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INDUSTRY LEADER GARRY COOK TO TALK AT #SIBC

Senior industry figure Garry Cook will share his significant leadership experience from Nike, Manchester City Football Club, UFC and now as executive chairman of esports company Gfinity, with the Sport Industry Breakfast Club on 7th November at the BT Centre in London.

The Gfinity executive chairman and former Manchester City CEO will discuss how the sport industry has evolved, key lessons from his career, where the opportunities in esports exist for the sport industry and his views on what lies ahead in 2019 and beyond. 

Sport’s 24/7 ‘wingman’

Creative content agency WING, which has been behind two winning BT Sport Industry Awards films in the past three years, is making a big statement to the industry with the launch of its “Wingman 24” spin-off. The 24-hour offering is specifically designed to service the growing demand for fast-turnaround video content, with half of all brands now commissioning new film work every week.

Ben Cohen conference to tackle bullying

Rugby World Cup winner Ben Cohen, has announced his foundation The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation will host its first conference bringing together academics, practitioners, charities, community organisations, ‘not-for-profits’ and policy-makers to share evidence and insight into tackling bullying.

The one-day event takes place on Monday 12th November 2018 at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

MATT ROGAN TO JOIN EIS BOARD

The English Institute of Sport (EIS) has announced that Matt Rogan, chair of Two Circles, will join the board along with two additional new appointments. Rogan has been confirmed as a non-executive director advising on information management.

Rogan co-founded the data-driven sports marketing agency in 2011 and has overseen the agencies significant success with Two Circles twice winning Agency of the Year at the BT Sport Industry Awards, most recently in 2017

JOB OPPORTUNITY: WRITE FOR US

A new opportunity has arisen at Sport Industry Group for a reporter.

The reporter will manage the day-to-day delivery of Sport Industry Group’s editorial output via the Sport Industry Daily and Sport Industry Informer newsletters and www.sportindustry.biz.

Covering news and features relating to sponsorship deals, technology developments, business wins, expert insight and interviews, agency activations, people moves and much more, the successful candidate will be placed at the heart of the industry. 

Goal signs new FIFA esports star

Global online football publisher Goal has signed professional FIFA player Danny Taylor as its first Playstation esports pro.

Taylor is a three-time grand-finalist at the FIFA eWorld Cup. He arrives at the DAZN Group platform from West Ham United, joining Graham McIntrye, previously of Hibernian, who became Goal’s first esports signing in February.  

Sport marks World Mental Health Day

Swim England is among a host of UK sport industry organisations and partners activating around World Mental Health Day 2018.

The governing body of swimming in England released the findings of a YouGov poll it commissioned into the impact of swimming on participants’ mental wellbeing.

It found that 1.4 million adults in the UK believe that swimming significantly reduces the impact of their mental health conditions.

CAA raises £20k with Kenny celebration

Friends, family and colleagues of CAA's former head of brand consulting, Andy Kenny, raised over £20,000 with the inaugural Andy Kenny Quiz Night, organised by the agency at The Kia Oval.

The celebration was hosted by radio and television broadcasters Mark Pougatch and Alastair Eykyn, who were close friends of the UK sport industry veteran.

In total, the event brought together 250 attendees who were touched by Kenny over his life.

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