Concise Media extends its share audit contract with Sky Media

03/11/2021

Concise Media is delighted to announce an extension to its current share audit contract with Sky Media.

Kevin Waller, CEO and Founder of Concise comments: “This is fantastic news for the business and is testament to the hard work that both teams, at Sky and Concise, have put in during the course of our 7 year relationship. Sky Media is a progressive and advanced business and I’m looking forward to working with Ruth Cartwright and the team as the industry landscape continues to change and challenge.”

Founded in 2012, Concise has enjoyed a significant increase in the pace of its growth over the past 2 years and has become the go-to professional services business within the UK media market. Concise Media works with clients including ITV, Guardian News & Media, News UK, Global, Bauer Media Group, Reach Solutions, Future Publishing, ESI Media, Discovery Networks, RTÉ, Virgin Media Television, Digital Cinema Media, Viacom, Turner Broadcasting, BBC Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Spelthorne & Soundmouse.

For more information about Concise Media Consulting and how we can help your business, please visit our website www.concisemedia.co or call us on 020 3950 0310 to talk to one of the team.

Concise Media is excited to announce the appointment of Sue Gray as a consulting partner as it expands its research vertical.

Sue brings a wealth of experience to our business having held senior roles at Channel 4 (Head of Advertising Research and Development) and more than 5 years at the BBC (Head of Audience Measurement and Head of Audiences Content Division). With her credibility in the market, coupled with the analysis and technology offering brought by Concise, we are thrilled she has agreed to be part of our journey.

Kevin Waller, CEO and Founder of Concise Media comments: “I am truly thrilled that Sue has agreed to join the team here at Concise and at such an exciting time for the business. We now have all the foundations in place to attribute and analyse raw broadcast data and link it to multiple commercial and financial outcomes for clients. Sue’s vast experience, reputation and energy will be instrumental in helping us deliver our ambitious Research strategy whilst developing our portfolio of services to both new and existing clients.”

Sue Gray comments: “I am looking forward to embracing a new challenge with the team at Concise. They have developed a formidable research offering and I’m excited to lend my experience to help support them going forward.”

Founded in 2012, Concise has enjoyed a significant increase in the pace of its growth over the past 2 years 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, Global, Bauer Media Group, Reach Solutions, Future Publishing, RTÉ, Digital Cinema Media, Viacom, Turner Broadcasting, BBC Studios, Sony Pictures Television & Soundmouse.

For more information about Concise Media Consulting and how we can help your business, please visit our website www.concisemedia.co or call us on 020 3950 0310 to talk to one of the team.

Concise Media is excited to confirm that it has retained News UK’s share audit business for an eighth consecutive year.

Kevin Waller, Founder of Concise Media comments: “News UK remains a key strategic client for Concise and I’m delighted that we will continue with our fantastic partnership. For Concise, the retention of the News UK share audit once again clearly evidences the quality and effectiveness of our teams and we look forward to another year of success.”

Dominic Carter, Group Chief Commercial Officer at News UK comments: “Concise continues to prove its worth by adding value through its contribution to our business, with a team that has a clear understanding of and alignment with our ways of working.”

News UK is the proud owner of a stable of popular and respected news and media brands including The Sun, The Times, Sunday Times, Talksport. Times Radio and Virgin Radio. News UK is part of News Corp, a global media business focused on creating and distributing content that educates, entertains, informs and inspires its customers.

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, Global, Bauer Media Group, Discovery UK, Reach Solutions, Future Publishing, RTÉ, Virgin Media, Digital Cinema Media, Viacom, Turner Broadcasting, BBC Studios, Sony Pictures Television & Soundmouse.

For more information about Concise Media Consulting and how we can help your business, please visit our website www.concisemedia.co or call us on 020 3950 0310 to talk to one of the team.

It’s been almost exactly a year since we wrote our last full business update and what a year it turned out to be. Aside from the seismic shock that the C-word gave us all, the Concise team adapted to home working well and we’ve continued with the fast-paced growth that has made us the go-to professional services business within the UK media market.

Our much-anticipated office move to our new Fitzrovia base took place during the first lockdown…if only we’d been able to spend more time there! However, when we do get back it will be well worth the wait providing us with the perfect space to develop and grow. That period gave us the ability (via the magic of Zoom!) to fully work through our management restructure and to develop our new brand identity and website. Each of these developments demonstrates a step-change for Concise – designed to help drive strategic direction and support continued growth – and representing the business’ evolution into a full-service commercial assurance specialist.

