Flying The Flag For Human Rights

08.02.19

This year, we’re delighted to be working with arts organisations and human rights charities across the UK on Fly The Flag. Artist and activist Ai Weiwei has designed a flag as a symbol for universal human rights and from 24 - 30 June, organi...

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Pages Of The Sea

07.01.19

On 11 November 2018, tens of thousands of people joined Danny Boyle for Pages of the Sea to say thank you and goodbye to the millions who left their shores during the First World War, many never to return. Across the UK and Ireland communities gat...

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PROCESSIONS 2018

13.06.18

On 10 June 2018, we were at PROCESSIONS, as part of our work for 14-18 NOW. This UK-wide, mass participatory artwork celebrating 100 years of votes for women saw tens of thousands of women take to the streets in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Lon...

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Launching 14-18 NOW’s 2018 season

15.02.18

On 22 January 2018, we were at BAFTA launching 14-18 NOW’s 2018 season of extraordinary arts events. Marking the centenary of Armistice, their final season features brand new artworks by some of the world’s leading artists. Key Result...

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Where Are The Poppies Now – a global project to reunite the Tower Poppies

20.12.17

In September, we launched a global campaign for 14-18 NOW to digitally reunite the 888,246 ceramic poppies from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, staged at the Tower of London in 2014...

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Influencer Outreach for the Almeida Theatre’s ‘Figures of Speech’

11.07.17

We recently worked with the Almeida Theatre on an exciting new digital project, Figures of Speech. The project explores some of history’s most important speeches through a series of films read by actors and young leaders. We were tasked wi...

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The Cogency wins Best in Book at the Creative Review Annual 2017

08.05.17

We're thrilled to announce that The Cogency has won Best in Book at the Creative Review Annual 2017, in the 'experiential' category. The award recognises our work on We're here because we're here, created and conceived by Jeremy Deller and commiss...

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Q&A with Cathy and Janice, Directors of The Cogency

07.04.17

Cathy and Janice, our two Directors, share their memories of the past eighteen years, plus their inspirations and highlights, in this Q&A.   What inspired you to found The Cogency? Cathy: The idea to start The Cogency was sparked by a ...

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The Cogency turns eighteen!

05.04.17

The Cogency was founded in April 1999, so we are now officially eighteen. We celebrated with cake, candles, and more cake! We also sent a little surprise to a few of our favourite people... it was great to see you all #celebratewithTheCogency!

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This year’s Skate at Somerset House

09.01.17

We are nearing the end of our 2016 campaign for Skate at Somerset House, which has become a key feature of our annual calendar. In 2015, we worked with the Blaine Brothers to produce a short film to promote the full Skate experience. This season ...

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Illuminated River

23.12.16

In 2016, The Cogency were delighted to be part of the Illuminated River project. This design commission will light London’s bridges along the River Thames in a unified scheme. It will be a permanent public artwork, designed to enrich people&...

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The Cogency are a multi-award winning agency

16.12.16

We’re award winners! Again! In addition to the five Drum Dream Awards we won back in October for our work with client 14-18 NOW for we’re here because we’re here, we have subsequently won two awards at the Digital Impact Awards a...

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The Cogency welcomes new staff

17.11.16

We welcome two new members of staff to The Cogency team this month. Lauren Brown, our new Marketing Assistant joins us in December from her role at a marketing agency in Newbury. Lauren has also worked at the National Portrait Gallery, the V&A...

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We’re an award-winning agency

12.10.16

We’re thrilled to announce that The Cogency are award winners! We were nominated for 5 Drum Dream Awards in their Creative and Strategy categories for our work with 14-18 NOW’s 'we’re here because we’re here' – a publ...

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John Ellson

26.09.16

We were saddened to hear of the death of John Ellson last week. John and his company ESIP were The Cogency’s very first client as part of their work on the 40th anniversary celebrations of Ronnie Scott’s jazz club and we continued to w...

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London Design Biennale & Björk Digital

19.09.16

Two of our projects are live and currently taking over Somerset House: London Design Biennale and the Björk Digital.We have created a Facebook 360 video of Björk's Stonemilker VR, which features in Björk Digital, to give people a ...

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The Drum Dream Awards and Digital Impact Awards

Award Nominations

09.09.16

We are delighted that The Cogency has been nominated for 7 marketing awards for our work with 14-18 NOW. The nominations are for 'we’re here because we’re here' - the public artwork by Jeremy Deller with Rufus Norris that made such a p...

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MIF Save the Date postcard

MIF17

19.08.16

It’s that time again. We’re gearing up for the next Manchester International Festival. It’s #6 and the first one with new artistic director, John McGrath. The Cogency has had the very great pleasure of working on every Festival s...

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Björk Digital

11.08.16

We are very excited to be working with Somerset House on the marketing for the European premiere of Björk Digital, an immersive virtual reality exhibition of digital and video works resulting from Björk’s collaborations with some o...

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#wearehere

01.07.16

We’re proud to have been part of we’re here because we’re here a modern memorial to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. The event was commissioned by our client 14-18 NOW and conceived and created by Turner Prize-winn...

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14-18 NOW Poppies Tour - Summer 2016

28.06.16

We continue to work as marketing consultants for the Poppies Tour, working with our client 14-18 NOW. Poppies: Weeping Window received over 40,000 visitors whilst installed at St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney this Spring, the sculpture was part of the ...

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London Design Biennale logo

London Design Biennale

07.04.16

We helped launch the first ever London Design Biennale on 22 March. Taking place this September (7-27), it will provide a prestigious, global stage for leading contemporary design and design-led innovation, creativity and research. Over 30 countri...

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Salisbury Cathedral from teh Meadows at Oriel y Parc

Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows on show at Oriel y Parc

23.03.16

The next leg of the Aspire tour has begun with the opening of Oriel y Parc's exhibition of Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows. Set in Wales’ coastal national park the painting will be accompanied by other works by Constab...

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People Show

People Show's 50th year

21.03.16

'Theater without People Show would be like music without rock ‘n roll' Sam Shepard, 2013 Having worked with them on their Hands Off / Fallout double bill at Toynbee Studios in 2014, we are now working with People Show on their communication...

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Nina Forever

The Blaine Brothers' new film Nina Forever screens from Monday

11.02.16

This week we invite you to help support our friends The Blaine Brothers. We’ve worked with Chris and Ben for over 10 years on projects for numerous clients including Somerset House, Without Walls, 14-18 NOW and Norfolk & Norwich Festival...

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