Ebay, Allianz, Bosch and Suzuki among sponsors for Seven’s House Rules: High Stakes

The sponsors have been revealed for the 2020 season of Seven’s House Rules. Three new sponsors join the lineup of five returning sponsors.

Season eight of the show sees a new format – High Stakes – and new host in Jamie Durie, replacing Johanna Griggs who announced she was leaving the show last year.

Ebay, Blundstone and Bosch have all signed on as sponsors for the first time, joining returning sponsors Allianz, Beaumont Tiles, Highgrove Bathrooms, Origin and Suzuki.

This season will see the teams renovating on the Gold Coast, fighting for a spot in the final to transform a penthouse apartment. Two new judges also join the format – interior designer Kyly Clarke and home builder Saul Myers.

Seven’s network sales director, Natalie Harvey, said the time was right for sponsors to back good content.

“House Rules is much-loved by our partners, and this year we’re taking it to the next level with House Rules: High Stakes,” said Harvey.

“We can’t wait for House Rules: High Stakes to get underway and to once again showcase the power that partnering with Seven can offer to reach target audiences across broadcast, digital and social platforms.

“Due to the recent impact of COVID-19, we have seen significant increases in broadcast and BVOD [broadcast video on demand] viewing and expect to see these increased audiences continue throughout this season of House Rules: High Stakes.”

Allianz returns as a sponsor for the third year, with chief market manager, Nick Adams, saying the focus was on sustainability this year.

“As a nation, we take pride and joy in our homes, and we are excited to be part of a show which helps more Aussies to feel house proud,” said Adams.

“Worldwide we are seeing a shift towards tiny homes – apartments, granny flats, multi-dwellings – and the trend presents a growing opportunity for us to help more Aussies reduce their carbon footprint by changing the way we think about housing in Australia.

Together with House Rules host Jamie Durie, we will be shining a light on sustainable living and looking at how we can protect our homes now and into the future.”

Through its sponsorship, Ebay will be showing how it can deliver value and range on homewares. Lynsey Mogridge, client director at Mediacom said: “As we moved into a more brand and reach focused strategic approach, Seven’s solution and deep integration allowed us to authentically link to the platform whilst also enabling us to build an ecosystem that is intrinsically linked to showcasing eBay’s core benefits.

“We’re very excited about the partnership and showcasing their breadth of products to help Australian consumers when they need it most.”

Returning in 2020 for House Rules: High Stakes is Highgrove Bathrooms, who will look to leverage House Rules’ audience across all of Seven’s platforms to showcase how their range of quality designer bathroom fittings and products can be used to create modern and stylish bathrooms.

Wanda Duggan, marketing manager at Highgrove, said: “The value which House Rules delivers to our business extends beyond inspiring Australian’s to create their dream bathroom. The program allows us to launch new products and drive product sales Australia wide.

“We are able to measure the success of our partnership through in-store, website visits and online sales. Using customer data in-store we are able to see an influx of customer enquiries and interest for products featured on House Rules. Over the last few years, we have also tracked website visits, specifically around our range of bathroom products featured in the reveals and home renovations, which have led to increased online sales.”

House Rules: High Stakes premieres on Seven Sunday, 5 April at 7.00pm.


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