Cogent Beekeeping: November 2018.

The countdown is on. The tree is up at HQ (we’re decorating it together this year), the battle of the Christmas ads has commenced, the sound of Mariah Carey is echoing its way around the office and the Christmas jumper has made its annual come back....

Welcome to Cogent. Mary Lumley.

We are delighted to welcome Mary Lumley as the newest member of our team here at Cogent. Joining the Propagation Hub, Mary lets us in on her experiences before Cogent and life outside of work. You’ve been interning at Cogent for the last 3 months before being offered a full-time job (Woop!). What have you enjoyed the most over your first...

Cogent Beekeeping: October 2018.

While the frost has started to settle, the leaves begin to fall and we (rather poorly) attempt to carve pumpkins, we look back on another busy month here at Cogent HQ. We kicked off with the month with fuelGenie at the NEC for Fleet Live. We went along with our client to help out and get a little peep at...

TeaTalk with: Shawnee North, Project Manager.

We sit down with Shawnee, a member of Project Managment, for a cuppa and a chat. We explore what drew her to marketing, what Togetherness means to her and what she enjoys most about working at Cogent. What inspired you to get involved in Project Management in particular? Was this something you always wanted to do? It’s something I fell into, but...

Cogent Beekeeping: September 2018.

It’s October, the seasons are turning. As the leaves turn orange, the nights draw in and pumpkins become mandatory, we reflect on what’s been a very busy month here at Cogent HQ. September kicked off with the launch of the all-new Marston’s Vegan Menu. We created the ‘Moving Mountains’ campaign and online #nomeatchallenge quiz to support the tasty new vegan...

Welcome to Cogent. Harriet Lawrie.

We are delighted to welcome Harriet Lawrie as the newest member of our team here at Cogent. Joining the Creative and Technology Hive, Harriet lets us in on her experiences before Cogent and life outside of work. What’s your new role at Cogent and what are you most excited about? I am a full-stack developer, so I will be working on building...

Are Millennials Redefining Gardening?

When we think of gardening we often think of large outdoor spaces, lawns and decking, climbers and trees, tools and equipment, patience and manual work. However, maybe it’s time we start to think of gardening a little differently. Maybe it’s time we redefine its meaning to more accurately represent the modern living and housing situation throughout the UK. Nowadays, over 80% of the...

Cogent Beekeeping: August 2018.

It’s September and while the heatwave seems well and truly over there’s a lot coming up to look forward to. But, before we anticipate cosy jumpers and spiced lattes we take a quick look back on what we’ve been up to here at Cogent throughout August. First up, we headed to Nottingham to the National Ice Centre for a photoshoot with...

The Diary of a First Time Buyer.

They say moving home is one of the most stressful things you'll ever do. We also know it significantly changes our mindset, and with it, spending habits. Georgia, a member of our Propagation Hub, kept a diary of her recent home moving experience. Here she shares her story, thoughts and feelings as she packs up and moves...

Cogent Beekeeping: July 2018.

July, an extraordinary month. The UK hit record temperatures, we didn’t see rain for six weeks, Love Island graced our screens every night, England made it to the World Cup SEMI-FINALS and M&S sold out of waistcoats…. what a crazy month it’s been. But that's not all. Join us, as we take a look back on what else happened throughout July...

5 Togetherness Lessons to take from the England Football Team.

#5 – Standing Tall in Rome (1997) Needing just a point to qualify for the 1998 World Cup in France, England headed to the Stadio Olimpico in Rome for their final qualifier against Italy. Italy were heavy favourites, and boasted an unbelievable World Cup qualifying record, having never dropped a point at home. England were also without their captain and main...

Welcome to Cogent. Meggan Canning.

We are delighted to welcome Meggan Canning as the newest member of our team here at Cogent. Joining PR & Social, Meggan lets us in on her experiences before Cogent and what Togetherness means to her. What were you doing before Cogent? So, I am very relieved to finally say I have finished my degree! I studied Business Management at Coventry University...

Cogent Beekeeping: June 2018.

June, you’ve been a sunny one (thank you!), but you didn’t just bring the warm weather, you also brought fun affairs and strong achievements. So listen up, while we reflect on another scorching month here at Cogent. First up, we spent some time at Junction Eleven filming a few cheeky canines for client Lintbells' Chewies campaign. The adorable ad went live in...

Cogent Beekeeping: May 2018.

It’s time for another monthly Cogent Beekeeping (time really does fly when you’re having fun!). It’s been a busy month here at the agency, but of course, amongst our bustle, there’s always a buzz… Following a joyfully sunny bank holiday, we kicked off May with a trip to London for the Grand Designs Live exhibition. We spent the day researching and...

How the ‘Eco-Friendly’ Trend is Affecting Brand Appeal.

It is broadly understood that millennials rank above average when it comes to early trend adoption and brands often seek to harness this when taking new products, services and range extensions etc to market. One only has to look at the growing trend towards a healthy and ‘organic’ lifestyle as an example (think the millennial avocado obsession, rooftop yoga, a...

TeaTalk with: Matt Sewards, Planner.

We sit down with Matt, a member of our Planning team, for a cuppa and a chat. We explore what drew him to marketing, what Togetherness means to him and what he enjoys most about working at Cogent. What inspired you to take up planning as a career? Did you always know this was something you wanted to do? I just...

Cogent Beekeeping: April 2018.

It’s May, that means we’re one month closer to summer and just seven months away from Christmas (too early to start the countdown?). Before we look forward, let’s take a minute to look back on what a jam-packed, fun-filled month April’s been. First up, the agency grew as we welcomed two new starters, Georgia & Rob, who joined the Propagation Hub and...

Welcome to Cogent. Georgia Hatton.

We are delighted to welcome Georgia Hatton as the newest member of our team here at Cogent. Joining new business in the Propagation Hub, Georgia lets us in on her experiences before Cogent and life outside of work. What were you doing before Cogent? "My previous agency was also based in a barn, so clearly, I have a type." I’ve come from a...