PRCA head of comms, Richard Ellis leaves to open Aardvark Communications


By Stephen Lepitak, -

April 2, 2012 | 1 min read

Richard Ellis, head of communications of the PRCA, has left the membership organisation to begin his own business, with Katherine Barney, media officer at Westminster City Council joining in his place.

Ellis, who has headed up the communications for the PR membership body for almost five years, has begun is own agency, Aardvark Communications, which will be a member of the PRCA.

The agency will specialise in working alongside professional service companies and trade associations.

He already has two clients, promoting the new Timmy Tickle app, aimed by 2-4 year-olds, as the second version is launched by Harriet Pellereau (sister of last year’s winner of The Apprentice, Tom Pellereau.)

He will also work with social enterprise and entrepreneur business Advantage 42.

”I have been writing about how to run agencies for five years. Now it’s time to do it myself,” Ellis explained to The Drum. “It’s been fantastic seeing the PRCA grow so far and successfully. Hopefully I will be able to see similar things happen with Aardvark.”


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