Live Magazine

Livity and Live Magazine

Livity was set up by Sam Coniff and  Michelle Clothier about 11 years ago.  A youth engagement agency intent on providing teenagers a chance to learn new skills whilst co-creating exceptional award-winning work. There are some incredible success stories.   One of their most successful accomplishments is Live Magazine.

Chris quickly understands where you are as a business or organisation and can clearly signpost brilliant, creative, productive directions – and crucially, can help you get there.

Emma Warren

Senior Editorial Mentor,  Live Magazine

Chris worked with us at Live Magazine (Livity) on our business plan and our transition to digital first. He’s an intuitive listener who can quickly ascertain where you are as a business and can clearly signpost how you might move in a given direction – and can also help you see what direction you could take. His ability to balance commercial and creative aspects allowed us to build unique solutions for our unique problems. He has a broad and deep knowledge and understanding of the media and digital landscape which helped us ensure that we moved forward in a way that worked for us, and that helped prime us for success in the bigger picture, too.


A vibrant community, LIVE presents youth culture, serious issues, opportunities and advice in a voice that young people understand – their own.

“LIVE opened doors that would have otherwise been closed. It gave me the confidence to believe in my work, get back into education and get a job. It changes lives!”
Jordan, former editor of Live

The brief

I worked with Livity and the Live team to look at how they could move forward and provide a forward thinking media approach whilst keeping their ethos and the excellent content they produce in the magazine.

The Success
A new digital first strategy for Live, currently being implemented. This will transform the media output and the skills that the 1000 strong annual intake of contributors learn.

Mentored by professionals from the Guardian, Metro, Timeout, BBC, ITV and IPC, LIVE gives hundreds of 12-24 year-olds skills, experience, qualifications and routes into employment or education every year.

  • 1,000+ young contributors mentored each year
  • Over 100 NEET  (not in employment, education, training) young people into employment or education in 2009

“LIVE is a great voice for young people in London” 
Ed Milliband, Leader of the Labour party