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GPS Blog #19 – 19th February 2021

As we embark on a new year, international law firm Paul Hastings LLP has an unequivocal commitment to driving meaningful social and racial change in their communities continues. In celebration of Black History Month (USA), GamePlan client Dr Makaziwe Mandela was booked for a fireside chat with partner and Diversity Co-Chair William K Whitner  The engaging discussion covered how allyship in the workplace is key to promoting mutual respect and equality.

GPS Blog #18 – 17th February 2021

GamePlan arranged for Arsenal star Ray Parlour to join the Paddy Power Football Special on Off the Ball with Joe Molloy. Ray looked back on his own career speaking about Arsene Wenger and George Graham, the rise of player power and the demise of Arsenal currently.

The agency also sorted Jermain Pennant to appear on an edition of the popular football show


Last year GamePlan connected Jermaine Pennant online learning industry leader, e-careers for a series of Q&A events held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, for the participants on the FIA Football intermediary course. This week, Jermaine continued his involvement with the course through a virtual session that was well received.

GPS Blog #16 – 21st December 2020

Premier League Productions Legend’s Media Day

On Monday 14th December David Seaman was engaged for a Legend’s Media Day with Premier League Productions. PLP delivers studio shows and commentators for worldwide viewers of the Premier League. A whole range of media such as BEIN Sport, Canal Plus, TENCENT, TVT Sport were on the list for 1-1 interview time with David talking Arsenal and topical football matters.

adidas & Pro:Direct Soccer

Engaged by adidas & Pro:Direct Soccer, David took part in a fun shoot at the Gunners Pub around the corner from the Emirates. This was to support the launch of Arsenal Originals, a collection introducing the style and attitude of a classic era to a new generation. Performer and YouTube Star was involved as were Miguel Azeez and Anouk Denton.

GPS Blog #15 – 18th December 2020

Women’s Executive Network

At the start of the month Dr Mandela was the special guest speaker for the Canadian Women’s Executive Network. She engaged in a fireside chat with Arisa Cox at the annual gala; Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards; Top 100 Awards – WXN ( She shared views on leadership, goal setting and being the best that one can be.

Dr Mandela was also inducted into the WXN Honorary Hall of Fame.  WXN’s Hall of Fame is the highest honour reserved for women who have demonstrated business and social impact through their noteworthy achievements. With delighted, Dr Mandela stated;

‘I am very grateful and appreciate the WXN Honorary Hall Of Fame. I accept this with humility.’

How to Change the World Summit

The following day Dr Mandela participated in the How to Change The World Summit delivered by the How To Academy. Led in conversation by  Paul Van Zyl (who served as the Executive Secretary of South Africa’s post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission) she had a lively discussion on ‘Diversity & Inclusion’ and ‘Democracy’.

Web Summit

Alongside speakers such as; Serena Williams, Kevin Hart, Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim Berners-Lee, Dr Mandela joined the Web Summit. She spoke on ‘Collaboration’; ‘Tech and building for the future’ along with giving insight into the work of the House of Mandela Family Foundation.

GPS Blog #14 – 7th November 2020

Enjoy David Seaman as he partners up with John Barnes and they take on Celebrity Supermarket Sweep. The show will be aired today (Nov 7th) on ITV1 at 17:15, and will feature celebrities including: Scarlett Moffatt, Jacqueline Jossa and Linda Robson.

It’s set to be a great episode, as the celebrities give their all to win the £10,000 cash prize for charity. Expect some laughs along the way!

GPS Blog #13 – 7th October 2020

Towards the end of September, our client astrophysicist and poker-champion Liv Boeree delivered a keynote at the AI Summit for Farvest. Originally this talk was supposed to take place in Luxembourg in the Spring, but this was postponed and moved to an online event for this year. Liv’s talk, titled ‘Exploring the evolution of AI through Gaming’ was incredibly well-received and Liv continues to be globally in demand.

Elsewhere, our newest client Dr Maki Mandela, eldest daughter of President Mandela, joined Flutter Entertainment for a virtual keynote & keynote, as they launched a programme of Black History Month events. Dr Mandela discussed racial/gender equality and achieving social justice, inspired great feedback from those watching from a span of global offices.

Kyran Bracken continues to host popular rugby podcast, Ruck It! along with Nick Easter. New episodes air each Monday & Friday. Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott and Rugby League legend Jamie Peacock are a couple of their recent guests;

GPS Blog #12 – 1st August 2020

David Seaman is a proud Yorkshire man, so a perfect fit when Yorkshire brand Plusnet were looking for star power for an activity built around Yorkshire Day.

People from Yorkshire have long since been known for their money-savvy ways, and being clever with their spend. So at a time like this when everyone is looking to make the most of what they have, Plusnet think there’s a lot that people can learn from Yorkshire.

Yorkshire has its very own regional holiday – Yorkshire Day – on 1st August, and as Plusnet’s home region – They want to use the day to celebrate this trait and encourage others to be more like them.

To do this, Plusnet have published a Yorkshireman’s guide to getting the most value out of life in the form of a limited-edition eBook launching on Yorkshire Day; ‘Save It Like Safe Hands – A Yorkshireman’s Guide To Value’ – By David Seaman

The overarching objective of this campaign is to champion Yorkshire as the savviest region when it comes to spending and saving.

GPS Blog #10 – 23rd July 2020

Kyran Bracken has penned a column in Rugby World magazine. This article explores the current state of Rugby, and asks the question – Is Rugby in a right mess now with or without COVID? The article makes a great read, so be sure to check it out.

Additionally, Kyran has also been announced as the latest celebrity on CookAlong.TV, which gives a member of the public the chance to have an exclusive cooking lesson with Kyran in an online video call, while also raising money for a great cause. Kyran will be rustling one of his favourites – Steak & Chips. If you’re interested in the chance of joining him live, head on over to the below link for your chance to win: