Media Practice

What We Do

Media, Sports & Entertainment

The media industry is facing unprecedented change. Fragmentation, disruption and changing consumer habits around content consumption, mean many organisations face a new reality – evolve or lose relevance and commercial edge. As the boundaries between media, sport and entertainment diminish, our knowledge and relationships with the sectors brightest leaders ensure our clients are always presented with the very best talent.

Media, Sports & Entertainment

Our Expertise

Sport

Our team has recruited at the most senior level, for some of the world’s largest sports organisations, and federations. The talent needed to lead and manage across the sector has been shifting to those of consumer, media and entertainment, where an understanding of digital and consumer behaviors is crucial. We additionally look for outstanding individuals who can bring leadership and rigor to performance management.

Entertainment

We recruit board level executives and functional specialists who can deliver the leadership skills and sector insight to guide our client partners through rapid change and transformation. Our assignments here are often in businesses going through major change with a need for stable grown up management. Entertainment is now consumed across multiple platforms on a range of devices at a time suitable to the consumer. In a world where content is king, we secure the leaders that make things happen.

Media & Content

The media and entertainment industries are in the midst of major digital transformation. Advances in technology and infrastructure continues to reshape how, where and when content and information are consumed. We help our clients capitalise on this disruption by utilising our extensive contact network and cross-sector expertise. We have provided Leadership talent for some of the most iconic media groups in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Media, Sports & Entertainment

How We Can Help

We start by understanding what the long and short-term aspirations for the executive team are, where the role sits within the company, and what specific challenges the new hire might expect. In this rapidly evolving industry, we give you insight and knowledge drawn from our experiences of hiring for similar positions into other businesses to challenge and advise you on the best structure for the role and how to find the right person for your needs.

We are judged by the company we keep, and work with some of the world’s most impressive companies.

  • 85% repeat business

  • Access to the best talent across multiple sectors

Media, Sports & Entertainment

Our Team

Our team

Who we are

Our consultants have on average more than 15 years of search experience within each of their specialised areas, bringing unparalleled levels of expertise, credibility and trust among clients and candidates alike.

Beyond Borders

Your personal, specialist team, supports and searches globally wherever you have a need. Partners always conduct the work at Savannah rather than just overseeing it.

Media, Sports & Entertainment

Why Choose Us?

Specifically when in competition with the other big blue-chip search firms, many clients buy in to our partner-delivered model.

Partners at Savannah conduct the work rather than oversee it and as such, are fully involved in the searches we run. The partner is at the end of the phone 24/7, not one-step removed meaning there is no dilution in terms of quality of work.

As a mid-size firm, we’re more agile, tailored and personal in our approach. We believe this to be a powerful combination. We will push and challenge when needed, but we will listen too.

Media, Sports & Entertainment

A Personal Service

From business transformation to crisis management, our experienced team, integrated interim and search practices, and accelerated search process finds you the senior leaders needed to drive short-term fundamental change. We are one of the only firms to have a truly integrated search and interim offering, able to provide short term tactical and long term strategic hiring solutions. This provides clients access to the human capital resources they need right now, whatever maturity stage your business is in.

Media, Sports & Entertainment

Specialising In Senior Appointments

Typically we place Non Exec Directors, Chairman, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operations Officers, Chief Content Officers and Managing Directors for clients who range from media giants to the world’s most recognised sports franchises and Private Equity backed firms.

We have additionally made many high-profile appointments at functional level and regularly host Boardroom Dinners across various markets and locations.

Media, Sports & Entertainment

Guiding & Challenging

With decades of collective experience in identifying and securing high performing executives, Savannah offers a rigorous global search process based on deep functional and industry knowledge. We are new and fresh with a deep reach and limited off-limit restrictions. Savannah combines the quality, agility and dedication of a boutique firm with the specialism and global capability of a larger search firm.

Media, Sports & Entertainment

Diversity

Savannah is committed to diversity of gender, race and thought. We were one of the first executive search signatories for the voluntary code of conduct to address gender diversity on corporate boards and more than 1/3rd of our partners are female.

We have a proven track record of locating and securing diverse candidates, particularly in male-dominated industries and functions.

Diversity Partnership

Inspiring Black & Asian Leaders

Savannah Group are passionate about promoting diversity in leadership, and we are delighted to support Windsor Leadership in the launch of their new programme to support Black and Asian Leaders.

The Inspiring Black and Asian Leaders Programme will offer senior leaders from differing sectors the opportunity to engage in a challenging, thought-provoking and inspiring environment and shape an energising vision for how and where they lead in the future

Access The Best

Major global search firms run thousands of searches a year, and as a result aren’t always able to approach who they want due to extensive client off-limit restrictions. Savannah combines the quality, agility and dedication of a boutique firm with the specialism and global capability of a larger search firm.

Top Tier Specialists

We focus exclusively on the most senior roles within our specialist areas, providing deep insights into your competitive landscape, and only approach who we consider to be in the top ten percent of global talent.

Immediate & Long Term Impact

We are one of the only firms to have a truly integrated search and interim offering, able to provide short term tactical and long term strategic hiring solutions. This provides clients access to the human capital resources they need right now, whatever maturity stage your business is in.

Media, Sports & Entertainment

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