Matchstick Monkey wins GOLD

Matchstick Monkey wins GOLD

We were excited to be invited to join the Matchstick Monkey team at the Mother & Baby Awards 2020 (even though it is 2019!).

Getting ready was an event in itself, as the Neat PR team decided together on Hilary’s attire for the evening! Hair up or down, which dress was best suited to the occasion, black or gold shoes, and which handbag – a true team effort!

Held at the prestigious Westminster Park Plaza hotel, the room looked spectacular.  We were delighted to have three brands we represent shortlisted, Matchstick Monkey, Silver Cross and Muddy Puddles.

Neat PR has worked with Matchstick Monkey from its inception to the growing brand that it is today. Every day we continue to thrive on the inclusion of the Matchstick Monkey product collection in influencer reviews and in the media.

Being with the lovely, fun team (who are an extension to our Neat PR family) at the awards was brilliant. We waited in anticipation as the awards were announced, and as each one was called out it got closer and closer to the best teething product being announced.

When the teething category came up on the screen, imagine our feelings when the Matchstick Monkey Lion won bronze, and then the elation as the original Matchstick Monkey won GOLD.


What a fab evening with compere, Sally Phillips, keeping us amused and the gorgeous and very talented Fleur East (X-Factor) keeping us entertained with her outstanding voice and stage presence – it really was one big party.

Thank you Matchstick Monkey for a FAB evening and we’re very proud to be a part of such an inspirational brand!

The October Edit

The October Edit

It has been an exciting month here at Neat PR! Here are some of our October press highlights from our fabulous clients.

Now that Halloween is over, Christmas is in full swing and we are loving seeing the gift guides come out daily!


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…

Matchstick Monkey Animal Teethers - £9.99 each -

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.


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….


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…

The August Edit

The August Edit

It has been a busy month here at Neat PR.

Here are some of our press highlights of August from Royal Opera House shop, London Transport Museum shop, Silver Cross, Matchstick Monkey, Muddy Puddles, Le Toy Van and babocush.


Looking forward to seeing what’s to come in September.

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!