Our first few issues were free and distributed across Cornwall plus selected outlets in London, Bristol and Brighton. With growing demand and popularity, we introduced a cover price and spread its reach across the UK through Borders bookshops and over 250 independent outlets. Over 16 issues, we worked with internationally famous artists, writers, photographers, illustrators, musicians and all-round great people including Amy Winehouse, The Black Keys, The Magic Numbers, The Zutons, Dave Rastovich, Rob Machado, Laird Hamilton, Dane Peterson, Mickey Smith, James Lovelock, Tim Smit, Geoff McFetridge, Emmett Malloy, Aaron Rose, Michael Leon, Jim Phillips, Marcus Oakley, Paul Willoughby, Si Scott, Jon Burgerman, Swiftie, Mark Jenkin, Flatliner and many more
Building the Stranger brand beyond the printed page, we held tree-planting parties, snowboarding trips, themed parties and Stranger exhibitions at Eden Project and Port Eliot Festival. Labelled a “cult magazine”, Stranger had a readership of 45,000, plus subscribers from as far afield as Japan, Tasmania and California.
What we eat, and where it’s come from, is a hot (and hefty) topic that can leave a bad taste in our mouths. From toxic farming to climate change, corporate greed to rising hunger, our industrialised global food systems are broke and need fixing. But there’s a sweet smell of change in the air, and it’s getting ever stronger. We meet some of the inspiring folk working tirelessly to grow better, fairer, cleaner, healthier, climate-fixing ways of feeding ourselves…
Talking dinosaurs, half-naked Finns, radical ideas and paradigm shifts – Helen Gilchrist joined Contagious' Planet Matters event for insights and inspiration on how the advertising and marketing industry can, is, and should be responding to the biggest challenge of our time. Read on for 5 thinking points to give your own campaigns head-turning, planet-saving impact that can boost brand affinity at the same time.