TESTIMONIALS

I've been fortunate to work with, and for, some brilliant people. Here is what they've said about working with me...

Dan was a huge asset to The FA comms team during his six months working with us. He hit the ground running, quickly understanding the dynamics of the organisation and building strong relationships senior stakeholders. He instinctively grasped the approach of the wider department and used his extensive B2B and B2C sport communications experience to create strategies that dovetailed perfectly with existing plans and overarching organisational objectives. Dan also showed his versatility by delivering proactive tactical activities, while also dealing with complex reactive issues, where he was always able to find solutions to protect and promote the reputation of the organisation. He fitted in seamlessly with the in-house team, regularly displaying a flexibility to meet the day-to-day challenges of the role and proactively sharing his insights, ideas and creative solutions to challenges. It was a pleasure to have Dan as a part of the team and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again in the future.

Louisa Fyans, Communications Director, The Football Association

Dan was a top contributor in the Eurosport communications team during my leadership tenure at Discovery and made an immediate impact with his in-depth knowledge and significant experience of the sport communications landscape. Dan helped the team develop a consumer communications strategy for Eurosport’s premium sports properties that elevated the brand from regional obscurity to become a leading sports broadcaster across Europe. This success was driven in large part by our groundbreaking multi-platform coverage the 2018 Olympic Winter Games across 48 European markets. Everything we did was created from a blank page and Dan’s contributions were many. In addition to his strategic and tactical understanding of effective communications campaigns, Dan was a team player who was always collaborative and looking for ways to innovate and improve the work of the department. If given the opportunity to work with Dan again, I would seize it.

Michelle Russo, Chief Communications Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, former EVP Communications at Discovery

I had the pleasure of working with Dan on the promotional campaigns for two sell-out boxing events held at The O2 in my role as a marketing consultant for the venue. It was clear Dan had great all round communications skills being able to shift between tactical PR - including personal publicity for the fighters, organising press conferences, weigh-ins, workouts and fight-night media operations - whilst keeping a strategic mindset in coming up with innovative ideas to help drive ticket sales and tune-in for the events. He is clearly someone who goes above and beyond for his clients, ensures he builds effective working relationships with all stakeholders and maintains a focus on delivering his clients aims and objectives, whilst also being a real pleasure to work with.

Jasmine Holland, Senior PR Manager, BT Sport

I have worked closely with Dan on a number of high-profile projects and media collaborations, and he has always delivered exactly what I have been looking for. Dan understands the media landscape perfectly, knows what partners and customers need, and I have found he always goes the extra mile.

Ossian Shine, Global Sports Editor, Reuters News & Media

I can highly recommend Dan - I only wish I had space for him in my team. He’s a great guy, perfect team player and a very experienced PR and comms practitioner who has worked on countless major events across a variety of sports. This has provided him with an exceptional knowledge of the industry and the key media within it.

Paul Morgan, Communications Director, Premiership Rugby

Dan is one of those people you know will get stuff done. He’s thoughtful, helpful, efficient and really cares about making something the best it can be. I really enjoy working with Dan and look forward to collaborating on future projects.

Jake Bickerton, Editor, Broadcast Sport & Broadcast Tech

Working with Dan was an absolute pleasure, he has a rare confluence of attributes.  His grasp of the entire media landscape is comprehensive. He also brings a positive attitude and ease that impacts everyone around him, including high-profile talent.

Mark Ervin, Senior Vice President, IMG Clients

Dan is one of the best sporting PR professionals that I’ve worked with, a committed starter finisher who was able to quickly understand and translate the brief, build effective working relationships and manage the strategic and tactical implementation. He has a collaborative leadership style, thrives in a fast-paced environment and is creative in his thinking.

Sarah Marshall, Senior Marketing Manager, The Football Association

Dan's really tuned into latest developments in TV and sport. Knows everyone. Really easy to work with. Top pro. Good lad. Writes a hell of a release.

John McCarthy, Senior Online Reporter, The Drum

In my time as editor at Sport, Dan was always a real pleasure to work with. He displayed a genuine and consistent understanding of what makes for engaging editorial content, and as such could be relied upon to deliver relevant and interesting pitches. His open, honest and responsive style meant he was always able to maintain positive relationships, both with clients and journalists – this makes a huge difference in an industry that relies upon mutual trust.

Tony Hodson, Head of Content, The Coaches' Voice

Dan is an experienced, knowledgeable and hardworking Sports PR professional. I've worked with Dan for a number of years and built a good and trusted relationship with him. He is a good manager of people and he built a great team who worked well together and for us. I would go to Dan for advice if I had a complex PR problem to solve and I would recommend him as a lovely person to work with!

Mark Bishop, Group Communications Manager, Allianz

I had the pleasure of working with Dan on the promotional campaigns for two sell-out boxing events held at The O2 in my role as a marketing consultant for the venue. It was clear Dan had great all round communications skills being able to shift between tactical PR - including personal publicity for the fighters, organising press conferences, weigh-ins, workouts and fight-night media operations - whilst keeping a strategic mindset in coming up with innovative ideas to help drive ticket sales and tune-in for the events. He is clearly someone who goes above and beyond for his clients, ensures he builds effective working relationships with all stakeholders and maintains a focus on delivering his clients aims and objectives, whilst also being a real pleasure to work with.

 Emily Brett, Marketing Consultant, AEG

Dan is an experienced, knowledgeable and hardworking Sports PR professional. I've worked with Dan for a number of years and built a good and trusted relationship with him. He is a good manager of people and he built a great team who worked well together and for us. I would go to Dan for advice if I had a complex PR problem to solve and I would recommend him as a lovely person to work with!

Milly Preston, Head of Marketing, EXCEL

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