Stylist Live ’18

Stylist Live ’18

This weekend we headed off to the Kensington Olympia for Stylist Live and it was fabulous with a capital F!

An exciting whirr of beauty, fashion and food, under the light and airy curved glass ceiling of the Olympia, we were wowed and woo’d by neon signs, pink gin and mac ‘n’ cheese.

 

Exploring this colourful maze of Fashion and Beauty brands showcasing their exciting products from shower bombs to feminist phone cases, our eyes were definitely open wide.

Free make-overs and massages? yes please.

 

We made our way from stall to stall looking at the gorgeous merchandise these great brands had to offer, then made our way up the stairs to a promenade of delicious treats and a lot of sweet freebies.

Surrounded by fashion aficionado’s and beauty experts, with Stylist’s iconic covers from over the years suspended high above us, we were in a sensory style hub, and it was marvellous!

Highlight Of The Week!

Highlight Of The Week!

This week has been a tough but productive one #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

With Remembrance this weekend and Christmas on the horizon, we have kept the little people in our brains running!

This week’s highlight of the week is our newest team member Emma!

With her funky boots that jingle as she walks and her weekly motivational emails that we look forward to every week, she has come in and taken Neat PR by storm!

This week she has been non stop trying to get that coverage for the Association of Cultural Enterprises Museum Shop Sunday.

And all her hard work definitely paid off!

Well Done Emma!

 

 

Highlight Of The Week!

Highlight Of The Week!

This week at Neat PR HQ  has been a busy one.

From a frighteningly fab Halloween party to debating when we can start playing Bublé’s Christmas album (guess we’re going to have to find a ‘Bonfire Night playlist’) 🤣

Our #highlightoftheweek is our PR 🌟STARRRR🌟  Romilia!

 Great piece of coverage on  Indy Best!!

👏🏽 Well done Rom 👏🏽

 

www.independent.co.uk

Halloween!

Halloween!

A witch, a pumpkin and Minnie Mouse walk into a bar…

(a line taken from Emma’s weekly motivational email to the team)

Yesterday was Halloween!

And here at Neat PR we certainly had a (monster’s) ball!

And no – we didn’t go trick or treating or apple bobbing (as suggested by Toby) in our lunch break.

But thanks to Pumpkin Queen Hilary, we had a table full of ghoulish goodies to keep us going through our busy day securing some spooktacular coverage!

 

Hope everyone had a fangtastic Halloween!

Hilary Clinton Knits! Kind of…

Hilary Clinton Knits! Kind of…

I’ve been duped, I thought I was going up ‘norf with a power-suited Hillary Clinton, but alas, I was spending the day with Neat PR’s First Lady, Hilary (with one less ‘l’ than the Democrat!) and her very cool customised Stan Smiths-easy mistake to make Mr Starbucks guy!

Leaving the stunning concourse and hustle and bustle of Kings Cross for the rolling hills of Yorkshire to catch up with the lovely Wool Couture gang-two worlds within hours of each other-armed with our usual bag of food goodies enough to feed us and the rest of the carriage, we were on our way.

Two hours on, my usual train WiFi woes and a lots of work later we arrive in Wakefield Westgate, jump in a taxi and off we go for our first visit to Wool Couture’s fabulous new home…in an old converted pub (beer not served…yet!).

The taxi pulled up (and yes, we might have got slightly lost en route, but who cares-we were too busy enjoying the countryside on this beautiful autumnal day) and wow! We had seen pictures, written copy about the new shop and know the products, but our expectations were far surpassed. The second we stepped through the double doors of Wool Couture into an Aladdin’s cave of epic multicoloured yarn, spectacular macrame hangings and gorgeous Christmas decs to send you into mild panic that the festive season isn’t far off – we had both fallen in love.

                                                              
We toured the workshop and met Rob the maestro and master of giant wooden tools, were welcomed by lovely Ali (Wool Couture co-founder and Director of Ops), we got a lesson in photography and acted as (not very good!) models for the fabulously cheerful Amy, and to top it all off, we learnt to knit!! Well that’s not entirely true…but give us a week or so and we’ll be talking the lingo with the rest of the knitting community.
                                                                                                       
The ever so calm and patient creative behind the products, Claire (master crafter and co-founder of Wool Couture) got us started-casting the yarn on the knitting needles (not entirely sure how you bind off at the end, but we’ll worry about that at a later stage!!!). And woe betide anyone who doubts our new found skill!  Rest assured, Hilary and I are on a mission to complete our task-me a stunning denim-coloured chunky scarf and Hilary, a poncho in her favourite statement colour- purple!

