Richard Houghton

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Houghton is President of the International Communications Consultancy Organisation[1]. He is also a partner at Carrot Communications (who work out of Grosvenor Gardens), alongside Kate Hartley.

"A former Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the PRCA, Richard has a 22 year track record in public relations and communications consultancy, spanning senior management positions in leading international consultancies, including Shandwick, Fleishman-Hillard and Ketchum and campaigns for BT, Dell, Nokia, Overture and Siemens Mobile.
Richard is the founder of Carrot Communications, which aims to accelerate the reputations of companies in, and associated with, the information technology and internet sectors.
Prior to starting Carrot, he was joint managing director at Ketchum with specific responsibility for b2b and technology clients, including and Nokia. Chief Executive, Corporate, Broadcast and Travel & Leisure at Shandwick International, and Director & Senior Vice President, Fleishman-Hillard."[2]


Richard blogs on both Twitter[3] and A Close Second.[4]


  1. LinkedIn, Richard Houghton, acessed 29 Jan 2010
  2. Carrot Communications, Richard Houghton, accessed 29 Jan 2010
  3. Twitter, Richard Houghton, accesed 29 Jan 2010
  4. A Close Second, Richard Houghton, accesed 29 Jan 2010