It was 2014 that Spark announced its partnership with Kiwi NBA player Steven Adams and the Auckland Council to open five basketball courts around Auckland in a campaign called ‘The Boroughs’, and last week, it finally met that promise with the opening of the East Auckland court.
There are so many ads that just slip right by us, in fact, most of them do. But when a giant campaign is launched featuring NBA star Steven Adams and promising the build of five basketball courts in your city, it’s hard not to notice. And to notice is to anticipate and when there are hold ups, people get annoyed. We talk to Spark’s Clive Ormerod about the latest on The Boroughs’ roll-out and what the telco might do differently when launching the next courts.
Following the recent unveiling of its ambitious ‘Boroughs’ project, which will see five high-tech basketball courts introduced in Auckland, Spark has now announced a marketing partnership with the National Basketball Association. As part of this deal, Spark will offer its home broadband customers NBA League Pass and League Pass Premium annual subscriptions beginning next month, giving customers 15 percent off the full price of either a full season or a one-month subscription.