Jo has played a key role in establishing the Qiana Bridal label/ brand within the bridal industry since its launch a year ago. Her understanding and knowledge of the bridal industry has proved invaluable and nothing is too much trouble as she always works with great dedication in a speedy, efficient manner. Evidence of this can be seen in the numerous trade and consumer magazine articles that have been written on Qiana Bridal. She has also secured a lot of coverage for us on various ‘on-line’ articles that have been read around the world in countries such as America, Mexico and Australia. Jo is a great communicator, always making things happen with very little fuss and is always willing to help with tasks that are not quite within her remit. She has helped us with the organisation of the numerous trade shows that we have exhibited in during the year with press releases/ press packs etc. Attention to detail is paramount to Jo and this was very evident with the recent launch of the new Qiana Bridal Boutique when she acted with great haste in securing press and marketing coverage.
There are no few words that can summarise Jo and as we grow as a company a great part of this has to be attributed to Sprae PR and we very much look forward to a growing, continued relationship as she is a pleasure to work with. She definitely has a drive and passion for all things ‘Bridal’
Wendy Peddlesden, Owner and Designer at Qiana Bridal
As a new business I needed an understanding and professional service to help me increase my profile in the wedding market. Sprae PR offered both of these and Joanne was a perfect partner to get Love Invited out there while offering great support at the same time. I would have no hesitation to recommend Sprae PR they are a wonderful PR service
Amanda Williams, Owner of Love Invited
Jo was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is so warm, friendly and I love her persistence. I’m delighted with the PR coverage received for my shoot and I highly recommend Sprae PR!
Ishari De Silva, Owner of Ishari De Silva Weddings
Sprae PR and Joanne Childs, thanks for continuing to share great content with us that helps us create inspiring and interesting articles for our readers on Wedding High. As always its a pleasure to deal with you!
Sprae PR is one of the most proactive and enthusiastic agencies with we work. They are in regular contact with relevant ideas that not only meet their clients’ needs but also our editorial agenda.
Rachel Morgan, Creative Content Director at Wedding Ideas Magazine
As a leading PR agency within the wedding sector, Sprae have continuously demonstrated the quality and success they deliver to their clients. Now entering the 3rd year of being associated with BestFor PR, we are proud to be promoting an agency that shows the passion of Jo and her team
Chris Meaney, Director of BestFor PR
We have been delighted to work with Joanne. Proving to be efficient and a great source of the type of wedding news we require a great combination.
Yasmine Torab, Founder 5 Star Wedding Directory
Jo does a fantastic job of keeping us updated with interesting, relevant news from all her clients. She’s written two excellent columns for Attire Bridal this year and I’m delighted that she will be continuing to write for us in 2014. Jo’s proactive, intelligent approach is the perfect match for our busy trade title and I look forward to working with her over the coming months.
Demelza Rayner, Editor Attire Bridal Magazine
I’ve worked with Joanne on a few projects and she always replies to requests quickly and sends over editorial/images etc by the given deadline and without fuss. She’s very easy to work with and I’d happily recommend her services to others.
Lauren Dowey, Managing Editor County Wedding Magazines
As a wedding blogger, it’s amazing and exciting when you connect with a person like Jo. She has been generous and supportive of me since my blog launched earlier this year. I love collaborating with her and featuring the clients she works with. She only works with the professional and chic. Can’t thank her enough for making my job a bit easier.
Melissa Rodriguez, Wedding Blogger Melissa Hearts Weddings
When dealing with a large amount of PR companies some shine out more than others and Jo is one of those bright shining stars. She has always answered all our questions promptly and provided excellent information for our bride to be readers in the Unites States to stay current with fashion forward launches. We look forward to working with Jo in bringing more companies across the lake!
Faythe Eloise, Editor in Chief & CEO Beauty & Lifestyle Bride
Working with Jo is always an absolute pleasure. She is exceptionally prompt and professional, and always provides everything I need for a quick turnaround. Nothing is ever too much trouble and I always come away feeling she just “gets” me. On top of this she is friendly, approachable and I always look forward to seeing what she has emailed about
Phoebe Miller, Wedding Blogger So You’re Getting Married
I have known the lovely Joanne for a number of years and our Businesses have grown together. I have always found Joanne to be extremely passionate for her work and her clients. In all our dealings professionally and especially with regards to features for my Blog I have found her to be friendly, helpful and right on the button. Jo has an amazing knowledge of the Wedding Industry and a multitude of contacts making it a sound decision for her clients and great for me as she can provide great content for me to share with Brides and Grooms. I would recommend her as the PR lady of choice.
