Represent welcomes Ellis Allan as PR & Digital Account Manager
We are delighted to welcome Ellis Allan into the role of PR & Digital Account Manager at Represent to assist in the management of our growing client list and support our ambitious growth in 2019.
Bringing a wealth of knowledge about the food, drink and agriculture landscape, Ellis has previously held roles at membership organisation, Scotland Food & Drink and Perth-based marketing agency, Volpa.
Experienced in crafting and delivering creative digital, PR and event communications campaigns, Ellis will be responsible for managing a range of clients, including the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, Royal Highland Show and SCIS.
How did you end up working at Represent?
If we go right back, I actually applied to study PR, Communications and Advertising at University and then decided against going at the last minute. A couple of years Iater and I decided to go study Business Management and found myself gravitating towards marketing.
I graduated and got a job as an Office Adminstator at a PR & Marketing agency and worked my way up to an Account Executive. After a short stint working in an in-house comms team, I found myself here and the rest, as they say, is history!
What are you looking forward to most about working at Represent?
The thing I’m looking forward to most has to be the people. Represent have some fantastic clients and the team are all incredibly talented. I love how fast-paced it is and how great it feels when you get results. We consume so much information on a daily basis and I love that I play a part in what people spend their time reading, watching or getting engaged with.
I’m sure there will plenty of fun and laughter along the way too!
What would you say has been your career highlight?
One of my favourite campaigns I’ve ever worked on was for a charity called The Archie Foundation, who created an art trail called Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail across Dundee to raise money for a new children’s twin-operating theatre at Ninewells hospital. We worked on the project from the very beginning and it was so great to see it come to fruition and capture the hearts of the local community.
At the end of the campaign, the 70 quirky Oor Wullie statues were auctioned off and raised an incredible £883,000. It’s something I’m incredibly proud to have been a part of.
What was the last book you read?
This year I challenged myself to read one book a month and (thanks to a lazy summer holiday where I read an impressive nine!) I’m smashing my target. The last book I read was This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay, which was an enlightening insight into a profession I know very little about and told in a really humorous way.
What do you get up to when you’re not in the office?
I’ve become quite a foodie so I love trying out new places for dinner with friends. Visits back to my parents to see my dog, Ruby, are also a must! I also love to travel and visit new places – I’ve got a list as long as my arm of places I want to visit and an impatience to see them all now!