Love was in the air as we kicked off 2022 with our Valentine’s Day Power Pitching Event!

28th January, 2022

There’s only a few days left of January and what a busy time it has been! We hope everyone has had a productive month and is ready to take on everything 2022 has to offer - we certainly are!

Here at CIJ Group, we hosted our first Power Pitching event of the year on January 13th, themed all around Valentine’s Day, and WOW what an event it was! 

We had a stellar line up of 9 brands across a wide variety of gifting categories such as hampers, beauty, food, drinks, books and jewellery. This ensured journalists were treated to a fabulous mix of products being showcased, catering for all different types of gift guides this Valentine’s Day…."What to get your girlfriend who has everything?" This event covered it all! 

The brilliant brands we had in attendance were, Moonpig, Laithwaites, Merci Maman, Pasqua Wines,, Prezzybox, Wonderbly, Kocktail, and Glamoriser

In total, we had 32 journalists in attendance from top ABC publications. We were delighted to welcome our media friends from the likes of Stylist, The Sun, Steph’s Packed Lunch, Metro, News UK, ITV Lorraine, Good Housekeeping, Hello!, Daily Mail, Reader’s Digest, PA Media, Fabulous, and many more! 

The energy at the event was on point and we loved it! It wasn't just us who thought this event was a wonderful way to kick off the year… the feedback from the brands and journalists alike was pretty spectacular! But don’t just take our word for it…

Metro- “Thoroughly enjoyed the Valentine's Day pitch - a great selection of clients and products and a really useful hour. My favourite Power Pitch to date.”

Reader’s Digest- “What a brilliant event! One of my favourite CIJ power pitching sessions yet. Great brands, who felt very well prepared and a range of very appropriate brands for our gift guide. This has saved me a lot of work, thank you!”

Laithwaites Wine- “This was the first Power Pitching event we had attended and it was brilliant. We will be doing more of these in the future”

We had the pleasure of working with Arena Flowers as our event partner, who sent each journalist a beautiful bouquet of flowers, specially curated for Valentine’s Day, ahead of the event. It was the perfect way to get everybody into the spirit of the event! 

Interested in hearing about what’s coming up next in the Power Pitching calendar and how to get involved? 

Get in touch with Erin at for more information.

Team CIJ