Leaders Sport Business Podcast

Leaders Sport Business Podcast

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Leaders Sport Business Podcast hosted by Leaders
Joao & Pedro Presa
Feb 21 • 59 min
Disruptive forces across sports broadcast | GB Basketball’s UGC ban | ESPN & Second Spectrum’s ‘Full Court Press’ | CBS’ Super Bowl production under the microscope | Mycujoo and its founders in profile. Episode 52 of the Leaders Sport Business Podcast is…
Behind the scenes at the Leaders Sport Business Summit, Abu Dhabi, with Arsenal FC & the Giro d’Italia
Jan 31 • 58 min
48-team World Cup | Sport as a political tool | Bringing the razzmatazz to cricket | Keith Pelley’s vision for consolidation in golf | Taking the Giro d’Italia abroad | Why Arsenal’s deal with Visit Rwanda makes sense | Digital storytelling and branded…
Sheila Johnson & Kristin Bernert
Jan 24 • 50 min
Behind-the-scenes at Leaders Meet: Innovation | Ted Leonsis’ warning on sports betting | Sheila Johnson (5.20) on diversity and the WNBA | Kristin Bernert (28.30) on enhancing the experience at MSG. Episode 50 of the Leaders Sport Business Podcast lifts…
Abu Dhabi’s sports investment strategy
Jan 15 • 54 min
Meet the power-brokers behind Abu Dhabi’s sports strategy | Andy Murray’s retirement announcement | Champions League weekend rumours | the AFC Cup and Gulf politics in sport. Episode 49 of the Leaders Sport Business Podcast sees David Cushnan and James…
Ep 48: The Great US Gambling Rush & a Crystal Ball on 2019
Jan 6 • 73 min
Genius Sports MD Steven Burton on betting, data, and the future of the US sports gaming market | Women’s sport in the spotlight | DAZN and the consolidation of the OTT market | Micropayments | Tech to watch | New stuff in new markets. David Cushnan and…
Ep 47: Oli Slipper
Nov 13, 2018 • 40 min
Formula 1’s new race in Vietnam | The European Super League | 10 years of the O2 for the ATP Finals | Pitch International’s place in the media rights landscape | The Perform journey. David Cushnan and James Emmett have a small sit-down midway through the…
Ep 46: Sophie Goldschmidt, Matt Porter, & Miheer Walavalkar
Oct 26, 2018 • 52 min
The birth of GolfTV | the death of MP & Silva | the charm of Shahid Khan | equal pay & Facebook ups and downs in surfing | the Phil Taylor-shaped hole in darts | the future of the sports consumption experience. David Cushnan and James…
Ep 45: Behind the scenes at Leaders Week with Paul Levesque
Oct 12, 2018 • 70 min
Reflections on a monster week | the WWE’s Paul Levesque (aka Triple H) | Gfinity’s Garry Cook | La Liga on US games and the broadcast blackout | FIBA’s Frank Leenders | Wimbledon’s Mick Desmond | The Bundesliga’s Robert Klein David Cushnan and James…
Ep 44: Tim Shriver & the Abu Dhabi sporting landscape
Sep 24, 2018 • 53 min
$100m F1 betting deal | UEFA’s OTT plans | RMC Sport’s OTT snag | Tim Shriver and the Special Olympics (starts at 16.23) | Mike Davis and Abu Dhabi’s sporting strategy (starts at 37.56). Tim Shriver is the Chairman of the Special Olympics, a movement that…
Ep 43: Martin Glenn
Sep 7, 2018 • 61 min
As a FIFA World Cup summer segues into a UEFA Nations League autumn, FA CEO Martin Glenn sat down with Leaders CEO Jimmy Worrall for a conversation on business, leadership, organisational culture and, of course, football. (Interview begins at 13 mins 30…
Ep 42: Rob Manfred & the Leaders Sport Business Forecast
Aug 24, 2018 • 46 min
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred sat down with Leaders CEO Jimmy Worrall ahead in a quiet nook of the Green Room at the Leaders Sport Business Summit in New York earlier this year. Manfred, who gave one of the keynote interviews at the…
Ep 41: Behind the scenes at Leaders Beijing
Jul 30, 2018 • 80 min
Just how transformative will Alibaba’s Olympic deal turn out to be? Why is DDMC Fortis’s capture of AFC rights a milestone moment in the evolution of the global sports industry? And how, exactly, can you shift your Chinese strategy from engagement to…
Ep 40: Don Garber
Jul 12, 2018 • 0 min
