Journal entries ordered by “Surprise Me”


5th October 2018

Michael’s been talking branding at an ABO training event for marketing and fundraising professionals. more


12th November 2019

Faye’s here, from the National Campaign for the Arts, chatting with Michael about their plans for… more


21st December 2016

Michael has given Melissa a beautiful vintage Goblin Teasmade as a farewell gift. Frequent tea rounds… more


9th September 2013

Ashley from Stars Foundation and Michael and Nadine from Tincan are back in the studio today… more


5th January 2012

Michael spent the morning at Royal Academy of Dance, meeting with Anne Hogan, Melanie Murphy and… more


8th April 2013

Jon’s busy checking proofs for a folder we’ve designed for the Commonwealth Foundation. more


17th January 2018

It’s IT time again. Chris is here to expand our storage, run diagnostics and keep us… more


10th June 2021

Our breakfast briefing this morning was led by Robin Townley and Paddy Dillon who told us… more


22nd August 2012

It’s a good day when we are commended for our work. Alison from Antalis McNaughton came… more


23rd December 2019

Michael’s in a cafe in Soho, chatting with Samuel West about the National Campaign for the… more


13th July 2012

Mike has been in Canterbury today, at the Beaney, to have final discussions about signing and… more


1st July 2014

We’ve had a go at the #CopaUppy challenge today. Here’s Mike, our reigning champion, with a… more


20th June 2012

Michael has been to visit our clients at the Commonwealth Foundation in Marlborough House, where photography… more


17th August 2018

Giuli our intern and Tonie our freelancer aren’t the only new faces in the Cog studio…. more


26th February 2014

An interesting Cog Night, we’ve been to Dennis Severs’ House, where motto is, “You either see… more


18th October 2017

Our new intern Lydia is getting to know our resident Cog bunnies, making sure they are… more


5th July 2016

We’re running a workshop at English National Ballet. The mirrored room is a bit intimidating. more


21st November 2014

Who can resist the temptation to throw packing chips in the air? Not Becca, that’s for… more


6th June 2012

John has been experimenting with some photographic techniques in the studio today. A torch, a tripod… more


14th June 2011

13 members of the Dulwich Picture Gallery team at our studio for a brand workshop. more


14th November 2012

Michael and Ocky have been to Havells Sylvania today to talk about some interesting follow up… more


8th February 2019

Jack’s at the Southbank Centre catching up with his fellow Arts Marketing Association member reps. more


28th September 2020

Michael and Anna are in Keswick, running a communications workshop with Rachel Swift and the team… more


16th August 2011

John and Mike, checking every detail of the season brochure for The Marlowe Theatre, a 56pg… more


4th February 2013

Ross has brought in an inspirational tool, to help the team with ideas for a campaign… more