I can't thank Marie Louise and her team enough for the great PR that we had and the way they looked after us, nothing was too much trouble and no story was left untold!
We have been with MLPR for over 2 years and they have surpassed all our expectations as a PR company. What I love most about Marie-Louise is that she is very upfront from the start about what she can achieve for you and what she can't. From my past experiences with PR companies, they can promise you the world which often leads to disspointment. Marie-Louise has always delivered what she promised-and more.
The team are such a delight to work with, they are very organised and efficient and very understanding with how hectic small companies are and work with you accordingly. They are extremely good at positioning your brand in the right places and are sensitive about how your brand is percieved. Its not just sending receiving samples with them , its constant progress and new ideas', and they are always thinking 'outside the box'. We have had outstanding Press with them as well as very successful launches over the last 2 years. I highly recommend them as a PR company for a businesses who want a very high-quality bespoke service.
Deborah Fleming, Pistol Panties
MLPR are totally professional in their approach, fully competent in their advice and assistance and we have been delighted with what they have achieved. We have been with MLPR since their initial launch and continue to remain one of their longest standing clients
Brett Tyne, Wilbur & Gussie
MLPR are a proactive and energetic PR company that we would highly recommend. They have achieved consistent media coverage for us over the past year and actively seek new ideas and initiatives. As a small company we feel they are an extension to our team and are working with us to grow our business.
Beaumont Organic - Designer, Hannah Beaumont
We have been very impressed by the energy, commitment and professionalism of MLPR. They are always thinking outside the box and find intuitive ways to communicate your product and brand, with fantastic results.
Rosie Wolfenden - Tatty Devine
I really would recommend MLPR to every label out there, they are so thorough in their approach to PR -and such a lovely intimate team to work with. Whilst getting Wondaland into the major fashion publications every month they are also targeting the dailys and weeklies to make sure that we reach everyone. It has improved our presence beyond belief and we're now getting at least 1000 hits every month on our website, even without our online shop launched yet!
Alice Keswick, Wondaland
MLPR has worked extremely hard to increase our exposure in the short time since we have worked together. We have had several published press pieces in our first couple of months, opening us up to a far wider audience. MLPR make a great team who are both professional and personable. They clearly have a great relationship with the press and a brilliant address book - journalists who we had been courting for years are suddenly far more interested now they know MLPR are involved. Marie Louise and Jules and the girls are a delight to work with and have removed the stress of this side of the business as they have proved reliable and proactive in equal measure.
Camilla Blackie, Mimi Berry
I feel that MLPR have supported the start of my jewellery business amazingly. They have created some amazing press opportunities for me in very short time and have used many effective ways/ideas to get my brand noticed. Also, they have taught me a lot. I have felt so supported by all the team at MLPR since the beginning and feel so comfortable and happy to work with everyone at MLPR.
Hannah Warner, Jewellery Designer
When I signed up with MLPR the change in gear took me by surprise. These girls have endless reservoir of new angles, promotional ideas and enthusiam, second to none. Within weeks of signing MLPR had got Brazelle into the cover of a major UK publications, auditioning for brand programs on the BBC, lots of internet articles and even its own stand at London Fashion Week. On top of this blastering efficiency the team is a joy to work with. Being a new 'invention' my product is not what I would have considered 'PR friendly' yet it seems that when Marie Louise believes in something its like if a magic wand gets to work. Looking at her calm exterior I would never have guessed the astonishing speed with which she makes things happen. MLPR has been a god-send.
Lucy Morello, Director, Brazelle
Although I was told it normally takes a few months before generating press, MLPR started getting results for me in a matter of weeks. Almost immediately after taking them on my brand are being featured in key magazines and broadsheets and the benefit to my business has been substantial. They are proactive in their approach and give a very personal level of service. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend MLPR.
Nick Bartley, Director, Lucas Jack
Lisa and I launched our online vintage accessories company this year. Lisa came from a background of PR so we knew the importance of its role in our business. As our products are all one offs we knew that this would be slightly harder for anyone to sell us. The team at MLPR took the challenge head on and the results have been fantastic. Within the first few months we had neews stories and product placements in Daily Mail, Heat and Stella to name but a few. Our traffic to the website doubled as did our sales. All the team at MLPR are enthusiastic, approachable, professional and just lovely people to work with.
