Jacobs, Fred

Jacobs, Fred

President and Founder at Jacobs Media Strategies

Jacobs Media celebrated its 40th anniversary last fall, providing research and consulting guidance to media brands and organizations throughout North America, including commercial and public radio, as well as digital strategic planning. 

Since 2005, Jacobs Media’s annual Techsurvey has served as a guide to individual stations and networks across 14 formats, including Country. 

The company launched its DASH Conferences in 2013-14-15 in partnership with Radio Ink, a mashup of automotive and radio professionals.  And always with an eye toward the future, Fred and his brother Paul have led tours of broadcast executives at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas for the past six years.

Fred was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2018, the first researcher/consultant to receive that honor.  In 2006, he was also inducted in the Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame. 

And in 2022, Fred and Paul Jacobs were the co-recipients of the NAB’s prestigious National Radio Award. 



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