About me

richard houghtonI spent the first 25 years of my career working in public relations consultancies in the UK and Europe, holding senior management and managing director positions in Fleishman-Hillard, Shandwick, and Ketchum.I also ran my own specialist agency, Carrot Communications for a decade.

I have dealt with a very wide range of management challenges including merging three agencies to create a new firm, divisional and agency turn rounds, and the launch of an agency from scratch.

A columnist for PR Week, I write on the business of public relations in the monthly Agency Doctor column.  A past president of the International Communications Consultants Organisation, I sit on its Board of Management. I am also a former Chairman of the PRCA and currently sit on the PR Council for the association.  I am also an Associate Partner at specialist management consultancy Agency People.