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Where branding and marketing meet psychology.

Cognition is the only UK agency to combine marketing with a mastery of psychology.

Every day, millions are wasted on ineffective digital marketing. Content and tactics that have minimal impact on audiences. Meaningless metrics that don’t stack up in the boardroom.

More than ever, brands need psychologists on their side to succeed. Psychologists who can partner with strategists and creatives to truly influence customers and turn cognitive science into commercial results.

But accessing this talent is hard. While many agencies claim to use psychology, most can only pay lip service to it. 

Cognition is different.

We have all the expertise you need in one place. We are the only agency to have our own Scientific Board composed of psychologists, behavioural scientists and neuroscientists. When these cutting-edge researchers partner with our world-class marketers, the results are profound.

Our services

We stand apart from commoditised ‘performance’ marketing.

Our services span four areas - each driven by powerful psychology and guaranteed to deliver lasting results.

& insight

Still relying on dated personas? We provide untapped insights into your audiences, using pioneering psychology.

& planning

There’s thorough, and there’s Cognition thorough. Trust our decades of experience in building meticulous marketing plans.

& creative

Tired of subjective guesswork? Our creatives combine deep expertise with a rare understanding of behavioural science.

Employer brand

Employer branding is non-negotiable. We help you apply psychology to recruit and retain the best talent.

Cognition built a coherent marketing strategy that aligned with our goals and a clear path to execution. We could have taken it to anyone to execute but given the quality of the work we had seen it was an easy decision to use them to deliver it.

Benjamin Collins - Managing Partner, Connex Partners
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Cognition is helping us to drive a wholesale reappraisal of our approach to marketing, including implementing inbound marketing tactics across the global WSE network.

Ivan Croxford - Head of Marketing Programmes Development, Wall Street English
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On the basis of effectiveness and good measurement now in place we can start to have some creative fun.

David Saunders - General Manager, Jaguar Land Rover
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Cognition’s ability to translate our complex technology into simple, compelling propositions was incredibly impressive. They developed all the creative to take two new Blatchford products to market and the campaign engagement has been excellent.

Emma Marsh - Marketing Manager, Blatchford
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Multi-channel campaigns for life-changing products.


Driving a return on ad spend of over 400%.

Connex Partners

Creating a sophisticated marketing strategy from scratch.

Transform your brand and creative with psychology.

Our culture

More than a marketing agency. 

We are psychologists, neuroscientists, artists, playwrights and published authors. But more importantly, we’re the kind of people you want to do business with. Endlessly supportive. Occasionally challenging. Always inspiring.

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The Leadership Team

Meet our team of marketeers, creatives & psychologists.

Let’s start the conversation

Intrigued by our approach? Curious to know how Cognition can support your specific challenges? Submit the form to start the conversation. 


Alternatively, you can reach out to us at:

Birmingham: +44 121 368 7521
London: +44 20 4586 1470