About Us

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

We understand sport, the major event consumer and how to drive action when it matters most.

We are experts at delivering mass-market consumer activity with the world’s biggest media brands.

We create exciting digital and social communication programmes that mobilise and inspire.

Run has a proven track record of working with some of the biggest brands, rights holders and governing bodies in sport, and a reputation for commitment and delivery.

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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  • Richard Newman
    Communications Manager

    Richard is an experienced broadcast journalist and communications professional, having worked on national sports news for close to a decade.

    His previous experience includes nine years at Sky News Radio/Independent Radio News, where he spent the last 2 and a half years as Sports Editor. Richard has considerable experience covering multi-sport events, including London 2012, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2016 Rio Olympics, as well as six Wimbledon Championships and countless high-profile football matches, including multiple FA Cup finals and England internationals.

    Richard has a strong network of contacts in broadcast and online media and has a strong track record of making sure brand values are represented and visualised in his work.

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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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  • James Johnston

    Content Manager

    James is working with a range of clients including British Athletics, UK Coaching and London Youth Games to support their social output - and is the Social Media lead for Commonwealth Games England.

    He is a content marketing specialist, having trained as Videographer & Editor. Additionally James is an Accredited Gold Standard Sports Journalist.

    James has led marketing and social at the Ski Club of Great Britain, directed content for International Paralympic Committee and was Team GB’s Social Media Officer at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

    He has experience on the sports desks of The Times and The Independent as well as an array of regional media brands.

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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
    Senior Account Executive

    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
    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
    Content Executive

    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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