Since 2010 we've helped brands to tell stories, build enduring relationships and connect with their customers via online and traditional media. During this time we've helped clients to grow from start-ups to strong players in their respective markets, win numerous industry awards and develop to meet their commercial goals. When it comes to effective PR, we're proud of our track record.
Simon Brown at Candid Solutions has been an integral player in the development of building out the awareness for the HOKA ONE ONE brand within the UK market. While HOKA is still a relatively small brand, over the past several years he helped to define the PR strategic direction and improved year-on-year our penetration in key specified media. We value Simon’s experience in this field as he has helped define KPI’s to benchmark success and subsequently achieved such targets. His commitment to the brand, has gone beyond simply executing upon strategy. He has managed to play an integrated role in decision making meetings, servicing beyond expectation and supported areas outside of traditional PR realms. We wish Simon all the best in his future endeavours and have confidence in knowing he will succeed with future clients.Daljiat Gill – Head of Marketing EMEA, Deckers Performance Lifestyle
“Working with Simon Brown at Candid Solutions has been an immense pleasure over the years. He is highly professional, very flexible and is fast with creative inputs. We appreciate his know-how and his sensitivity towards both journalists and us as a client”.Kristina Falke – International PR Director, FALKE
I have worked with Simon Brown at Candid Solutions for the past 6 years, during which time he has managed all the media contact and PR for EDELRID in the UK market. The visibility of EDELRID products and the overall brand awareness has increased significantly during this period. I find Simon very easy to work with, he is always responsive, is self motivated, has good communication skills, is able to work to deadlines and provides a professional service targeted at the outdoor market, I am very happy to recommend his services.Paul Craven – Eclipse Climbing
"Simon at Candid Solutions, and I have established a great working relationship over the years and I can say with confidence that he's is utterly reliable, professional, intelligent and efficient. His emails ooze authenticity and relevant information, rather than buzz words, errors or fluff (which is refreshing!). It's always a pleasure dealing with and speaking with him."Evie Serventi – Deputy Editor, Running
"Simon Brown at Candid Solutions is always engaging and helpful. His sound product knowledge is matched by his efficient delivery, and he tends to know exactly what I need before I even do myself. As an outdoor journalist I really couldn’t ask for more."Dan Bailey – UKClimbing.com and UKHillwalking.com
“As editor of Men’s Running, I first came into contact with Simon at Candid Solutions as the PR for HOKA ONE ONE and FALKE Ergonomic Sport System. I found his knowledge of both brands to be insightful and comprehensive. He was conscientious and reliable when it came to dealing with our various requests for athlete interviews and latest kit, and demonstrated an impressive understanding of the health and fitness industry.”Rick Pearson – Editor, Men’s Running
"We’ve been working with Simon Brown at Candid Solutions since 2010 here on 220 Triathlon, and we’ve established a great working relationship. Across a number of brands, he has supplied us with products, interviews and images at the drop of a hat. He’s been reliable, attentive and informed throughout. As a result, his brands have garnered plenty of coverage in our magazine and on our website, and we look forward to working with Simon in the years to come."Matthew Baird – Features Editor, 220 Triathlon
"From a journalist's point of view, Candid Solutions is an increasingly rare breed in PR: a company that operate unobtrusively and efficiently, responding promptly to requests, managing expectations and delivering on time – without the irritation of trying to be your fake best friend at the same time. I know that when they say they can do something, they'll just do it, with the minimum of fuss."Kerry McCarthy – Commissioning Editor, Runner’s World
"I have worked with Simon at Candid Solutions for a number of years and believe he works in one of the best ways for any PR I know. Simon only works with brands he truly believes in, and in representing them is not pushy, but reliable and honest in his communication of updates and news, often offering samples that he knows will deliver in quality and performance that always end up in my features, kit reviews and round-ups for national and specialised press. He is quick and easy to communicate with, and targets emails and phone calls to me rather than blank mail-shots so I always take note if I hear from him. He's one of my favourite PR professionals in the business."Abi Butcher – Freelance ski and fitness journalist
"I have enjoyed working with Candid Solutions over many years. Simon has been a great PR contact for my outdoors writing/journalism/blogging business. I have always found him to be professional, thoughtful, forward thinking and excellent at the small details. It's such a bonus to find – and work with – a responsive and considerate PR."Fiona Russell – Freelance outdoor journalist and blogger
"I’ve worked with Candid Solutions for several years during which time they have represented HOKA ONE ONE and FALKE Ergonomic Sport System. Given the short lead times we are faced with in producing a weekly magazine, Simon has always been extremely helpful, prompt and efficient in ensuring I have everything required in putting together product features for the publication. I’d have no hesitation in recommending them to any brand wanting effective PR."Paul Freary – Performance products editor, Athletics Weekly
"It has been a pleasure working with Candid Solutions over the years. Simon has always dealt with any requests or queries I have sent him in a professional, engaging and speedy manner."Nicola Iseard – freelance writer and editor of Fall-Line magazine.
"I have worked with Candid Solutions for half a decade and they have always been very professional and very efficient. Simon has a thorough understanding of the editorial process knowing exactly what editors want. As a result he becomes a relied on and go-to source for information and opportunities for gear. I have no hesitancy in recommending him."Daniel Neilson – Freelance outdoor journalist