Why Red Lemon?

Client References:


We cannot rate Red Lemon PR highly enough. The great exposure we have achieved due to Red Lemon PR, in such a short period of time, has been truly remarkable. We simply would not have been able to access such high profile media without them.

On a personal level, Sarah and all the team at Red Lemon are well spoken, thoroughly professional and very well connected within their industry. They are always prompt with communication and always available to speak with.

What’s more and a real bonus is that they have understood our company and our client base, which is vitally important. Originally a sceptic of the importance of using a PR company, I now believe that it is an integral part of any forward thinking tourism business, and use Red Lemon PR, they deliver.
Tom Turney
Founder and Managing Director of Tom’s Eco Lodge

As a young company, The Weekenders has really benefitted from Sarah’s enthusiasm, energy, experience and extensive knowledge of the travel industry. Above all, she is passionate about the products she represents. I    thoroughly recommend Red Lemon PR.
Kate Chapell
Editor & founder of theweekenders.co.uk

I have always found RED LEMON PR to be knowledgeable about the Pays de la Loire and I find the press information that they share with me often gives me ideas for stories and blogs. Their cooperation is much appreciated.
Samantha Taylor
Consultante en Communications, France

Journalist References:


As a one-stop Pays de la Loire and Loire Valley contact, Red Lemon is absolutely invaluable. The company is excellent at getting relevant information out (thus inspiring articles) and, as importantly, at reacting to requests from journalists who may not know their way through the maze of various Loire Valley tourist bodies. Red Lemon’s handling of my trip last year to cover the Loire cycle-way was in every way exemplary – handled with speed, efficiency and, not least, good humour. Journalists’ nature being what it is (ie. essentially idle), it is no exaggeration to say that having a company like Red Lemon to do the ground work inclines one to do stories about regions they represent. This is not fair, but it is true.
Anthony Peregrine
Travel Writer, The Sunday Times

On my recent visit to Nantes organised by Sarah Manser of Red Lemon PR I am pleased to report that the trip was imaginatively conceived and impressively organised. In my relatively short stay thanks to careful planning I was able to visit all of the city’s major attractions. I am now working on a highly enthusiastic feature which will run in the next few weeks.
Frank Barrett
Travel Editor, The Mail on Sunday

I had the pleasure of working with Sarah and the Red Lemon PR team when I went to Nantes to write a travel feature for Condé Nast Traveller (my trip was in March 2012, the article was published January 2013). The original idea for the piece was seeded by the information Sarah sent me about Nantes and its arts scene, and the access to some of the city’s key figures that she was able to guarantee. In the run-up to the trip I was given detailed information and, along with the Nantes tourism team, she devised a comprehensive itinerary for the trip. Once there, the on-the-ground support was extremely well organised. Overall, a very fulfilling experience!
Rick Jordan
Condé Nast Traveller magazine

I have had the great pleasure of knowing and working with the RED LEMON PR team for nearly 10 years and cannot recommend them highly enough. Their knowledge, honesty, creativity and efficiency is exceptional within the industry, and my team and I immensely enjoy working with them.

It most also be noted that RED LEMON PR are tireless and exemplary ambassadors for their clients, in particular the Pays de la Loire, for which their knowledge is unrivalled.
Lisa Minot
Travel Editor, The Sun

I have worked with Red Lemon PR on a number of occasions when the team has helped organise press trips to various destinations that I have been commissioned to write about. Most recently, Sarah Manser and her colleagues organised a trip for myself and my family to Le Mans in France. The visit was meticulously organised and included some fascinating places that we would never have known about and really shed a new light on this beautiful city.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Red Lemon – dealing with Sarah was a pleasant experience and we felt she really understood our brief.

I would also like to add that, unlike many other PR companies, I found she dealt with inquiries from us about our trip very quickly and effectively.
Dinah Hatch
Travel journalist writing for a variety of titles including The Sun, The Mail, The Telegraph, Travel Weekly, The Business Travel Magazine & travel web content contributor for Frommers Unlimited and Propellernet.

