About Us

Run Communications is a purpose-driven, sports communications agency with a passion for delivering impactful campaigns that make a measurable difference.

We work with our client partners to deliver creative and memorable communications activity – inspiring audiences to take action and delivering results that really matter.

We’re passionate about the power of sport in enhancing physical health, mental health and community cohesion and working with people, brands and organisations who feel the same. We have the insight, creativity and connections to help business, sport and the media achieve more together.

We like to do things differently to help our clients stand out. We’re proud to work a diverse network of people, helping us to shape and truly authentic and high-impact campaigns.


We create integrated, stand out communication campaigns, designed to support your marketing activity and get results.

We deliver:

  • Creative digital –inspiring and shareable content designed to connect and engage
  • Impactful national media coverage— making your activity significant, newsworthy and reaching the widest possible audience
  • Targeted regional & local media activity — ensuring your brand is accessible and relevant
  • Community engagement – connecting your brand with the community through our diverse network of influencers and content creators

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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  • Jess Arnold
    Associate Director

    Jess is a senior PR & Communications specialist with over 15 years’ experience working both brand and agency-side for a number of leading consumer & third sector organisations, including Jaguar Land Rover, Help for Heroes & McDonald’s.

    Jess has significant consumer brand & community sport experience and is passionate about demonstrating the true power of sport. Her passion for parasport in particular has led her to work at major sporting events, such as the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games, Rio 2016 Paralympic Games & multiple Invictus Games. Most recently, she led our work delivering a programme of UK based media activity for The National Lottery, UK Sport, British Olympic Association & British Paralympic Association during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

    Jess enjoys planning, creative strategic thinking and delivering campaigns & projects that get results.

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  • Sophie Hayward
    Senior Account Manager

    Sophie is an experienced account manager with a genuine passion for the positive impact that activity can have on physical and mental wellbeing.

    She is a passionate and dynamic sports marketing professional who creates and delivers activity to drive brand awareness and influence audiences. She holds strong relationships with leading journalists and media brands and is an excellent communicator who will always go above and beyond to deliver outstanding results.

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  • Ben Moore
    Senior Content Manager

    With more than five years industry experience, Ben has worked in a variety of different environments to create bespoke content for digital platforms. Specialising in video production and social media management, Ben also has first-hand experience in graphic design, photography, copy writing and account management.

    Having previously worked with Southampton Football Club and Sussex Police, Ben has an excellent track record of producing outstanding content in fast-paced and demanding environments.

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  • Joel Essex
    Senior Account Manager

    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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  • Charlie Benny
    Account Executive

    Charlie is a recent graduate from the University of Manchester, with diverse experience in sports journalism and written content production. Jointly producing a football analytics podcast and blog while at university, and always developing new ideas, he is passionate about the capacity of sport to change lives and inspire positivity.

    Charlie loves actively engaging with people through sport, and is able to express PR demands in a creative way to maximise outreach and leave a lasting impact. At Run, Charlie is working to build his career around developing effective and engaging marketing content.

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