jerseys.
I prefer "It's Huawei or the Highway"
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Sid wrote:
June 13, 2019, 3:34 pm
-PJ- wrote:
June 13, 2019, 3:32 pm
So when's Huawei gunna help in recruitment and retention..

I bet they got plenty of brown paper bags.

Nobody else needs to know..

We can have "Huawei..shhh..it's a secret" on our jerseys.
I prefer "It's Huawei or the Highway"
I like it Sid, I like it...
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Sid wrote:
-PJ- wrote:
June 13, 2019, 3:32 pm
So when's Huawei gunna help in recruitment and retention..

I bet they got plenty of brown paper bags.

Nobody else needs to know..

We can have "Huawei..shhh..it's a secret" on our jerseys.
I prefer "It's Huawei or the Highway"
I like “Who are we? Huawei!”

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Post by afgtnk » June 13, 2019, 4:37 pm

Bit disappointed with the figure - wasn't the yearly value of the last deal the same?

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Sterlk wrote:If nothing else, you have to admire their tenacity.

Banned from 5G on the enterprise-side, consumer business falling to pieces due to US trade restrictions, yet they're still willing to sponsor the Raiders. It's genuinely surprising.

On the other hand, Huawei have so much money that we're practically irrelevant. Sponsorship is a way to demonstrate they remain engaged in the market, even if the future is bleak.

How many people here would buy a non-Android Huawei phone with the company's own custom OS? I'm guessing not many.
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afgtnk wrote:Bit disappointed with the figure - wasn't the yearly value of the last deal the same?
Original deal was worth 850 a season, can't find anything about the more recent ones though

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-TW- wrote:
afgtnk wrote:Bit disappointed with the figure - wasn't the yearly value of the last deal the same?
Original deal was worth 850 a season, can't find anything about the more recent ones though

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Post by -PJ- » June 13, 2019, 5:08 pm

They also sponsor Wellington in the A-League and Im sure there's an AFL club as well.

And that's just in Orstraliiiiia..
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afgtnk wrote:
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Bit disappointed with the figure - wasn't the yearly value of the last deal the same?
Yeah. I don't think sponsorships have grown much since the last deal though.

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Post by greeneyed » June 14, 2019, 1:43 pm

John Lord: We're proud to continue with the Raiders: Huawei Australia Chairman John Lord is pleased that the partnership of Huawei Australia and the Canberra Raiders is set to continue for another two years after the Raider's sponsorship with their major partner was extended for another two years: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/06 ... e-raiders/

Don Furner proud to continue partnership with Huawei: Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner couldn't hide his excitement after announcing that the Club would extend it's partnership with Huawei Australia: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/06 ... th-huawei/
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Post by Billy Walker » June 16, 2019, 7:11 pm

Hearing on the grapevine we had another potential sponsor offering a better deal but for some odd reason our CEO wouldn’t sign up to having Don’s Smallgoods across the front of our jumper???

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