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Higher Education Marketing and Engagement Specialists

media:minds helps business schools and higher education institutions achieve better results through connecting and engaging more effectively with target audiences. We can help you achieve your goals and support your success in a dynamic global market. We make sense of the crowded media landscape to help drive your marketing and advertising activities. 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 is an award-winning independent marketing and consulting firm with an established reputation for excellence in the business school and higher education sectors. We understand the challenges our clients face in a competitive global market and consistently deliver innovative solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations.

Our services include:

  • Media Planning and Buying
  • Marketing Campaign Management and Measurement
  • Digital implementation and Optimisation
  • Competitive Positioning and Brand
  • Alumni Engagement
  • Corporate Engagement and Executive Education
  • Market Research
  • Competitor Insights
  • Strategy Consulting
  • Project Support and Professional Development and Networking


How Else Can We Help?

We can help you reach and attract high-quality candidates, then build and strengthen lifelong relationships with your students, alumni and corporate partners.

Inspiration comes from many sources. At media:minds we believe that sharing experiences, ideas and insights with your peers is invaluable. So is taking time to step away from the office to update your knowledge and stretch your thinking. We are committed to supporting communities of practice for professional staff in business school marketing and advancement/alumni relations teams.

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Meet The Team

Rob Read
Rob Read
Founder/MD

Rob’s ethos is about specialism and providing a higher level of service and expertise for each client.

His vision for media:minds is about easing the pain of planning and buying, by delivering high levels of experience, knowledge and personal service, regardless of client size or budget.

David Fitzgerald
Divisional Director

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.

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.

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.

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
Media Planning and Buying Executive

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.

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Our Work

  • Imperial Business School
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