Monday 17th October 2022 – Continuing the recent announcements of Steve Kruger, Pete Newton, Paco Herrero and Jamie Brewer, Gravity Media, the world leading global provider of complex live media facilities and production services, continues to invest in their talented team expansion by announcing the appointment of Poppy Ross as Business Development Manager across EMEA.
Poppy has joined the talented Business Development team headed up by Blair Wood, Gravity Media’s Director of Business Development and will be responsible for developing new partnerships and delivering strategic plans to support business growth across 2023.
Since joining Gravity Media, Poppy has worked closely with the team on delivering Goodwood Revival, the third and final event of the 2022 Goodwood Season. In late September 2022, Gravity Media successfully completed its first year of host broadcast services at Goodwood with an entertaining and action-packed production from the unique Goodwood Revival.
Poppy joins Gravity Media from Box to Box Films where she was a Line Producer and oversaw the development of several high-profile premium feature documentaries which streamed on Apple+, Showtime and Netflix.
Prior to that, Poppy held a Senior Production Manager role at Red Bull Media House based in Salzburg, Austria. As Senior Production Manager, Poppy was responsible for managing all projects on the Red Bull Bike and Board Sports Networks. During her time at Red Bull, Poppy worked across a full slate of commissioned projects with a significant number of projects running simultaneously and alongside multiple Production Partners for both Live and Non-Live programmes.
In addition, Poppy has experience working at Discovery Networks International, the England & Wales Cricket Board, ESPN, and UEFA to name a few.
Poppy brings a wealth of experience with her as a specialist in sports including the commissioning or production of premium long-form features, documentaries, host broadcasts, live outside broadcasts, studio, short-form features, digital, corporate and promos. As well as experience with domestic and international broadcasters, production companies, and federations.
Poppy Ross, Gravity Media Business Development Manager comments on joining the growing team in her new role:
“I am thrilled to be joining the Gravity Business Development team. It is a really exciting time for the company with huge deals in the future and working with some of the best names in the business. Being able to offer end-to-end production with cutting-edge resources is a wonderful advantage to anyone working with us. After many years in Production Management, I am looking forward to bringing my previous experience to the challenges and getting to know all the clients, existing and new!”
Blair Wood, Gravity Media – Director of Business Development says of Poppy’s arrival:
“It is always very rewarding to bring someone of Poppy’s calibre and experience into the business. As Gravity Media continues to grow and take on exciting new projects, we have looked to build a Business Development team who can maintain that momentum. Poppy certainly fits the bill, bringing fresh perspectives and ideas from an impressive career working with some of the biggest brands in the broadcast industry. It is great to see many of our production clients already benefiting from her arrival and I look forward to the part Poppy will play in Gravity Media’s ongoing evolution.”