Alison Tinlin, Wedding Blogger Mrs P & P / Plans and Presents
Joanne at Sprae PR has a friendly yet professional nature to her and responds promptly to enquiries. SPRAE PR has some credible and very talented suppliers on their books. Joanne is a delight to work with and I would happily recommend her services.
Nova Reid, Founder Nu Bride
We were looking for a company that would help us to obtain more media coverage and Jo has certainly done that. Jo is fair and helpful and gives good advice. She works hard for your company and nothing is too much trouble
Nicky and Teneale, Owners Euphoria Boutique
During the time that The Wedding Salon used Sprae PR, I found Joanne to be an extremely professional, creative and interactive additional to our team. Joanne came up with a number of innovative idea on how to get our message across to the industry press and was an invaluable resource in understanding how the media works.
Paul Russell, Owner The Wedding Salon
Jo has worked for Chez Bec on two separate PR projects this year and we have been nothing but impressed by the service Jo has provided. Jo is one of the best PRs I have ever worked with, and I have worked with too many to count! She understands the Bridal Industry perfectly; she is hard-working, extremely efficient, honest and never fails to deliver. She is also a thoroughly lovely person to work with and has a wealth of PR contacts at her disposal. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Jo and Sprae PR to anyone looking for proper, affordable PR which delivers results.
Rebecca Doyle, Owner Chez Bec
Working with Jo makes my life as an editor easy. She sends me what I want, when I need it with no problems what so ever. Jo is always professional and has learned to understand what I’m looking for in terms of interesting news and content for our readers. As a fellow bride-to-be during the planning of my own wedding, Jo and I chatted about various different wedding related subjects on numerous occasions. This made us become friends as well as build the relationship between hitched.co.uk and Sprae. I look forward to seeing what Jo has coming up in the near future.
Francesca Moore, Site Editor, hitched.co.uk
I have always found Jo to be helpful, friendly and professional to work with. She offers some great ideas and clients in response to my requests and does so in a speedy and efficient manner, she is a pleasure to work with.
Caroline Hendry, Site Editor, hitched.ie
Joanne Pickup runs the PR agency you dream about. Nothing is ever too much trouble whether you are a major national magazine or a small local publication she always finds you the information and images you want within your deadline. Her press releases are spot on with every bit of information and fact you need to know – and what’s more it’s always accurate!
Liz Coggins, Editor of East Midlands Wedding Magazine
Our dealing with Jo has been a refreshing experience in the often stressful wedding industry. Jo has a knack of understanding exactly what you require and makes things happen with little fuss. It makes it so much more simple and enjoyable when things get done right first time, saving time being spent on multiple emails going back and forth. We won’t hesitate to use Jo again, in fact we look forward to it!
Katy, Owner of Make Up By Katy
I was delighted when Sprae PR were recommended to us. Right from the outset they have been extremely helpful in updating us with relevant news articles when they have become available, and recommending wedding events throughout the UK. We cannot speak highly enough of Joanne and her team, and the effort they have put in for Your UK Wedding Directory.
I asked Jo to help publicise a photo-shoot I did that was also going to be on TV. She was absolutely amazing. I was so pleased with all the work she did for me and the coverage I got for the shoot was amazing. Jo asked me lots of questions about what I wanted from the publicity. She got the photos onto a big wedding blog and an international blog too. The response to the images was amazing and people are still talking about it months later. I would definitely use Jo’s PR services again and I have recommended her to other industry people. Using Jo’s services has definitely helped my business a lot. Thank you for all the help you gave my business.
Joyce Connor, Owner of Brides and Beauty
Jo is a very approachable person. She recently helped us to write a press release when our company was hosting a charity event. I would certainly look to Sprae PR in the future. Many thanks, Jo.
Linda Davey, Owner and Designer of No9 Bridal Couture
In all my dealings with Joanne she has been professional, personable and a pleasure to work with. Julia Braime, Editor of UK Wedding Blog, Brides Up North
We used Sprae PR for the launch of our luxurious bridal boutique, Isabella Grace, in Tunbridge Wells. Having used Sprae PR for my other business, Chez Bec, in the past, Jo was the only one who I wanted to do the PR for my new business launch! Jo of Sprae PR is so efficient and has all the necessary contacts within the wedding industry. She is very personable and easy to get on with and she is full of inspiring ideas which she puts into action. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the services of Sprae PR to any wedding business in need of some PR.
Rebecca Doyle, Managing Director of Isabella Grace and Chez Bec As a new business the idea of getting my business and products out there was a complete mystery to me. Jo at Sprae has brought my business on leaps and bounds in the few short months we have been working together. She is great to work with friendly and approachable and nothing is too much trouble for her even if its just to sound off ideas her door is always open.
