Mark Boardman is a award winning British Entertainment reporter and founder of MarkMeets.
Mark has been a freelance journalist and editor of online magazine MARKMEETS.COM for over a decade. As a celebrity & entertainment blogger, interviewer, music and movie promoter my work has taken me across the UK from: Judging talent shows, chatting showbiz on TV, writing features for the press and chatting with many of the world’s biggest stars!
From building brands to working with businesses across Europe I has covered every apsect from Sales, marketing and PR to working in the media.
Whether you know him as a Showbiz Expert, Entertainment Commentator, Movie Reviewer, a Celebrity Blogger/Online editor, New Music Promoter, A&R Talent Spotter, Celebrity Booker or for Promoting London Film Premieres and Red Carpet events, he has written for articles/been featured in the Mail Online, Daily Star, Easy living Magazine amongst many others media’s and networks including CNN News in the US.
Mark has been a celebrity expert on BBC News, Sky News and Radio Five Live for high profile showbiz stories as well as working at various BBC Radio stations all over the country. In 2010, he secured himself a morning showbiz slot for Hayes FM, Haunted 911 and Local BBC Radio, besides freelance work for Archant newspapers as an entertainment reporter on the showbiz scene.
In the Rock and urban world he has interviewed Noel Gallagher, been photographed with Tinchy Stryder, had a drink with Wretch 32 and organised many key events across the capital from launches to award shows and premieres.
Whether it’s discovering new talent, hearing of a secret event, knowing future celebrity appearances, gaining access to VIP launches or having the right contact for a project, Mark is on the speed dial for artists, manager’s, PR’s and key media figures within the industry. Being a regular on the showbiz circuit alongside a great work ethic, Mark has a lot of contacts in the media industry too!
Having met over 4000 celebs; you can see why the TV, music and film industry is talking about Mark and why he is on speed dial for artists, manager’s, PR’s and key media people and organisations within the industry.
Mark Boardman has reviewed events at the Royal Albert Hall, interviewed Union J, been retweeted by Jessie J and Justin Bieber, hosted live music showcases and events, gone backstage at the Brits, walked the red carpet at the Baftas, been quoted on ITV2’s ‘Britain’s Got More Talent’ and been interviewed by Edith Bowman.
His passion for entertainment and work ethic shines through in all his writing, reviews and interviews. With over 80,000 followers on twitter, 10 million web site views, thousands of facebook fans and 200,000 views on Youtube, Mark is recognised as being one of the best celebrity bloggers around.
With a fun, informative and engaging approach, Mark has walked the red carpet with One Direction, chatted showbiz on TV, interviewed A-List stars at film premieres and music festivals, been invited to the BAFTAS’s, written features for newspapers, magazines and other celebrity websites besides treading the boards in London’s West End, judging at the ‘Live & Unsigned’ grand final and promoting some of the hottest music acts in the business today.
Being at ease talking to celebrities, having the right questions is hard enough, but Mark has built his brand which includes ShowbizGossip, UK Film Premieres, Celeb Events and MarkMeetsPR on hard work and determination.
Mark has also syndicated music videos, interviews and showbiz stories for the online community, radio networks and supplying news to the press besides promoting events around the world with great success.
From meeting celebrities in the 1990’s to starting work in the media industry in the early 2000’s, Mark has done everything interviewing and photographing celebrities, promoting artists and events to writing showbiz articles and features for newspapers, magazines besides talking entertainment, autographs on the radio for (Absolute, Five Live) besides regional networks and BBC stations to BBC TV, ITV, ITV2, Channel 5, Living TV, SKY News and US TV station CNN.
It’s rare to find someone in the media who is so honest, reliable, well-informed and driven as Mark who will happily offer insightful advice on a number of subjects.
Mark Boardman is now probably best known for getting the biggest scoops and showbiz exclusives as editor for MarkMeets.Com which now receives millions of visits.
Founder and editor at MarkMeets.com
MARKMEETS is one of the largest independent online Entertainment Websites in the UK; delivering a variety of features from Showbiz news and photos, reviews to backstage interviews around the Globe since 2004. We cover a wide range of topics – Music, Movies, TV, Showbiz, Red Carpet, Fashion, Lifestyle & Westend.
Showbiz Reporter – With a passion for entertainment and celebrity, Mark has written featured across the board from fame, to celebrity spats, delivering the latest exclusive scoops.
Interviewer – Mark asked the questions that YOU want asked and has interviewed/chatted with thousands of stars from TV to film, music and beyond including The Vamps, Justin Bieber, Russell Brand, Cheryl Cole, Matt Cardle, Edith Bowman, Mark Wright, JLS, Mel C, Kate Nash, Temara Melek, Westlife, Katie Price, Kingsland Road, Mark Owen, Nick Jonas, McFly, Mila Kunis, Steps, Holly Willoughby, Bradley Cooper, A1, Denise Van Outen, The Hoosiers, Amy Childs, Alex Zane, Wayne Rooney, Lee Evans, Black Eyed Peas, Dave Berry, Emma Bunton, Duncan Bannatyne, Lucien Laviscount, Davina McCall, Blue, Greg Rudeski, Made In Chelsea cast, Big Brother contestants, Peter Andre, Christain Slater, Beverley Knight, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Beckham, Simon Cowell, Richard Bacon, Union J, David Haye, Jenna-Louise Coleman, The Sugababes, Conor Maynard, Kimberley Walsh, B*Witched, Ne-Yo, Leona Lewis, Rita Ora, Emeli Sande, Rebecca Ferguson, Lawson, Cher Lloyd, Kelly Rowland, Jessie J, Blaise, Tich, John Barrowman, Nancy Sorrell, District 3, Boy George, Perez Hilton, One Direction, The Wanted members and many hundreds more!