This also laid the foundations for Concise to build its media ecosystem. By creating new partnerships with like-minded businesses, we’ve built an offering of complimentary skillsets to our clients and in turn widened the reach of Concise’s services.

The first of these partnerships was with Bouvet, a Norwegian technology business that designs, develops and advises on IT solutions and digital communications. Concise has already worked with Bouvet for several years building its proprietary audit and tech systems and this is now extending to systems development across all of our services including Assurance, Research and Consultancy. Bouvet will not only support our systems but will provide proactive solutions to client needs – working under the Concise banner – powering our solutions with optimum tech design and implementation.

We then entered into a formal collaboration with Wiggin, a premier law firm focusing exclusively on media, technology and IP, who we will work with to provide consultancy support to professional teams across a myriad of projects. We also partnered with digital marketing technology specialists Aqilliz to create conversations and solutions to match the ever-evolving needs of infrastructure, data and compliance requirements in a fast-changing world for publishers

And finally, most recently, we have teamed up with market research specialist Customer IQ in a further move to expand our research offering and service our growing customer base. Customer IQ has a clear offering of high-quality, easy to implement research delivered through tailored research projects and digestible insight reports to companies that want to grow their business.

We were delighted to welcome new clients to the Concise family too. The major news that we had won ITV’s huge share audit contract in a multi-year deal was announced in September. We also welcomed Virgin Media Ireland at the start of 2021 in a new multi-year partnership covering media share audit plus additional services, and our latest news is that Discovery UK renewed their contract, so Concise will continue to provide media auditing services throughout 2021.

An increase in clients requires a staffing boost to match so we appointed Sally Scofield as an Audit Manager. Sally has deep understanding of the industry and the auditing challenges facing it. Our audit team investment didn’t stop there, with the appointment of Anthony Elikwu who will provide additional support to the team going forward. Concise has a 100% staff retention rate – of which we are extremely proud – and boasts the most experienced professionals in its field. Speaking of which, we were also incredibly 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.

We look forward to bringing all of this expertise together to provide the best solutions for our clients and drive their success in new and innovative ways over the coming months and years, so please do give us a call if there’s anything you need help with.

Most importantly, our commitment to delivering best in class services to the clients who have stayed with us and joined us over the last few years will never diminish and as Concise we thank you for your valued loyalty. We wish you all a successful year and hope that there is a brighter future ahead for us all.

Concise Media is thrilled to announce that it has secured a new contract to continue providing media auditing services to Discovery UK.

Kevin Waller comments: “We have a great relationship with Discovery, having worked with them in the UK since 2016. I am delighted, on behalf of the entire Concise team, to continue to provide a unique set of services and look forward to developing our partnership with Discovery over the next 12 months.”

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, Global, Bauer Media Group, Reach Solutions, Future Publishing, RTÉ, Digital Cinema Media, Viacom, Turner Broadcasting, BBC Studios, Sony Pictures Television & Soundmouse.

For more information about Concise Media Consulting and how we can help your business, please visit our website www.concisemedia.co or call us on 020 3950 0310 to talk to one of the team.

Concise Media is delighted to announce a new multi-year partnership with Virgin Media Ireland. The agreement will cover Virgin Media Television’s media share audit plus additional professional services.

Kevin Waller, Founder of Concise Media comments: “We are very excited to be extending Concise’s footprint in Ireland and to start our new partnership with Virgin Media, which promises to be a great new relationship for both of our businesses.”

Paula McCarthy, Head of Virgin Media Solutions comments: “Our partnership with Concise represents a new chapter for us. We look forward to getting started on the media share audits, whilst also leveraging the many years of experience that the Concise team offers to maximise our commercial effectiveness in the Irish media marketplace.”

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 and Ireland. Concise Media works with clients including Sky Media UK & Ireland, ITV, Guardian News & Media, News UK, Global, Bauer Media Group, Reach Solutions, Future Publishing, RTÉ, Digital Cinema Media, Viacom, Turner Broadcasting, BBC Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Spelthorne & Soundmouse.

For more information about Concise Media Consulting and how we can help your business, please visit our website www.concisemedia.co or call us on 020 3950 0310 to talk to one of the team.

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.