Experts in launching and growing media businesses

Cole Media’s industry experts have helped over 150 companies create, invest in, and improve the performance of their businesses. We handle strategy, business plans, customer interviews, due diligence, operations, and expert witness services for a broad range of industry sectors. Sample projects include:

dingbat-red-round-24Business and implementation plan for a targeted OTT service
dingbat-red-round-24Digital strategy for a performance-based advertising agency
dingbat-red-round-24Global video content strategy for a top toy company
dingbat-red-round-24Customer interviews to refine a DAI (dynamic ad insertion) product
dingbat-red-round-24Investor materials for a VR exhibition company
dingbat-red-round-24Expert report on the impact of new technologies on the pay television landscape.

Founded in 2002, Cole Media has worked with clients ranging from start-ups to major brands in the US and internationally.

Clients include

dingbat-greenTribune Digital
dingbat-greenOvation TV

dingbat-green BBC Worldwide
dingbat-greenVerizon Wireless
dingbat-greenTV One
dingbat-greenSony Pictures Entertainment
dingbat-greenAnonymous Content
dingbat-greenthe CW
dingbat-greenDreamscape VR
dingbat-greenWorld Surf League
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What We Do

Our work covers a broad range of business areas, all focused on setting up or investing in new media-related businesses.

dingbat-red-round-24Business strategy development
dingbat-red-round-24Business plan creation, including financial projections to determine investment requirements
dingbat-red-round-24Investor presentations and financials
dingbat-red-round-24Deal negotiation
dingbat-red-round-24Financial planning and budgeting
dingbat-red-round-24Due diligence
dingbat-red-round-24Customer interviews, market assessment

dingbat-red-round-24 International expansion
dingbat-red-round-24 Programming and content licensing
dingbat-red-round-24 Distribution
dingbat-red-round-24 Partner identification and relationship structuring
dingbat-red-round-24 Operational and launch assistance, often as an Acting COO or other managerial position
dingbat-red-round-24Expert witness on various litigation matters
dingbat-red-round-24Moderating at media-industry events


Team Experience

Unlike other firms, every Cole Media consultant has significant hands-on operational experience at media companies, including:

dingbat-greenSony Pictures Entertainment
dingbat-green Paramount Pictures
dingbat-green Warner Bros.
dingbat-green Canal +
dingbat-green Scripps Networks Interactive
dingbat-green NBC Universal
dingbat-green Harpo Productions
dingbat-green E! Entertainment

dingbat-greenSky Italia
dingbat-greenTwentieth Century Fox
dingbat-greenSpelling Entertainment
dingbat-greenAlliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
dingbat-greenTravel Channel

In addition to working at media companies, Cole Media’s team also has in-house experience in finance and consulting at Bain and Company, Goldman Sachs, LEK, Monitor, and Salomon Brothers.

All team members are experienced independent consultants, able to quickly get up to speed on new projects and to manage outsourced client relationships.

Teams are tailored to the needs of each assignment, depending on the skillset and knowledge base required for the project.

Contact Us

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Cole Media
863 S. Gretna Green Way
Los Angeles, CA 90049