Cohere is a strategic communications consultancy for organisations looking to shape the future of business, society, technology and culture.

What We Do

Through consultancy, campaigns or discrete projects and workshops, we bring together uncommon perspectives that create powerful approaches for our clients.

Messaging & Narratives

New language and visuals to frame commercial and social aims relevant to today’s cultural context.

Collective Influence

Blending PR, Social Media and Movement Building techniques for a new values-driven, connected age.

Innovation & Futures

Harnessing emerging technology and methods to reach and motivate new audiences.

Recent projects

Our Experience

Our Team

Simon Matthews

Simon Matthews

Strategy Director

Simon advises clients at the most senior levels on corporate reputation, brand and sustainability communications. He has worked with some of the best known global brands as well as with fast-growth businesses and start-ups. Previously MD, CEO and Chairman at Omnicom-owned Fishburn Hedges, he is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster, on the advisory board of diversity business Rare and a start-up business mentor and judge.

Audrey Hingle

Audrey Hingle

Social Media Manager

Audrey has led large scale global and European social media programmes for a range of well known brands in consumer technology, FMCG, and FinTech. She's also managed award winning social media campaigns focusing on sustainability in the built environment. Previously, she was an associate director and co-head of the social media practice at award-winning communications agency Brands2Life. Originally from Texas, she came to the UK in 2009 to study for her masters in Digital Culture and Technology at King’s College.

Daniel Stanley

Daniel Stanley

Creative Director

Daniel has a background in grassroots community organising, and a particular interest in finding innovative ways to inspire social action. He is a founding Director of Small Axe, a non-profit that builds social movements to change the world, and has MSc from the Institute of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics. He specialises in the use of Framing and Language to overcome communications challenges, and is a Fellow of the RSA.

Dan Thomas

Dan Thomas

Corporate communications

Dan Thomas is a corporate communications expert who has more than 20 years experience working in the technology, media and telecoms sectors. Until recently, Dan was Director of Media Relations for BT, the UK’s largest internet service, mobile phone and TV provider. He is also a NCTJ trained journalist who has written for a number of International and UK media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Dow Jones Newswires, Computing and v3.co.uk

Nicky Gaskell

Nicky Gaskell

Collaborative campaigns

Nicky is an award-winning communicator with 20 years’ experience in behaviour change communications including four years leading social impact campaigns focused on youth, community and sustainability, for Starbucks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She has directed communications & campaigns for Arthritis Research UK, the National Health Service (NHS); Transport for London and others. She won the PRCA CSR Award for her work with Starbucks in 2016.

Fancy Cats

Fancy Cats

Company Partner

Rooted in “London’s Bauhaus” The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, Fancy Cats are a design studio with it's foundations in print and multimedia presentation. Named after their love of all things feline.

The Cohere Model

We have developed a three-step journey, adapted for each project and client:

Context

We place the roots of your challenge in the shifting context of a new era:  a world of changing attitudes, values and expectations, which demands a different mindset and a fresh response.

Confront

We help you face the evidence and make bold, strategic choices designed to deliver real change.  Taking head on the big decisions needed to achieve ambitious goals.

Coherence

Together, we establish the clarity of purpose and resonant articulation that will underpin your mission and draw others to your side, for economic, social and reputational gain.

Coherent Views

Taking the Pulse of AI

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The current interest in all things AI can probably be measured by the packed out main concert hall at the Barbican last weekend for the Wired Pulse: AI event, followed…
Purpose or purgatory event at the RSA

The future of work is ours to shape

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Amid all the uncertainty, one central challenge is clear. Overcoming it will need us all to contribute - and to change.

The problem with Storytelling

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A narrow focus on method is more likely to hinder social change than help it.
Jake Weirick; Unsplash

Can activist brands have their cake and eat it?

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Does expecting true brand activism always to require commercial sacrifice really make sense?

Can social business become truly mainstream?

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The plurality of approaches is a strength - but to become a movement needs more coordination

The Future of Capitalism? Two takes – and two mistakes

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What do the CEO of Unilever and Jeremy Corbyn think we should do? We went to find out.