We are a team of thought leaders and research experts, fully focused on understanding the music and media industry and providing outcomes that reflect this understanding. Our success as a company is a direct result of this knowledge, experience and a collective dedication to what we do.
Jon Coleman founded Coleman Insights in 1978. Through much of the 80s, Jon also served as a vice president for Capitol Broadcasting Company. Prior to forming Coleman Insights and leading Capitol’s radio group, Jon held various positions with TM Programming in Dallas, Frank N. Magid Associates in Marion, Iowa and The Media Associates in Dallas. Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Oregon.
Warren was named President of Coleman Insights in August 2008. He joined the team as a vice president in 1995. His background includes 11 years in broadcasting management and media research with Strategic Radio Research, Arbitron, Inc., WUUU-FM/Utica and WVBR-FM/Ithaca. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Policy Analysis from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and a Masters in Business Administration from New York University. Warren is an avid sports (especially hockey) fan.
Executive Vice President, Senior Consultant
As Executive Vice President/Senior Consultant at Coleman Insights, John Boyne uses customized research to help media properties better understand the tastes, habits and perceptions of consumers, and in turn, create strategies for building strong brands and developing great content. 2020 will mark John’s 20th year with the company, specializing in the audio entertainment space, including radio, streaming and podcasting. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and lives in Raleigh with his wife and two children.
Executive Vice President, Senior Consultant
Sam joined the Coleman Insights team in September 2009 after the acquisition of his firm, mediaEKG®. He initially served as president of the company’s Music Forecasting division and then was named as a vice president working with Coleman Insights’ radio clients in 2015. Prior to starting mediaEKG, Sam held broadcast programming and operational positions, including Operations Director of WXRK-FM/New York, Research Director of WHTZ-FM/New York and Program Director of WMMR-FM/Philadelphia. He began his career as a litigation, intellectual property and entertainment attorney at the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll. Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School.
Vice President, Research Operations
David has been with Coleman Insights since 2004 and oversees all research and field department operations at the company. He came to us from KMSO in Missoula, Montana, where he was the Program Director for three years. David also has radio air talent experience and worked in the publicity department at Asylum Records in Nashville, Tennessee after earning degrees from both Indiana University and Middle Tennessee State University. In his free time, David sings in a band, collects records, and brews his own beer.
Vice President, Business Operations
Eileen has been at Coleman Insights since 1997 and oversees the company’s finances, human resources, facilities and information technology infrastructure. She has over 35 years of accounting experience and previously worked at Casablanca Records, Polygram Records & Filmworks and Megaforce Records. She attended the State University of New York at Farmingdale and California State University, Los Angeles.
Associate Consultant/Marketing Director
Jay joined Coleman Insights in July, 2017 following more than two decades of radio experience, including on-air, music director and program director positions in San Francisco, Buffalo, Detroit and Raleigh-Durham. Jay started his radio career at WJPZ-FM at Syracuse University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in television, radio and film management. He loves writing, playing basketball and singing.
Jessica joined Coleman Insights in December, 2016 after working in media and research for well over a decade. She held positions with Feld Entertainment, E-Poll and Viacom, where she was Director of Ad Sales Research for MTV. Before joining the team at Coleman Insights, she was a Senior Strategist at THREE in Raleigh, conducting quantitative and qualitative research for a variety of media, business-to-business and consumer brands. Jessica holds a Master of Arts degree in Television-Radio-Film from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University, and loves singing.
Meghan has over 15 years of experience in media and music research. Prior to joining Coleman Insights in 2017, she worked as a Senior Research Analyst for MusicWatch, Inc. a company providing industry analysis for the music and entertainment industry. She also spent more than a decade with Harker Research, working in research operations and client services. Meghan has a B.S. in Applied Economics from East Carolina University. She loves spending time with her family and is an avid fitness enthusiast.
Amy has a BA from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in Sociology with a minor in Health, Aging & Society as well as a minor in Women’s Studies, Master (M.P.H.) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Public Health and a technical degree in Photography from The Hallmark Institute of Photography. Her impressive, diverse background includes everything from working with low income, homebound elders and people in recovery from addictions to coordinating projects for an engineering firm. Amy is also a photographer, specializing in headshots and branding photography and loves crafting, live music and gardening. She’s been with Coleman Insights since 2011.
Senior Music Specialist
Jennifer Donnelly started working at Coleman Insights in 1994, making her one of the longest tenured team members. She graduated from Western Carolina University in 1991, loves visiting Ireland, spending time with friends and family and watching television. Challenge her to 80s music trivia at your own peril.
Senior Music Specialist
Mandy attended North Carolina State University, where she majored in English. A veteran of the team since August of 2000, Mandy’s one of our resident musicologists who works behind-the-scenes on client research projects. She loves discovering new music, journaling, reading and vacationing. All of which are dependent upon her two kids running her ragged!
Senior Project Manager
After spending time as Sr. Research Analyst at Dalbar and Research Manager at Cision, Nick joined Coleman Insights in 2009. Nick graduated from University of New Hampshire with a degree in Business Administration. Outside of work, Nick loves home brewing beer, spending time with family and following Boston sports.
Joshua started his career with Coleman Insights in 1998, and is working on his degree at Campbell University in Information Security Management. Joshua enjoys reading, computer games, soccer (NC Courage!), as well as playing and designing board games.
Originally from Arizona, Roni attended both Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. After moving to Raleigh, she started at Coleman Insights in 2011. Roni’s project management background was developed while working for homebuilders and construction subcontractors. Her interests include family, volunteering with her local animal shelter and photography.
Before joining Coleman Insights as Field Coordinator in March of 2018, Kimberly worked as the Administrator for the North Carolina Theatre Conservatory. She was also the Wardrobe Supervisor and sometimes Costume Designer for the Theatre between the years of 2012 and 2017. Kimberly has a long history with Coleman Insights, working as a part-time Research Assistant off and on since 2004. She graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelors of Arts in Theatre and a minor in Alcohol & Drug Addiction Studies. Kimberly and her husband enjoy attending the theatre, playing board games, and spending time with their friends and family.
Assistant Project Manager
Stephanie joined Coleman Insights in March, 2018. She attended Central Christian College of Kansas, where she majored in Communications with an emphasis on Mass Media. She worked in various positions at Central Christian College in production and social media roles. Stephanie enjoys reading, journaling/crafting, watching Grey’s Anatomy, and exploring the great state of North Carolina.
Chelsea graduated from North Carolina State University with a BA in Communications with a concentration in Media. She started at Coleman Insights in March of 2018, after spending time at a local engineering firm as Social Media and Marketing Assistant. Chelsea specializes in digital content creation such as creating web graphics, video producing and editing, infographics and digital marketing materials.
In her free time she enjoys creating watercolor and acrylic paintings, which have been showcased at local art galleries in Downtown Raleigh.
President, European Radio Division
John has been the President of our European radio division since April 1992. Prior to bringing Coleman Insights into the European radio market, John was involved in the pioneering stages of commercial radio in Germany, beginning at Ufa Film-und Fernseh-GmbH in Hamburg. While with Ufa, John advanced to become general manager of Radio in Berlin. John then joined the CLT (Companie Luxembourgoise de Télédiffusion) as a general manager of RTL Radio Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart. He built RTL from the ground up and set up Germany’s first radio network. John has his Diplom-Kaufmann degree (German MBA) from the University of Hamburg.
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