Ugli Meets...Disrupt Media

Ugli Meets...Disrupt Media

What is Disrupt?

We (we being Matt Thorne and Phil Kemish, hello!) founded Disrupt as a media company that owns and builds youth culture brands by creating websites, YouTube channels and showcasing talent. We help brands, agencies and internal teams grow and monetise their audiences. 

What attracted you to setting up a youth media company?

After having established GRM Daily, the UK's biggest urban music platform, Disrupt was initially started to help brands better connect with our audience. Over the last few years we have been actively working with brand clients as well as focusing more on building our ...

An Ode to Community

An Ode to Community

Poetry Month is in session, so we thought we'd honour time old tradition - put our heads down and pen a poem about something we hold dear. Community is key - and in this case, key to our creativity...

Since the ancient days of yore,

The many to have gone before -

One thing that's kept man in good stead:

Familiar faces and level heads!

A kind word,

A warm hand, 

A listening ear -

That understands...

A give and take,

Day in and out,

For what, if not,

Is Community about?


If not for ease ,

For aid,

For help,

If not ...

White City: An Ugli Duckling Becomes A Swan

White City: An Ugli Duckling Becomes A Swan

When Ugli Campus established its home in White City in 2011, the area was the considerably quieter former enclave of the monolithic BBC Corporation, thrumming for forty years with an endless stream of its talents, creatives and crews. When the beeb upped sticks to Salford in the mid-2000s, could one truly be blamed for wondering whether White City might melt from public consciousness? Mildewed and motionless; a Miss Havisham-like vestige of its former glory…

Certainly not, or at least – certainly not with us on the scene! Ugli saw in White City the appeal of an area ripe with opportunity. An ...

Saving Energy, 5 Eco-Friendly Steps At A Time

Saving Energy, 5 Eco-Friendly Steps At A Time

Don't be one of the reams of small UK businesses losing out crucial savings that simple energy-saving steps can achieve for your business! Statistics back findings that the majority of owners are not aware of energy efficiency solutions that can leave a few more pennies in their pockets at the end of the month, and do the environment good simultaneously!

A past E.ON Energy survey unearthed that just 21% of all UK SMEs had energy- efficient equipment (such as the wave of office gadgets now emblazoned with an efficiency logo) in HQ - leaving an excess of four million ...

Ugli Meets...Quotium Technologies!

Ugli Meets...Quotium Technologies!

Hello everyone, we're Quotium! In this office we are the sales front end to a bunch of geniuses (or is that genii?), based all over the world, that create our amazing software.

Quotium are experts in web application security. That won't mean a lot to most of you, so basically that means that we stop hackers getting their evil mitts on your data or 'pwning' (hacker speak) web sites.  Our customers are doing a great job with our software and we're proud to have The Police, Walmart, Axa, TalkTalk and the passport office amongst them!

We also ...

'The State of Being Diverse' Exhibition

'The State of Being Diverse' Exhibition

This month in the Big Room, Ugli will be hosting 'The State of Diversity' - an art exhibition by five students of the University of the Arts London, exploring the decidedly topical subject matter. We are proud to open our doors to Florentyna Ackah, Hannah Coyle, Justyna Rzany, Merve Targan and Subooni Paramakulasingham - and hope this marks the start of a long and dynamic creative journey!

Having an opportunity to support creative industry professionals of the future, particularly in their student projects, means a great deal - and we hope the Ugli community comes out in force to see their work!

Please ...

World Poetry Day at Ugli Campus

World Poetry Day at Ugli Campus

With World Poetry Day taking place on March 21st, and Poetry Month around the corner - we're wondering what London's wordsmiths are doing to mark the occasion? Surrounding yourself with other creatives? Promoting your work, engaging with others, inspiring a new wave of interest to the spoken word and poetry scene? 

If you've got an idea, or the seed of one, for an event you think has the capacity to draw a crowd - and maximize interest in the magic of poetry events - we've got the intimate, quirky space suited to your ambitions!

Ugli Campus - a creative incubator ...

Shout Out To Our Lovely Mums!

Shout Out To Our Lovely Mums!

Last year a Youtube video went viral; #worldstoughestjob - a fake Skype interview staged as a real life job vacancy for 'Director of Operations' to a host of unsuspecting male and female hopefuls. All listened, increasingly wide-eyed and open-mouthed, to a volley of seemingly un-meetable targets reeled off by the recruiting officer - all but signing off - before the job was revealed to be...Motherhood! Food for thought, the reveal even induced some teary eyes and heart tugging testimonies...

Albeit downplaying the decidedly EPIC plus of having a little 'Mini-Me' (or more) - the campaign served to highlight the hard work that goes ...

Brainstorming, in Acronym

Brainstorming, in Acronym

Be time efficient ... Just like a good dance beat, Brainstorming is better brief and catchy. You want a short sweet intro that gets you on your toes, before BOOM - your brain's reverberating with the funky bass of your own thought process! Set a succinct time frame - start to finish - to ensure that proceedings fall fast into a rhythm, and everyone's matching steps. 

Reference material ... Newspaper clippings, random image cuttings - turn back time and tap into your 13 year old, scissor-happy-scrapbook-making self!  From inspiring sentences to snaps, if you spot something you think can aid you generating ideas ...

Women's History Month: Room For Reflection

Women's History Month: Room For Reflection

Beginning in March, Women's History Month is almost upon us - and with a host of events and exhibitions bubbling up around the city, why not use this opportunity to explore and promote women in business and their interests today? Do you have an idea for something you can bring to the table that maximizes what the month is all about, something with the potential to inspire and generate dynamic conversation and contacts? If so, allow us to accommodate your initiative!

We're Ugli - the creative incubator hub in White City - that transformed an unattractive business park into a thriving ...

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