Magenta on tour… in Lisbon!

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As you might well have seen or heard, the Magenta Team have just returned from our fabulous company trip to Lisbon, Portugal. The entire team are whisked away abroad annually, courtesy of our wonderful MD, Cathy, to spend some time socialising outside of work and exploring the cultures and sites of new cities. This year, we were in Lisbon, and …

FM Inspired 2017 round-up

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Magenta’s MD Cathy Hayward took to the stage to moderate the FM Inspired conference on 5 October at The O2 Intercontinental Hotel in London. The conference had an exciting line up of speakers to inspire industry practitioners looking to learn new ideas, explore and share knowledge. Cathy managed the main stage and firstly introduced Oliver Heath, TV personality and biophilic …

Cathy on top of the world!

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Upon her return from trekking the Himalayas, we caught up with our lovely managing director, Cathy, to hear how she got on… I waited a long time to get to Everest Base Camp. Sixteen years in fact. Back in 2001, I was making plans to trek in the Himalayas when I found out I was pregnant with my son. Sadly …

Reshaping business models and the workforce in the digital age

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Written by Esme Banks Marr, account manager. Seminar organised by Lewis Silkin’s ‘Future of Work Hub’ community. Last Thursday I attended a seminar at the beautiful Aldwych House. The panel discussion was conducted under Chatham House rules; therefore, I can’t report to you exactly what was said. Those who were in attendance are lucky enough to be in-the-know and all …

100% Design round-up

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Last week Tom and I attended 100% Design, the cornerstone event of London Design Week, showcasing the latest and greatest from architects, designers, specifiers, retailers, and developers across the globe.               100% Design has grown year on year since its inaugural edition in 1995, now seeing almost 30,000 attendees pass through the doors of …

Is the PR industry having an identity crisis?

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Regardless of whether you work in the world of PR, it’s been impossible to miss the headlines about Bell Pottinger this month. To no-one’s surprise, the PR industry has leapt to its own defence and damned Bell Pottinger as a bad apple. Yet those publicly condemning its actions in South Africa, including PR’s own industry body, the PRCA, are being …

Dogs in the workplace: a pawsome benefit

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Magenta has come a long way since its early days at Managing Director Cathy Hayward’s kitchen table. Now in its sixth year with a growing team, we are settling into our new office and all the adaptions that change brings. In addition to new sit-stand desks, a private working booth and new break out area, we’re also embracing dog-friendly working …

My Week at Magenta

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By: Lara Bean This week I have been extremely lucky to intern at Magenta Associates. As I approach my second year of studying for my A Levels, ‘adult life’ seems to get closer and closer – exams, university and then the world of work. Spending time in Magenta’s office down in Brighton has been an insightful view of what office …