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Overwatch League – $20 million Bargain or Recipe for Disaster?

Overwatch League – $20 million Bargain or Recipe for Disaster? By Chris Jordan & Charlie Stebbings from SRi’s Global Esports Practice There is no hotter topic in the world of Esports than Blizzard’s brand-new Overwatch League tournament and its franchise system, which required a $20 million buy-in for teams who wanted one of the coveted […]

Youth in Japan – We Need You!

Youth in Japan – We Need You! Ask anyone: Hiring in Japan is a challenge. In the face of deflation and an aging population, the post-war Job for Life corporate culture is crumbling as corporates try to keep rising costs down by offering contract or part-time jobs to younger employees. Only a staggering 50% of […]

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Australian Institute of Sport appoints SRi

Australian Institute of Sport appoints SRi Executive Global executive recruitment firm leading the search for 3 key roles 24 November 2017, Sydney, Australia – The Australian Sports Commission has appointed SRi Executive to lead a landmark project designed to transform the leadership team of its high performance arm, the Australian Institute of Sport. SRi’s Sydney-based […]

How Social Commerce is Changing the Game in China

How Social Commerce is Changing the Game in China With the monoliths of FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google) dominating online shopping in the west, what is the east doing? Well, as it turns out, quite a lot. BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent) is fast creating a centre of innovation and social commerce that is China. […]

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Former Olympian named the AFL’s Head of Women’s Football

Former Olympian named the AFL’s Head of Women’s Football In a search headed by SRi, three-time Olympian Nicole Livingstone has been appointed the new head of women’s football, and hopes to begin the journey towards the AFLW becoming totally professional. Livingstone will join the AFL on December 4 and has the responsibility of growing and managing the […]

Coming to China: Is It a Happily Ever After?

Coming to China: Is It a Happily Ever After? Presentation by Helen Soulsby and Ting Zhang at the Australia-China Sports Summit Date: 16-17 October 2017, Shanghai, China The inaugural two-day Australia-China Sports Summit kicked off this week, with a list of more than 30 prestigious speakers lined up for discussions and keynote addresses. It is […]

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Search for Athletic Directors like you would a new CEO

Search for Athletic Directors like you would a new CEO How the modern day AD is more Chief Executive Officer than coaching figurehead   By Steven Moser, High Performance Consultant, SRi Executive It is no secret that college sport in the United States is a business, a big business. You must now clarify in conversations […]

Womenomics in Japan – Is it working?

Womenomics in Japan – Is it working? Header Photo credits: Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg With a population set to shrink by 30 percent and elderly ratio to increase to two-fifths by 2060, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced in 2014 a “Creating a Society in which Women Shine” – or more commonly referred to as Womenomics – […]

Womenomics in Japan – Is it working?

How esports teams can capitalise on the industry’s revenue boom

How esports teams can capitalise on the industry’s revenue boom An SRi Report It’s no secret that the esports industry is booming. Global revenues have more than doubled in the past 24 months and are project to do so again by 2020. Yet esports teams are falling behind publishers, sponsors and advertisers in the race […]

How change in the sponsorship industry is impacting employment

How change in the sponsorship industry is impacting employment Jonathan Harris, SRi’s Managing Partner ANZ, recently sat down with the Inside Sponsorship podcast to discuss how change is impacting upon employment. Inside Sponsorship’s Daniel Oyston and Co.’s latest brilliant episode set out to answer a few critical questions: How change is impacting the employment market, […]