THE TEAM

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Marcus
McDonnell

CO-FOUNDER

Marcus has a wealth of international experience in the sports industry across broadcast and digital media rights, sponsorship, events and production. Having spent six years in the NBA (not bad given his 5’ 11” frame), Marcus went on to head up digital rights for Pitch International.

As well as managing Fifty-Three Six’s production and commercial divisions, Marcus also offers consultancy services for sports rights.

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Tom
Fox

CO-FOUNDER

Tom spent two years managing digital activity across all platforms for sports broadcaster, Setanta Sports, before being one of the first hires in Twitter’s EMEA HQ in Dublin. He then went on to spend over four years in Twitter, working across the mobile and sports sectors in the UK before going on to manage the emerging markets business in Europe and Africa.

Tom heads up content marketing, digital strategy and business operations.


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Philip Brady

CREATIVE PRODUCTION MANAGER

Philip’s background is predominantly in marketing and has experience working in Ireland and abroad for large technology companies such as IBM and Fujitsu.

He then went on to join taxi-app Hailo, where he was a key contributor in building the Hailo business in Dublin, and later in a Marketing capacity in their London HQ. Prior to joining Fifty-Three Six, Philip ran his own marketing & design business as well as a sports management agency specialising in Mixed Martial Arts, representing top UFC competitors.

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Michael Ryan

DIGITAL MARKETING DIRECTOR

With 7 years’ experience in social media, Michael was part of the inaugural Paddy Power social media team which established the foundation for the present-day social media offering for the company. Following this, he was the first hire for the Ryanair social media team where he developed Ryanair’s social media channel from one active social media platform to an integrated strategy across each of the major social media platforms in the EMEA market. 

Michael leads performance campaigns across digital channels. 


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MAIREAD RYAN

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Mairead is an ambitious and enthusiastic individual focusing on a career agency-side. Hailing from the U.S, Mairead offers an international (and female!) perspective to the team. She has gained significant account management experience from her time at Target McConnells, as well as insight into digital marketing and excellent interpersonal skills through working and studying in a foreign country.

Mairead’s focus will span across digital and production, as Fifty-Three Six’s newest Account Executive.