Founder of Art Wednesday, AWE Magazine and co-founder of ‘Nice To Meet You’
Max moved down to London from Scotland and went straight into Formula 1. No, not as a driver, but as press officer for Honda & Michelin teams. From there he zoomed through many a small and established business (Working with Nike, Unilever, Nestle, FirstDirect, Mindshare… to name but a few) to become an esteemed PR, Marketing and Media professional. Then, he jacked it all in to start Art Wednesday! Saying goodbye to The Man, and bringing his accrued knowledge and media know-how (brand & social media strategies, creative media solutions, media sponsorship, ad funded content and product placement across all platforms) with him, Max set about building the dream. Some say it was a move based on advice from his pugs. This is as-yet unconfirmed.
When Marissa isn’t smuggling cultural anecdotes between Europe’s key cities, she can be found at the helm of Art Wednesday’s online team, steering the ship through the turbulent tides of the arts towards enlightenment and discovery. Before she donned the cap’n hat, Marissa wrote for Stylist, ES Magazine, Time Out, Twin, The White Review, Tank and The Huffington Post, amongst others, and has written copy for Net-A-Porter and Links of London. She is also an experienced publicist, having managed campaigns for major publishing houses Hodder & Stoughton and Random House.
Online Music Editor
Jim landed in London off the back of a 7 month trip around the world and promptly forced his scribbles and tales of faraway lands upon anyone who would give him the time of day. Quickly reverting to the more immediate culture as a source for his musings, Jim set about writing about music, culture and the arts. He now looks after all things musical at Art Wednesday and is building his oeuvre as a freelance journalist and copywriter, contributing to titles including Noisey (Music by Vice), Clash and BEAT Magazine, and writing copy for a growing list of clients. Wink wink, nudge nudge, oh… HELLO!
Clocking in at 3 years and counting, Emily is Art Wednesday’s longest-standing contributor. Having divided her time between gallery work, writing and studying over the past few years, she graduated from Camberwell with a degree in Fine Art, and has since jumped on board in a more hands-on capacity. She has also written for i-D, AnOther, Aesthetica, 1883 and Grazia.
Previously chief reporter and show business editor at the Daily Express, and been on the staff of Evening Standard, The Observer and Sunday Mirror. He has been an associate producer on several C4 Dispatches and Cutting Edge documentaries and studied photography at Middlesex University. He also likes lemon tart.
Hayley Benoit wields the Art Wednesday camera as she noses around galleries and artist studios creating our most colourful photo features. The Essex-born lass with a French name, finally found her way to Art Wednesday via L’Autre! Magazine, Conde Nast Brides, Magnum Photos, Fashion 156, Tank magazine and Because.com after graduating from Central Saint Martins and Brighton University.
INSIGHT & TRENDS:
Because we have access to the opinion leaders and those who are shaping the trends around the world. We analyse these trends and come up with implications for marketing & comms, which in turn feed in to killer strategy and therefore killer creative.
We know and work with some of the most exciting well-known and emerging talent out there, both behind ‘the camera’ (or pen) and in front. Direct access to artists, illustrators, photographers, designers etc all hungry and eager to offer their talents with external partners and media. We therefore can connect you to the right tribe and get results quickly and efficiently.
Having produced content for AmEx, Folli Folli, Links of London, MTV, Christie’s, Swatch, Nike, Adidas, Philips, we have experience in what works in terms of video (as well publishing, events, etc.) on different platforms. We work with talent who are influential and who will help share and distribute your content, so that the process is a virtuous circle!
Please do get in touch if this is what you’re after because we would love to work with you.
hello (at) artwednesday.com