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We’re giving these small businesses some big plugs

By Jeremy Nicholas May 2, 2022

After a tough couple of years for Australia’s small businesses, we are giving a few of them a well-deserved plug.

Earlier in March, we kicked off our Telstra Big Plugs for Small Business competition, giving away our ad space during Round 8 of the 2022 Toyota AFL Premiership and Round 9 of the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership.

From comic book stores and pet groomers to driving schools and disability services, 17 small businesses from across Australia will get a big plug at the nation’s biggest football stadiums in a takeover of Telstra’s advertising space.

The winning small businesses will have their business showcased on the big screen, the signage, and even on the broadcast, helping them to reach millions of fans and living rooms. It’s unrivalled exposure and we’re excited that it’s going to a bunch of great people and their businesses.

Now, say hello to our winners

Keep an eye out for them this week at Round 8 of the 2022 Toyota AFL Premiership season, and Round 9 of the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership – or find out more about the incredible work each business does below.

NRL winners

XtremeCARE Australia Indigenous Disability Services
XtremeCARE is a culturally safe and appropriate NDIS service provider, supporting Indigenous people living with a disability.

Sail Safari
Sail Safari offers a variety of experiences from a full ‘learn to sail’ adventure to a relaxed cruise.
Monster Homes (Aus)
Building homes with custom solutions to suit lifestyle and budget.
A natural light photographer based in Western Sydney, with 15 years of experience capturing connections within families and preserving those moments forever.
Impact Comics
Your favourite place for comics, graphic novels, manga, collectables, and so much more!
Pontifex Jewellers
Your local trustworthy jeweller that has been serving the Sutherland & St George Community for 39 years. We offer a large range of services including Custom jewellery design, remakes and repairs.
Kensington Kitchens
A family business, Kensington Kitchens & Bathrooms has been providing
exceptional kitchen and bathroom renovations since 1979.
Wakehurst Golf Club
Wakehurst Golf Club is a challenging par 72 course situated amongst a unique bushland setting overlooking Manly Dam and surrounding districts, allowing an opportunity to escape the activity of everyday life.

AFL winners

Life in Action: Exercise Physiology
The Team of Accredited Exercise Physiologists at Life in Action deliver exercise and physical activity services to clients in the Northwestern suburbs of Melbourne, catering to all ages, needs and abilities, to assist with the prevention, treatment and recovery from musckuloskeletal injuries and illnesses.
Clean Windows 4 You
Excellent Window Cleaning with Exceptional Service.
Kangaroo Island Fishing Adventures
South Australia’s Premier Fishing Charter
Shep’s School of Driving
Shep’s School of Driving provides each student and their family with a safe path to driving and solid foundation of road skills and safety.
Waterboy is a Fair Dinkum solar submersible pump that pumps water wherever the sun shines!
Barunah Plains
Weddings, accommodation and corporate functions, Barunah Plains provides exclusive use to create your unique experience.
Ballarat Cranes
Over 25 years of Safe, Reliable Crane Hire & Rigging servicing the Western District.
Masters Pet Grooming
Luxury is the bare minimum; we put the needs of your much-loved dog first.
Flash Me Photobooths
We are a family owned and operated Photobooth hire business, committed to provide an exceptional service for your event and premium Photobooth experience.
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Putting businesses who Go Digital up in lights at the footy

By Michael Ackland March 2, 2021

If Australia’s small businesses were footy players, they’d all deserve the Brownlow and the Dally M for how they’ve kept themselves and our economy running over the past year. Now, we want to pay it forward.

Today we’re kicking off around $8.5m worth of support, made up of free one-on-one assistance to help small businesses ‘go digital’ for the rest of the year and (and this is a real kicker) the opportunity to have your business up in lights in front of millions of people at NRL and AFL matches.

We feel this is the perfect way for Telstra to help, and give local businesses priceless exposure at the same time.

Have your business up in lights at the NRL or AFL

Running a business can be a bit like a footy game – really competitive with lots of players to contend with. We want to help level the playing field, by putting businesses up in lights on the field.

We’re giving away our ad space during Round 8 of the 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership season and Round 9 of the 2021 NRL Telstra Premiership. This includes the broadcast, banners, big screen and the NRL grass. It’s exclusive exposure, reaching potentially millions of people, that big businesses pay big bucks for.

17 matches means 17 winners getting national exposure – it doesn’t matter if you’re a tattoo artist or a florist – while another 50 businesses can win advertising spots at their local Telstra retail store, and My Telstra app.

This is our way of giving the backbone of our economy a well-deserved big plug, But that’s not all. We want to help all our small business customers be their best online at the same time.

Go Digital

Our new Telstra Business Go Digital Consult is designed to help your business be its best online, to help meet customer demands and increase your efficiencies, and we’re offering it free (valued at $149 each) to small businesses for the rest of the year.

A Telstra Small Business Expert will do an over the phone review of how digital your business is, and provide a tailored report and roadmap for you to ‘Go Digital’ covering the following areas:

  • Get connected – ensuring you’re set up for success with the right tools, devices and connectivity to get and stay online.
  • Engage online – advising on how to engage with customers online (website, social media, search engines, etc.), digital marketing to help boost your online presence, and tracking/managing existing customer relationships.
  • Help stay secure and supported – making sure you have the right tools to reduce the threat of viruses and malware to your business devices and data – plus access to ongoing support.
  • Business Software – offering insights into solutions including tech services, accounting software, security software, CRM software, and more to suit your business.

Our extensive partner network has also come to the party to support SMBs, with the Telstra Business Go Digital Consult unlocking a host of exclusive offers from Small Business Australia, Samsung, Cisco, Spotzer, Facebook and Microsoft.

We’ve also developed an interactive online Go Digital Tool, to help businesses self-assess their digital readiness and receive recommendations.

How it works

Eligible Telstra small business customers who register interest for a free Telstra Business Go Digital Consult can head to our portal and share a brief description on why they deserve to have their business up in lights go into the running our footy ad space giveaway. Free and easy, because we know you have your hands full.

We’re constantly adding to and evolving our offerings to our small business customers, like our recent partnership with MYOB, because we all want them to thrive.