Andy Cowles

Cowles Media is led by Andy Cowles, the award-winning editorial development director of Time Inc. UK, creative director of Mademoiselle for Condé Nast and art director of Rolling Stone in NYC. Andy’s exceptional practitioner relationships ensure that every project gets the ideal team. Our editors, writers, designers, videographers, researchers and event producers are all outstanding in their fields. Andy has won many awards, including the BSME Mark Boxer award. He curates the PPA Festival, is a Guardian Masterclass trainer and speaks regularly at international industry events.

 

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Andy Pemberton
An highly experienced content director, with a wealth of international experience. He is currently a columnist for Campaign and Marketing Week; he has written for the New York Times, GQ, Esquire and The Sunday Times, and as Editor-In-Chief of Blender in New York he has won the coveted Ad Age Launch of The Year Award. Andy Pemberton is a Guardian Masterclass trainer on Data Visualisation and Writing For Business – together with Andy Cowles they are now running their own Never Lose Another Pitch workshops for the RNLI, Saatchis and other selected clients. He is a judge at Campaign’s Tech Awards 2019.

 

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Kevin Hassall
Kevin is the director of Agency,Mai?, our digital development partner. Cowles Media and Agency,Mai? have collaborated on many web builds, notably the Vendigital project. Kevin has led projects for organisations as diverse as Barclays, the British Red Cross and the Professional Darts Corporation. Agency,Mai? have recently been named as one of the UK’s top 20 web developers, read Kevin’s excellent blog and you’ll understand why.

 

RECENT SPEAKING

Andy Cowles

2018
Identity Is The Key To Engagement
 for the Customer Direct conference, London
Good Design is Good Business for MagFest Ireland, Dublin
Designing for Profit for the PPA festival, London
Brand Storytelling, What To Do, What Now To Do for Type Magazine’s Rolling Stone Conference, New York City


2017
What Works Now for UPP’s annual publisher conference, Belgium
Just Three Seconds for Marketforces’ annual conference, London
Cover Trends and Audience Behaviour for PPA Retail Forum, London


2015
How to get more emotional engagement with your digital audience for William Reed Business Media’s annual conference, London
Four Trends and a Truth for the PPA Independent Publisher conference, London


2014
Building Trust In Content or the PPA Festival, Edinburgh
Digital Design Trends for the Content Marketing Association, London

 

AWARDS

Andy Cowles

BSME Mark Boxer Award
BSME Launch of The Year for Know Your Destiny
BSME Launch of the Year for Pick Me Up
PPA Designer of The Year
PPA Title of The Year for Empire
SPD Silver medal for illustration for Rolling Stone
SPD 20 Merit awards for Rolling Stone

JUDGING
D&AD Chair of Judges for editorial design
PPA Final judge for the publishing awards
PPA Final judge for the PPA independent publishing awards
PPA Scotland final Judge for the PPA Scotland awards
Final Judge for Immediate Media’s internal awards
Final judge for the BSME New Talent Awards