– Olympic finalist and parkrun World Record Holder will head up Fusion’s Running and Endurance growth strategy
– London-based Fusion Media is the PR and Digital Agency for endurance sport
– Agency currently represents brands such as Strava, Red Bull and Ribble Cycles
Two-time Olympic 1500m runner Andy Baddeley joins PR and Digital Agency, Fusion Media, as Head of Endurance Sport to lead the agency’s growth in running and endurance sport.
Baddeley has represented his country at two Olympic Games, two Commonwealth Games, multiple World and European Championships and is currently the parkrun World Record Holder.
Fusion Media has doubled in size in the last 12 months and from its roots in cycling is expanding its offering into running, endurance and outdoor markets in the UK and Europe.
Founded in 2008, the agency are specialists in cycling and running markets. Their portfolio of clients includes brands like Strava, where they work as the social network’s European PR agency, Red Bull, Shimano, Telegraph Events, Ribble, Royal Dutch Gazelle, Madison and CSM Active, organisers of the recent London 10 Mile event.
As well as his prolific running background, Baddeley has a strong skillset in sports marketing. In addition to a career in professional sport, he also has a double first and a Master of Engineering from Cambridge University.
Baddeley said: “I’m really excited to be joining the team at Fusion Media. After retiring from competitive athletics, I wanted to be part of a team of passionate and like-minded people, who are as driven for success as I am. I found that at Fusion, and the opportunity to work on exciting projects for a diverse range of clients is hugely appealing. I want to bring the same mindset to work as I did to my athletic career – always pushing to be better and to deliver under pressure. My unique knowledge of running and the sporting world complements the existing team, putting us in a great place at the centre of the endurance landscape.”
Of the appointment, Adam Tranter, Founder and Director, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Andy to the growing Fusion Media team. His experience in the world of professional sport, as well as his deep understanding of the mainstream appeal of running and other endurance sports is invaluable to us as we continue to grow in these areas.”
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