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TV Ad Ramps Up Support For Manu Samoa Ahead Of Match Vs. All Blacks

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 07 / 15

Support for the Manu Samoa rugby team has "reached fever pitch and has been helped along by local television advertisements calling on locals to get behind their boys," according to Vaimoana Tapaleao of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. One of the team's key sponsors -- telecom Bluesky -- has been "runni...

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