A Bristolian business made by Aime Cox-Tennant

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Here's how I started an agency by accident

Studio Cotton was started by accident. Well, kinda. I’m Aime, a full-blown Bristolian, and ever so proud of my city, which is why I’ve never really left.

I went to school in Kingswood, studied Applied Genetics at UWE (back when you could afford to go to uni on a whim and pick a subject because you fancied the DNA guy from CSI), and worked my way through retail before landing in the world of marketing.

It took me nearly a decade to realise that the marketing industry and I were really not a good fit. Maybe it was my bad luck, but I worked a number of roles that utterly destroyed my mental health and spirit. It sucked.

So I made a change, and decided to pursue something I really loved. Turns out, what I really loved was running a marketing agency, just on my much more sensible terms.

I can’t do it all, so I found the team that could

I build some pretty baller websites, provide awesome mentoring services and love a little social media and email strategy. But I know my limits, which is why I bring in the experts.

Studio Cotton is more than just me, we’re a little family of mildly-working creative folks living the Bristolian dream. From my husband Alex who takes care of the development, hosting and dolla dolla, through to our photographers, graphic designs and writers.

We’re all pretty awesome, and determined to make your business a little more awesome too.

BTW: the team were pretty terrible at sending in their headshots, so I improvised.

Aime Cox-Tennant


Alex Tennant


Jodie Curley

Business manager

Weronika Karczewska


Simi Zeko


Georgia de Lotz


Rae Flay


Lyzi Unwin

Content producer
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