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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Our support of the 14-18 NOW 2016 season launch

05.02.16

Last month, our major project 14-18 NOW announced its 2016 season to a fantastic response. As the marketing consultants, our role for the day of the launch was to develop and play out the digital campaign, this included live streaming the launch v...

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Run Riot Projects – The Art of Mindfulness

15.01.16

We are working with our friends, Run Riot on their project The Art of Mindfulness, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring Mindfulness in everyday life through a creative program of courses, workshops, live events and other artistic p...

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Who Are You? (Directed by the Blaine Brothers

Another successful Skate at Somerset House season

11.01.16

After another successful season of Skate at Somerset House, it’s time to put the skates away until November. New for this year’s campaign, we commissioned the award-winning Blaine Brothers (Nina Forever) to make a short film set at Sk...

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The Cogency welcomes two new members of the team

23.12.15

In December, we welcomed Kathryn Winter to the team as our new Head of Digital. Kathryn will lead on strategy development & implementation of digital and social projects. We are also delighted that Selina Ocean will re-join the team in J...

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Le Patin Libre, phot by Alicia Clarke

Our new sting for Le Patin Libre

18.12.15

We are working on the campaign for Canadian ice dance quintet extraordinaire, Le Patin Libre, whose show Vertical will be taking place on Somerset House’s ice rink 12-16 January. We recently finished producing this short sting (with filmmak...

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Le Patin Libre skating

Le Patin Libre: our latest project with Somerset House hits the ice

20.11.15

We were treated to a short performance by the fabulous Le Patin Libre at the opening of Skate at Somerset House last week. The award-winning Canadian figure-skating quintet hit the ice to entertain guests at this year’s launch party. We lov...

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Weeping Window poppies sculpture installed in Liverpool

Poppies: Weeping Window launched in Liverpool

13.11.15

Last week we launched the installation of the sculpture Weeping Window at St. Georges Hall, Liverpool, as part of our work as Marketing Consultants for the 14-18 NOW Poppies tour. The installation opened to coincide with Remembrance Sunday & A...

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Dazzle It app

The Cogency launches new app Dazzle It

08.09.15

Today The Cogency launches its very first app for client 14-18 NOW, working alongside digital PR agency Hot Cherry. Developed by Corporation Pop, Dazzle It uses cutting-edge technology that allows you to remix work by contemporary artists includin...

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David Byrne's Meltdown 2015: The Cogency's Highlights

13.08.15

  Southbank Centre’s 22nd Meltdown, curated by David Byrne starts next week. Byrne brings his eclectic edge to the 2015 festival. Here are some of our highlights: WEEK 1 Bianca Casady & The C.i.A.17-18 AugMeltdown opens with Bian...

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Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House 2015 Spotlight TONIGHT

12.08.15

Tonight is the premiere of The Second Mother at Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House. Not only is the film the 2015 Spotlight, the screening will also be the UK premiere of the film. A new addition to this year’s programme, the Summer Scre...

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Meet Sami Loy, our summer intern

10.08.15

Hi, I’m Sami from Reno, Nevada participating in Richmond University’s International Internship Programme through the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS). I’m abroad for twelve weeks and sadly, it’s my last week. I c...

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Poppies: Wave and Weeping Window 2015 locations announced today

30.07.15

We are delighted to be the marketing consultants for the Poppies tour. The iconic sculptures Weeping Window and Wave, originally part of the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, will be presented by 14-18 NOW at s...

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Summer Series at Somerset House 2015

14.07.15

Summer Series at Somerset House is well underway. We can’t believe this is our 15th year of working on the event. Set in one of London's most iconic landmarks, Summer Series returns until 19 July with a diverse and impressive line-up of hea...

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NEW Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut trailer released

23.06.15

Internationally renowned Hofesh Shechter Company have just released the NEW official trailer Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut. Bringing the atmosphere of a rock gig, and brimming with gritty and emotional complexity, this extraordi...

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John Constable, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831

Happy birthday John Constable

11.06.15

11th June marks the birthday of British landscape artist John Constable. As part of the celebrations, the second phase of the display of Constable’s 6-foot masterpiece Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows (1831) opens at Ipswich’s Chr...

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We are voting again for Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House

19.05.15

Has it really been 11 years? Last year we celebrated 10 years of Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House. This August, THE finest outdoor cinema returns for its 11th season with 14 nights of classic, cult and contemporary films including 3 premiere...

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Hofesh Shechter Company’s London season #HOFEST

19.05.15

Last month our new client, internationally renowned Hofesh Shechter Company announced #HOFEST, a four week long season of work presented across London, celebrating the diversity of the company’s work and artistic partnerships, presented in f...

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David Byrne's Meltdown. Photo by Danny North

David Byrne's Meltdown

06.05.15

The Cogency are leading the marketing campaign for this year’s Meltdown festival at Southbank Centre, curated by David Byrne. The first wave of this year’s confirmed Meltdown acts have recently been announced and go on sale this Frida...

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PICK ME UP

PICK ME UP Graphic Arts Festival

29.04.15

Last week, The Cogency were invited to attend the preview of PICK ME UP Graphic Arts Festival at Somerset House featuring some of the best of new illustration, graphic design and other related disciplines. Check out the image gallery to see some ...

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Memories of 1914, Royal de Luxe, 2014

15 x 15

17.03.15

In 2014 we were very proud to be the Marketing Consultants for 14-18 NOW, the official, UK-wide, cultural programme to mark the centenary of the First World War. The Cogency developed the marketing strategy for season 1, which included commission...

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Manchester International Festival - Kenneth Brannagh's Macbeth

15 x 14

06.03.15

This penultimate post showcasing 15 years of The Cogency takes us to the year 2013 and our work for Manchester International Festival (MIF), a world class festival of new and pioneering commissions. The Cogency has worked on every festival since i...

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David Byrne's Meltdown

David Byrne's Meltdown

13.02.15

We are delighted to be working with the Southbank Centre’s marketing team on this year’s Meltdown, which will be curated by David Bryne, following in the footsteps of previous directors including Jarvis Cocker, Patti Smith, David Bowie...

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World Stages London

15 x 13

09.02.15

Our year-long retrospective of blog posts covering 15 years of the Cogency is nearing an end. The 13th post sends us to that momentous year, 2012, when we worked as Marketing Consultants for World Stages London.  World Stages London was...

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John Constable, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831

Aspire

03.02.15

We have just started work as the marketing and audience development consultants on Aspire, a new partnership made up of National Museum Wales, the National Galleries of Scotland, Colchester and Ipswich Museums, Salisbury & South Wiltshire Muse...

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