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Alex Balfour is a globally recognised leader in building digital capability and optimising digital performance for media, consumer, sport and entertainment brands.
Currently CEO of Digital Brand Services and works with over a dozen clients in the public and private sectors. Senior Consultant Digital Strategy for TEAM AG, UEFA’s exclusive commercial partner for the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup, the world’s most popular annual sporting event. Alex is also a member of the Digital Advisory Board the the UK Government Digital Service and on the Commission of English Heritage.
Alex Balfour is currently CEO of Digital Brand Services and works with over a dozen clients in the public and private sectors.
He is also Senior Consultant Digital Strategy for TEAM AG, UEFA’s exclusive commercial partner for the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup, the world’s most popular annual sporting event.
Alex Balfour joined the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) as Head of New Media in 2006.
At LOCOG he built a team from scratch that delivered 77 digital channels including london2012.com, two mobile apps, ticketing, volunteering, education, online shop, mobile apps and social media presences to a worldwide audience of over 150m during the Olympic Games.
Alex Balfour’s career in digital media began in 1994. He edited GE’97, the UK’s first general election website, made the first consumer Internet telephone call to a traditional telephone, developed the first online government consultation and went on to be part of the team that produced the Guardian newspaper’s first significant websites. In parallel he was a founder of CricInfo, in its day the world’s largest single-sport website with an audience of 20m fans as early as 2000, and became Chairman before the business was sold to ESPN in 2005.
Alex was also a member of the UK Government’s Digital Advisory Board, and is a Director of a number of business in the financial services sector including The Pensions Advisory Service, Credec and Datatracks (UK).
• Digital media development, monetization & operations, transformation, leadership and strategy
• P&L management
• Organizational leadership and team building
• Digital marketing and social media
• Audience development and CRM
• International business development and relations
• Non-executive director, C-level advocacy, boardroom advisor
• Public speaking and writing for publication
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