Gravity Media Group (GMG) has appointed Nicholas Smith to the newly created role of marketing director.

Having spent eights years at ESPN and subsequently SportsMax TV, as well as brand agency WeAreFearless, Smith will oversee all marketing activities across the group’s businesses: Gearhouse Broadcast, Gearhouse Actis and Hyper active Broadcast.

GMG chief executive John Newton said: “The development of strategic digital partnerships, client services and content creation are all focuses for 2017, so his knowledge of that space will be invaluable.”