Time was too short, before we knew it we were packing our balls of giant yarn and over-sized knitting needles up and saying our goodbyes.

But don’t worry, we’ve definitely got the bug! We’ll be back soon for a lesson in how to make that macrame deckchair for the summer, a gorgeously chunky lulu blanket for our homes, and who knows, maybe we’ll get Rob to give us a lesson in wood turning and shaping!

Thank you Wool Couture for a fabulous day-we had a blast!

And, as the sign above the new workshop says: ‘Welcome To Our World Of Wool Imagination!’

We really were made to feel very welcome-and what imagination! It really is a happy place-check it out!
www.woolcouturecompany.com
By Amanda x
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A Treat from Neat (National Poetry Day 2018)

Neat is an agency, we must admit,

That drives constant brand buzz for fees that will fit.

 

Oodles of passion and contacts galore,

Our daily results can help profits soar.

 

With thriving ambition and intelligent chatter,

We’re forever daring to make PR matter.

 

The team is not huge, but our creativity’s massive,

Testimonials from clients are nowt but impressive.


Our office is bright and ideas more so,

We’re a team just bursting to get up and go.

 

Determined and thoughtful, our personal touch,

Means no request is ever too much.

 

Working with products and clients we love,

Neat’s culture drives us to go over and above. 

 

    

 

Wool Couture Store Opening

Wool Couture Store Opening

We are extremely excited to announce that our lovely client Wool Couture have opened up their very first flagship store in Yorkshire.

Initially turning to her most favoured hobby knitting to help cope with anxiety and depression, founder Claire saw herself huddled amongst copious amounts of gorgeous knitted scarves! Not knowing what to do with them,  she decided to put her first one up for sale on online store Etsy, after being sold within twenty hours, Claire continued to create and sell not only ready-made products, but patterns, needles and yarn too!

Her success and passion for knitting led her to build a successful online business in 2015 named Wool Couture. It has since grown into the fabulous enterprise it is today. Now, three years on, Claire and her business partner Ali have refurbished a once well-known pub in Barnsley to open their very first shop.

Nestled in scenic South Yorkshire, overlooking stunning views of golden fields, the store is the perfect spot to shop for woollen goodies for amateurs to knitting veterans.

The cozy space is also open for workshops offering sessions on crocheting, weaving, knitting and experimenting with Macramé.

The opening which took place on Tuesday 18th September was complete with bubbly and canapés, as people who attended had a chance to listen to what investors Touker Suleyman and Tej Lalvani from Dragon’s Den had to say about Wool Couture.

It was certainly a magical evening for a magical journey ahead.

Don’t forget to pop down to the new store if you’re local, or head over to their website www.woolcouturecompany.com to see their gorgeous line up of products from chunky knit blankets and pillows to big weaving looms, extreme epic balls of yarn, giant knitting needles, crochet and macramé projects. And of course their festive Christmas collection!

Back To School!

Back To School!

It’s that time of year again, early mornings, tired eyes, falling asleep at the breakfast table; it’s time to go …BACK TO SCHOOL!

The pre 9am battle to get shirts buttoned, pants on, book bags packed and laces tied, is the one thing parents are not looking forward to at this time of year. While the seasons begin to change we’re all adjusting ourselves back to reality, fading tans, a lucky glimpse of a blue sky here and there and a catalogue of happy memories is all that remains of the baking hot summer we have just had.

But while another years worth of daily battles begin, there is something that all parents most definitely are looking forward to. Their baby’s first day. Proud mums and dads will be hijacking Facebook walls and Whatsapp groups with photographs of their excited little ones, dressed head to toe in their brand new school uniform’s ready for their first taste of the ‘real world’.

And the best part of it all is knowing that you’ve got the right gear ready for that special day. From warm coats for those chilly early morning walks to lunch bags, backpacks and stationery, check out the best selection of back to school supplies below!

mp
                                                                          www.muddypuddles.com

 

ltm
                                                       www.ltmuseum.co.uk

 

ft
                                                                                                uk.flyingtiger.com
nt
                                                                   shop.nationaltheatre.org.uk

 

tate
                                                            shop.tate.org.uk