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We are a creative family of specialist media and technology companies that builds brands and audiences, delivering 360° solutions across strategy, storytelling and production

Platform’s unique cross-section of skills and companies make us your perfect partner across the entire modern media landscape

OUR COMPANIES

A social agency run by successful creators, curators and strategists. Award-winning taste, backed by data.

Home to some of the most respected sports publications in the world, a book publisher, and a leading communications agency

A multimedia storytelling company creating 360° cross-platform programming. Podcasts, TV, documentaries and more.

Amazing tools for editorial teams and newsrooms that automate and accelerate content creation and publishing

PROGRAMMING

Our original programming includes everything from light conversational podcasts to heavyweight documentaries.

We specialise in comedy and entertainment, sports, narrative journalism and scripted fiction.

DOCUMENTARY

DEFIANCE

Legendary sprinter Michael Johnson embarks upon a personal journey through the history of protest in sport.

In conversations with athletes, commentators and educators, Michael Johnson discovers the remarkable stories of those who’ve taken stands, assessing the impact of their efforts in driving societal change.

He also reflects on his own actions of defiance, how the modern day differs from the peak years of his career and contemplates whether he himself would take the knee were he still competing.

RUGBY

THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE RUGBY

Unique insights into life at the top levels of elite sport

Starring Mike Tindall, James Haskell, Ellis Genge, and Alex Payne, The Good, The Bad & The Rugby is the most exciting new brand in the sport, built around the world's biggest rugby podcast and YouTube show. Recently launched a hugely successful spinoff on the women's game starring Emily Scarratt.

ENTERTAINMENT

THREE LITTLE WORDS

John Bishop & Tony Pitts' love letter to language

John Bishop and Tony Pitts invite guests to chat about three words that mean something to them – and the one they would gladly never hear again.

ENTERTAINMENT

BRYDON &

The blockbuster new chat show from Rob Brydon

In Rob's eclectic interview series, he shoots the breeze with friends and colleagues over a cup of tea and a ginger snap. It's beautiful, charming, warm, funny, and will make you smile from the moment you start listening.

BOXING

INSIDE
FIGHTING

A prestigious documentary-led boxing production house

A premium boxing brand that offering a unique inside-the-ropes perspective, Inside Fighting is spearheaded by legendary Northern Irish fighter Carl Frampton.

PRODUCTION

We are expert storytellers who create 360° cross-platform programming through our in-house multimedia production company.

Learn more about our unique value proposition for talented creatives, listeners, brands and media agencies.

We empower creatives to control their destiny with 360° programming shaped around their personality and audience, across every platform that matters.

We give talent a way to grow their portfolio and independence with exciting, original intellectual property they have a stake in.

Discover intimate conversations and immersive stories you wouldn't hear anywhere else across journalism, fiction, sport and entertainment.

Come with us; we'll take you to places you never thought you'd go, and tell you tales you never thought you'd know.

We create premium and prestigious original programming  with bespoke partnerships and deep, differentiated integration opportunities. Create a deep connection with your target audience by working alongside talent that shares in the intellectual property and holds a much deeper vested interest.

Our multi-channel, brand-building approach to programming creates a more attractive way to work with brands on projects like podcasts by making them more ambitious in scope.

Our 360° approach is proven to significantly boost the margin upside for agencies.

PRODUCTION PARTNERS
OUR PUBLISHERS

EDITORIAL

Platform is home to some of the world’s most-respected sporting publications and brands.

ATHLETICS

AW

An institution since 1945, AW is the global voice of athletics

The bible for athletics news, comment, event reports and results from Britain and around the world. AthleticsWeekly.com is the UK’s no.1 website, magazine and social destination for road racing, track and field, cross country, walks and running.

FOOTBALL

THE
BLIZZARD

Football journalism for the people who think about the game most

Home to some of the best football writing anywhere in the world, The Blizzard is comprised of analysis, essays and a treasure trove of footballing curiosities. Edited by bestselling football writer Jonathan Wilson and home to The Greatest Games podcast.

CRICKET

WISDEN CRICKET MONTHLY

The independent voice of cricket since 1864

With one of the most iconic media brands in sport, we reach cricket’s most discerning audience every month with expert opinion and quality journalism. The largest cricket magazine in the world. Published worldwide as a monthly since 1979.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

GRIDIRON

The original British perspective on America’s Game

Meet players, coaches and pundits for exclusive interviews, life stories, news, analysis and opinion from around the NFL and beyond. A decade in print, Gridiron is the UK’s only dedicated NFL publisher and premier one-stop-shop for American football conversation.

