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 – it was a tough four years, but very rewarding in the long run. During my degree I opted to take a sandwich placement with the West Midlands Growth Company. It was there I learnt a great deal about marketing, relationship management and about the working world in general! From here I got a real taste of the industry and realised this is something I wanted to pursue.
During my placement with WMGC, I got to meet some of the Cogent team as we were working together on a brochure project. This really sparked my interest in the agency side of the operation. From my placement, I was fortunate enough to gain an internship with Cogent last summer. The team here have always been so welcoming and accommodating which has helped me settle in so easily. What’s more, the work is really interesting so I knew ever since going back to university to complete my final year that I wanted to keep an eye on any opportunities that arose here… and the rest is history!
What’s your new role at Cogent and what are you most excited about?
My new role incorporates account handling within the PR & Social team. I’m getting to expand on work I’ve done in the past, but I can already see how I’m going to be building upon this with the breadth of clients I’m getting to work with. I’m really looking forward to seeing how my role develops as the department progresses in the coming months, and how I am to be challenged within it!
Do you have an inspirational motto when it comes to working?
“You’re only as strong as your weakest link”
I’ve known this quote for a while, but in the past couple of years it’s become really prevalent, and clear to see why collaboration is so important in work. It emphasises how people in your team aren’t there to compete with or ‘out-shine’ because you’ve all got to achieve together – or ultimately, fail together. I think this ties into Cogent’s motive surrounding togetherness quite well too. I really value a team atmosphere.
Can you tell us about an example of Togetherness that you find particularly inspiring?
I think people of any age, race, faith, geography, class or occupation coming together to support each other in times of need, whether they are neighbours or strangers, is really inspiring. It just shows how compassion and empathy still exist despite differences and boundaries, no matter how distant or proximate someone’s life is to our own.
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