Squawka, the London-based football digital media company, have announced the appointment of leading sports journalist Amar Singh as Chief Content Officer, effective from January 2016.
Singh, who will join the company from London Evening Standard where he was Digital Sports Editor, has extensive experience in the sports journalism world having also worked at the Sunday Times and as Managing Editor at Goal.com. He is considered a leading voice on the topics of race and equality in football and his views are frequently sought by media outlets across both television and print.
Singh will join the newly-formed executive team at Squawka alongside recent appointment Graeme Tottle (ex-BBC, Time Out, EMAP and Rightster) who joined as Chief Revenue Officer in October 2015, Chief Technology Officer Rodrigo Menegazzo (ex-Time Inc and Talk Talk), Chief Financial Officer Chris Cragg (ex-PWC) and co-founders Leo Harrison and Sanjit Atwal.
As Chief Content Officer, Singh will head up both the Editorial and Social divisions of Squawka which currently produces over 200 pieces of original content per day and recently reached 1.5 billion organic content views for 2015.
Amar Singh said, “Squawka speak to a savvy new generation of football fan by covering the sport in a unique and refreshing way. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to bring my ideas and experience to such an innovative and exciting digital brand.”
Squawka CEO & Co-Founder Sanjit Atwal said, “We are delighted to welcome Amar to the team and his appointment will help us move towards a premium offering and becoming a grown-up media business in the world’s biggest game. It is also a sign of Squawka’s strength and positioning that we are able to attract such a highly respected individual to our executive team.”
Squawka are one of the world’s fastest growing digital media and entertainment businesses in football. Over 6 million fans worldwide view our content every day and our web and mobile platforms have been used over 130 million times in 2015 with dwell times of up to 20 minutes. Squawka’s proprietary technology beautifully visualises millions of data points to help fans better understand the game they love. The data and graphics also fuel cutting edge editorial and social media content: a unique proposition in a sport that is consumed by billions around the world.
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