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Ray started at Ketchum in 1983, was appointed CEO in 2000, and became its Chairman in 2012. During his tenure, he has overseen the expansion of the firm’s global client-service footprint, as well as the broadening and deepening of Ketchum’s offerings. He actively counsels clients, has been included in PRWeek’s Power List and serves in leadership positions across the industry.

PR at the Speed of Light (Video)

by Ray Kotcher| November 13, 2014

Last night, I had the privilege of accepting the Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Institute for Public Relations. I was honored to have my friends, family and esteemed colleagues join me at the Yale Club for the event. I’m told that Alexander Hamilton, the award’s namesake, once said, “Those who stand for […]

Ketchum Lost a Dear Friend on Monday Night. I did, Too.

by Ray Kotcher| June 4, 2014

Larry Werner led Ketchum’s office in Pittsburgh – the city where our agency was founded – from 1985 to 1999. Our office in the city he loved so much, thrived under his leadership and as Tuesday morning’s Pittsburgh Business Times reported, “he built a powerhouse business and a staff that went on to seed the […]

Ketchum Leadership Change

by Ray Kotcher| June 26, 2012

On July 1, Rob Flaherty, currently Senior Partner and President, will assume the role of CEO of Ketchum and I will become Chairman. I am certain that our clients, our employees and the industry will greet this news with great enthusiasm. The two of us have had the great pleasure of working together for more […]

Ketchum Named Agency of the Year

by Ray Kotcher| March 12, 2012

Not a day goes by that I’m not proud to work at Ketchum, but last week that pride was taken to a whole new level. Being named PRWeek’s Agency of the Year by the industry and its professionals is an extraordinary validation of the work that our 2,500 employees do each day.  It demonstrates an […]

12 Trends for 2012

by Ray Kotcher| January 17, 2012

At the beginning of each New Year, I enjoy in pausing for just a moment to reflect on the year past and consider the possibilities that lie ahead. I am energized by the relevance of public relations to the marketing mix and at the corporate level, and by the increased sophistication of our discipline. While […]

Camp Ketchum Begins

by Ray Kotcher| July 20, 2011

It was back in the summer of 1986 that Ketchum first brought to life a camp experience for promising up-and-coming employees as a way to build an esprit de corps among this group of Ketchum future leaders – helping them develop as leaders as well as learn about Ketchum methodologies and all we have to […]