New Job Opportunity at Spring PR!

April 29, 2019 / Abbie Baynes  / 


Senior Account Executive
Full time, 35 hours plus occasional overtime
Spring PR, Malmesbury
Competitive salary
Application: please apply by sending your CV and covering letter to stephanie@springpr.com.

Are you looking for a new and exciting career opportunity to work at one of the most renowned active lifestyle PR agencies in the outdoor industry?  Spring PR is based in the picturesque Wiltshire countryside on the outskirts of Malmesbury and we are looking for a Senior Account Executive to bring their enthusiasm, expertise and energy to help us grow. 

We’re a small team who pack a punch and work with some of the biggest and most innovative brands in the outdoor active lifestyle industry including Mammut climbing, Hydro Flask drinking bottles, SMITH sunglasses, Elliot Brown Watches, Polartec fabrics and Yogamatters.  We have recently gained a number of new clients and are now looking for someone with solid consumer PR experience to add value by hitting the ground running and taking ownership of a group of accounts.

We’re looking for a confident self-starter with proven media contacts in the consumer, lifestyle and national news sectors and meticulous planning skills.  Someone who is full of creative ideas, has a friendly approach, dedicated attitude, attention to detail and is keen to develop their PR and marketing career within our company would be suited for the role.

We are a friendly team of people with a number of long-standing employees and the company’s Founder, Stephanie Briggs, is still heavily involved.  We regularly organise and run media events, alongside our day to day office-based work and pride ourselves on a hardworking, enthusiastic, close-knit office culture. 

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The Big Spring Beach Clean

April 25, 2019 / Helen Hyde  / 

Spring client, Hydro Flask, has been working with Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) for less than a year, yet has already donated tens of thousands of pounds to the charity through its Parks for All initiative.

Volunteers on the beach

The Big Spring Beach Clean begins

British charitable organisation, SAS, was established in 1990 by a group of surfers looking to protect our oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife. Hydro Flask’s donation has been put directly towards training regional SAS rep volunteers.

One of those volunteers is Lizzi Larbalestier. Lizzi lives in Perranporth in Cornwall and, alongside daily beach cleans, is a professional coach and Founder of Going Coastal Blue which specialises in ‘Blue Health’ – advocating the benefits of being in, near, on or under the water.

This month was a big one for Lizzi and the SAS team as their annual Spring Beach Clean took place. The ‘Big Spring Beach Clean: Summit to Sea’ saw over 40,000 volunteers turn up to 615 locations across the UK to pick up as much litter as they could find. Volunteers were then asked to record their findings to get a bigger picture of the type and brand of litter they’re finding.

The SAS Plastic Pollution Audit was launched in 2006 and highlighted the top 12 companies whose plastic was most commonly found on UK beaches – naming Nestle, Coca Cola, Walkers, Kraft, Tesco, Mars and Unilever among its ‘Dirty Dozen’. 

We caught up with Lizzi to find out what gets her to the beach every day.

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Find the Perfect Mat for Your Journey

April 24, 2019 / Abbie Baynes  / 




With over 20 years of serving yogis throughout their yoga journey, Yogamatters knows that one of the most important decisions to help along that journey is choosing the right mat.

Yogamatters prides itself in a knowledgeable team that understands not one yoga mat fits all. A recognition which has developed into a range of mats to satisfy every yogi – from daily practitioners to occasional warriors.

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Let’s Be Social

April 11, 2019 / Helen Hyde  / 

Just ten years ago Instagram didn’t exist, Facebook had only just introduced its ‘Like’ button and Twitter had only just launched the hyperlinked #Hashtag. Now all three are a part of our daily lives, whether you like it or not, and no outdoor brand would consider excluding social media from its marketing plans.

Those who do it well not only publicise their brand’s ethos, direction and products in an exciting and engaging way but also listen to their customers through social media by asking them questions, reacting to their feedback and learning from their experiences with the brand. It’s the best connection tool out there for linking directly with your core audience and customer base.

Ethan Walker at Mammut offices

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Attending The Photography Show

April 1, 2019 / Abbie Baynes  / 

This month also featured the Photography and Video Show at the NEC in Birmingham, where Spring client Country Innovation showcased their collection of outdoor wear designed for professional and amateur photographers.

Spring’s Helen went along to find out about the newest and best gadgets on the market, including drones, cameras, lenses, microphones, bags, tripods – you name it! You could see it, touch it, test it and buy it. It was also a fantastic opportunity to learn from content creation experts in their field all about lighting, sound, apps, planning and preparation.  

Country Innovation Founder, Maria Chilvers, spent four days at the show and found it successful: 

“After winning awards for our Traveller Jacket and Raptor Waistcoat in the photography magazines due to their unique design and attention to detail, we decided to enter the main stage arena and exhibit for the first time at The Photography Show at the NEC. It has certainly opened up a whole new market for us. As well as meeting many core Country Innovation customers, we talked the talk to a whole variety of new photographers from all walks of life.

The Country Innovation team at The Photography Show

“We had an extremely busy four days at the Show, with a huge amount of interest for our brand new Aperture Jacket which has been specifically designed for the photography market. In addition to making new consumer contacts, we have also had some really good trade enquiries from leading camera retailers. Onwards and upwards!”

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