Credentials and Experience

Auton & Co was founded by Richard Auton, with co-partner Linda Jarvis. We have a wealth of global brand experience in marketing planning, advertising planning and research. Our qualitative research experience has been global, as both practitioners and users, over some 30 years

Richard Auton
15+ years in Brand Marketing and Account Planning in global advertising agencies, and 15+ years in international qualitative research working predominantly on international brands

  • Marketing for ITT Europe (based in Brussels)
  • Account Planner and Executive Planning Director at Ogilvy & Mather, London
  • European Planning Director at Young & Rubicam Europe
  • Managing Director of The Research Business International (1994-1998) - now part of IPSOS
  • Set up Auton & Co in 1998

Linda Jarvis

  • Marketing with Beecham/GSK
  • Advertising with Bates
  • Marketing Consultancy at Jarvis West

Executive Team

Core team of senior associate executives with a mix of international qualitative research, advertising, planning and marketing backgrounds. All 'heavyweights' with over 15 years experience in the industry and many outstanding linguists


International brand insight