Staff Directory

 
  Kate Morgan   PRINCIPAL   Kate Morgan , hailing originally from the UK, has a proven track record of developing and executing creative, considered yearly press strategies supporting brands, seasonal product launches and key calendar events.  Kate has created solid relationships in the fashion, beauty and lifestyle arena, managing a large book of contacts with Press, PRs, key social influencers and vast industry professionals in both USA & European markets.  Kate and her team develop and organize the content and special features required to support brand and clients needs, ensuring completion to budget, time and quality; and in-depth knowledge of as well as a keen eye for the beauty industry along with evolving lifestyle trends.   Kate’s early career as a journalist included writing for titles New Woman, Dazed & Confused, Grazia, More! and NO magazine. Kate has also freelanced for FHM and ZOO Magazine as a marketing consultant.  Kate is now based in Los Angeles, with outposts in Los Angeles, New York and London. 

Kate Morgan

PRINCIPAL

Kate Morgan, hailing originally from the UK, has a proven track record of developing and executing creative, considered yearly press strategies supporting brands, seasonal product launches and key calendar events.

Kate has created solid relationships in the fashion, beauty and lifestyle arena, managing a large book of contacts with Press, PRs, key social influencers and vast industry professionals in both USA & European markets.

Kate and her team develop and organize the content and special features required to support brand and clients needs, ensuring completion to budget, time and quality; and in-depth knowledge of as well as a keen eye for the beauty industry along with evolving lifestyle trends. 

Kate’s early career as a journalist included writing for titles New Woman, Dazed & Confused, Grazia, More! and NO magazine. Kate has also freelanced for FHM and ZOO Magazine as a marketing consultant.

Kate is now based in Los Angeles, with outposts in Los Angeles, New York and London. 

  Akhila Jerripothula   PRESS OFFICER  Akhila is the back bone support to your account here at Morgan Publicity! From curating bespoke media pitches, to throwing a ‘sharp dart’ with her media outreach - Akhila has fostered strong relationships in the beauty editorial field.   A ‘one and done’ approach is not Akhila’s style! Akhila’s press wins come from thoughtful outreach methods, which are respected by the media she is in dialogue with day to day. If an editor is working on a beauty roundup story; they often think of Akhila as a go-to resource!  Akhila has held previous posts at Purlisse and Skin PS Brands; working with SLMD Skincare and Dr. Pimple Popper in a Marketing and Communications capacity.

Akhila Jerripothula

PRESS OFFICER

Akhila is the back bone support to your account here at Morgan Publicity! From curating bespoke media pitches, to throwing a ‘sharp dart’ with her media outreach - Akhila has fostered strong relationships in the beauty editorial field. 

A ‘one and done’ approach is not Akhila’s style! Akhila’s press wins come from thoughtful outreach methods, which are respected by the media she is in dialogue with day to day. If an editor is working on a beauty roundup story; they often think of Akhila as a go-to resource!

Akhila has held previous posts at Purlisse and Skin PS Brands; working with SLMD Skincare and Dr. Pimple Popper in a Marketing and Communications capacity.

  Ashley Proud   BROADCAST SPECIALIST  With a background in both film production and broadcast journalism, Ashley Proud has honed a niche specialty in the TV lane. Spending the formative years of her career on the agency side, Ashley developed and lead a team that focused solely on procuring expert-based interviews and key product placement segments on programs including Access Hollywood, E! News, ELLEN, Entertainment Tonight, The View and the TODAY Show. Over the past 8 years, Ashley has had the unique opportunity to work across both beauty and lifestyle brands, affording her the ability to forge solid relationships with a wide net of producers and on-air experts, as demonstrated in her results for BluePrintCleanse, Blushington, Fred Segal, Ken Paves, Ole Henriksen Spa, Redfin, This Works, and Total Beauty.

Ashley Proud

BROADCAST SPECIALIST

With a background in both film production and broadcast journalism, Ashley Proud has honed a niche specialty in the TV lane. Spending the formative years of her career on the agency side, Ashley developed and lead a team that focused solely on procuring expert-based interviews and key product placement segments on programs including Access Hollywood, E! News, ELLEN, Entertainment Tonight, The View and the TODAY Show. Over the past 8 years, Ashley has had the unique opportunity to work across both beauty and lifestyle brands, affording her the ability to forge solid relationships with a wide net of producers and on-air experts, as demonstrated in her results for BluePrintCleanse, Blushington, Fred Segal, Ken Paves, Ole Henriksen Spa, Redfin, This Works, and Total Beauty.

