Simon Ellis

Co-Founder and Managing Director

I’m a farmer at heart!
Brought up in the idyllic Yorkshire Moors in one of the UK’s largest national parks, I spent most of my youth being very close to nature, on a family farm smallholding milking cows, looking after beef cattle, and working with crops.

Working so closely on the land gave me first-hand knowledge of how we were affecting simple ecosystems by over-farming and how the use of chemicals and drugs were embedded in food production. I became demoralized with the industry and moved to London to seek my fortune (it was the 80’s bear with me!).

Simon Ellis

Co-Founder and Managing Director

I’m a farmer at heart!
Brought up in the idyllic Yorkshire Moors in one of the UK’s largest national parks, I spent most of my youth being very close to nature, on a family farm smallholding milking cows, looking after beef cattle, and working with crops.

Working so closely on the land gave me first-hand knowledge of how we were affecting simple ecosystems by over-farming and how the use of chemicals and drugs were embedded in food production. I became demoralized with the industry and moved to London to seek my fortune (it was the 80’s bear with me!).

About Simon

My big brother is a creative and I followed him into the creative marketing industry and quickly moved up the ranks. I’m no Donald Draper, so it was while working as a Creative Director in FMCG and travel industries I decided that the ‘Mad Men’ style agency life and the large corporate world, as it was at the time, wasn’t for me, I needed to start my own agency.

So that’s how, in the mid-90’s I found myself in a small room above a shop with just a phone, one of the first Apple computers and a desire to make a difference in business. Clockwise Marketing is now a London-based agency with international clients spanning from Medical Tech through to construction, telecoms, utilities and insurance. Our tag line ‘for the Love of Good’ reflects our development as an ethical marketing agency, with good people who produce good work for good clients.

As fate would have it and realizing a career-long dream, we’ve created Planet Marketing, inspired by some of the amazing people within sustainability we have been lucky to collaborate with in recent years. Planet is a marketing agency that will not only have a positive impact on our planet but whose vision is to help like-minded businesses thrive.

Believe in better for your brand.
We do.