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TSF 35: Katie Phillips – Publicist

Katie Phillips set up entertainment PR agency KPPR  in March 2011. Their roster of clients include comedians Ricky Gervais, Omid Djalili and Julian Clary; presenters Zoe Ball, Larry Lamb as well as brands such as Radio Times, Benefit & Vimeo. KPPR provide straight-talking, effective PR supported by great ideas. Their office is based in Great Western Studios in Westbourne Park.
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 If you had a 25th hour each day, what would you do?
Yoga

Essential store cupboard ingredients?
Coconut Oil, Lentils, Chickpeas.

When you have a daily work slump, how do you snap out of it – tips?
Take my dog for a walk to get some fresh air.

If I didn’t do what I do… I would love to be a….?
Gardener in Regents Park or a Dog Walker(!)

Favourite Brunch joint?
Clifton Nurseries in Little Venice, Soho House in NYC.

Recently discovered restaurant?
Poland Street Social Eating House.

Favourite Shops?
Liberty & Anthropologie.

Favourite Hotel?
Any of The Firmdale Hotels or Limewood in the New Forest.

Wish-list trip of destinations?
Istanbul, Berlin, Safari in Africa.

How can women help each other in the work place?
Share ideas openly and honestly, collaborate and support each other.

What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
Performer or Child Psychotherapist.

What lessons has your work life taught you?
With every challenge comes an opportunity.

Music I’m listening to?
Flight Facilities.

What are your staple wardrobe brands?
Gerard Darel for coats, J Crew for T Shirts & jumpers, Acne for Jeans, Onzie for workout gear.

What’s a new skill or hobby you would like to take up and why?
Tennis, hitting things is a good stress reliever.

What’s your favourite place in the world and why?
I love the New Forest. It feels a million miles from city life and you are never far from a horse, donkey or cow just roaming the country roads.

What’s your fail-safe impressive dinner menu?
Ottolenghi’s fennel, lemon and orange roast chicken.

Are you used to early starts and is it a struggle?
Yes, I am up early to take the dog out and it’s the best reason to get out of bed. Nothing beats fresh air and a walk first thing in the morning.

What’s the biggest challenge your industry faces?
Social Media – everyone is a journalist nowadays; and social media isn’t always a good or true reflection of fact or opinion.

Has anyone left you star struck?
Nelson Mandela