Concise Media joins forces with Wiggin to provide expert media advice

25/11/2020

Media professional services specialist, Concise Media has today announced that it has entered into a formal collaboration with Wiggin, a leading law firm specialising in media, technology and IP.

The partnership will see Concise provide expert media sector consultancy support to professional teams involved in areas as diverse as regulatory submissions, trade body guidance, investments and M&A due diligence.

Kevin Waller, CEO and Founder of Concise, comments: “I firmly believe that collaboration is the key to any successful business, and this applies as much to strategic business partners as it does to clients. Wiggin combines first class legal expertise with a deep understanding of the sectors in which it operates and there are synergies with Concise that we can build on to our mutual benefit. I look forward to developing a great partnership with Wiggin.”

Sarah MacDonald, Partner at Wiggin, adds: “We’re focused on helping our clients with all aspects of their business, whether that’s through our spin-off ventures or partnerships with like-minded operators. Our arrangement with Concise gives us direct access to industry-leading expertise in commercial media strategy and assurance and undoubtedly creates additional value for our clients. We look forward to the Concise team’s support on our projects and to collaborating with them to create opportunities for both companies.”

Founded in 2012, Concise has enjoyed a significant increase in the pace of its growth over the past 18 months and has become the go-to professional services business within the UK media market. Concise Media works with clients including Sky Media UK & Ireland, ITV, Guardian News & Media, News UK, Bauer Media Group, Reach Solutions, Future Publishing, Global, RTÉ, Discovery Networks, Viacom, Turner Broadcasting, BBC Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Soundmouse & Digital Cinema Media.

Wiggin acts for the highest profile media and technology companies and individuals, from international broadcasters and publishing groups to financiers, Hollywood film studios and online, digital businesses. The firm works with clients as a trusted partner, offering commercial and strategic input in conjunction with first class legal expertise. Find out more at wiggin.co.uk.

Concise Media is continually looking for ways to offer its client base new insight & opportunities. With the media market quickly moving towards a heavier compliant data landscape, Concise is delighted to be assisting Aqilliz in generating new opportunities within the EMEA territory. Aqilliz provides a suite of blockchain solutions that help shape a more collaborative digital marketing eco-system anchored by compliant data sharing, targeted audience discovery & optimised audience engagement.

Kevin Waller, CEO & Graeme Symon, Managing Director of Concise commented: “This is a completely new area for us and is fuelled by the fact that our clients’ audiences interact with their brands in evolving ways. These changing interactions will require new levels of assurance services to navigate this complex landscape. Aqilliz are new to Europe but there is great synergy between our two companies in creating value for clients and embracing change, so we look forward to seeing the results of this partnership.”

Gowthaman Ragothaman, CEO of Aqilliz said: “In the past year, significant infrastructural changes and fragmented compliance requirements have pointed to the need for today’s MarTech infrastructures to better anticipate the challenges of tomorrow. With existing synergies across our business lines, we are thrilled to be embarking on this partnership with Concise. Concise’s impressive partner network and established presence provides us with a strategic springboard as we explore exciting new opportunities throughout the continent. Together, we hope to pioneer a greater standard of transparency, productivity and efficiency across the digital marketing ecosystem in a post-cookie world.”

About Aqilliz

Aqilliz is the world’s first technology company with a mission to unify the fragmented advertising technology, marketing technology, and data ecosystem. Benefiting brands, platforms, & consumers alike, Aqilliz maximises the economic value of digital marketing across the campaign supply chain. Powered by Zilliqa’s high-performance, high-security blockchain platform, Aqilliz provides technology solutions that transform processes, secure the privacy of data, remove fraud, & engineer valued outcomes. Founded by professionals from the world of brands, advertising, & cutting-edge technology, Aqilliz comprises a team of industry experts who share a common vision of bringing greater value to the marketing ecosystem at the intersection of consumer discovery & audience delivery. For more information, visit aqilliz.com.

Concise Media is proud to welcome Mike Anderson in a board advisory role to work with the senior management team to execute their ambitious growth strategy. Mike is a highly respected and multi-disciplinary business adviser and mentor with top-level media and corporate experience and expert knowledge of the start-up and digital world.

Having previously been Managing Director of media giants News UK and Associated Newspapers, Mike built a reputation for delivering outstanding results. For the past two years, he has worked across international media as an adviser to FTI Consulting and a number of digital and tech SMEs, both at C-Suite level and hands-on with operational teams.

Mike commented: “I am delighted to join at an exciting time for Concise. They’re winning business and have an experienced team with the capability to deliver through uncertain times. With an impressive client list already, this is the time for them to execute their ambitious growth plan.”

Kevin Waller, Founder and CEO of Concise, added: “Mike is a highly regarded leader in the world of digital with his roots firmly based in media. His blend of corporate experience and entrepreneurial flair mean he helps businesses to innovate & grow and this is why I’m extremely pleased to bring him on board to help Concise achieve its ambitions.”

Concise Media are pioneers of bespoke share deal auditing, audience research & common-sense consultancy.  Founded in 2012, Concise has grown significantly to now have 20 clients & an expanding team of media professionals, with the enviable track record of a 100% retention rate on both.

Concise Media today announces that it has appointed Sally Scofield as an Audit Manager. Sally has previously worked at Rickards, PwC and Omnicom Media Group, where her deep understanding of the industry and the auditing challenges facing it helped hone her exceptional skills. This news follows hot on the heels of the announcement that Concise has won ITV’s media share audit.

Kevin Waller, Founder & CEO comments: “We’re delighted to welcome Sally to the team. Having known her for many years, I’m convinced that she’s the right match for our growing business.”

Sally Scofield comments: “I’m excited to join Concise and bring my expertise to the business. I’ve seen how well Concise has grown over the past few years and it’s a great time to join with ITV also coming on board.”

Concise has a 100% staff retention rate – of which it’s extremely proud – and boasts the most experienced professionals in its field.

Concise Media is pleased to announce that it has agreed a new multi-year deal to become ITV’s share audit partner.

Kevin Waller, Founder of Concise Media comments: “We are absolutely delighted to share this news; it follows a significant amount of groundwork to develop a detailed proposal that fully addresses the scale and complexity of ITV’s business. This is the perfect time to welcome ITV to Concise’s client portfolio and we can’t wait to get started.”

Kelly Williams, ITV’s Managing Director, Commercial comments: “We are looking forward to beginning our new partnership with Concise Media. We’ve been impressed with their drive and commitment during our discussions and excited to see how they can take our share audit forward. At the same time, we would like to thank Sam and the team at PwC for their service and professionalism to date and in particular during this recent period.”

Founded in 2012, Concise Media has won and retained several TV clients in addition to ITV, including Sky Media, Discovery Channel, NBC Universal, RTE, BBC Studios and Viacom.