 
  Barbie Simpson   U.K. DIRECTOR  Barbie Simpson is a seasoned PR Professional based in London, heading up our UK operations. Prior to Morgan Publicity, Barbie oversaw PR efforts for The Body Shop and later Selfridges Department Store (voted the World's Number 1 Department Store) Lifestyle and Beauty divisions.

Barbie Simpson

U.K. DIRECTOR

Barbie Simpson is a seasoned PR Professional based in London, heading up our UK operations. Prior to Morgan Publicity, Barbie oversaw PR efforts for The Body Shop and later Selfridges Department Store (voted the World's Number 1 Department Store) Lifestyle and Beauty divisions.

  Emily Erritty   U.K. DIRECTOR  Emily has over 15 years’ experience in brand building and PR. She has a proven track record in delivering on-brand, creative and strategic campaigns across a multitude of media channels. She brings strategic & forward-thinking methods and storytelling techniques that speak directly to the consumer.   Working with some of the world’s biggest brands across beauty including Burberry, HUDA Beauty, Topshop, L’Oreal, Dolce & Gabbana, Liz Earle & Charlotte Tilbury as well as start-up pioneers such as This Works, Artis & Wildsmith.  Emily can tap into the brand magic and bring it to life across all communication streams. Emily knows the right influencers and press to spark conversations and consumer engagement.

Emily Erritty

U.K. DIRECTOR

Emily has over 15 years’ experience in brand building and PR. She has a proven track record in delivering on-brand, creative and strategic campaigns across a multitude of media channels. She brings strategic & forward-thinking methods and storytelling techniques that speak directly to the consumer. 

Working with some of the world’s biggest brands across beauty including Burberry, HUDA Beauty, Topshop, L’Oreal, Dolce & Gabbana, Liz Earle & Charlotte Tilbury as well as start-up pioneers such as This Works, Artis & Wildsmith.  Emily can tap into the brand magic and bring it to life across all communication streams. Emily knows the right influencers and press to spark conversations and consumer engagement.

  Agustin Cruz   CREATIVE STRATEGIST  Agustin is a creative director, destination marketing professional and photographer who has worked with cities like Pasadena and West Hollywood. He has produced activations at Sunset Strip Music Festival, Arroyo Seco Weekend and the Tournament of Roses; and served as a delegate on missions to Mexico and Canada with Visit California. His career began with hotel brands Hilton, SLS, Andaz and Mondrian and went on to work with beauty brands Peace Out Skincare (now a number 1 at Sephora), SkinEscens and Dr. Iris Orbuch.

Agustin Cruz

CREATIVE STRATEGIST

Agustin is a creative director, destination marketing professional and photographer who has worked with cities like Pasadena and West Hollywood. He has produced activations at Sunset Strip Music Festival, Arroyo Seco Weekend and the Tournament of Roses; and served as a delegate on missions to Mexico and Canada with Visit California. His career began with hotel brands Hilton, SLS, Andaz and Mondrian and went on to work with beauty brands Peace Out Skincare (now a number 1 at Sephora), SkinEscens and Dr. Iris Orbuch.

  Jackson Morgan   JUNIOR PUBLICIST  Jack wears many hats at Morgan Publicity, he specializes in making the senior staff swoon with his impressive bubble blowing skills and impeccable knack for storytelling. While he is studying American English, British English and Spanish, he is fluent in gibberish, you'll usually find him around the water cooler recounting headlines from the previous day. Jack began his PR career in utero, upon completion of his first year at the agency, Mr. Morgan will take on his first account without supervision, as well as potty training. In his spare time he enjoys napping, playing with his dog Maggie, and growing his Instagram following ( @jackson_in_la ).

Jackson Morgan

JUNIOR PUBLICIST

Jack wears many hats at Morgan Publicity, he specializes in making the senior staff swoon with his impressive bubble blowing skills and impeccable knack for storytelling. While he is studying American English, British English and Spanish, he is fluent in gibberish, you'll usually find him around the water cooler recounting headlines from the previous day. Jack began his PR career in utero, upon completion of his first year at the agency, Mr. Morgan will take on his first account without supervision, as well as potty training. In his spare time he enjoys napping, playing with his dog Maggie, and growing his Instagram following (@jackson_in_la).