I'm a dad of two, one seven year old (Maia) and one two year old (Noah).
In March 2013 I co-founded blogger outreach service bloggabase
. After a stint working away from my family at Frank PR, I left to go freelance and spend more time working on bloggabase.
I started my career in PR working for 10 Yetis PR Agency
. Before falling into PR, as many of us seem to, I worked in fitness.
When at 10 Yetis, I came up with The CRAPPs - the Communicate Relations Awards for PR Professionals. It was basically a fun way for us to look at the issue of media relations. The font of all near-knowledge Wikipedia can tell you more about it here
I live in Gloucester but often split my time between home and London. I like to think I mask the accent well. (I don't). I'm @RichLeighPR
I started PRexamples.com
on Twitter) in January 2012. It is a site dedicated to the best in up-to-date PR stunts and campaigns. More than 200 students and marketing professionals are signed up to contribute. It is now the UK's most popular independent PR blog.
In August 2014 I launched client - marketer matchmaking service www.findmeamarketer.com. Marketers from more than 20 countries have signed up to be found by clients searching for the right fit.
I wrote a column for industry site PRmoment.com (here's the archive
) for 2 and a half years, looking at the best and worst of PR each week.
I'm also a former personal trainer and dad to a couple of little ones.