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Kathryn Ellis

Kathryn Ellis BA (hons), MA, MIPA

Associate Professor

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies


Kathryn has over 15 years’ experience in account planning at leading creative agencies including Dare, DLKW and Karmarama. During this time she has worked on campaigns for big brands like Halifax, Morrisons, BBC, Plusnet, Flybe and Thatchers cider.

She still works full time as Associate Director of Strategy at McCann Bristol working across a broad portfolio of clients.

Taught courses

Further information

Teaching experience

Kathryn has taught account management and planning and agency simulation on the advertising and marketing courses at Solent since 2011. She has experience as a dissertation tutor and has mentored many junior staff in industry.

Research interests

Gender and diversity in the advertising workplace

Links between advertising industry and academia


Gold IPA Effectiveness Award Winner

Charles Channon Prize for New Learning – IPA Effectiveness Awards

Euro Effie Finalists

IPA Woman of Tomorrow

WACL Future Leaders Prize

Recent publications

Kathryn is currently working on a journal article for Advertising and Society Quarterly. Her awards case studies for Halifax and Small Luxury Hotels are featured on WARC. She has also had articles, interviews and think pieces in Campaign and Marketing Week.

Work in progress

Article for Advertising and Society Quarterly

UK Effie Case Study