How to work with PRs [advice from the TOWIB PR Panel]

TOWIB handwritten notes

Here they are at last! As promised, the (long overdue) tips we received from the PR panel at last month’s TOWIB event. (Yes I took notes and yes I was the good girl at school but it was an excuse to use my favourite notebook.)

If you’ve any questions about any of the things we learnt feel free to ask :)

Chris and I were supposed to be going to a really interesting-sounding event tonight, Dickens and London. I’ve been feeling groggy and bunged-up since last night though so I’m getting into bed right now with my friends Frankie and Marie Claire (ELLE is late as usual!).

I hope you all have a lovely Tuesday evening!

TOWIB handwritten notes

TOWIB handwritten notes

TOWIB handwritten notes

FYI: these are the thoughts of the PR panel who spoke at TOWIB & my opinions aren’t necessarily the same!

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  • Caitlin

    This was such an informative post!! I appreciate learning from your well taken notes :)! Id love to hear what you think of my latest posts and have you enter my very special giveaway! Follow me, I follow you!?


  • Amy

    Some great tips there! Thanks for posting this :) x

  • faye

    Great post hun and some very helpful advice. I love the emphasis on the design aspect of a blog :)

  • Kylie

    Great set of notes, I envy your note taking skills, mine are illegible to never be deciphered ;) Whenever I have approached PR’s about brands (not for freebies, sometimes just asking about press days) I have been completely ignored. Generally sticking to most of the points above. I don’t bother any more and let them contact me first, hope the brands I like get in touch. They seem to look down on you if you have approached them and that you are not a respectable blogger. From my experience anyway xx

  • Lizzie

    I’m so impressed by your notes! How did you keep them so tidy!? A great way for other bloggers to catch up post event.

  • Anna

    wowwwwww! Neatest notes ever. Not a doodle in sight. How did you manage that?

    Very impressive x

  • Natasha

    Great post! Thanks so much for sharing that info xxx

  • kb

    Ooooh this is very interesting to hear things from the other side. Obviously the PR companies have a different agenda as it’s a job to them so I can understand why they want prompt posts, however sometimes my schedule just does not allow it! I was tempted to get back into Lookbook but think WIWT might be more up my street as I can quite easily take quick photos of an outfit before I leave the house.

  • Joy

    I found it so reassuring to read this, even if I don’t aim to make a living from my blog.

  • Sunny and Star

    This is such an interesting and informative post. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Lola

    Such great advice, thanks for sharing!! Especially the comment about opinions, it seems so obvious but people still struggle with being honest when saying something negative!! X

  • Raindrops of Sapphire

    Great post! I love working with PR teams! Hopefully you can stop by my blog :) :)

  • melinda

    this was very interesting. do most fashion bloggers work with PR teams..? I never really knew that..

  • Megan

    Really interesting info Becky – great to see inputs from both sides of the coin.

    That Handpicked stat is a surprise! Thank you for sharing :)

  • Fabrizia

    This post is really nice,thanks for sharing these tips!!!
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  • Maria D.

    This is great! Awesome tips, thanks!

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  • Sarah at Temporary:Secretary

    Becky, this is the perfect How To post! I love how you’ve scanned the pages, it is nice to read handwriting on the internet. Lots of good advice and tips here. This is the best TOWIB post i’ve read yet! (ps. I’ve noted your blog down to be placed on the blog roll. I’ve been meaning to do as far back as last summer!!! I’ll drop you a message when i’ve sorted it out! will be soon!) xxx