Managing Director, Smoking Gun PR |
With 20 years Public Relations and communications agency experience, Rick has helped to build and protect the reputations of some of the best known consumer brands around, including Silentnight, Rentalcars.com, Red Bull, Jaguar, Persil, Nissan and The North Face.
A media geek from a young age (he blames his writer Uncle), his career has seen him land front page client coverage in titles as diverse as the Guardian and Daily Star, deliver stunts that have become internationally famous and start Twitter trends from the iPhone invariably glued to his hand.
Ask him about playing beach football in Dubai with Eric Cantona, pitching to Miss Costa Rica in a swimming pool in Miami, retiring Olympic medal winners or swapping shirts with Bear Grylls.Don’t ask him to measure your PR impact via AVE nor about which football players he’s helped keep out of the press.
He co-founded Smoking Gun in 2010 to build a creative agency ruthlessly focused on building irresistible momentum for its clients, underpinned by intelligent measurement.
The approach has seen the agency awarded with PRCA Measurement champion status and won over 50 awards.