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, planning media strategies and spending multi-million pound budget for household name brands in sectors such as food, finance, travel, pharmaceuticals, motors, cosmetics, computers and many more. 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 in 1989; it traded until I opted for semi-retirement in 2019. I’ve had quite a lot of stuff published in advertising trade journals.
Until recently I was a frequently broadcaster on the Periscope app., singing and playing cover versions of well-known pop songs or my own compositions. You can listen to my 12-track album Through To You and other compositions (with some videos) at www.foxmedia.co.uk.
My Twitter account is at @reynardo98.
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.