Hi everyone. I just wanted to share with you some new news for me. I’m really excited to be working with Rich Campbell at Beyond Sport Marketing, who will be joining my team and helping source and manage my sponsorships, partnerships, media and PR.
I have huge ambitions in the sport and as the demands of this gruelling profession take more and more of my resources into training and getting ready to give a world class performance, it’s important that my sponsors and supporters are kept up to date and that I can present myself professionally for new commercial opportunities now my profile is at its highest ever.
Rich and his team will also be posting news updates here and on my social media pages so you’ll know it is them if they sign off (RC) at the end of each post.
Check out the press release that went out today below.
Joe Skipper signs with Beyond Sport Marketing
Pro triathlete and iron-distance champion, Joe Skipper, has agreed a deal with Beyond Sport Marketing to manage his commercial partnerships, sponsorships, media and PR.
Joe Skipper is one of the most talented British triathletes on the circuit currently and is tipped for big things in long course racing. After turning professional in 2011, Skipper has already won Challenge Weymouth, placed 2nd and 3rd at Ironman UK and 6th at Ironman Barcelona.
In 2015 his performances have gone from ‘promising young triathlete’ to ‘major international contender’. In May 2015, Skipper claimed the biggest result of his career at the Ironman North America World Championships in Texas and finished second with a time of 8:16:24. The time was fast and meaningful, the 6th fastest by a British triathlete ever. The bike leg was storming, the third fastest by a professional triathlete at this distance ever.
This performance at Ironman Texas all but rubber stamped Skippers place at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii where he is targeting a top-10 performance. Joe will also be targeting wins at the ITU Long Distance World Championships, Sweden (27th June) and Ironman UK (19th July) before then.
On the announcement Joe Skipper said:
“I’m really excited to be working with Beyond Sport Marketing and looking forward to taking my performances as an athlete to the next level.
I have huge ambitions in the sport and as the demands of this gruelling profession take more and more of my resources into training and getting ready to give a world class performance, it’s important that my sponsors and supporters are kept up to date and that I can present myself professionally for new commercial opportunities now my profile is at its highest ever. “
Richard Campbell, Managing Director of Beyond Sport Marketing said:
“I’m delighted to be representing Joe. He is an amazing athlete, with a strong social media presence, huge following and an outspoken and opinionated personality that makes him an event promoters dream. He is a natural marketer but backs this up with an incredible record in the sport with so much potential for more to come. I really believe in him and I am excited to be a part of this journey all the way to Kona.”
Beyond Sport Marketing was established in September 2012 to provide a professional marketing, PR and communications service for the endurance sports industry. Beyond Sport Marketing believes in the power of sport to engage with your audience, whether it be through marketing and PR, event management, sponsorship activation, social media management or media representation. Beyond Sport Marketing can unlock brands potential and increase your customer base, product exposure and give your audience an unforgettable experience.
Whilst Joe Skipper is the first athlete they are representing, Beyond Sport Marketing has a strong track record working in the sports industry with partners including Castle Triathlon Series, VO2 Cycling, Raw Energy Pursuits, TEAM Unlimited and many others. Beyond Sport Marketing also organises the XTERRA England Championship Triathlon which this year will the stand-alone European Championships.
Joe Skipper is a professional triathlete, coach and sports writer originally from Lowestoft but now travelling the world racing on the Ironman and Challenge triathlon circuit. A huge talent, he is already the 6th fastest British iron-distance triathlete of all time and now an international force having come 2nd at Ironman North America Championships in Texas this year. His next big goal is to win an Ironman race and compete against the best in the world at the Ironman Hawaii World Championships.
You can find out more about Joe Skipper here: joeskipper.co.uk
He is currently supported with thanks by mailbigfile, Boardman Bikes, Huub, Functional Fitness Events, TrainXhale, Clif Bar and Luke 1977.