We’re delighted to announce that Lewis Wiltshire, formerly Twitter UK’s senior director of media partnerships and editor of the BBC Sport website, will be joining our team.
Lewis left Twitter at the end of December after almost 5 years building their business outside the US, including serving as its first UK head of sport, and inaugural global sports chair. He said his intention was to return to the sport industry and so joins us as Consulting Partner.
He began his career in newspapers as a sports reporter, moving to BBC Sport in 2001 and later becoming editor of the BBC Sport website, BBC Sport’s first social media editor, and the lead editor planning its London 2012 coverage across digital platforms, before joining Twitter as head of sport in 2012, in time to oversee the Olympics for Twitter globally. (Linkedin profile)
He later became Twitter’s global sports chair, then Senior Director of Media Partnerships, overseeing all media verticals for Twitter in the UK, Africa, MENA, Russia and Turkey, as well as helping to hire sports personnel for new offices globally as Twitter expanded internationally.
The Seven League team’s content and creative capability has always been a fundamental part of our business. It combines with our technical knowledge, marketing understanding, commercial experience and is built on a foundation of deep data and analysis. Lewis epitomises this kind of hybrid skillset. Our MD, Neal and I know that Lewis’ creative skills, his broad experience of international media & technology, and his sports and sports business knowledge will bolster our capability in these areas. He has a great reputation and he is fantastic to work with, so the team are excited to get him on board.
Lewis said: “I am incredibly excited to be joining Seven League. I have known and admired Richard for many years. We share a BBC digital background and in my earliest years as Twitter UK head of sport, I partnered with him regularly during his time at Manchester City, where he revolutionised the way the football industry thought about social media.
“Since then Richard, Neal and the Seven League team, have built one of the freshest, most dynamic and impressive digital consultancies anywhere in the world. I cannot wait to be a part of it, to help Seven League grow even more quickly, and to learn from the incredibly talented team that will be around me.”
Lewis will start at Seven League in mid-February.