Don Garber has been commissioner of Major League Soccer since 1999 and it’s no exaggeration to suggest he has been fundamental to the growth of soccer across the US. (Interview begins at 10 mins 30 seconds). The league is now a thriving 23-team entity,…
Ep 39: Andreas Heyden
Jun 28, 2018 • 45 min
Andreas Heyden is arguably the tallest man who’s ever sat down for the Leaders Podcast. Truly a giant of the digital world, Heyden is CEO of DFL Digital Sports, the digital arm of the Bundesliga and the 36 clubs that make up the top two divisions of…
Ep 38: Richard Scudamore in conversation with Jimmy Worrall
Jun 13, 2018 • 46 min
Leaders CEO Jimmy Worrall sits down with English Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore. In a rare and comprehensive one-on-one, Scudamore reflects on his tenure at the top of England’s biggest sports league, and arguably the country’s most…
Ep 37: Digital dreams and monetisation streams
May 21, 2018 • 50 min
Leaders Week New York kicked off this year with the SAP Sports Forum at the software giant’s Hudson Yards HQ. On the agenda: the technological revolution in sport and how various platforms and applications are shifting the paradigm in both sports business…
Ep 36: Oris Stuart, Patti Clarke and Debra Sercy
May 17, 2018 • 48 min
How do sports entities approach diversity and inclusion in the workplace? What’s working, what isn’t - and how can you prove it? Episode 36 of the Leaders Podcast features a comprehensive discussion on diversity and inclusion across the sports, media and…
Ep 35: Alex Willis & Joel Seymour-Hyde
Apr 30, 2018 • 50 min
What does leadership in the sports industry of 2018 look like? How do you maintain a working culture that prizes dedication and industry but fosters creativity and a sense of flexibility too? Joining Leaders’ James Emmett and David Cushnan on the podcast…
Ep 34: Patrick Pierce
Apr 13, 2018 • 53 min
Patrick Pierce is Vice President of Marketing Partnerships at Etihad Airways, and oversees the Abu Dhabi carrier’s sponsorship activities across sport, culture and entertainment. Standout partnerships currently include deals with Manchester City, the Abu…
Ep 33: Inside Chinese Football - part ii
Mar 21, 2018 • 47 min
Can the Chinese Super League move from flashy transfer spending to sustainable investment and full-house attending? How does the league intend to play its part in youth development across Chinese soccer? And what, exactly, is holding back a nation of 1.4…
Ep 32: Inside Chinese football - part i
Mar 16, 2018 • 39 min
Just what exactly are the transfer rules in the Chinese Super League? Is another global player acquisition frenzy around the corner? Will others follow where Wang Jianlin has led in moving money away from foreign assets and back to domestic sports…
Ep 31: Amy Brooks
Feb 23, 2018 • 28 min
The NBA is so firmly focused on innovation - in the experiences it offers to fans, in its digital engagement strategies, and in its own business practices - that in November 2017 it appointed someone specifically to oversee it. That someone is Amy Brooks,…
Ep 30: Elevate good times, come on
Feb 9, 2018 • 42 min
What’s the biggest misconception about PyeongChang 2018? Will NBC’s Total Audience Delivery revolutionise Olympic broadcast monetisation? Why have the San Francisco 49ers joined forces with HBSE and CAA to form a new agency? What distinguishes from…
Ep 29: Ed Horne
Feb 1, 2018
Recorded in frosty New York City during Super Bowl week, this week’s episode takes the NFL’s annual glitz and glamathon as its central theme. Ed Horne, Executive Vice President of Endeavor Global Marketing, the cultural mark…
Ep 28: Scott O’Neil & Katie O’Reilly
Jan 18, 2018 • 41 min
Would you trust the process behind ‘Trust the Process’? If you worked with Philadelphia 76ers CEO Scott O’Neil and his indefatigable CMO Katie O’Reilly you would. (Arguably, you’d have no choice.) O’Neil is one of the most forward-thinking senior leaders…
Ep 27: Giles Morgan (Unmuzzled)
Jan 8, 2018 • 46 min
Giles Morgan left HSBC towards the end of 2017 and now, he says, he’s free to say what he really thinks about sponsorship, about sport, about who’s getting it right, and, more pertinently, who’s getting it wrong. Over his 12-year career leading HSBC’s…
