Kind Und Jugend

Kind Und Jugend

Just over a week ago we were in Cologne at Kind Und Jugend international Baby Show.

One of the busiest times of the year with around 1,300 exhibitors and 25,000 visitors to the show, we are on our feet all day, and buzzing from the opportunity to show off the exciting products and innovations we are lucky enough to represent.

We spent lots of time with with Matchstick Monkey, babocush, Cosi Care, Pottiagogo and Brizi. It was really exciting to see the brands come to life on the stand and get to show journalists and visitors the new offering from all.

When we first started working with Matchstick Monkey years ago, there was just one teether, this year there has been the introduction of new Nordic colours and Matchstick Monkey animals which everyone loved. Which one is your favourite…

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Cosi Care, Brizi and Pottiagogo are all brand new and not available to purchase just yet – visitors were excited to have time with the brands and get to find out how and why they have been developed. We loved spending time with the inventors, getting to know them and working alongside them introducing them to press.

Babocush is such a brilliant invention, we talked about the rocker that babocush will soon sit on and especially loved the new blue it was displayed in at the show.

We had lots of fun taking pictures with the giant Matchstick Monkey and spotting the Matchstick Monkey animals on the ferris wheel.

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Silver Cross had a fabulous stand with the most stunning look and feel. We especially loved the couture look of Wave pram with the model exhibiting the same fabric as the pram.

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And finally, it was fun to watch a great British TV channel film on the stand. Watch this space around December time to see the stand and our clients on TV….

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Watch out for Brizi, Pottiagogo and Cosi Care launch in 2020 along with lots of new products from Matchstick Monkey and babcoush.

It’s here! Muddy Puddles AW19 Collection

It’s here! Muddy Puddles AW19 Collection

September introduces the launch of the Muddy Puddles Autumn/Winter collection – and (not surprisingly) AW19 does not disappoint!


In true Muddy Puddles style, it’s bold, bright and fun and for all those parents out there, it’s hardwearing and totally practical, while still looking super-stylish!


We can guarantee when your little explorer catches sight of the stunning coats, wellies or any of the accessories they won’t want to take them off…

This season Rhi is loving the blue parka with the black fur hood, while Amanda is struggling to choose between the bright yellow puddleflex jacket and the gorgeous new green parka.

Katie fancies a blizzard jacket for her ski holiday, and Michelle is loving the bold prints of the EcoSplash range, while Hilary is coveting the cosy puddlestomper socks and knitted bobble hats.

They all only wish they were made in adult sizes!!!

Let us know what your little one loves…

A plastic free future…

A plastic free future…

Taking pride in their ethically made wooden toys, Le Toy Van toys have become a firm favourite in over 50 countries worldwide. From the infamous and beautifully designed wooden dolls-house to the must-have toolbox and every strikingly finished toy in between, Le Toy Van have the perfect toy for every little one. And what’s more, with a special touch of French je ne sais quoi, they aim to become 100% plastic free by 2021!

We’re so excited to have Le Toy Van on board and are more than ready for all the amazing wooden toy coverage that the future holds! Watch this space…

Le Toy Van is a small but big-hearted family company who believe that each and every childhood experience should be enjoyed to the max, that’s why we’re so excited to start working with them!

Wearing it with Pride

Wearing it with Pride

For all those celebrating pride this weekend, we hope you have an amazing time.

In support of LGBTQ equality, Transport for London and London Transport Museum shop have commissioned a special edition t-shirt, canvas bag, cap and pin badge.

The iconic Underground roundel features a rainbow motif – designed for Londoners to wear with pride.

My time at Neat PR – Meryll

My time at Neat PR – Meryll

Having taken a career break of almost twenty years to raise my two sons, who will shortly be off to university, I thought it was high time to rethink how I spend my days.

With that in mind, I looked into returning to the industry that I was part of almost 20 years ago-PR. With a background in media technology PR, I wanted to get my skills back up to scratch with an internship.

I was delighted and honoured when Neat PR welcomed me with open arms.

What better way to remind myself of the enjoyment of writing press releases and getting some articles in the media than by working in this lively and efficient retail PR agency.

