Call Us +44 (0)1932 213190
Welcome to Media Minds,
Global Higher Education Marketing and Engagement specialists

Media Minds is an award-winning independent marketing and consulting firm with an established reputation for excellence in the business school and higher education sectors.

We find the insights and data to help you understand your community and build stronger relationships.

With deep, real-world experience gained within both business schools and agencies, we offer knowledge, creativity and expertise to our clients whilst delivering excellent returns on investment.

About Us

Media Minds understands the challenges clients face in a competitive global market and consistently deliver innovative solutions that exceed their expectations. We help reach and attract high-quality candidates, then build and strengthen lifelong relationships with students, alumni and corporate partners.

We make sense of the crowded media landscape to help drive your marketing and advertising activities.

Our Services:

Marketing & Communications

  • Content Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Search Marketing
  • Display Media
  • Digital Consultation
  • Campaign Implementation, Optimization & Management
  • Tag Management & 3rd Party Tracking

Market Research & Strategy Consulting

  • Competitive Positioning & Brand
  • New Programme Testing
  • Student Recruitment
  • Corporate Engagement & Executive Education
  • Accreditation & Ranking
  • Alumni Engagement
  • Professional Development & Networking Events


Our Work

Our consultants at Media Minds, either here or in previous roles, have worked with clients globally:


Meet The Team

Rob Read
Rob Read

Rob’s ethos is specialism, honesty, service and expertise.

His vision for Media Minds is one of easing the client’s pain by delivering high levels of experience, knowledge and personal service, regardless of client size or budget.

Sarah Seedsman
Sarah Seedsman
Executive Director, Engagement, Insights & Consulting

With extensive real-world management experience gained within business schools and the corporate sector, coupled with a deep knowledge of the global management education industry, Sarah offers a unique perspective to help our clients address their challenges.

David Fitzgerald
Director, Education

An agency man through and through. David has worked his way up with some top London agencies over the past 13 years.

With clear and defined knowledge of the UK media landscape he knows what works and what doesn’t and what represents the best route to market for our clients.

Jon Secrett
Jon Secrett
Divisional Director

Jon has over 15 years media experience with The i, Independent and London Evening Standard newspapers.

Travel is a passion and having worked predominantly within travel advertising he is acutely aware of the specific needs of the sector and works closely with clients and media.

Sarah Hardcastle
Sarah Hardcastle
Director, Insights & Consulting

From market research, consulting and marketing to account and project management in higher education, Sarah gets a real buzz helping clients.

By developing and applying deep insights into global applicant, student, alumni and corporate markets she helps our clients achieve their goals.

Helen Gascoigne
Account Director

Helen’s media experience spans agency and client side, across travel and home interest sectors.

As a result she fully understands the demands, expectations, and requirements of both our clients and the media alike, whether it be on a local or national scale.

Charlotte Watson
Charlotte Watson
Senior Account Manager

Charlotte’s 15 years of commercial account management experience comes from working across a number of print and digital market leaders. She thrives when negotiating with the media on behalf of clients, as fully understands the P&L margins for all stakeholders.

Mathias Kayser
Search and Analysis

With a Master’s degree in Advertising & Marketing, Mathias is well equipped with the tools to handle complex client accounts.

Google certified, he also runs our paid for search and remarketing activity across the business.

Tom Millar
Tom Millar
Social Media

Tom handles many of the daily requirements of both our clients and the media. As a recent graduate, he is motivated and quick to react to the needs of the client.

He also plans, delivers and monitors paid for social media activity, as well as more general campaign reporting.

Jamie Gibbins
Jamie Gibbins
Digital Executive

Google Certified and with a Level 3 Diploma in Digital Marketing and is Google Certified, Jamie assists on all elements of our clients’ digital campaigns.
He works on implementing, optimising, reporting and working with media and clients day to day to ensure that plans are delivered efficiently.

Louise Settle
Louise Settle
Finance Manager

A big 4 trained Chartered Accountant, Louise has over 20 years’ experience working within the Retail and Media industries.
With a strong commercial outlook and a practical approach, she manages all aspects of the Finance function.