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MATTA launches Volleyball Nations League campaign

MATTA has launched a campaign to promote the International Volleyball Federation’s (FIVB) 2019 Volleyball Nations League (VNL).

The news marks the latest significant development for MATTA, which was named as the Young Agency of the Year in association with Getty Images at the BT Sport Industry Awards 2019.

The agency won a competitive pitch before creating the ‘Everyone Keep Up’ campaign for the FIVB’s flagship tournament. The campaign will run across multiple countries and languages.

Unibet adds Gamban tech to self-exclusion process

Unibet has linked up with software company Gamban to integrate blocking software into its self-exclusion process.

Unibet is part of Kindred Group, which said the move marks a first for a UK bookmaker. The initiative is designed to further help customers who self-exclude on the Unibet website.

Kindred Group has previously pioneered responsible gambling procedures, including the PS-EDS detection system. The company was also the first operator to offer free blocking gambling software licenses to its customers.

ISH: Lessons from Sport & Business

In this exclusive interview for Sport Industry Group, the Co-Founders of the Institute of Sports Humanities (ISH) reflect on the diversity of their backgrounds and explain how intellectual breadth, and the value of surprise and adjacency, are at the heart of ISH thinking.

Ed Smith is an ex-professional cricketer turned writer and now England cricket selector; Andrew White is an entrepreneur; Sir Anthony Seldon is a political historian and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham.

Cairns to step aside from Sky Sports News

Andy Cairns is to step down as Executive Editor of Sky Sports News in the summer, bringing to an end three decades of service at Sky.

Cairns’ career at the pay-television broadcaster began at Sky News in 1989 and he was a central part of the team that launched Sky Sports News in 1998.

Cairns has helped build Sky Sports News over the past two decades and the channel has become known for its transfer deadline-day broadcasts. Sky Sports News also made television history with its ’92 live’ initiative, which saw live broadcasts from every club in the country in one day.

Study identifies untapped UK fitness markets

East Surrey is the area of the UK with the greatest scope for growth in the provision of fitness and wellness services, according to new research from MINDBODY, a specialist business management software provider for the fitness sector.

Other places offering strong potential for newcomers in 2019 are Croydon, Northamptonshire, Wyre Forest, Kensington, Harrow, Broxbourne, West Lindsey, Derby, and Glasgow.

OP ED: CREATING BETTER FAN ZONES

Grant Campbell the co-founder and Creative Director of The nvisible Agency, which specialises in supplying white-labeled creative and production services for live sports and entertainment events, believes that fan zone experiences suffer from a lack of creative thought and insight. In this exclusive feature for Sport Industry Group, he offers some ideas... 

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