Pappzd Magazine launched on 1 March 2011. We are completely self funded and we’ve built our product, brand and audience organically through sheer hard work and bloody mindedness.

We have always been a platform for budding talent in the music, entertainment and arts sectors and now we want to lend a hand in the fashion industry too.

Pappzd has a varied fashion section from covering celebrity outfits in our Hang the Stylist articles, to up-to-date fashion news. Now we want to add another string to our bow with Brand Spotlights, and that’s where you come in.

Brand Spotlights for Fashion Designers

So what is a Brand Spotlight?

A Brand Spotlight is a place where we turn the spotlight away from the celebs, and on to you, the designer. You will get the opportunity to show the world what makes your brand so special and in turn our readers get to know a little bit more about the people behind the brand.

The Brand Spotlight will be a Pappzd article based around specific questions that you will answer on our application form, along with plenty of pictures, after all we all know that’s the best way to sell your product.

There’s no limit to how much you can tell us about your brand, we’re a nosy bunch, and so are our readers; we want to know everything! Your Brand Spotlight can include up to 20 hi-res images of your brand. It can additionally include images of your place of work and your team.

Your brand will occupy the dedicated Brand Spotlight ad space at the top right of all Pappzd pages for one week, and clicking this ad will lead people directly to your brand spotlight page.

After the week, your Brand Spotlight will remain on perpetually, but the dedicated Brand Spotlight ad will change.

What makes it unique?

Pappzd always likes to do things differently, and our Brand Spotlights will be no exception. Readers will have the chance to win merchandise from the brands, raising the profile of the brand and creating a real buzz around it.

We have a young demographic, from 16-29-year-olds, so our focus is always on inspiring the next generation. We will include questions about how you got to where you are, and ask you for some practical tips so our young people know how to get where they want to be.

What’s in it for you?

Exposure on the UK’s hottest urban website, a wider customer base and a chance to show the world what you are really about. It’s easy, it’s cheap and it’s more engaging than just another advert.

What does it cost?

Brand Spotlight costs £1,250. This includes the dedicated ad at the top of the site for one week and your Brand Spotlight article remaining on perpetually.

Just in case you’re wondering how Pappzd will work for you, check out our visitor statistics on our Advertising page.

So what are you waiting for? Apply today.

Personal Details

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Telephone (required)

Brand Information

Your Brand's Name (required)

Name(s) of Founder(s) (required)

Brands Founding Date (required)

Brands Telephone Number (required)

Brands Store or Postal Address (optional)

Brands Web Address (optional)

Brands Facebook Page (optional)

Brands Twitter ID (optional)

Brands Tumblr (optional)

Brands Instagram ID (optional)

Brands Pinterest (optional)

Brand Motto or Ethos

What is the inspiration behind your name?

Tell us about your brand (required)

Where are your designs produced?

How do you produce your designs?

What is your inspiration for your pieces?

What’s your favourite/house piece?

How did you get into the business?

What’s your advice to up and coming designers?

Who typically wears your clothes?

Which UK urban celebrity is your ideal target market?

Tell us something unique/interesting about your brand

Add anything else you want people to know about your brand

What’s next for the brand?

Where can the public buy your clothes?

Upload Your Images

This section allows you to upload all the images we will use for your Brand Spotlight. The only type of image you can upload is JPG. Each image can be a maximum of 1MB

Pictures of the team

Upload pictures of the founders of your brand. Each image file name should match the persons name e.g. Chantelle-Mensah.jpg

Picture of first founder (required)

Picture of second founder (optional)

Picture of third founder (optional)

Picture of fourth founder (optional)

Competition Item

Picture of the item you're giving away for competition (required)

Value of the competition item in £GBP (required)

Gallery Pictures, images of your collection

You must upload a minimum of 6 images for your collection's gallery. The maximum is 20.
Please be sure to rename each file with the item's EXACT name e.g. figure-hugging-blue-cocktail-dress.jpg

Picture of 1st item (required)

Picture of 2nd item (required)

Picture of 3rd item (required)

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Picture of 6th item (required)

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Please check that you have answered all questions fully as it may not be possible to change responses immediately after publishing.

After submitting your application it will be reviewed by our Brand Spotlights team who will then be in contact to advise you whether your application has been successful or not.

After clicking Send please be patient, uploading all your images may take some time

By clicking the send button you accept our terms and conditions.