Our Research Team
Vertical Market Intelligence Group is designed to bring together a team of non-traditional investigative professionals who have extensive domain-specific knowledge.
Director, Media and Internet Advertising Research
Phil Leggiere, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, has covered all facets of the emerging media and information technology world for over 25 years as a journalist and feature writer for numerous publications, including the original Wired and Upside magazines in the 1990s, and as an independent investigative researcher since 2000. He comes to Vertical Market Intelligence Group after 17 years at OTR Global, where he led worldwide media research.
Associate Director, Media and Internet Advertising Research
Michael Foster leads Vertical Market Intelligence’s research on television, radio, internet radio, online video, and programmatic advertising. After receiving his Ph.D. in 2008, Michael taught the history of media and communications at universities in America, Asia, and Europe. He comes to Vertical Market Intelligence Group after 5 years at OTR Global, where he worked as a reporter and editor.