After surviving from a long sweaty train journey, I am proud of my days and achievement.

The biggest benefit has been to realise my own worth and that I still have something to offer society and also to accept that I have to update my computer skills and knowledge of social media in order to be at my best.

I am very grateful to the devoted and caring team at Neat PR for giving me this great opportunity.

To anyone out there thinking of returning to work, don’t be afraid to dip your toe in. Feeling that I am a valued member of the workplace is amazing.

 

 

 

Layla’s week at Neat!

Layla’s week at Neat!

Hi, I’m Layla and I have come to the end of my week of work experience at Neat PR! Neat was an excellent place to gain experience as I am hoping to pursue a career in a field that involves tech and art and Neat has made me understand the importance of social media.

Everyone was so helpful, positive and motivated! The environment was welcoming and trustworthy. I was made to feel a part of the team and able to join in with whatever was going on.

The team at Neat are a lovely group of people who really care for your needs. Thanks for having me!

 

Meet the Ne(w)at team!

Meet the Ne(w)at team!

We are very excited to introduce you to the newest members of the Neat PR team!

Keep reading for some fun facts about Michelle, Emma and Rhiannon…

Drum roll please…

Introducing Michelle!

  • Before joining Neat PR, Michelle spent 10 years working for the banking industry where she helped communicate the launch of major new payment systems – like mobile banking and contactless
  • Michelle also worked as a Senior Communications Manager at NSPCC, helping parents to keep their kids safe online

Some of Michelle’s most memorable PR moments include:

  • Watching the BBC update their rolling credits when they received her team’s press release about whether cheques would be discontinued
  • Being a broadcast spokesperson for the banking industry on TV, on Sky News and BBC News
  • Launching the NSPCC’s Net Aware app, made for parents to better understand what kids do online and how they can help keep them safe

Michelle studied French and International Studies at the University of Birmingham

  • Michelle has lived in Paris and Lyon! (Bonjour!)

What Michelle loves about Neat PR:

  • The high energy of the team
  • The amazing range of clients
  • The endless communications opportunities

Michelle’s hobbies include:

  • Swimming and relaxing with friends 
  • Spending time with her three little girls and husband

Michelle’s top tip for working in PR: always be helpful, pleasant and truthful!

 

 

Introducing Emma!

  • Emma studied History at the University of Nottingham
  • She completed a Market Research Internship in Shanghai just before joining Neat PR, where she gained an insight into the China market and different consumer needs in China

Emma’s most memorable experiences in China:

  • Climbing and camping on the unrestored section of the Great Wall
  • Working in a new and exciting work environment and interacting with new people

Why Emma wants to work in PR:

  • She completed a number of different work placements in Marketing and PR where she learnt about the importance of reputation management, social media and sound communication
  • She was excited about the opportunity to use the skills that she gained in her degree and transfer them to the PR world, including research, writing and communication skills
  • Emma loves being creative and using her wit and imagination to write alerts and press releases

What Emma loves about Neat PR:

  • There is nothing quite like the team collaboration – everyone is fun, friendly and helpful
  • Working with amazing journalists, influencers and products
  • No one day is the same!

Emma’s hobbies include:

  • Learning to speak Spanish
  • Exploring the world
  • Going to the theatre

Emma’s top tip for starting out in PR: gain experience to see if it suits you!

 

 

Introducing Rhiannon!

  • Rhiannon studied Psychology at the University of Leeds

So why PR?

  • She loves learning about people and the way they behave
  • She completed an internship in fashion PR before joining Neat PR and loved it! She is now ready to enter the world of retail PR

Some of Rhiannon’s most memorable PR moments include:

  • Assisting on a Spring/ Summer shoot and writing copy for items on the website
  • Another memorable moment was helping organise a Halloween event which involved many A list celebrities and press

What Rhiannon loves about Neat PR:

  • The people and the community
  • The team spirit where everyone helps each other

Rhiannon’s hobbies include:

  • Playing sports
  • Watching football
  • Shopping!

Rhiannon’s top tip for starting out in PR: be friendly, believe in yourself and don’t give up!