by Jo on 02 Feb 2012
Great excitement for Compagnie de Provence at Maison et Objet - Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow visited the stand to tell the team how much she loves their glass-bottled soap. And the Oscar for best new liquid Marseille soap goes to Compagnie de Provence's Extra Pur Violette!
by Jo on 22 Jan 2012
And it's on to Paris for Maison et Objet, visiting clients Original BTC and Davey Lighting. As usual, the stand was buzzing with visitors admiring the latest launches including early prototypes of the new Stanley table lamps. We chatted, we ate and we headed home happy, ready for Spring Fair Birmingham and Ambiente Frankfurt. Whoever said January was supposed to be a quiet month?
by Jo on 19 Jan 2012
Over the road at Top Drawer, we were greeted by a sight for sore eyes - three Portrait clients all in a row! In addition to Compagnie de Provence (winner of Top Drawer's best stand), Talking Tables and Bombay Duck, we also visited clients Wild & Wolf and Mirabelle Jewellery. Next stop Maison et Objet...
by Jo on 17 Jan 2012
Happy 2012 one and all! It's January, which means show time for our manufacturer clients. A month of trade fairs begins with the inaugural Home Show at Earl's Court. In association with Top Drawer, The Home Show gives London buyers the opportunity to check out the latest furniture and homewares collections. We were pretty impressed - some great brands we'd not seen exhibiting in London before including our client Content by Conran. With all upholstery now made in Britain, Content have plenty to shout about this year...
by Jo on 21 Dec 2011
It's been a fantastic 2011 and we're looking foward to an even better 2012. Our team highlights... new clients including Steiff, Wild & Wolf and Conran Bath & Body, the six page Original BTC feature in House & Garden, our nomination as one of the top homes agencies in the UK, our Christmas outing to the incredible La Soiree at The Roundhouse and the arrival of new team members Abie and Archibald the Portrait dachshund.
Wishing a merry Christamakkah to one and all - see you in the new year!
by Jo on 12 Dec 2011
We nearly fell over ourselves with delight when we discovered we were voted one of the top four PR agencies in the homes sector in a recent survey of lifestyle journalists, conducted by PR Week. It was all the more exciting for being an unexpected surprise - were over the moon to even be mentioned, given we're not yet three years old. Party poppers at the ready!
by Jo on 28 Nov 2011
Well, we thought last weekend was a bumper but this weekend beats it all - 46 of our clients products in the weekend supplements, including The Independent Magazine, The New Review, The Telegraph Magazine, Stella and The Times Magazine. Here are a few highlights: Mirabelle rings, an Original BTC table lamp and Conran Bath & Body in The Times Magazine's gift guide (plus five pieces of Wild & Wolf no less), Lielou the Steiff pug as a recommendation for TOWIE lovers and the Wittie owl for Harry Potter fans in The Observer Magazine's Christmas offering. Ding dong merrily on high!
by Jo on 21 Nov 2011
It was a record weekend in the history of Portrait with an amazing 26 pieces of coverage in the weekend supplements reaching a whopping total of nearly 10 million readers. Highlights included My London Girl and John Lewis toys in You Magazine's Christmas gift guide as well as our Steiff pug in Caroline Baker's main fashion shoot and Conran Bath and Body in beauty news. Sunday Times Style's gift guide included Talking Tables, Steiff, John Lewis toys and Wild & Wolf while Compagnie de Provence, Wild & Wolf and John Lewis again starred in Guardian Weekend's Christmas cracker. Not to mention coverage in Stella, Fabulous, S Magazine, Celebs on Sunday and The Sunday Telegraph's gift supplement....phew! The Portrait team certainly deserve something good from Santa under their tree.
by Jo on 09 Nov 2011
The Bombay Duck showroom is bursting at the seams with all manner of delights ready for Christmas, from charm bracelets and baby booties to delightful umbrellas emblazoned with polka dots and pom poms.
Kitchenalia is set to be top of many Christmas lists, thanks to The Great British Bake Off. The smash hit show has inspired a new generation of bakers, snapping up Bombay Duck's beautiful crockery, aprons and cookie cutters for adults and children - including TOWIE'S Lydia, whose new 'Bella Sorella' boutique on Loughton High Street serves up cupcakes and other sweet treats on Bombay Duck's vintage-inspired Miss Darcy range.
by Jo on 03 Nov 2011
In the topsy turvy world of PR, we've been working on Christmas since July. Hundreds of product loans and image send outs later, the fruits of our labour start rolling in as December issues hit the shelves. And what could be more of a treat than three clients in Vogue? From Wild & Wolf's Scrabble mugs opening the gift guide, to Steiff's Bernie husky as one of Vogue's top choices for kids and Compagnie de Provence's new Anise Patchouli range as one of the best global beauty buys - it looks set to be a superb Christmas all round! Huge thanks to Vogue, congrats Team Portrait and of course thank you to all our wonderful clients, without whom this would not be possible (claps, bows and sheds a little tear).