Manchester International Festival

Event marketing & strategic consultancy

The Cogency has worked with MIF since the inaugural Festival in 2007, when we delivered marketing campaigns for several events including Monkey: Journey to the West, a collaboration between Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett of Gorillaz and director Chen Shi-Zheng.

The Cogency’s Cathy Gallagher was the Marketing Director for MIF09 & MIF11, living in Manchester for much of the time and helping to evolve the brand. In this role, she oversaw all aspects of the marketing strategy and delivery, including managing the team, evolving the brand, setting income and audience targets, developing the website and digital communications, and working with promotional and media partners. For MIF13 & MIF15, Cathy provided strategic support and managed the ticketing team.

We continue to work with the internal team on MIF17, providing support on ticketing and evaluation.

Some of our favourite MIF projects include: Kenneth Branagh’s Macbeth, The Life & Death of Marina Abramovich, Bjork’s Biophilia, Rufus Norris & Damon Albarn’s Doctor Dee; Adam Curtis & Punchdrunk’s It Felt Like a Kiss and So it goes… with New Order and Liam Gillick.

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Make sure you don't miss out on seeing this amazing sculpture before the end of the 2018 #PoppiesTour! https://t.co/e3iuGWLEnM
Looking forward to @yokoono opening next year's @MIFestival cg https://t.co/jP7VEBCUvH
A new show in our local park... cg https://t.co/pPHEqB16gH
RT @YSPsculpture: Congratulations to #CerithWynEvans, winner of the #HepworthPrize for #Sculpture @HepworthGallery. You may remember this s…
RT @WeAreWunderbar: Last call for for #greatinywar tickets. @BobbytheBaker's hit art installation will move out of 133 Sidney Grove, Newcas…
RT @AkramKhanLive: It’s almost that time of year! The atmosphere @Sadlers_Wells last year for @darbarfestival was powerful. With the succe…
#PagesoftheSea what a day that was. cg https://t.co/JN2zIR9MmB
Quite fascinating. cg https://t.co/AIyLjfDAHE
Nice piece in the @Telegraph about the female portraits in #PagesoftheSea A week ago today, we were getting ready t… https://t.co/3zlsTath5z
His gig @SomersetHouse a couple of years ago was just outstanding. cg https://t.co/xJucMTQLtR