On the red carpet – Having attended over 300 premieres and a regular reporter live on the red carpet, besides attending the press screenings and junkets (both for MarkMeets Productions and other entertainment outlets on a freelance basis). Mark has chatted to Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Cameron Diaz, Mackenzie Crook, Daniel Craig to Justin Bieber!
Supporting new talent – As one to continue to push boundaries he is at the forefront of everything music related attending music showcases and nurturing new talent. Previous acts include: rom Concept, Tich, Luminites, Tom Mann, District 3, Jessie J, Little Nikki, The Vamps, Rewind, Overload, Kingsland and many more!
Backstage at festivals and award shows – Being press accredited at these events gets you full VIP experience. Often spotted in the press area at some of the UK’s biggest festivals Mark has covered dozens of events including Wireless, V Festival, Reading, the Brits and the Baftas.
Social media Whizz – This powerful presence has not gone un-noticed by celebrity PR companies who often call upon him to promote artists by way of interviews, networking, online promotion and via the Featured Artist section for honest reviews.
Twitter trends and Q&A’s – Mark has set up many Twitter takeovers from Kingsland Road to Concept, Mike Hough, Luke Towler, 911 and many more over the years.
Broadcaster / Celebrity Pundit / Presenter / TV & Radio Contributor
Mark has appeared as a guest on over 40 shows including ITV’s This Morning, BBC’s The One show, Living TV’s Loose Lips, Channel 5’s ‘The Terry and Gaby Show’, US channel CNN, besides hosting his own chat show segment on T4’s Homemade TV series with Dave Berry.
BBC1 – The One Show , Inside Out, and Baftas
BBC2 – With Vernon Kaye
ITV1 – Friday night project and This Morning. Also Anglia news
ITV2 – Britians got more talent
Channel 4 (T4) & Homemade TV series plus Friday Night Project (Audience Contributor).
E4 – CH4 repeats
Channel 5 (Rise, Fives Company, Terry & Gaby Show and 5 news – Showbiz).
MTV (Select and TRL)
Living TV (Loose Lips )
SKY NEWS – May 2011
Platforms mentioned: ITV1’s ‘This Morning’, ITV2: Britain’s Got Talent, CH4 series ‘Homemade’, BBC ‘The One Show’, CH5 ‘Terry & Gaby Show’, ITV2 ‘Loose Lips’, Absolute Radio, Five Live.
BBC Radio Essex, London, Norfolk, Sheffield, Northampton
Have written features/contributed/been mentioned/provided content for.
News Of The World
Easy Living Magazine
Unreality TV, EntertainmentWise, MTV, Yahoo, Mail Online , Digital Spy, IMDB, ContactMusic, CraveOnMusic, IAMMusicTV, RTE, Huffington Post, Zimbio and thousands of other websites.
Events Covered: From film premieres, music festivals, album playbacks, movie press junkets and screenings, showbiz parties, launches and more; Mark has covered, been invited to, reported and attended events including What’s On Stage Awards Launch Party, National Television Awards, Brit Awards, UK Theatre Awards, Film4 Frightfest, Radio 1 Teen Awards, Mobo’s, BAFTAS, Music Industy Trust Awards, Blood Lust Ball, Mercury Prize awards, PPS Awards, RTS Programme Awards, TRIC Awards, London Critics Circle Film Awards, Brits After Party, Embassy launches, V Festival, BRMB Live, Blood Lust ball, V Festival, Midlands Music Festival, Leeds Party in the Park, and Summer Live Music Festival; Mark was on hand to photograph, interview and edit coverage of One Direction, The Wanted, Darren Hayes, JLS, Pixie Lott, Jedward, Olly Murs, The Script, Scouting For Girls, The Hoosiers and many more acts.
Launches and Parties
Joywride Ep launch
Mark Wright fragrance launch
OK mag party x6
Showcase live x7
Lucy in Disguise’ cocktail party
Lipsy launch with JLS
Steps fragrance launch
London Fashion Week
Batman press launch
Doctor Who press launch
London Coffee Fest
Essex fashion week
Lipsy launch with Pixie Lott
One Night With Perez Hilton
X Factor live show invite and end of series wrap party
Celebrity Big Brother live show invite and wrap party
Freedom launch party
Touch mag launch
Capital FM Summertime Ball
Comic Relief Fundraiser
Sunday Night Live
Live & Unsigned Music
NSPCC Fashion Show
Celebrity Soccer Six
Silverstone Race Circuit
Radio 1 Hackney Weekend
The Big Chill
Bingley Music Live
Notting Hill Carnival
Plus hundreds more Theatre press nights and Product launches, Photocalls, Charity balls and fundraisers, Private views, After parties, Music showcases and Press screenings
Over 200 including One Direction, Justin Bieber, Republica, Paloma Faith, Britney Spears, Status Quo, Alanis Morissette, Lady Gaga, Steps and Robbie Williams
As the creator of showbiz site MarkMeets.com, owner of ‘ShowbizGossip’, ‘Celeb Events’ and ‘UK Film ‘Premieres’
With over 500,000 views on youtube plus 150,000 plus followers on twitter and 20, 000+ likes on facebook across our brands you can see why the media, pr companies and celebrities adore us.
Mark is at the forefront of everything music and film related, if you need to know about it Mark has already got it covered! MarkMeets Productions films, edits, produces and presents all his own work. With big aspirations and infinite drive he is one to watch very closely.
Mark starred on CH4 ‘series Homemade’ with Dave Berry before setting up MarkMeets PR to book out celebs, organise events and cover more celeb events. Soon after Mark also formed ‘UK Celeb Events’ & ‘ShowbizGossip’.