Philip Budd Margolis
26 Shrewsbury Avenue,
London SW14 8JZ, UK
Born: January 19, 1956
Margolis’s career spans the launching of several major European TV broadcasters such as TV3 in Scandinavia, Sky TV Eurosport and QVC in the UK. He has also worked on the development of dozens of general entertainment, news and shopping TV channels.
He has advised dozens of companies on their convergent, TV shopping and eCommerce strategies and was the 14th top paid executive in charge of eCommerce for British telecoms 165,000 global employees) and has advised many retail, media/publishing companies, and financial analysts, over his career.
Best described as an international convergent media entrepreneur & strategists, Budd has spoken and written about the development of the interactive digital transactional field and seen the emergence of TV shopping, eCommerce and now cell/mobile sales systems. His work across the world in some 45+ countries provides a unique experience and thorough understanding of consumer behaviour within live and digital environments.
He has won a regional Emmy award, was head of factual programming for the first commercially supported TV satellite channel for Scandinavia where he commissioned and purchased all documentary programmes and managed the daily news programme, Editor for Eurosport news, has produced thousands of hours of live sport and shopping programmes across the world, was head of TV for the FIVB World Volleyball league and was head of eCommerce for British Telecoms. He is an acknowledged expert in the field of electronic commerce and has produced several
infomercial programmes, TV advertisements both in the USA & UK, regularly writes articles and speaks on the subject of convergence and the impact of technology on consumer behaviour and electronic retailing.
TVTN India Today group Noida, Delhi, India
In November 2011 I provided Aroon Purie with a tour of UK shopping channels QVC & Ideal World, he then invited me for 5 weeks (Feb/Mar 2012) to develop a TV shopping business and group synergy plans which I accomplished in February/march of 2012.
Since September 20th, 2014 I have been in Delhi advising TVTN, the India Today group and their commerce operation Bagittoday on launching a dedicated TV shopping channel, with new studio specification as well as organisation for logistics, Merchandise, IT and broadcast operations.
April-August 2014 Advised Citruss TV Dubai, U.A.E. on increasing their limited recorded programming to as live which increased output 400% in just 3 months. Helped design proposal for new studios and broadcast facility as well as helped to strategise the move to live programming.
2013-1015 Executive Producer Yuletide (working title) family 12x30 min series commissioned by the BBC and scheduled for April 2016. Fremantle distribution to be filmed in Norway & Wales $10m USD budget.
2013 US Government: Helped train & transform a radio channel to digital for Radio Free Europe, Prague, Czech Republic,
Worked on TV shop project in Budapest and Shop & Show channel in Moscow
2013: Executive Producer for: Through Death Gate, a one hour documentary TV project revealing the secrets behind the Ho Chi Mihn Trail during the Vietnam War. UK • Completed Projects: •
2011: Advised Kishore Biyani and The Future Group on building a TV shopping business with plan and specified the retail groups digital (PIMS) product information management system.
2010: Wellness2day web ecommerce Flash sales advisor for this unique sustainable and ethical Green shopping web site with video content. Helped with planning and general launch activities including negotiations and successful fund raising. Helped acquire Colin Firth and Eco Age for Environmental Media Award given April 23rd in Toronto Canada with enviro media company and partner Green Living. •
2009: Motion Network, the pan European film channel: Director of Shopping & eCommerce • KRT & UBC TV channel strategy and analysis for Kiev, Ukraine. •
2008: TV Shop Channel Consultant & Advisor to TV18 Delhi, India • Quiz and shopping TV strategy for Dohan Media Group, Istanbul, Turkey •
2006-2007: Established the TV Shopping & eCommerce strategy for Horse & Country TV,
UK SKY EPG 280 Launched July 2007 • TeleGaleria A new Hispanic TV Shop Channel project. Consultant & Advisor to based in L.A. CA. • Consulting services for TV Club Moscow, Russia. • New Strategy Consultant to GS Home Shopping (formerly part of LG) Seoul, Korea the worlds third largest shop channel by revenues with annual sale of $1.5b USD. • 2005-2007: The Luxury Channel: Development and fund raising work for a UK & global TV and Web
streaming luxury goods TV and shopping channel. UK. • Anti Counterfeiting articles for Luxury briefing and LUSSO Magazine Summer 2007 • UK Market Research for Voyages TV (Travel channel based in Germany, India and Hong Kong) • TVHS Market Analysis and Liberty Media LINTA & QVC Review for NYC Investment Group (Confidential) • 2004-current: Consultant and Advisor, Global Media Ventures, LLC., Global Media Group, Inc., QOL Media,
Inc., One World Media, Inc. Now One Degree and Human Planet. SF, CA, USA • 2006-2007: Fight Channel: Martial Arts Channel start-up USA & UK. • Current: Advisor to TIV: South African company that develops news channels around the world and also
engages in turn around and upgrade work for news channels. (Greece, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, Caymen Islands, Pakistan...) •
2005-2006 Advisor: Opus Media Plc: High quality IPTV streaming company UK •
2006 Advisor: GreenGrass: Pay per minute IPTV streaming company UK • Media Options: EU media buying for an American ad company • Recently sold interest in DigiGuide a unique desktop UK TV/Radio application
BTopenworld, Head of eCommerce for the international wireless, mobile, broadband and narrowband consumer division of BT 2000 - 2001
Hired to head, devise new strategy and turn around BT’s wireless, broadband and narrowband eCommerce activities.
