About Us

We’re here to help you

Founded in 2006, we’re the marketeer’s reference point – a highly experienced, agile, online market research agency, using carefully prepared surveys to help solve your marketing problems.

We don’t just ask the questions, we analyse them using our collective experience and insight to find the meaning behind the responses. We can also benchmark the results against your competitors, to give you unparalleled insight into how you’re performing in your specific market.

Our complete, in-depth service goes way beyond the usual survey research, with a proven methodology that helps us work closely with you to establish the best approach to your customers and your marketing.

And our customer service is second to none – 99% of our customers say they’d recommend us to others.

How we work


Harnessing the speed of online research we can develop scripts, get them to the right people and analyse them extremely quickly to deliver fast, accurate results.


We work closely with you to understand your needs and those of your customers, to go beyond the surveys to gain real understanding.



We use our extensive experience to help you interpret the data and draw out key recommendations.

Our people

David ColeManaging Director and Founder

David’s 25 years’ experience in marketing includes launching the UK’s first ever newspaper reader panel and an influential period as Head of Database Marketing at The Telegraph Group. He founded fastmap in 2006 and is regularly in demand to speak at events around the world.

Julia PorterChair of the Advisory Board

A highly experienced business advisor, Julia has been Director of Consumer Revenues at Guardian News & Media and sits on the board of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). She’s also appeared in the Data IQ Top 10 most influential people in data business in 2015 and 2016.

Heléna Barnett-LonerganHead of Client Development

Heléna leads the client development, account and marketing teams, overseeing all our projects and marketing. This includes having responsibility for maintaining strong relationships with fastmap’s current clients and developing new relationships with prospective clients.

Renee KarsdorfHead of Analysis and Operations

Heading up the analysis and production team, Renée makes sure projects run smoothly at fastmap.  This includes survey script development, building the surveys, fieldwork management and all analysis up until the debrief date when we present our findings to you.

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