We use our insight-led consultancy and unrivalled experience in successfully procuring sponsors for a range of national and international governing bodies, major events, teams and venues

Our Rights Marketing Consulting team collaborates with Rights Holders to develop a well-articulated, commercial proposition to increase revenue streams and secure active marketing partners. The consultancy process results in high quality sales collateral to support our Rights Marketing’s insight-led approach.

KEY CONTACT Marc Hope Director, Rights Marketing
Marc Hope Director, Rights Marketing marc@thesportsconsultancy.com

Marc joined in February 2015 to spearhead our developing Rights Marketing department. Marc has since built up the TSC rights holder representation offering, winning major contracts from UK Athletics, London 2017 World Athletics Championships, The IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships Birmingham 2018, The European Indoor Athletics Championships Glasgow 2019, LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships Glasgow 2019, Team GB BOA, UCI Road World Cycling Championships Yorkshire 2019 and The FEI amongst several blue chip Federations, Teams and Events. Marc and his TSC team have recently packaged up and brought in significant multi year sponsors for these Properties such as Muller, Spar, Co-op Bank, Co-op Supermarkets, BP, Strathmore (AG Barr), Boeringer, Baxters, and many others – indeed achieving over 100 deals since the formation of the Department in 2015. Marc also brought in Entertainment sponsors ie Edinburgh Gin for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

Following a successful career in media sales management for blue chip Magazine Groups, a move to The Millennium Dome ( NMEC) in 1998 took Marc into the world of sponsorship. From there Marc joined Alan Pascoe’s Fasttrack in 2000 and built a team successfully selling a range of exclusive UK Olympic Sport rights, headed by UK Athletics.  The work on Athletics saw many tens of millions of pounds raised including with Aviva, McCain, PZ Cussons, Lucozade, Red Bull, London GLA and Scholl.  Marc also led on raising record breaking National Partner revenues for a string of Global and European Athletics and Swimming Championships staged in the UK. Marc also brought in the multi year title deal of Balfour Beatty for The London Youth Games, Europe’s largest Youth multi sport event, as well as Thames Water as title sponsor of their annual Regatta.

Marc moved in Jan 2011 to join SMAM ( Sports Marketing and Management) to spearhead, alongside the SMAM CEO, all the sponsor sales for The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, embedded in the Organising Committee and bringing in almost 50 national and global commercial partners to exceed the OC target of 44 million pounds.

Marc also served, in his spare time, as a Wandsworth Councillor for two four year terms until 2010, and fought Central Ayrshire, Scotland as a Parliamentary Candidate in the May 2015 UK General Election. He has served as Vice Chair of London Youth Games as well as currently a Non Exec Board Member of The British Athletics Supporters Club and on the Department of International Trade’s Global Sport Economy Advisory Board.

Marc served as a (non- exec) Board Director of GB Taekwondo during the key Olympic period 2010 – 2013, which saw the sport achieve Gold in London