December 2004-October 2010
In 2007, Marc launched the print version of Seven Magazine – an award-winning politics and culture publication.
For the launch issue, Marc managed a large team consisting of editors, designers, a picture editor, a chief-sub editor, writers, photographers – and he set up the distribution deal that resulted in Seven being sold in the UK, Ireland and New York. He was involved with every aspect of the project, from the production of the publication to the photoshoots to the launch party at Borders in Oxford Street.
The 170-page print publication was sold in Borders Stores throughout the UK and Ireland, with the first issue achieving enough sales to justify further print editions.
Marc was 25 when he launched Seven. A personal sense of pride comes from the fact that the other young people who worked with him have continued to have/gone on to have success in their own right.
Prior to the launch of the print publication, Seven had been a successful online publication, interviewing the likes of Christian Bale, George Clooney, Keanu Reeves, Dead Prez, and Yaya DaCosta.
For the first version of the online publication, Marc managed four editors and a number of writers. By the time Seven Magazine online came to an end in 2010, it had featured articles from writers for the Guardian, Time Out, The New Statesman, the Huffington Post and a plethora of major publications.
Seven, as an online and print brand, was in existence between the end of 2004 and October 2010, proving popular with writers and readers, alike. During its six year history, Se7en won support from the likes of Time Out founder Tony Elliott, Dame Anita Roddick, members of the Big Issue team, and a former publisher at The New Statesman.
Its interviewees included big names from the politics and arts worlds. Notable interviewees included: Christian Bale, George Clooney, George Galloway, Iman, White Rabbits, Vampire Weekend, Keanu Reeves, Rankin, Charlie Kaufman, Dead Prez, and Yaya DaCosta.
The publication featured in several articles in Press Gazette, was flagged up by Susie Bubble’s Style Bubble blog, and received praise from a number of successful media professionals.
Below are the covers for Seven.
Ben Whishaw cover – image by Mike Blackett
Rinko Kikuchi cover – by Mattia Zoppellaro
Shareeka Epps cover – image by Joe Pugliese