The Unit, the leader in nearshore product development and marketing for sports betting and igaming, is entering a strategic alliance with Red Knot Communications, the PR and communications specialists in sports betting, igaming and general sports.
The partnership will allow both companies to align their strategies and expertise across several areas of operations, including PR and communications, branding, PPC, SEO, paid social, martech solutions and more. The Unit will expand its full-service marketing by adding Red Knot’s deep PR and media expertise, particularly in territories such as the US, Canada and LatAm.
Red Knot was founded in 2020 to operate at the intersection of sports, sports betting and gaming around the world with offices in the US, the UK, Latin America and the UAE. The Red Knot team works with the biggest media outlets and has amplified the profile of a diverse portfolio, including start-up sports leagues such as Major League Pickleball and Major League Cricket. Red Knot also works with sports betting and gaming companies such as 1st Technology, Angstrom Sports and PlayStar, as well as affiliate giants including Spotlight Sports Group and Playmaker Capital.
The first stage of the strategic alliance sees Mark O’Hare widen his responsibilities as Head of Business Development across both Red Knot and The Unit.
Mark possesses extensive industry experience in the betting and gaming sector, and since joining The Unit in 2018, he has spent time working and living in Ireland, France and the US. Mark manages several key client accounts for The Unit, assisting with SEO and PPC strategy and execution for the likes of Pala Interactive, NorthStar Bets and VIP Casino in Canada, LulaBet and PalaceBet in South Africa, Monkey Knife Fight and PlayStar Casino in the US, and BetRegal and Slotbox in Ireland.
Mark O’Hare said: “It’s a thrill to take on a new role with Red Knot as part of a very exciting project. I’ve really enjoyed my time with The Unit so far, and this collaboration with Red Knot feels like a fantastic opportunity to combine the strengths of both companies to the benefit of our clients. I look forward to working across both sides to ensure this partnership provides synergies and growth across a long-term period.”
Paddy Casey, Co-Founder at The Unit, said: “It’s fantastic to announce this strategic alliance with Red Knot. We have always found them to be a pleasure to work with, and their experience in PR and media in the gaming industry has already accelerated our own industry presence. At this point in the relationship, it feels like the perfect time to work together and make sure we can back each other in the best ways possible.
“Mark has been vital in supporting The Unit’s growth, having been with the company for most of its existence, and he will be the perfect figure to lead this new venture. I very much look forward to working with Mark further as this alliance gets off the ground.”
Andy Clerkson, Partner at Red Knot Communications, said: “I am delighted to launch our strategic alliance with The Unit. Our skill sets, target territories and client lists are totally complimentary. This global partnership crystallises a hive mind of two successful companies, comprised of very experienced gaming industry professionals who can super charge marketing for any B2C or B2B gaming or betting brand, anywhere in the world. We are very pleased to appoint Mark as Head of Business Development for the twin companies. It’s a clear signal of our intent.”