Popping-in?

We designed our studio; it's filled with light and music. There are multiple meeting rooms, a well stocked kitchen, and an indoor garden (with fishpond). Pop-in for tea and stay to use a spare desk for as long as you need.

11 Greenwich Centre Business Park,
53 Norman Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9QF

Cog is a Certified B Corporation

Public transport

We’re next to Greenwich train and DLR station. We have a door right on the concourse but it’s different to our postal address.

From Greenwich rail platform

This video shows the route to take from the train that will arrive at Greenwich rail station from London Bridge.

From Greenwich DLR station

This video shows the route to take from the DLR that will arrive at Greenwich DLR station from Bank.

By car

If you have to come by car, we have a couple of parking spaces in front of our studio. Call ahead to make sure they’re free, and use our postcode (SE10 9QF) to guide you in.

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you. Use whichever medium works best for you.

11 Greenwich Centre Business Park,
53 Norman Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9QF

Cog is a Certified B Corporation

New project enquiry

It's exciting to chat about potential new projects. We don't have a ‘sales’ team or a form to fill in. Call us or give us a little detail via email and we'll get straight back to you.

enquiry@cogdesign.com

Website support

If you're a client then you'll be best served by calling us or contacting us via Basecamp, otherwise you can use this dedicated email that reaches all of the digital team.

digital@cogdesign.com

Finance questions

This email hits the inboxes of the people who deal with our bookkeeping and finances.

accounts@cogdesign.com

Just want a chat?

Sometimes enquiries don't fall neatly under a heading, do they?

hello@cogdesign.com

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A round-up of recommendations and reviews, sent on the first Friday of each month, topped-off with a commissioned image from a talented new illustrator. Sign-up and tell your friends.

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AMA conference 2018

AMA conference 2018

Jack’s highlights and top-tips from the Arts Marketing Association’s 2018 conference, titled ‘The Power of Play’, held in Liverpool.

Last week I spent three days with over 600 other communications professionals at the Arts Marketing Association’s annual conference, held in Liverpool this year.

This year’s theme was ‘The Power of Play’ and, as you might expect, it was quite a playful conference. Of course there were lots of useful breakout sessions with case studies from organisations across the country, with many parts of the conference kept coming back to the idea of involving play in our work and environments.

Some of my highlights were:

  • Deborah Williams, CEO of Creative Diversity Network, who performed the role of an old, white male who struggles with the many strands of diversity in society, highlighting that our need to be inclusive is alienating others.
  • Tom Rainsford, Co-founder at GiffGaff, who asked us to hand our mobile phones over to the person on our right and let them look through our photos, showing us how the concept of a mobile phone has evolved over the decades, and giving us the fear of revealing something personal to a stranger.
  • Dominic Wilcox, an artist who told us about a project he’d worked on with his team. Little Inventors is all about engaging children to think creatively and draw a new invention.
  • Tatiana Simonian, Head Of Global Media and Entertainment Partnerships at Tumblr (and general awesome person), who introduced us to the concept of ‘The Flow of Slow’, taking time to appreciate everything we take on as humans and accepting that we’re not always going to be good at everything.

Jack (in a very dark bar) with two of his Member Rep Bingo targets, Will from Jacksons Lane and Frankie from Royal Court, at the opening social event

Of course the conference is never just about the sessions. Meeting new people and spending time with others arts marketing professionals is a big reason to be there. As an area Member Rep, for the AMA, I was given a game of ‘Member Rep Bingo’ – my task was to find and meet some of my fellow AMA members from London. I didn’t manage to find them all (it is a big conference) but I did get to meet and catch up with some new faces.

Jack with Bea from the AMA team

There were so many great ideas and tips from the three days. We gathered and tweeted our favourite tips from the keynotes and breakout sessions during the conference. You can download them all here and print out a sheet for you wall or pinboard (or share your favourites below). Do tweet us @cog_design with great insights we may have missed.

This year was (I think) my ninth year of attending the AMA conference. I always say, particularly to people working within the arts who haven’t been before, it’s such an inspiring, nurturing environment to be in for three days. It’s refreshing to break away from our to-do lists at work. It’s also a great opportunity to catch up with friends and ex-colleagues, to meet new people and to share ideas and experiences.

I will completely hold up my hands and say I probably haven’t done anything playful back in the office yet. You’ll need to keep an eye out on our Everyday Cog photos to see how we adopt play at Cog.

Of course, I’m already excited about next year, and planning how to celebrate my first decade of AMA conferences.

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