Cologne / London, 21 April 2015 – Repucom, the adviser in sports and entertainment intelligence, has appointed SportsPro editor-in-chief David Cushnan as Global Communications Manager. Starting in May, Mr. Cushnan will be based in London and will report directly to Ilka Wendlandt, Repucom’s Cologne-based Global Head of Corporate Communications.
Mr. Cushnan will help to implement and further develop Repucom’s international thought leadership communication. Mr. Cushnan is pleased to be appointed to the position and said: “I am delighted to be joining the Repucom team at a time when the business is rapidly growing. I am confident my knowledge of the global business of sport, coupled with my strong editorial skills across a wide range of content, for online, print publications and conferences, will help us to deliver outstanding thought leadership campaigns and continue to meet our expansion aspirations globally.”
“With Mr. Cushnan joining us, we have strengthened our global communications team with a high-caliber and well-connected sports business expert. His appointment supports our continued establishment of our global position as thought leaders and trusted advisers in the sports and entertainment business,” Ms. Wendlandt added. “His significant experience and business network across the sports industry will be invaluable for us. Having previously worked with him as one of the most renowned industry journalists, his breadth of knowledge within the sports business and in producing high-standard content will be hugely important as we continue our ambitious growth plans.”
Prior to joining Repucom, Mr. Cushnan oversaw SportsPro’s entire editorial output as editor-in-chief. He was responsible for developing the magazine’s tone and style from its launch in 2008, initially as features editor and then editor. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English language and literature from the University of Manchester.