Concise Media wins DMG Media audit business on a multi-year deal

19/07/2022

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

Kevin Waller, Founder and CEO of Concise Media comments: “We are absolutely delighted to share this news; it follows a significant amount of work to develop a detailed proposal that fully addresses DMG’s business going forward. What a fantastic time to welcome DMG to Concise’s client portfolio and we can’t wait to get started and work with Grant and his team.”

Grant Wordthorpe, Executive Director – Investment – Mail Metro Media comments: “Our partnership with Concise represents a new chapter for us. We look forward to getting started with Kevin and his business, whilst also utilising the many years of experience that the Concise team offers to maximise our effectiveness in a challenging media marketplace.”

Founded in 2012, Concise has enjoyed a significant increase in the pace of its growth over the past 3 years and has become the go-to professional services business within the UK media market. Concise Media works with clients including; Sky Media, ITV, Guardian News & Media, News UK, Global, Bauer, Reach Solutions, Future Publishing, ESI Media, Discovery Networks, RTÉ, Virgin Media Television, Digital Cinema Media, Viacom, Turner Broadcasting, BBC Studios, Columbia Pictures, All3Media, Trace World UK, Soundmouse, Narrative Entertainment, Studio Lambert, Honey Bee Media & Collective Cymru.

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 today confirms an extension of its current contract with News UK to the end of 2023. The contract covers share audit and bespoke consultancy projects.

Kevin Waller, Founder of Concise Media comments: “We are absolutely delighted to share this news; it follows a significant amount of work to develop a detailed proposal that fully addresses the needs of the News UK business going forward.”

Dominic Carter, Group Chief Commercial Officer at News UK comments: “Concise Media continues to deliver significant value and exceptional service delivery for the News UK business. We look forward to developing this partnership further going forward.”

Founded in 2012, Concise has enjoyed a significant increase in the pace of its growth over the past 3 years and has become the go-to professional services business within the UK media market. Concise Media works with clients including Sky Media, ITV, Guardian News & Media, News UK, Global, Reach Solutions, Future Publishing, ESI Media, Discovery Networks, RTÉ, Virgin Media Television, Digital Cinema Media, Viacom, Turner Broadcasting, BBC Studios, Sony Pictures Television, All3Media, Trace World UK, Soundmouse, Narrative Entertainment, Studio Lambert, Honey Bee Media & Collective Cymru.

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.

The past two years has seen unprecedented change in the industry and in our day to day working lives. We at Concise have also been transforming rapidly over this time. We still provide unrivalled share auditing to the leading media owners, but have invested over the past few months in developing and launching our leading tech-led research and analytics capability.

During this time we have asked ourselves questions around how Concise can continue to deliver value over and above the competition. With that in mind Sue Gray, our Consulting Partner with unrivalled understanding of the market and first class network will be taking a far more involved role with me and our publicly-listed technology partner Bouvet ASA in bringing to market our insight and analytics offering. This is an exciting area of growth for Concise and we look forward to sharing further success stories over the weeks and months ahead.

With the three core areas of assurance, research and consultancy now well integrated and established, Graeme Symon will shortly be stepping back from his day-to-day role but remain on the Board as he takes on a new position outside the sector. We wish him further success with his new venture.

Very best wishes,

Kevin Waller

CEO and Founder

Concise Media today confirms an extension of its current contract with Bauer Media to the end of 2023. The contract covers magazines, radio and digital share audits as well as support in consultancy and commercial strategy.

Kevin Waller, CEO and founder of Concise comments: “We have been working with Bauer for almost 10 years now and have a very productive and strong working relationship so are delighted with their ongoing commitment to Concise.”

Simon Kilby, Managing Director of Bauer Media adds: “We believe that Concise is the ideal commercial partner for us and provide a high level of added value, so it’s a natural step to extend our contract for another two years. During this time, we intend to strengthen our commercial strategy and our overall impact on the market.”

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, ITV, Guardian News & Media, News UK, Global, Reach Solutions, Future Publishing, ESI Media, Discovery Networks, RTÉ, Virgin Media Television, Digital Cinema Media, Viacom, Turner Broadcasting, BBC Studios, Sony Pictures Television, All3Media, Spelthorne, Soundmouse & Narrative Entertainment.

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.

We are delighted to announce that Global, the Media and Entertainment group, has extended its media share and consultancy contract with Concise Media for another 2 years.

Kevin Waller, CEO and Founder of Concise Media, said: “This is great news for the business, and we’re understandably delighted to be working with Martin and the Global team for another 2 years.”

Martin Plant, Commercial Trading Director at Global, commented: “In a challenging environment Concise Media has provided an exemplary service for us, and they remain a key partner for our commercial business.”

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, ITV, Guardian News & Media, News UK, 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, All3Media, Spelthorne, Soundmouse & Narrative Entertainment.

For more information about Concise Media Consulting and how we can help your business, pleasevisit 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 partnership with All3Media for the provision of Overnights services for 2022.

Kevin Waller, CEO and Founder of Concise Media, comments: “I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome All3Media to Concise’s portfolio of clients. We are very excited to be working with such an exciting business and look forward to developing our relationship with Veronica and her team over the course of 2022, which promises to be a great new relationship for us both.”

An All3Media Spokesperson said: “We are confident that Concise will be able to deliver a first-rate Overnights service and we look forward to working with the team”.

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, 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 & Narrative Entertainment.

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 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.