Sep 20 2023
How to pitch to the Australian Financial Review Fashion section with Lauren Sams | Ep 82
Lauren Sams is the fashion editor at The Australian Financial Review, where she works across the newspaper, Fin! magazine, The Australian Financial Review Magazine and Life & Leisure. Lauren, much like her readers has grown up with the media. A career that started in the teen and young adult mags, of Cosmo and Elle, writing a snark gossip column a la Perez Hilton, through to maturing with her readers as they grew into AFR consumers, where she now writes about the business of fashion. In this episode, Lauren talks us through the moments where her readers are soaking up her stories, whether it’s the Tuesday morning news articles or the weekend read with a coffee and scrambled eggs. She shares the essential numbers she needs to see to validate a business success story, through to the jittery pre interview nerves she experiences, and her advice to founders on the other side of the interview desk. If you’re planning a media event, Lauren also shares exactly what to not do, and do, to ensure you make the most of media attending. This episode is packed to the rafters for PRs and fashion founders looking to nab a spot in some of Australia's most coveted luxury columns.