He began his career as a teacher before moving to RTE to become a sports journalist producing and editing some of RTE’s high profile programmes, including the The Sunday Game, numerous Olympic Games and World Cups.
Davis’s expertise includes strategic planning and campaign development, branding, marketing communications and sponsorship. He has worked on a wide variety of clients in the public and private sector clients, including Budweiser, MCD, Valeo Foods, Bank of Ireland, RTÉ, Departments of Arts, Tourism & Sports, Cadbury, Mondelez, Bord Gais, ABP Foods, Ulster Bank and Centra.
Over many years, Davis has managed a host of major sports sponsorships in Ireland, including sponsorship and broadcast rights negotiations, sponsorship and event management and media relations activation programmes. Recent sponsorship work includes the Solheim Cup, the Irish Derby, Ulster Bank GAA Football & Centra Hurling, Navy vs. Notre Dame and Boston College vs. Georgia Tech.
Davis has worked for over thirty years in Special Olympics in a variety of volunteer roles. He was a key member of the team that bid for and brought the Special Olympics World Games to Ireland in 2003, the first time the World Games had been held outside the United States. He created, developed and implemented the global communications programme for that hugely successful and memorable event including the global transmission of the Opening Ceremony to over 40 countries throughout the world.
He has won numerous PR awards, including the distinction of winning two PRCA Supreme Awards. Only three Supreme Awards have ever been awarded.