Our history has been one of continuous brand evolution, creatively responding to market changes and new opportunities while keeping commercial results and data at the centre of everything we do.


We have built our business to build your business.

Our Story

Cogent Elliott was one of the earliest advertising agencies in the UK. Founded in the Midlands in 1936, we have remained staunchly independent ever since, believing that the best way is to remain answerable to only our management, staff and clients.

In the nineties, as the market need for integrated marketing communications became more pressing, we merged with one of the largest and most respected print design companies in the UK, the Drury Lane Company - welcoming them to our new home in Meriden, an eighteenth century farm complex.

Three years later, we built the largest digital photographic and reprographic facility in the Midlands, Junction Eleven Studios.

In 2004 we set up a digital communications unit, closely followed by a team of direct marketing, Brand, PR, CRM and database management specialists. Since then, we have become creative experts in Social Media, SEO, Film and CGI, going on to open our London office in 2014.

Our specialists, integrated offering means that we can approach any brand communications task, confident in our ability both to identify the most powerful brand strategy, and to deliver the full range of communications materials it demands. Our business is, as it has always been, to build your business.