Emma Amos, Director, Birdy Num Num
Since having MLPR on board, we have had a much stronger presence in the bridal and general press and have seen a marked increase in sales as a direct result. The MLPR team have provided a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and some fantastic brain storming sessions which have been invaluable to developing our brand.
Emmy Scarterfield, director of Emmy Wedding shoes
I received a call in May 2009 from the CEO of one of the UK's most influential sports brands. He said, "your three pages of coverage in the Sunday Times Magzine for Thomas Lyte is the best piece of Public Affairs I have ever encountered." This press was achieved by the creative PR boutique, MLPR. In our time working with MLPR they undoubtedly put Thomas Lyte on the media map. A delight to work with, uniquely combining classic press relations with a capability to think laterally and deal with the new media landscape.
The account team at MLPR know hot to generate media coverage, having gained over 50 different brand stories and product placement pieces for Thomas Lyte in key publications in their first year. I believe it would be difficult for any PR team to match their media relations talent.
Kevin Baker, CEO, Thomas Lyte
MLPR have taken the time to truly understand the core principles of my business and to appreciate the unwavering passion APARTMENT C has for the products and services we supply. They have translated this information into viable strategies for generating a fantastic amount of local, national and international press, which has directly related to an increase in footfall and sales. As a new business opening its doors in the height of th recession, MLPR has been a rare find. A company that runs their business with the same passion that I have for my own.
Kenya Cretegny, CEO, Apartment C
After a while of contemplating the benefits of PR and of course, whether to go with a big London agency or not, we decided to start a relationship with MLPR in June 2008. The results have been better than we could have ever expected! In less than 6 months, we had product placements in Grazia, Daily Mail, Now, The Guardian Style and Heat magazine (to name but a few), and we are still reaping the benefits of a very successful SS09 Launch Event, which MLPR were instrumental in helping to organize.
The team are professional, very creative and just really great to work with. They embraced our brand wholeheartedly, and their knowledge of the marketplace/industry is second-to-none. We had a limited budget, and we were more than happy with the PR solutions that they brought to the table. They gave their best, and most importantly they got the best out of us too. We can honestly say, the process was painless, which was important to us, as we knew our brand was in safe hands and that allowed us to concentrate on other things.
Erica Charles, Brand Manager, Hobo International
MLPR has restored my faith in PR. They are an absolute pleasure to work with both from my perspective and from the journalists- I have constant positive feedback about how professional and pleasant both Marie Louise and Jules are. In three months we have been featured in all our selected publications not only with product placement but also some feature pieces. In the flowery world of PR it’s nice to see that results can be achieved in such a short space of time.
LIndy Lopes, Austique
MLPR are enthusiastic, resourceful and creative in their tailor made approach to PR. We have had product placements and features in weekly glossies, national newspapers and online magazines.
Elizabeth Lau, Fashion Designer
I had no experience of PR so when I was introduced to MLPR I did not know what to expect. My PR journey started last September and has been a rollercoaster. I have had press probably every 2 -3 weeks since then. This January I had my products in 6 glossies and news pieces in two national newspapers and been mentioned on two fashion websites and its only the 7th Jan. My PR experience has been a joy and I can highly recommend MLPR and I look forward to continuing our great working relationship!
Julia Dee, Total Wardrobe Care
We employed MLPR to launch Thomas Lyte to the consumer press in October 2007. We have been impressed by their creative and innovative approach and are delighted by the results which have included coverage across the national press. They are a great team to work with and are always full of enthusiasm and original ideas.
Amy Scott, Marketing Director, Thomas Lyte
Working with Marie Louise is a genuine pleasure. Her straight forward and extremely approachable attitude works wonders with the press and coupled her knowledge and experience of the public relations arena, she is a PR dynamo. Imaginative and practical, with MLPR we always know we are getting the most for our budgets.
Isabel Ettedgui, Creative Director, Connolly
“MLPR have done the most amazing job with my new brand, getting us a boast-worthy amount of press in a relatively short period of time and under difficult circumstances as I haven't always been ready with samples and images.
They have been lovely to work with, never over-promising but rather realistically setting out what they could achieve and then reaching all targets, and often super ceding them. I have really enjoyed working with them and would highly recommend them to anyone in fashion,” Sheena Abbott Davies, founder of Dote London – www.dotelondon.com