Best of China.com (London), Head of International Marketing 1999 – 2000
Helped set up a b2b operation with partners IBM as well as the first (May 2000) Mcommerce enabled WAP site in China with Motorola, RoundPoint (Cambridge, UK/SF, CA), IBM and BCC.
1990- Present MIT Consulting Founder and Chief Executive 1990- Present
Advisor and Consultant to the Home Shopping, International Electronic & Digital Retail Industry. Focus on the development of electronic and digital retail strategies and applications, vision and planning and implementation of home delivery projects across multiple platforms. Clients included start up companies and channels: LGHS (Korea) & GSHS (Korea), Ideal World (UK), Shop! (UK), TV Shop, (Sweden), TeleAchat (France & Belgium) TVSN (Australia), Granada Media Group and Littlewood’s (UK), Williams Worldwide Television (US), China Shopping Network, International Shopping Network (China), Harrods, Gtech (UK & Poland), Pinnault Printemps La Redoute & Canal + (France), CED (Israel), Media Partners (Italy), Grupo RBS Porto Alegre (Brazil), Hijaz Trading & Citruss TV (Dubai), Goldshield Pharmaceutical (UK), TV Club & Shop & Show Moscow (Russia), TeleGaleria, LA (US), TWI IMG Chiswick, London, Dohan Media Group Istanbul (Turkey), Antennae 3, Athens (Greece), HomeShop18 New Delhi (India), Future Group, Mumbai, IND, planning for NN24 Abuja (Nigeria), KRT/UBC Kiev (Ukraine), Radio Free Europe, Prague CZK, Pink Shopping, Belgrade (Serbia), ANT 3 Athens, Greece, YTL Corporation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and others.
QVC The Shopping Channel (UK) Senior Producer 1993 – 1994
Was the leading producer by sales and soon promoted to the role of Sr. Producer. Manager (55 employees) for Presenters, Producers, Directors and Order Entry Co-ordinators. Responsible for increasing sales by developing the on air look and feel of the channel, sets, future planning, specials, training, procedures and operations and budgets/P&L.
FIVB-The International Volleyball Fed. (Switzerland) 1991 – 1992
Head of TV Operation (co-ordinated 12 National TV networks)
Sky TV start-up: Eurosport BSKYB/EBU (London) 1990 – 1991
Senior Producer/News Editor
TV3 Scansat Broadcasting, Head of Factual Programming 1987 - 1988
1st commercial satellite TV channel in Scandinavia (Now MTG Viasat), Transferred from Stockholm to London
EDUCATION American University, Washington D.C. USA.
Bachelor of Arts 1978; Major Film Theory and Comparative Religion
PERSONAL Born 19.01.1956 American. Married with 2 children, (22 & 27 years old
SWE(EU)/US citizenship) permanent resident of the UK.
OTHER Winner Cleveland region EMMY award for best cultural documentary programme
1985. “Robert Clary: A Memoir of Liberation” filmed in East Germany, France & USA. Director
Languages: English & nearly fluent Swedish.
Hobbies: shopping, photography, skiing, tennis, travel, technology, writing and British telly!
REFERENCE Available upon request