A few thoughts and ponderings from the Simpler PR team that we just couldn’t keep to ourselves…

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The Teachings of Fashion Month 2015

It doesn’t get better than a month filled with back to back fashion weeks, catwalks purring across New York, London, Milan and Paris (yay!). Fantastic fall trends were vastly differential, ranging from 60s-70s flares and fringes, tantalising textures (think PVC, suede and fur) to highland homage with tartan prints, but the garments weren’t the only inspiring aspect from this year’s sartorial event. A photo speaks a thousand words. Fashion month proves that utilising all forms of social media for ‘as it happens’ news can be far better for a brand. Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing has been hailed the Instagram […]

PR Aces and Offside Moves

This summer has already been an amazing season for sport. We have particularly seen some monumental achievements in women’s sports, the England football team came third in the World Cup and Serena Williams now holds all four Gram slam tennis titles at the same time. All aside from our very own Marie hitting her heart out at the school ‘Parents and Children Rounders Tournament’! The woman’s football team have done better at this year’s world cup than the men have done since 1990. Despite this there are still some doubts as to whether the public, and the media, are taking […]
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‘Tea is the only simple pleasure left to us’- Oscar Wilde

‘Can I offer you a cup of tea?’ This is a simple question that opens many interactions; greeting a friend, consoling a family member or breaking the ice at a business meeting. Whether at home or work, the exchange of cups of tea is a universal language understood by everyone. Joel Golby of the Guardian has recently published a controversial article, questioning the national obsession with tea. In his words he states, ‘We just putter along, thinking tea is good; but it’s not good.’ He claims that we cherish this hot beverage simply out of habit, not from any real […]

A Day of Trend-Spotting, at Clerkenwell Design Week

The Simpler PR team recently headed to Clerkenwell; the stretch of London home to more creative businesses and architects than anywhere else in the world, for the sixth annual Clerkenwell Design Week. Incorporating open showrooms, themed exhibitions and pop-up installations, the event showcases both renowned industry talents and emerging new designers. Housed in the Grade II listed Farmiloe Building, the Design Factory at Clerkenwell illustrated the best of both British and International contemporary design. A well-established barometer of both existing and forthcoming interior trends, and typically indicative of the design direction to come, we thought we would take a look […]