Off-Field - Sports Stars and Experts Share Sports Marketing, Business, Leadership Insights

Off-field explores the world of sport outside of ...

Off-field explores the world of sport outside of the arena with the people that make it happen. Sports stars, dealmakers, brands, administrators and broadcasters share their stories and insights about marketing, endorsements and contracts, as well as leadership learnings, taking you behind the scenes in the business of sport and their careers. Off-Field is hosted and produced by PickStar's Andrew Montesi and James Begley. PickStar is the best place to book sports stars for any event, campaign or engagement you can imagine. Choose from over 700 stars past and present, PickStar works fast with ANY budget. Visit http://pickstar.com.au. Off-Field is more than just a podcast. We host regular meet-up events and live interviews for people interested in the business of sport and sports marketing. Find out more: Sign up to our mailing list and contact us: http://off-field.co Join our sports marketing and business group on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13504358 Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OffFieldPodcast

Sam Bramham OAM, a two-time paralympic gold medallist, author, reality TV star and one of Australia’s cheekiest sporting personalities.


Sam, who had his leg amputated at five years old, has found the limelight for much more than just his sporting successes.


He made international headlines for lying to an American journalist that his leg was mauled off by a kangaroo.


He was also briefly detained by police in 2009 for faking a shark attack, with the help of McDonalds tomato sauce, which resulted in a full beach evacuation.


Sam was a much loved contestant on Big Brother, and recently competed on popular tv show Ninja Warrior … among a number of media roles the he has held. He has also been a motivational speaker since the age of 14.


We had a hilarious and insightful chat with Sam, who shared his story and rise to fame, his unique way of dealing with disability stigma and the many amazing, challenging and sometimes awkward moments along the way.


Book Sam Bramham on PickStar.


PickStar is the best place to book sports stars and personalities for any event, campaign or engagement you can imagine.


Choose from over 850 stars past and present, PickStar works fast with ANY budget. Visit the PickStar website now - http://pickstar.com.au


Off-Field focuses on the world of sport outside of the arena with the people who make it happen. Hosted by James Begley and Andrew Montesi.


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We bring you a live panel discussion from the Mumbrella Sports Marketing Summit 2018 that tackled the big issues around trust in sport.


The panel chat was in follow up to a keynote from Skins Executive Chairman Jaimie Fuller, who has been on a remarkable public crusade, taking on the biggest sporting organisations and brands on issues of corruption, governance and human rights.


Jaimie joined Andrew Montesi from PickStar (and Off-Field podcast host) and Virginia Hyland from Hyland Communications Group to discuss the ethical issues around sport, sporting culture, whether fans care about bad behaviour and how the industry needs to change to foster trust.


PickStar is the best place to book sports stars and personalities for any event, campaign or engagement you can imagine.


Choose from over 850 stars past and present, PickStar works fast with ANY budget. Visit the PickStar website now - http://pickstar.com.au


Off-Field focuses on the world of sport outside of the arena with the people who make it happen. Hosted by James Begley and Andrew Montesi.


Find out more:


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Eileen Bell was Australia’s first professional female gamer in Australia before becoming an eSports consultant and senior manager of innovation at BT Financial.


Eileen has been one of the pioneers of eSports in Australia, an industry now reportedly worth around a billion dollars globally, with hundreds of millions of fans, and capturing the undivided attention of the lucrative 18 to 34 year old demographic.


And yet, despite the staggering numbers and waves of momentum for eSports, there’s still plenty of cynics who aren’t taking eSports seriously.


In our interview side of stage at Mumbrella Sports Marketing Summit, Eileen addresses the challenges and talks about where eSports is at, its evolution, stereotypes and gender. She also talks about where esports is heading, in Australia and globally.


You can book Eileen Bell through PickStar, the best place to book sports stars and personalities for any event, campaign or engagement you can imagine.


Choose from over 800 stars past and present, PickStar works fast with ANY budget. Visit the PickStar website now - http://pickstar.com.au


Off-Field focuses on the world of sport outside of the arena with the people who make it happen. Hosted by James Begley and Andrew Montesi.


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Through our company PickStar, we again joined Mumbrella’s Sports Marketing Summit for another year, sharing our insights on stage while also picking up a number of podcast interviews and discussions with some of Australia’s most influential people in the business of sport.


Our first interview from the event is with Nikki Dryden, a former Olympian, journalist and now an immigration and human rights lawyer with PwC.


As a Canadian Olympian, Nikki bought into the story of the Olympic Dream. Now, she sees the Olympics and sport much differently. She doesn’t hold anything back in her criticisms of sporting bodies and brands who are implicated in corruption, bad governance and human rights issues.


We covered these topics, as well as many other complexities relating to trust in sport, from the perspectives of administrators, sponsors, elite athletes and fans.


You can book Nikki Dryden through PickStar, the best place to book sports stars and personalities for any event, campaign or engagement you can imagine.


Choose from over 800 stars past and present, PickStar works fast with ANY budget. Visit the PickStar website now - http://pickstar.com.au


Off-Field focuses on the world of sport outside of the arena with the people who make it happen. Hosted by James Begley and Andrew Montesi.


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Our guest Mick Colliss always dreamed of playing for Australia. He competed in everything from rugby union to lawn balls, but in his own words, he wasn't good enough at any of the sports he tried.


Then, when all hope seemed lost, he discovered Sudoku, the puzzle game that appears in pretty much every newspaper, every day, all over the world.

He wasn't any good at that either. In fact, he'd never even played Sudoku before. But .. somehow .. Mick and three mates formed an Australian Sudoku team, and travelled to India to represent his country at the World Sudoku Championships.


It’s an amazing story, one that Mick now tells as a highly sought-after keynote speaker. He pinches himself when speaking at events alongside his sporting heroes like John Eales, Alissa Camplin and Steve Bradbury.


And while he’s not a star athlete or gold medallist, there are many lessons that can be learned from Mick’s story.


You can book Mick Colliss through PickStar, the best place to book sports stars and personalities for any event, campaign or engagement you can imagine.


Choose from over 700 stars past and present, PickStar works fast with ANY budget. Visit the PickStar website now - http://pickstar.com.au


Off-Field focuses on the world of sport outside of the arena with the people who make it happen. Hosted by James Begley and Andrew Montesi.


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