About Us

We use insight, creativity and connections to deliver results that really matter to our clients.

Run Communications is an integrated communications agency.

We produce impactful content based on insight and great ideas with a single-minded approach to driving an action from your target consumer.

We work across multiple channels to generate a positive consumer response.

We connect brands with audiences; increase participation numbers in physical activity, increase engagement with your audience, attract fans to events and support membership drives.

We have the creativity, relationships and influence to mobilise your target audience to action.

Our Team

  • Steve Chisholm
    Managing Director

    Steve is a strategic communications professional with over 25 years’ experience working for major clients and media organisations. He is one of the best-connected individuals working in sport and the media today. Steve leads Run Communications, an agency of talented practitioners that seeks to present innovative and collaborative solutions to brands, sport and the media. After a 10 year broadcasting career with the BBC, Steve spent the next decade helping to build one of the major sports marketing businesses in the UK. Steve launched Run in September 2012.

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  • Sara Morland
    Marketing & Operations Director

    Sara has 15 years’ experience planning and implementing high profile integrated marketing, sponsorship and public relations campaigns in the sport and consumer sectors. With both brand and agency experience — EDF Energy, Fast Track & the London 2012 Olympic Bid — Sara enjoys planning and executing innovative and differentiated projects that deliver real results.

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  • Dave Ross-Tomlin
    Account Director

    With more than 14 years’ experience in a combination of agency and in-house roles, Dave is a senior public relations and communications practitioner who leads Run’s work with MCC/Lord’s, Team England and British Gymnastics. Dave has a proven track record for developing, leading and implementing successful global communications and PR campaigns for brands including Facebook, AOL and Sony. His specialities include communications strategy planning and implementation, crisis communications, media relations, developing messaging and positioning, content creation, digital and social media.

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  • Lisa Harper
    Associate Director

    Lisa Harper is a dynamic and creative media professional, with 20 years’ experience in journalism and sports PR. She has successfully led major media campaigns for high profile brands such as BT, P&G, British Gas, Heineken, Visa, and Spar. Lisa specialises in delivering outstanding media coverage, high-quality digital content and top-class media events. She has worked at many global sporting events, including: the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, London 2012 Olympic Games, European Swimming Championships, World Athletics Championships, French Open Tennis, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

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  • Joel Essex
    Senior Account Manager

    Joel is a highly experienced communications professional and is the lead for the Lawn Tennis Association at Run.

    Joel has 15 years’ agency and in-house experience in sports marketing and public affairs. He has specific expertise in national and regional media relations and political and stakeholder engagement and has a particular interest in community sport and the sport for development sector.

    He has worked for clients including Brighton & Hove Albion FC, The Belfry, Leyton Orient Trust and London United – a collaborative partnership of the community trusts of London’s 15 professional football clubs.

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  • Sophie Hayward
    Account Manager

    Sophie is a passionate and creative sports marketing professional. Having previously worked with mass participation events, she has experience selling out stadia and creating new sporting audiences using an integrated marketing strategy.

    Skilled in the use of social media to drive engagement, she also excels at content creation and is a trained videographer and editor. Having worked both brand and agency side, she can understand a brief and execute a strategic plan to deliver strong results.

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  • Gabriella Iacono
    Senior Account Executive

    Gabriella is a key part of the Run team. She has previously worked agency side as a project manager working with high end international clients including Mondelez International and for an events company looking after key stakeholders to ensure smooth running events.

    She enjoys running often and has completed two half marathons in Brighton and Seville, raising money for Macmillan Cancer, she also loves hiking having reached peaks across South America and Asia. She has a passion for getting more people active through sports and helping to produce memorable moments to reach individuals across the UK.

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  • Ben Moore
    Videographer / Editor

    With more than three years industry experience, Ben has worked in a variety of different environments to create bespoke content for digital platforms. Despite specialising in videography and video editing, he also has experience in writing for print and web, as well as social media management.

    Breaking into the industry at Southampton Football Club, Ben worked with top level talent and industry-leading organisations like The Premier League, before moving onto Sussex Police where he was part of a team looking after a digital audience of over 300,000.

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