I live in a village in Cambridgeshire with my beautiful wife and bestest mate Lynn. I have two amazing sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law and three adorable grandchildren.

I’ve worked in advertising most of my life, including twenty-nine years at international media planning and buying independent Fox Media, which I founded in 1990. I still own and operate some websites; for instance, The UK Sponsorship Database, a site which features sponsorship news and opportunities and which I launched in May 2000.

Before I started Fox Media, I worked at quite a few London ad. agencies, including Y&R, McCann-Erickson and Leo Burnett; I was a partner at Washer Fox in central London, which amongst other things relieved Saatchi & Saatchi of their IBM business, before merging with the seven agency GGK Europe network – I was Group Media Director there for a couple of years before moving to Cambridgeshire and setting up Fox Media. I’ve had quite a lot of stuff published in advertising trade journals.

Nowadays I frequently broadcast on the Periscope app., singing and playing cover versions of well-known pop songs or my own compositions. (Best to download the app. If you use a browser, Periscope seems to prefer Firefox).

I have a Facebook page for my music at https://www.facebook.com/richard.fox.223.

Likes: gardening, Cardiff City, playing drums/guitar/keyboard, composing/recording, documentaries, parsnips, astronomy, reading, writing.

Dislikes: blood sports, raw cheese, racism, abroad, rap, Donald Trump, tinned pears, clickbait.

MA Lit. (Open); BA (Hons) Humanities.

Always available to comment on media and sponsorship developments; and, well, anything else too really.

4 responses to “About

  1. colin richard ashcroft

    Colin Ashcroft
    Hi Richard, remember we used to kick a tennis ball all the way to CGTS. Hope you are keeping safe and well.

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    • Hi Colin! I certainly do remember you very well and great to hear from you! All seems a bit hazy now, but I remember you as a really good footballer and a good bloke too! lol. You lived off Mill Road near Morgan Jones Park (name?), as I recall? Hope you and yours are staying safe and thanks for getting in touch.


  2. Yes, indeed! Tafwys Walk. George was my brother. Very sadly, he passed away aged 57 in July 2013, after an 18 month battle with cancer. He had two sons and for much of his life lived in Leeds and worked in advertising. I went to Pontygwindy Junior School too and also the infants school on Mill Road.


  3. CH Walters

    You mention in one of your articles that you lived a mere 100 yds from Caerfilly Castle. Would that be on a steep road that ran from MIll Rd to Natgarw Rd? I knew a George Fox who lived there, and went to Pontygwyndy School on Parc-Y-Felin.

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