Welcome to Research the Media, the website for the media consultancy business run by Richard Marks.

Research the Media has been around since 2012 and is designed to support my work as a consultant in the media research and audience measurement business.

It’s important to state that the business is me and I am the business. This is not designed as something that will lead to an acquisition, an IPO, or me appearing on Dragon’s Den! The business isn’t scalable, focused on Intellectual Property and Patents, or looking to hire staff.

..so what is it…?

Through Research the Media I work with clients on specific projects that make use of my 30 years in media research, offer specific training and presentational services and give my independent views on media research and media more generally via a regular blog.

If you want to find out about my work with asi Conferences as their Research Director, you can find out about asi here

The key sections of this site are:

Consulting  Understand how Research the Media could help your organisation on specific projects or tasks.

Writing   Read updates on published articles and interviews ( and also see from the older ones whether I was talking a load of rubbish at the time or not!) An independent take on the media from an observer with no links to media holdings or with any shareholders to keep happy. Designed to start a debate.

Creating  A quick look at some past achievements in media research. This section is mainly for people who haven’t worked with me before. An alternative title could have been ‘Blowing’, as in blowing my own trumpet.

Speaking An updating list of upcoming and past major conferences and events.

Enjoying  Some things that may lighten your working day. For much more, visit my media and culture blog, Richardmlive

Contacting You guessed it – how to get hold of me.