Ep 26: Richard Gould
Dec 21, 2017 • 54 min
What better time to talk about cricket than in the bleak midwinter? Should traversability be a fundamental aspect of any cricket ground? With a new short-form competition around the corner and a significant new media rights deal in the bag, what’s the…
Ep 25: Al Guido
Dec 15, 2017 • 52 min
What does the next generation in-stadium experience look like? How does a tech-focused sports stadium stay ahead of the game? When will the NFL bring in jersey sponsorship patches? These were just three of the questions put to San Francisco 49ers…
Ep 24: Kit McConnell
Nov 26, 2017 • 30 min
When will the Olympics reach a 50/50 gender balance? Is esports really a viable Olympic programme proposition? Can China realistically achieve its objective of introducing 300 million people to winter sports participation by 2022? These questions, plus a…
Ep23: Behind the scenes at Leaders iii
Nov 12, 2017 • 44 min
With all these snackable digital tidbits around, is there room for a full three-course content dinner? A few months into the EFL’s international OTT venture, how is the new service performing? How have the Milwaukee Bucks built the fan experience into the…
Ep 22: Behind the scenes at Leaders ii
Oct 25, 2017
Why can’t a pure-play OTT sports broadcast service guarantee consistent service? Where will Amazon’s sports rights strategy take it and when? When will consumers reach their ‘skinny bundle’ price point threshold? Has sports broadcasting been disrupt…
Ep 21: Behind the scenes at Leaders
Oct 6, 2017
Marketing industry bellwether Sir Martin Sorrell kicked off this year’s Leaders Sport Business Summit and he kickstarted this behind-the-scenes podcast too. Nic Coward, the man tasked with interviewing Sir Martin, gives his assessment of the discussion.…
Ep 20: Mary Wittenberg
Sep 21, 2017
Ever wondered why Richard Branson has such a penchant for ludicrous sportswear? It’s possible that Mary Wittenberg was thinking the same thing when she opted to leave her job as CEO of the New York City Marathon organiser the New York Road Runners (NYRR)…
Ep 19: Brian Cookson
Sep 7, 2017 • 40 min
Brian Cookson has been President of the International Cycling Union (UCI) UCI since 2013. Seeking a second four-year term in office, the Englishman faces a vote at the UCI Congress on 21st September. In a wide-ranging discussion, Cookson discusses the key…
Ep 18: Marc Watson
Aug 25, 2017 • 40 min
Marc Watson is the Executive Chairman of global sports broadcast newcomer Eleven Sports. A long-time sports media executive, Watson was the CEO of BT TV who masterminded the daring raid on the Premier League rights and BT’s subsequent entrance into the UK…
Ep 17: Behind the scenes with Facebook, FIS, YouTube, BT Sport, RMG, and Nolan Partners
Aug 10, 2017 • 36 min
Leaders is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2017. In July, we threw a little party at the Getty Images Gallery in central London. We brought drinks, an ice sculpture, a magician, a caricaturist, some cupcakes and a microphone. We used the microphone…
Ep 16: Giles Morgan
Jul 13, 2017 • 54 min
This week’s guest is Giles Morgan, global head of sponsorship & events at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, aka’d as HSBC. HSBC spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually on sponsorship activity - and receives 11,000 sponsorship…
Ep 15: Brett Yormark & Luis Vicente
Jun 23, 2017 • 45 min
A tale of two parks as Leaders Editorial Director James Emmett chats to Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment CEO Brett Yormark in London Fields before nipping across town to sit down with digital transformation specialist Luis Vicente in Wimbledon’s South Park…
Ep 14: Beatrice Lee
May 31, 2017 • 38 min
Beatrice Lee is CEO of BSI VR. The former MD for the Asia-Pacific region for MP & Silva, Lee was part of the senior leadership team when the media rights agency was bought by Chinese firms Baofeng and Everbright in May last year. BSI - Baofeng Sports…
Ep 13: Tim Leiweke
May 17, 2017 • 48 min