CRICKET

THE NIGHTWATCHMAN

The Wisden quarterly, with writing from the very top drawer

Featuring an array of authors filing at length from all around the world, The Nightwatchman contains beautiful writing about cricket and all its myriad offshoots, with writers given complete free rein over subject matter and length.

COMMUNICATIONS

Platform is home to a full-service sports communications agency. Its team is comprised of experienced consultants, a creative editorial department and innovative design studio.

Our 350 clients include major cricket and football teams, national sporting bodies, individual sportspeople, community groups, charities and more.

WHO WE'VE WORKED WITH

AMPLIFICATION


Great content deserves to be seen. Tap into our curated set of community pages to amplify your message across social. This targeted approach ensures your brand finds the right people in a form that resonates, with audiences identified through their passion points.


AMPLIFICATION PARTNERS

INFLUENCER
MARKETING


With a network comprising thousands of influential creators and personalities, we're ideally placed to manage the relationship between talent and your brand. We oversee all aspects of influencer marketing, from ideation and talent selection to production and campaign delivery.

INFLUENCE PARTNERS

MEMEIFICATION


We are experts at identifying the moments in your content that are ready to have a life of their own. Our creative team take existing assets to craft reactive content designed to create engagement and spark conversation outside of its original context.

We seed this creative across our network of community pages, communicating the beats of your content in a fun, tongue-in-cheek way specifically designed to resonate with your target audience.

MEMEIFICATION PARTNERS

GAMING


We are experts in gaming and esports who bring hype, engagement and impact to every part of the industry. Our team works directly with social platforms, game developers, esports teams, technology companies and brands activating in the space.

GAMING PARTNERS

Our team

Matthew Sherry
Chief Executive Officer
PLATFORM

Gaby Khalastchy
Chief Operations Officer
PLATFORM

Matt Sayward
Chief Strategy Officer
PLATFORM

Tim Adams
Multimedia Producer
AW

Heddy Algotsson
Account Director
WILDFIRE

Ryan Arnold
Publishing Executive
WILDFIRE SPORT

Lily Bedwell
Senior Account Executive
WILDFIRE

Rob Blunden
Multimedia Producer
WILDFIRE SPORT

Liam Blackburn
Head of NFL
WILDFIRE SPORT

Aline Boulan
Account Manager
WILDFIRE

Paul Bramley
Sales Executive
AW

Lucie Carter
Senior Multimedia Producer
FOLDING POCKET

Simon Clancy
Creative Director
FOLDING POCKET

Samuel Cotterall
Chief Technology Officer
FORMAT

Euan Crumley
Editorial Director
AW

Sylvia Enotiades
Head of Sales
WILDFIRE

Paul Freary
Reviews Editor
AW

Simon Hall
Agency Sales Director
PLATFORM

Jo Harman
Editor
WISDEN CRICKET MONTHLY

Jason Henderson
Digital Director
AW

Alex Hobern
Creative Director
WILDFIRE

Damy McConnell
Account Manager
WILDFIRE SPORT

Chris McKeown
Circulation Manager
WILDFIRE SPORT

Matthew Norris
Senior Account Manager
WILDFIRE SPORT

Tom Parsons
Content Director
WILDFIRE SPORT

James Peacock
Content Director
FOLDING POCKET

Josh Peacock
Head of Sales
WILDFIRE SPORT

Harry Pritchard
Multimedia Producer
WILDFIRE SPORT

Joe Provis
Head of Design
WILDFIRE SPORT

Michael Ritson
Senior Designer
WILDFIRE SPORT

Dan Senior
Multimedia Producer
WILDFIRE SPORT

Wendy Sly
Managing Director
AW

Steve Smythe
Results Editor
AW

Matthew Stanger
Content Director
WILDFIRE

Sam Stow
Head of Cricket
WILDFIRE SPORT

Matt Thacker
Publishing Director
WILDFIRE SPORT

Phil Walker
Chief Writer
WILDFIRE SPORT

Rob Whitehouse
Senior Designer
WILDFIRE SPORT

Jonathan Wilson
Editor
THE BLIZZARD

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