Before we became consultants, the backbone of the company was in media research, due to Fred's background, training, and early history with the legendary Frank N. Magid & Associates.
We are known worldwide as a consultancy that excels because of its foundation in data. We conduct focus groups, dial tests, web surveys, and other projects for client radio stations, in addition to companies that are looking to best serve their target markets.
Our web polls - covering everything from "shock jocks" to format reports to technology - have been quoted and extensively covered by the national media and industry trades.
We also conduct groundbreaking ethnographic research, leaving the telephone and the focus group conference room behind, and visiting respondents in their homes and cars, allowing us to observe behavior rather than merely asking about it. Companies such as Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, Marriott depend on ethnography to identify consumer desires. Our recently completed "Bedroom Project" conducted in association with Arbitron, is a unique look into the lives of 18-28 year-olds and how they interact with technology. You can view a sample of the video here.
We also serve as liaisons between stations and the research firms they hire, helping our clients get the most out of their research dollars. Jacobs Media has the unique skill set that combines programming expertise with research know-how.