The team at BRANDstand are extremely discerning about the brands they take on, while they are always the first in show to spot a new trend, so they’re a good place to start for a beauty editor. On top of that, the team are always enthusiastic and easy to work with, which is a dream for the journalist.
BRANDstand has been integral to the launch success of DIZZIAK. Aside from the amazing press DIZZIAK has received, Millie has gone above and beyond with supporting me through the first year of business - nobody knows more about the industry! Not only acting as a valuable soundboard, but as friend when I faced difficult challenges.
I have known Andrew for near on 20 years and consider him my friend. Andrew has an exceptionally glowing and fond reputation in the industry for many accolades but more than anything his deep understanding and imaginative skill set to get the job done with memorable polish. Progressive, informed and detailed he has steered some of our industry’s most colourful beauty brands into new territories and articulated a powerful campaign message, even when challenging. Most significant for me was his work around the Kate Moss and the St Tropez collaboration as it took high fashion edge to a mainstream tanning brand.
BRANDstand Communications have been integral in the development of Oilixia, with a truly 360 degree service. From pinpointing the brand DNS and how to effectively carry this through packaging manufacturers that can work to small minimums (saving a lot of money for a small start-up!); to introductions to retail buyers to get the brand in front of the right customer.With an integrated PR campaign for launch, BRANDstand Communications have given Oilixia an unparalleled boost. We wouldn’t be where we are today without them and I cannot recommend their services and expertise highly enough.
I’ve known Millie and Anna-Marie for decades - Millie even used to do my PR. They’re my trusted go-to beauty brains whenever I want some industry insight, or honest advice. They know everyone, have done everything and are still at the top of their game, so they must be doing something right.
I always think of Millie and Anna-Marie at BRANDstand Communications as a first port of call for sensible and curated takes on trends. Jointly, their knowledge - and connections to leading industry figures - is second to none.
Anna-Marie and Millie are industry legends who have a sixth sense about beauty brands - which ones to pick, how to breathe life into them and how to illuminate them. Add to this their ability to read the beauty zeitgeist, divine customer sentiment and divine where the market is going before anyone else, and it’s no wonder we all beat a path to their door to talk all things beauty and retail. The fact they also make it fun is an added bonus.
Working with BRANDstand is a dream, I’ve known Anna, Millie and Andrew for a number of years and their reputations as beauty experts is second to none. As a session stylist they always keep me updated on the latest products from the brands they represent and are joy to work with.