Category Archives: News

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:

GPS Blog #9 – 17th July 2020

Tomorrow, the 18th July, as well as being the birthday of Nelson Mandela, the date marks Nelson Mandela International Day. This was declared by the UN General Assembly in 2009, in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.

On the eve of this special day, it’s with great pleasure that GamePlan can announce that we’re now working exclusively with Dr Makaziwe (Maki) Mandela, Nelson’s eldest daughter. GPS will be focused on opportunities outside Africa in terms of amplifying her voice on matters such as; Female Empowerment, Leadership, Social Justice, Commercial Farming and Prison Reform, along with managing media engagements and driving awareness of the House of Mandela Family Foundation.

GPS Blog #8 – 29th June 2020

On Friday 25th June Dalton Grant was engaged to surprise a group of 25 students involved in the Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship Scheme. The programme is for students from African-Caribbean background who aspire to a career with a city law firm.

Through a webinar, Dalton shared with the students some of his experiences as a three time Olympian, with a particular focus on mindset and preparing for success. His presentation was very well received and there were some lively questions from the participants at the close.

GPS Blog #7 – June 9th 2020

Rugby podcast RuckIt! Hosted by Kyran along with Nick Easter now airs twice week, entertaining fans on Wednesdays & Fridays. The pod is doing well in the charts as the guys cover off topical rugby issues, share stories and interview special guests. Dr Maki. Mandela, Sir Ian Botham, Shaun Edwards, Katy Daley-McLean and new All Black Captain Sam Cane.

Kyran has been showing off his Rugby skills and trickshots on his newly launched YouTube and TikTok via his Channel SkillsGuru. The platform aims to encourage viewers to: Enjoy, Learn and Improve, through the weekly content that Kyran posts. Posts include: his Scrum Half Mastery, drills with the family and skill shots. Well worth a watch!

GamePlan were delighted to once again be involved with the ITV show ‘Harry’s Heroes: Euro Having a Laugh’, contracting David Seamen and Ray Parlour. Following on from last years programme, this time around a cast of England legends travel through Europe enjoying the sights, beers, naked footballers and beating Germany at the finale. Well worth a watch.

Our scientist and decision-making expert Liv Boeree continued to demonstrate her worldwide demand, through her interview in Spanish Magazine Muy Interesante. Liv delved into her thinking on the COVID issue, and how we as humanity can move on from this together. Stay safe everyone.

GPS Blog #6 – April 14th

GamePlan were delighted to assist the NHS in securing talent for their latest ‘#OurNHSHeroes’ video – part of the Thank You Thursday initiative.

The initiative encourages everyone to take a moment out of their busy lives to give thanks to those NHS workers who are saving lives on the frontline, during the continued chaos of COVID-19.

Our talent: Ben Cohen & Kristina Rihanoff, David & Frankie Seaman and Kyran Bracken were all more than happy to get involved with the video to express their own personal gratitude.

Amongst our talent in the video are celebrities such as: Olivia Coleman, Billie Eilish, Stephen Fry, Frank Lampard and Ant & Dec… full video can be found on Twitter – @NHSEngland.

Here at GamePlan we would like to also give a massive thank you to the NHS, carers and key workers for all their continued hard work. Thank you!

GPS Blog #5 – April 6th 2020

The evening of March 5th was an exciting one for GamePlan and our Rugby star Kyran Bracken, as he hosted his second Rugby Legends Dinner at Twickenham Stadium. Heroes of the game in attendance were: Zinzan Brooke, Sir Gareth Edwards, Jason Leonard, Kelly Brown and Colin Charvis. After the meal Kyran MC’ed an entertaining Q&A  with Kelly Brown and his guitar bringing that lively evening to a close.

Elsewhere, our Footballing legend David Seaman (an official UEFA ambassador for Euro 2020), had the honour of being invited out to Amsterdam to participate in the UEFA Nations League Draw 20/21. The results mean England have been drawn in a challenging group with Belgium, Denmark and Iceland.

Comedy Central’s Gods of The Game featured our star Ben Cohen on the 26th March. Ben had a lot of fun as a ‘Rugby God’ taking on members of the public in Rugby themed challenges. We feel sorry for the individual that Ben had to tackle!

Lastly, GamePlan was delighted to hear that our client, the lovely Jo Wilson,has announced that she is pregnant. Congratulations Jo!

Stay safe.

GPS Blog #4 – Celebrity SAS; Who Dares Wins

The Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins 2020 cast has been unveiled by Channel 4. GamePlan contracted former footballer John Fashanu to participate in the show alongside talent including Tony Bellew, Katie Price and Lauren Steadman.

Chief instructor Ant Middleton tells his recruits; “There are no short cuts, there are no easy options. They think they know what’s coming but trust me, they are going to get the absolute shock of their lives.”

Coming to our screens soon!

#saswhodareswin #channel4

GPS Blog #3 – March 17th 2020

March 16th saw our last Guinness Six Nations episode of the ‘Ruck It!’ series released across all popular streaming platforms. The series of podcasts analysed each weeks round of Six Nations fixtures and results, along with some light-hearted rugby banter from hosts Kyran Bracken and Nick Easter.

We’re really pleased with how well-received ‘Ruck It!’ has been, with a steadily increasing audience number with content picked up mainstream British media. Both Kyran and Nick thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we look forward to launching another series in the future. Follow @RuckIt_Podcast on Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest developments!

In other news, the developments of COVID-19 has stunned the world. Our client, scientist and decision-making expert, Liv Boeree spoke on BBC Radio about the cognitive biases affecting people’s reasoning around the virus, and examined the risk and probability of the outcomes of this pandemic for mankind.

Here at GamePlan we wish everyone well during this period of uncertainty.