Ellen Blattel CEO
Public relations has been Ellen’s passion for more than 25 years. A doyenne of the industry, she is one of the first media relations specialists to represent law and other professional service firms and is recognized as a trailblazer in the field. Her career started at a local Bay Area public relations agency where she found her calling running the firm’s professional services division.
Her move to launch her own business was the natural next step. Galvanized by the desire to create a firm that reflected her service philosophy and fervor for the PR business, Ellen opened Blattel Communications’ doors in 1990. She has grown the company to include a client roster of diverse professional service companies throughout the country. In addition to spearheading the agency’s business development efforts, Ellen is the dynamo behind its renowned crisis communications and prevention program. She also is the media coach extraordinaire, helping even the most uncomfortable clients learn to be at ease with reporters. For Ellen, there’s nothing more rewarding than counseling clients on how to best position themselves in the marketplace and then experiencing, alongside them, the positive results.
Philosophy: To be laser focused on our clients’ goals and develop communications programs to support their objectives. By staying on top of our clients’ industries, knowing our niche inside and out and constantly striving for excellence, we are able to deliver results that make a difference. I am proud to say that this approach has led to a number of long-term business and personal relationships.
In the Office
Ellen takes our clients’ best interests personally and is most rewarded when she can see a direct correlation between Blattel Communications’ services and new business. She relishes the excitement of meeting with new clients and, in turn, inspiring them about what our agency can do for their businesses. An in-demand speaker on a number of diverse communications topics, Ellen has presented to a range of legal and business organizations, including the Public Relations Society of America, Bar Association of San Francisco, State Bar of California, American Inns of Court, and the Legal Marketing Association.
Away From the Office
A devoted mother to her cats Belvedere (“BV”) and Guinevere (“Guinee”), which she rescued, Ellen has a special place in her heart for all animals and living creatures. Her love of animals and passion for traveling most recently brought her to Africa where she was able to fulfill her lifelong dream of seeing wild animals, lions in particular, up close. Ellen and her husband have traveled the globe and plan to one day visit all seven continents. In addition to indulging her passion for animals and traveling, she spends time hiking, scuba diving, cooking and gardening.