Jo knew exactly who to contact and how to contact them with my new product launch, and has managed to get interest in my products through her press releases. I cannot sing her praises highly enough. Without Jo’s help and support my business would not be getting the magazine and online coverage that it is. From a value for money point of view there is no comparison having shopped around for affordable PR Sprae are head and shoulders above the rest in both affordability and value for money. If you want to take your business to the next level or even if you are just starting out. I would recommend having Sprae be the PR firm that helps you along the way as they have with me.
Sarah Marks, Owner and Designer Tiny Gems
Sprae PR have been a delight to deal with, Friendly and professional. The results were almost instant and I featured in many magazines across the country which I have never been able to feature in before. With their contacts and knowledge I featured in quite a number of publications and received a great response due to the features. I would recommend Sprae Pr highly and I will be using them again in the future for certain.
Charlotte Rose, Owner and Designer of Charlotte Rose Design
I have dealt with Jo on numerous occasions and have always found her to be both a professional and down to earth public relations representative who is a pleasure to deal with. Jo’s agency, Sprae PR is an experienced PR company dealing with the wedding sector. I would have no problem recommending Jo and her team to any wedding company or service who requires press coverage.
Lauren Taylor, Editor, Weddings 4 Media
I can’t recommend Jo highly enough. She has not only helped my business but also made me feel comfortable enough to recommend her to my clients and friends as well
Steve Hooper, Owner UK Wedding SEO
I recently hired Jo at Sprae PR to manage my company’s second birthday party. I gave her a brief and she provided me with additional ideas, together with costing’s for my approval. She then managed the event, guest list and press. At the event she was discreet in her style but there if we needed her, liaising with the venue at all times. She was professional and calm throughout. I will be using Jo at Sprae PR again for my event management requirements.
Amy Russell, Owner It’s Your Choc
Jo took the time to read through my press release and make some great changes that made it much more appealing to journalists. She researched my local press and submitted it to several of the top publications as well as some local newspapers. Jo went out of her way to help me out and I would definitely suggest her services to anyone in need of PR help
Heidi Thompson, Owner of An Affair To Remember
Jo has been on board with this project since day one and has been my right hand woman and guru when it comes to everything PR, it is down to a lot of hard work from Jo that we managed to secure not only a huge spread in the local Harrogate advertiser series but also an interview live on Stray FM which has resulted in many more pre registrations by brides. Jo also secured national PR in industry magazines such as Wedding Ideas and Perfect wedding as well as online articles by Cosmo Bride and Wedding Magazine. Jo has a wonderful talent for securing coverage for her clients and even better for you she specialises in helping small and medium sized bridal/wedding suppliers so if you want to review your marketing and PR plan Jo is the lady to speak to.
Hayley Hoyle, Creator of Benevolent Brides and Owner of Harrogate Wedding Lounge
Jo helped me with a press release for an event back in October 2010, she was amazing to work with. So knowledgeable and helpful and went above and beyond for me.
Laura Green, Owner of Little White Book Wedding Planning
I hired Jo at Sprae PR to deal with the organisation and management of my company’s 1st birthday party. This included the brief of the party, to dealing with the venue, for food etc within budget. She was a great help on the day, and also beforehand, making sure everything was running smoothly and I wasn’t getting TOO stressed! Because I trusted her to do her job well, the stress was Zero! She also dealt with the Press which got us published in several media outlets. Jo is professional and friendly, I will definitely be using Sprae PR again for any requirements that I have.
Adele Haywood, Owner of Blue Lights Photography
Sprae PR has invested a great deal of time and care in ensuring they have a true understanding of our business, products and brand. We do not hesitate to recommend Jo and her team and look forward to a long and prosperous partnership.
Vicky Lord, Owner Fairytale Wedding Company and FT Networking
I have worked with Jo very closely over the last year. She is very reliable, has excellent contacts and is very easy to work with. I would and have recommended Sprae PR to anyone.
Jo is a friendly yet professional person to work with, I would recommend her services to anyone looking for reasonably priced PR
Tracey Phillips, Owner and Designer at Bridal Designs Wedding Jewellery
I have been dealing with Jo for a few months now and she is a joy to work with! Jo is very friendly and warm while being extremely professional and reliable. We have booked Jo to help us launch our new company and we are very much looking forward to the months ahead
Emma Waring, Director of Military Wedding Discounts
I have known Jo for several years and find her to be the best in her field. She is meticulous, creative and above all an excellent communicator. Jo has always listened to my briefs but always intertwines her knowledge and expertise to get the best outcome for both client and agent. I will only use Jo for future projects.
Fiona Schofield, Freelance Journalist