Titans brand on the rise
Twelve months ago the Titans had to perform an act of charity in order to have an organisation's logo appear on their jersey; now there is no more space to rent.
Trip a Deal were the latest corporate partner to join the Titans' growing stable last week, their logo emblazoned across the back of the jersey in their 30-18 win over the Wests Tigers at Cbus Super Stadium.
On the back of Aquis coming on board midway through 2015 as the club's principle partner the Titans have reportedly signed $10 million in new sponsorship in less than 12 months with betting agency Ladbrokes signing a one-year deal three weeks ago.
It's not only given the corporate arm of the club reason to celebrate but reassured senior players that the Gold Coast community is once again fully supportive of their endeavours.
With sponsors jumping ship in the wake of a horror off-season prior to the 2015 season, the Titans donated the front of their jersey to Ronald McDonald House and raised $439,000 and Ryan James said the change has been significant.
"It was a little bit hurtful [not having any sponsors] but we had Ronald McDonald House and that's a great cause and then halfway through the year Aquis came on board and that was a big relief," James told NRL.com.
"We've come a long way since then and I think everyone can see that.
"We're really taking good steps forward and we've managed to fill our jersey with sponsors. Last year we were running out nameless pretty much so we've got this new image and all the boys are playing excellent footy.
"People behind the scenes are working extremely hard and they're doing their job to make our lives a lot easier. No stress behind the scenes is less stress for us.
"Last year we had sponsors jumping out and then we were fortunate enough to have Aquis come on board which took a bit of the weight off our shoulders. We've got all these sponsors now which is great for us because they're doing their best to make our jobs easier.
"Hopefully we can do the best for sponsors and our fans because the Gold Coast really needs it."
David Mead was a member of the Titans' inaugural under-20s team in 2008 and played 132 NRL games for the club and said recent contact with new sponsors has given the new-look team a positive vibe.
"It's something that we don't really think about too much, what's written on the jersey, but we've met a couple of the sponsors and they tell us they want to be part of the club which is pretty big for the players," said Mead, who with 60 tries is the club's leading try-scorer.
"Obviously there were not many sponsors on the jersey last year but we did have Ronald McDonald House and Jupiter's Casino sponsoring that charity which was pretty nice but this year a couple of new sponsors have jumped on board and it does send a good message to us boys.
"The club's being well looked after by people who want to be involved with it."