Tim Leiweke is probably best known as the long-time CEO of AEG, where he spent 18 years and was hailed as a visionary leader, before leaving the sports and entertainment giant suddenly in 2013, pitching up not long afterwards in Toronto as CEO of Maple…
Ioris Francini
Apr 27, 2017 • 48 min
Ioris Francini is Co-President of agency giant WME | IMG. He joined IMG, the granddaddy of the sports agency world, in the early 2000s through its Trans World International events arm. In 2007, he was made Head of Sales for the EMEA region for IMG Media.…
Behind the Scenes at the Leaders Retreat
Apr 11, 2017 • 40 min
Leaders have been running exclusive, relaxed gatherings away from the quotidian mind wharp that is the modern day office environment for a number of years. This year was no different, as 50 sports industry executives - rights holders, brands and…
LA 2024 - how an Olympic bid campaign works
Apr 3, 2017 • 35 min
Janet Evans is a Vice-Chair of Los Angeles’ bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, and Chair of its Athletes’ Commission. The LA native is a three-time Olympic athlete, and four-time gold medallist, having won medals in the pool at Seoul ‘88 and Barcelona ‘92.…
Peter Moore - The Art of Competition
Mar 3, 2017 • 43 min
Peter Moore was appointed as the new CEO of Liverpool FC in late February. The Liverpudlian will take up the new role in June, joining from video games giant EA. One of the most popular presenters at Leaders over the years, Moore has delivered various…
In conversation with Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton
Jan 20, 2017 • 43 min
Peter Hutton joined Eurosport as CEO in 2015, shortly after the pan-European broadcaster’s acquisition by Discovery. Since that point, Hutton has overseen the continued evolution of the Eurosport brand, its transition from old world European broadcast…
Leaders-SBJ Winterval Review - 2016 Done
Dec 23, 2016 • 21 min
Leaders Editorial Director James Emmett and SportsBusiness Journal Executive Editor Abe Madkour look back on the key bits of business that shaped the sporting world in 2016. As these things so often go, they also look ahead to 2017, and what’s in store…
The ratings dip; the enterprise value bounce; and behind the scenes at Leaders
Nov 4, 2016 • 46 min
Are the lower broadcast ratings being registered by the NFL anything to worry about? Not according to SportsBusiness Journal Executive Editor Abe Madkour, who makes his Leaders Podcast bow direct from Charlotte, USA. Madkour joins Leaders Editorial…
Lights, cameras, ACTION - a new vision for European Tour golf
Oct 2, 2016
Canadian Keith Pelley was hired as CEO of the European Tour in April 2015. Replacing George O’Grady in the role, Pelley joined from Rogers Media, where he was President and acquainted with the art of the multi-billion dollar rights deal. His media…
The boys are Baku town
Sep 23, 2016 • 39 min
Elkhan Mammadov is approaching his tenth year as General Secretary of the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA). Taking on the role when he was just 28, Mammadov’s tenure has coincided with a concerted national push not just into…
WME | IMG - the six initials that together add up to a jackpot
Sep 5, 2016 • 43 min
IMG Media Head of North America runs a conversational gamut with Leaders Editorial Director James Emmett. “This was way too much fun,” said Hillary Mandel, politely, as the recording of this podcast drew to a close. And she was right. Mandel is one of the…
Olympic marketing - the myths, the magic, and the future
Aug 11, 2016 • 44 min
From the Leaders Sport Business Summit in New York this March, former Coca-Cola marketer Scott McCune helms a discussion on the merits, measurements and impacts that come with an official Olympic association. On the panel: * Janet Fletcher, brand…
Richard Lewis: In Pursuit of Greatness
Jun 22, 2016 • 44 min
Leaders Editorial Director James Emmett sits down with Richard Lewis, Chief Executive of the All England Lawn Tennis Club and the Wimbledon Championships, to discuss the club’s first ever integrated global marketing campaign: In pursuit of greatness. The…