Unlimited today announces the appointment of Lee Gibbons to managing director of Unlimited’s Integrated Sports offering.
Having held various high-profile roles in the industry across agency, brand and rights holders, Lee will be responsible for driving growth across sports and entertainment for Unlimited, leveraging existing agency capabilities and the strategic partnership with Integrity 9.
Unlimited CEO, Tim Hassett, comments: “This is a natural step in the evolution of Unlimited’s sports offering and one that is underpinned by our commitment to provide clients with competitive edge. The unique blend of our existing brand and sponsorship activation capabilities combined with Lee’s deep sport expertise and the strategic relationship with Integrity 9 in the US, means we are perfectly placed to provide brands and rights holders with world-class marketing solutions.”
Prior to joining Unlimited, Lee’s experience includes IMG Consulting where he advised blue chip clients on their activation of the Torino 2006 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. He then spent eight years as senior director of adidas, latterly responsible for Sports Marketing in the UK and Ireland, after leading the brand’s London 2012 Olympic sponsorship. More recently he assumed the role of commercial director of Northampton Saints growing revenues more than the three previous seasons combined across areas including sponsorship, hospitality and retail before joining Unlimited.
Sport Unlimited managing director, Lee Gibbons, comments: “It’s an exciting time to join Unlimited. They are firing on all cylinders, and where they are already working across sport, they are delivering outstanding work. I’m looking forward to bringing to life the Unlimited competencies to build a holistic sports marketing offering, blending neuroscience, data science and behavioural science, together with traditional insight techniques to truly understand an audience, in this case the fan. It’s a level of rigour that will ensure our strategic consultancy, activation and measurement really unlock the power of sport helping new and existing client gain real business advantage.”
Unlimited is a science-based agency group that blends human understanding with technology to bring brands and people together. With expertise across marketing, communications, insight and digital transformation Unlimited are currently ranked in the top 15 of Econsultancy’s list of the UK’s best digital agencies. Integrity 9 are a sports sponsorship and entertainment agency based in the US and work with many high profile sports clients including the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB).