Imogen established Martineau & Co in 2008, with the aim of bringing together a team of talented and committed individuals to work with leading brands to address critical social and environmental issues. Today, Imogen continues to work closely with all our clients, providing strategic advice through to delivering effective campaigns.
Imogen has over twenty years’ experience working in communications, international development and climate change, and has a particular interest in finding ways to drive behaviour change towards a more sustainable future.
Prior to launching Martineau & Co, Imogen was Head of Communications at Forum for the Future, where she set up the communications team, re-branded the organisation, launched the new website, and oversaw the launch of Jonathon Porritt’s blog.
Before that, Imogen was Development Manager at Liftshare.com — the UK’s largest car-sharing scheme — and worked in the strategy team of the British Red Cross.
Imogen holds an MSc in the Political Economy of Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a BA in Geography from the University of Cambridge. She is a Fellow of the RSA and is a trustee of three charities.
Imogen joined Martineau & Co in January 2017, overseeing the day-to-day account management for Delivering Procurement Services for Aid, as well as supporting other clients. This has included developing and implementing numerous campaigns; coordinating DPSA’s digital presence; writing, launching and rolling out a two-year social media strategy; engaging with stakeholders within the client organisation and beyond; and managing the creation of an array of printed and digital materials. Imogen’s work for Martineau & Co has spanned development and environment projects across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Fluent in Arabic, Imogen first honed her communications skills in the Middle East, providing support to Zain Telecom and retail franchise operator, M.H. Alshaya Co in Kuwait, then as a copyeditor for Egyptian newspaper, Al-Masry Al-Youm in Cairo during the transition to post-revolutionary Egypt.
She has also worked in documentary production, research and Arabic translation for BBC Arabic and BBC Persia, and for News Agency, World Watch Monitor.
Imogen holds a BA (Hons) in European and Middle Eastern Languages from the University of Oxford and puts to use her fluent French and Arabic on our projects whenever needed.
Writer, Editor & Communications Consultant
Carolyn Fry is a writer, editor and communications consultant specialising in environment, science and development themes. Over the past decade she has worked with Martineau & Co to develop communications strategies and content for clients including the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Delivering Procurement Services for Aid, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network and UNEP’s International Resource Panel.
Carolyn is particularly interested in how humans interact with the natural world. She has written eight books including Seeds: Safeguarding our Future (winner of the 2016 Garden Media Guild Environmental Award); The Plant Hunters: The Adventures of the World’s Greatest Botanical Explorers (winner of the 2011 European Garden Book Prize and 2011 German Horticultural Society Book Prize) and The Impact of Climate Change: The World’s Greatest Challenge in the 21st Century.
A former Editor of Geographical, magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, Carolyn has contributed news stories and articles to New Scientist, The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, BBC Sci-tech, BBC Earth, BBC Wildlife and more. She appeared on a BBC 2 documentary as an expert on how plant-based commodities helped to build the British Empire. She is based in England but has also spent much time in Sri Lanka.
Christina is a skilled communicator with multiple years’ experience working in a variety of marketing and communications roles, both in-house and agency. She has extensive experience in project management, content creation and social media, and particularly loves campaign analysis.
Since joining the M&Co team in February 2017, Christina has worked on a number of projects for clients including the World Food Programme, UNDP, IUCN, the UN Department of Operational Support, and DPSA. One of her predominant assignments has been overseeing the day-to-day running of UN Environment’s Greening the Blue campaign as well as the project management of its annual Greening the Blue report. In addition to these roles, Christina assists with strategy and campaign development, social media, website management and research.
Christina has an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London with a focus on Environmental Resource Management. In addition to her MSc, Christina holds a BA (Hons) in Tourism Management from the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Duncan has been producing high quality graphic design for our clients since 2015. With an intuitive understanding of client needs, Duncan has an uncanny knack for interpreting a sometimes foggy idea into a fully-realised, highly professional and beautiful piece of collateral. We regularly hear our clients say that he has produced exactly what they were looking for, and (more often) that he has exceeded their wildest expectations.
Duncan describes himself as ‘a non-traditional creative’. His skills-set includes print and digital design, illustration, photography, art direction and idea creation. Whatever your design needs — printed collateral, infographics, cartoon, or a logo — he is guaranteed to deliver.