Just a quick but very appreciative note to thank you for getting back to me so quickly with the information I needed from Pays de la Loire this week.  Don’t know whether I’ve said this before (if not, I should have done!), but it’s always a pleasure to work with you – you understand exactly what I need and never fail to deliver promptly.  Sadly, it’s a rare thing with PRs nowadays.
Gillian Thornton
Freelance writer on France for the Daily MAIL, FRANCE, French Entrée & Destination France magazines and websites

I’ve worked with Sarah Manser for many years and always found her to be helpful, well-informed, full of ideas and swift to reply to enquiries. Red Lemon is a pro-active agency which has retained the personal touch and I have no hesitation in recommending it.
Julia Brookes
The Times

I have written various articles about cycling in France published in The Sun’s travel section, two of them after press trips organised by Red Lemon PR, most recently about Loire A Velo. I can recommend Sarah Manser most highly. She is charming, friendly and straightforward to deal with – and a brilliant organiser who knows what newspapers want.
Mark Willey
The Sun

Sarah Manser and Red Lemon PR organised for me a hugely-enjoyable, bespoke visit to Nantes and the Western Loire which was the most productive holiday trip I have ever undertaken in 35 years working for UK National Newspapers.

The project worked because Sarah, liaising closely with her French Tourist Office colleagues, was willing to take the time and trouble to tailor the trip to my individual requirements. The result was two pieces in the Daily Mirror – one a two-page spread – and a third piece in the Sun. I have also been on a separate group trip to France organised by Sarah which was fun, interesting and successful.

It is a pleasure working with Sarah on French holiday assignments and I look forward to doing so again
Rob Chaytor
Freelance for the Daily Mirror & The Sun

I have known Sarah Manser and worked with her for around 15 years, and she is always extremely professional, friendly and efficient. She can be relied on to provide appropriate information and assistance to journalists on time. Moreover, she regularly ensures that journalists are kept up to date with her clients’ activities and promotions. I have also had the pleasure of going on press trips organised Sarah and can vouch for the fact that her organisation is impeccable.
Carmen Konopka
Editor, Destination France

As Editor of FRANCE Magazine, Britain and North America’s best-selling magazine about France, I am confident in recommending RED LEMON PR as the UK Representative of Pays de la Loire CRT. I enjoy working with Sarah Manser and her team, and have done so for the last five years, and I believe that we’ve achieved some great articles for the magazine as a result.
Carolyn Boyd
Editor, FRANCE Magazine

Red Lemon PR set up an excellent trip to Nantes for me last year, which resulted in a full-page feature in the Independent on Sunday. I found Sarah and her team to be efficient in making the arrangements but also creative in their ideas about what might appeal to the readers of our papers and best showcase the city, which ensured I could make the most of the opportunity.

Thanks to their efforts, I was able to turn out an interesting and well-researched feature that was well received. I would have no hesitation in working with Red Lemon PR in the future.
Kate Simon
Travel Correspondent, The Independent and Independent on Sunday

Like many travel writers in the UK, we have worked with Red Lemon PR for many years. They have always held prestigious accounts, especially in London and France, markets that they know well. More importantly, Sarah Manser really knows the top British travel editors on a personal level, as well as the leading writers and tour operators that specialise in France.

As journalists ourselves we need answers and we need help. Of course, as freelance writers we have to jump when editors ask us to jump…and thankfully, Sarah and her team are always swift to reply, and are understanding when help is required.

The British love to travel, and most likely have a greater range and variety of choices than any other country on earth. It is very, very competitive over here.

For the past several years, Red Lemon have promoted the variety that the different départements of the Pays de la Loire offers, using not only their enthusiasm and their expertise, but also their imagination and creativity.

Most of all, they believe in the quality of their products.
Paul Wade and Kathy Arnold
Freelance writers and broadcasters
Members, British Guild of Travel Writers

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