2011 News


WWE Appoints International Digital and Sponsorship Director
July 13, 2011

WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced the appointment of James McEvoy to the position of Director, Digital and Sponsorship for WWE International. McEvoy will be based in WWE’s London office and report to Dominic Hayes, WWE’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director, International Media Distribution. 

McEvoy will focus on securing partners for WWE’s international platforms, including television broadcasts, websites, mobile sites, mobile apps and social networking sites, while driving the growth of WWE’s localized websites, online advertising and mobile strategies.

McEvoy joins WWE from The Football League, where he led the business development team and was integral in securing multi-million pound sponsorship and digital agreements including npower and Gala Coral. Prior to The Football League, he held positions at PA Sport, TEAMtalk Broadcast Ltd and the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association. 

“James will play a crucial role in identifying and driving revenue from both traditional and new media,” said Dominic Hayes.  “His extensive sponsorship and digital experience in the sports sector will be a great asset to our organization.”

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