SB Weekly - the sport business podcast

SB Weekly - the sport business podcast

Rob Mitchell

January 18, 2017

Rob Mitchell, commercial director at Premier League football club AFC Bournemouth, is the feature interview on this week's SB Weekly.

Bournemouth are one of the extraordinary success stories of English football. Struggling in the fourth-tier less than a decade ago, the Cherries are now in their second Premier League season and thriving under manager Eddie Howe. 

Rob’s been with the club throughout that rollercoaster journey, joining in 2008 following stints at creative design agency the Cedar Group and rival south-coast team Southampton.

On the podcast, Rob discusses:

  • How his commercial revenue target has increased by 750%

  • The club's investment into Big Data and understanding its fanbase better

  • How his team is approaching selling its sleeve sponsorship, a new piece of Premier League inventory

  • Why a new stadium will be a commercial game-changer for the club

  • How Bournemouth is positioning itself to attract more multi-national companies as sponsors

  • Why a new website will be a key piece of additional sponsor inventory going forward.