Clare Connor on English cricket’s triumph and the future of women’s sport

Clare Connor on English cricket’s triumph and the future of women’s sport

England capped a remarkable Women’s World Cup with victory at a sold-out Lord’s on 23rd July but for Clare Connor, the head of England women’s cricket at the ECB, the work has only just begun.

28 July 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

“Our second home”: Hussain Naqi on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ love affair with London

“Our second home”: Hussain Naqi on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ love affair with London

SportsPro speaks to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ senior vice president of international development to learn more about the NFL franchise’s efforts to develop American football in the UK, and the club’s endeavours to establish itself as London’s team.

25 July 2017 | By Sam Carp

At the DBL: Minute Media’s new esports platform

At the DBL: Minute Media’s new esports platform

As leading sports media and technology company Minute Media turns its attention to esports with its DBLTAP app, Duncan McMonagle, its senior vice president of strategy and partnerships, shares its strategy for the future and his wider opinions on the state of the esports industry.

24 July 2017 | By George Dudley

Fighting for value: Inside Lagardère Sports’ deal with the WWE

Fighting for value: Inside Lagardère Sports’ deal with the WWE

After World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) named Lagardère Sports as its international sponsorship sales agency, SportsPro takes a look at how the agency is preparing to work with a brand that straddles the divide between sports and entertainment, and how the move reflects broader industry trends.

20 July 2017 | By Adam Nelson

In prime position: Sophie Goldschmidt on her new CEO role at the World Surf League

In prime position: Sophie Goldschmidt on her new CEO role at the World Surf League

Sophie Goldschmidt brings a wealth and range of sports marketing experience to her new role as chief executive of the World Surf League. She explains what has convinced her to move from London to Santa Monica and why she believes surfing is poised to make a global breakthrough.

20 July 2017 | By Michael Long

Heroes of the skies: Jeff Zaltman on Air Race 1

Heroes of the skies: Jeff Zaltman on Air Race 1

Jeff Zaltman, the chief executive of Air Race 1, explains the origins of the series, reveals his plans for its development, and discusses the commercial opportunities around the sport.

18 July 2017 | By Adam Nelson

New CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie on business, football and Canadian cool

New CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie on business, football and Canadian cool

The 54-year-old Grey Cup winner sets out his stall for the CFL commissionership and explains why now could be an “opportunistic” moment to take Canadian football to a global audience.

13 July 2017 | By Michael Long

Doom Bar: raising a glass to the Lions

Doom Bar: raising a glass to the Lions

Ahead of the second Test against the All Blacks James Nicholls, senior brand manager at Doom Bar, discusses how the beer hopes to harness the Lions adage of the ‘best of the best’ and what activations it has planned around the ongoing blue-chip Test series.

30 June 2017 | By George Dudley

How Bruin and WPP’s full-service coalition plans to turbo-charge NFL Game Pass

How Bruin and WPP’s full-service coalition plans to turbo-charge NFL Game Pass

George Pyne and Matthew Entwistle, two key figures behind the NFL’s all-new Game Pass OTT service in Europe, outline their data-driven plan to accelerate the league's growth across the Atlantic.

20 June 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

The Lions in New Zealand: Charlie McEwen on rugby union’s signature series

The Lions in New Zealand: Charlie McEwen on rugby union’s signature series

Ahead of their first Test against the All Blacks, Charlie McEwen, the British and Irish Lions’ chief operating officer, talks to SportsPro about bringing one of rugby union’s most celebrated brands to life, and the challenges of drawing together a global sporting event.

20 June 2017 | By Sam Carp

Bucks president Peter Feigin on Milwaukee’s “awesome great magnet”

Bucks president Peter Feigin on Milwaukee’s “awesome great magnet”

The US$524 million Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center in downtown Milwaukee is the latest addition to the National Basketball Association's ultra-modern arena roster.

19 June 2017 | By Michael Long

Derby day: The Jockey Club’s Phil White on the historic horse race

Derby day: The Jockey Club’s Phil White on the historic horse race

Ahead of the 238th running of the Derby, Phil White, the Jockey Club's London regional director, discusses the races new sponsorship agreements with Investec and Poundland.

02 June 2017 | By George Dudley

Dealing in real: Mark Cameron discusses a landmark year for Land Rover

Dealing in real: Mark Cameron discusses a landmark year for Land Rover

Mark Cameron, Land Rover's head of global marketing, speaks to SportsPro about the car giant's campaigns within rugby union and sailing, along with the potential to work with other sports in the future.

01 June 2017 | By Sam Carp

“This amazing crossroads” - Chris Kermode on the Nitto ATP Finals and the future of men’s tennis

“This amazing crossroads” - Chris Kermode on the Nitto ATP Finals and the future of men’s tennis

With the ATP confirming a new title sponsor and a longer stay in London for its season-ending ATP Finals, executive chairman Chris Kermode talks through his expectations for that event and for men's tennis, on the brink of a generational shift.

25 May 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

Wasserman’s Brendan Taylor: “There has never been a healthier time for golf”

Wasserman’s Brendan Taylor: “There has never been a healthier time for golf”

Brendan Taylor, Wasserman's executive vice president and head of golf, EMEA, talks to SportsPro about how the sport has changed in his two decades working in it, and his hopes for future development.

23 May 2017 | By Adam Nelson

“There are endless opportunities”: Beth Greve on her new WSL challenge

“There are endless opportunities”: Beth Greve on her new WSL challenge

Beth Greve was appointed chief commercial officer of the World Surf League late last month. A digital media specialist, she shares her targets and expectations for the new role.

11 May 2017 | By Michael Long