Testimonials

Journalists

I’ve worked with Janice for over a decade and in my view she’s one of the few stand-out PRs in the beauty business. She knows our publications inside out, and is incredibly proactive when it comes to getting coverage for her clients without ever being pushy. Her pitches are always tailored and targeted, and I’ll always take note of anything she sends me, whether it’s via email or mailer, because I know they’ll be relevant to our readership. Like most journalists, I’m facing ever growing workloads but my team and I always make the time to go to her events because they have a reputation of being excellent. I also know I can absolutely count on Janice and her team to deliver products and quotes whenever I need them, and we’ve worked together on many successful shoots and celebrity campaigns. Over the years I’d say we’ve developed a relationship where it feels like we are both helping each other out, and always in a way that genuinely benefits the brands and titles we work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her PR services.
— Lynne Hyland (Beauty, Food & Health Editor) - Notebook, Sunday Mirror
I have worked with Hards PR for the past ten years. During that period I have been a beauty columnist with the Daily Mail and have provided content for a page in print and on Mail Online every week. I previously was editor of Woman’s Own, editor of Woman’s Journal and deputy editor of UK Marie Claire, so have had years of experience of working with PR agencies - the good and the not so good. Hards PR is one of the best agencies I have had the pleasure to work with. Janice and Rosie are always very quick to come back to me if I have a query or question. We have worked together on many exclusive stories for the Daily Mail which have gone down very well with the readers. I have seen M&S Beauty grow over the past five years and the make-up and skincare offerings are excellent and always deliver what they claim to do. Thanks to Janice and the team at Hards PR, many M&S beauty products are being seen as a force to be reckoned with in the beauty industry.
— Elsa McAlonan (Beauty Columnist) - Daily Mail
Janice and her team at Hards PR fall into the super-efficient category of PR. If something is requested, it’s delivered bang on time and with no fuss. They have a special way of understanding if something is a good fit for content and take the time to forge personal relationships with, and insights into, individual publications, whether print or online. Having worked with Hards PR for many years on both print and digital, I’d thoroughly recommend without a moment’s hesitation.
— Jane Cunningham (Beauty Blogger & Writer) - British Beauty Blogger
I’ve worked with Janice for over 20 years and consider Hards to be one of the most established and respected PR agencies. I can always rely on them to provide relevant content as they understand implicitly, in an ever changing environment, what our reader print and online reader is interested in. Prompt, professional and personable they are an essential part of our editorial process.
— Amber Graafland (Fashion & Beauty Director) - Daily Mirror
I have worked with Janice and her team for many years. I always get prompt responses to my (often difficult) questions and appreciate the fact that Janice knows the stories, brands and products that will interest me and my readers - no time wasted!
— Eve Cameron (Associate Editor & Beauty Director) - Good Housekeeping
Hards PR are a pleasure to work with. They are extremely prompt at sending over excellent, relevant product suggestions and information for any of my upcoming beauty features, and as such their products often make it on to my pages. The team are always incredibly friendly, professional and helpful.
— Laura Mulley (Beauty Writer) - Saturday Magazine, Daily Express
Janice and her team at Hards PR are a delight to deal with; reliable, efficient, friendly and always present brands in way that makes them irresistible not to include them in my beauty stories. Janice gets the audience we are targeting and delivers.
— Charley Williams-Howitt (Beauty Director) - Woman/ Woman's Own/ Woman's Weekly
I have worked closely with Hards PR for a number of years. Not only are they completely dependable and efficient, but they are also a pleasure to work with. They are quick off the mark and I know I can rely on them to send the right information first time of asking. They always “get” what’s required.
— Kay Goddard (Consultant Editor) - Daily Express/ Freelance

Clients

I worked with Hards PR for many years and always found them to be a great agency. They have good attention to detail, are fantastic writers and are always efficient. They achieved some great product placement for M&S Beauty, and were a pleasure to work with.
— Michelle Stageman (Head of PR) - Marks & Spencer
Janice and her team have done a superb job in helping secure our products a great deal of valuable PR with regular appearances in major magazines and newspapers. They have an excellent portfolio of contacts and always maintain the highest level of professionalism when representing our brand.
— For All My Eternity