October 2019

October Update

We’re going into half term with a bang!

October has continued on from September at a relentless festive-fuelled pace with client’s samples for gift guides and taste tests firing out in every direction across the London and the UK.

Many of the long lead glossy publications are already looking ahead to January. It’s certainly a good time to have a vegan or vegetarian friendly product range or menu, like our aquafaba-fuelled friends at OGGs® and new client Nim’s, an air-dried whole fruit and vegetable crisp producer – one of your five a day.

You may have spotted our adverts for new staff; we’ve had an overwhelming response with nearly 50 candidates applying for the role of office junior. And we’re hoping to confirm the new recruit by the end of the year, taking our little team up to four people.

PR Toolkit has doubled its members over the last month. The £14.99 a month DIY food and drinks PR service is really appealing to smaller and start-up companies looking to start building a brand reputation.

Supporting the next generation, AJ Sharp will be giving guest lecture at the University of Kent on 29th of October for its third year Marketing and Management students. She will speak for 45 minutes about the ever-changing media landscape and how to tailor content to fit multiple different sectors and outlets.

News from some of our clients:

OGGs® launched its ethical mince pies this month as well as a 2-pack chocolate cupcake in Sainsbury’s; Pearson’s Arms in Whitstable is preparing for an extremely busy half term with early child-friendly service in the restaurant and the new Wednesday night pie and pint for £10 is looking ahead for Christmas; new fine dining client Thackeray’s restaurant in Tunbridge Well has a completely new look and loads of exciting new dishes on the menu; Macknade has launched butchery masterclasses and plans are well in action for the new venue launch in Ashford in November; Lost Sheep Coffee is basking in the glory of some extraordinary sales success following on from its compostable capsules launch earlier this year; and new client Nim’s has launched a range of fruit crisps perfect for children. There are more equally exciting projects and news stories in the pipeline, which we can’t shout about yet, but there will be more on those next month….


We’re Hiring!

Sharp Relations is looking for an office junior to join its busy foodie PR team in Kent.

Have you ever wanted to work in PR? Do you love food and drink? Do you like writing? Then this job might be the perfect role for you!

Sharp Relations is an award-winning PR agency based in Smarden, Kent. We work with some of the most dynamic and exciting food and drinks brands across Kent and the South East. We live and breathe food trends, events, exhibitions, new launches, new openings and festivals. We’ve taken on more clients, more personalities and more fun. So, we need an office junior to help us with the day-to-day running of the office and supporting across all our client accounts.

This is an ideal role for someone hoping to start a career in PR. We will provide entry level training for the right person to fit our little team. Perhaps you are a recent graduate looking for opportunities to kick start your PR career, or a parent looking to get back into work again needing flexible hours, or someone looking to reduce their working week. Whoever you are, drop us line.

The minimum hours required are 10-3pm Mon-Fri at the office in Smarden, TN27 8PG.

Please send your CV to aj@sharprelations.com