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Barri Rafferty is Ketchum’s former CEO and current head of communications at Wells Fargo.

WEF: The Automation Transformation

by Barri Rafferty| January 26, 2018

If you’ve read this blog before, you will have heard me talk about the impact of A.I. Unsurprisingly, A.I. remains one of the biggest topics of conversation at the World Economic Forum this year. But what has struck me is a recurring theme of transformation. A.I. is no longer something for the tech industry to consider – […]

WEF: Creating a Culture of Care

by Barri Rafferty| January 24, 2018

With the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Annual Meeting now in full swing, I noticed a common thread emerge through a number of meetings and sessions: a focus on building inclusive work environments that foster a caring culture. I had the pleasure of serving on a panel on that very topic at the Equality Lounge with a group […]

Why WEF Matters: In Your Own Words

by Barri Rafferty| January 22, 2018

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, begins tomorrow. Davos is an intense week, with seemingly more events and discussions taking place this year than ever before, on the most important business, political, environmental, and societal issues impacting the world today.

What an African Safari Can Teach You About Client Service

by Barri Rafferty| January 10, 2018

I began the year thinking a lot about client service, but little did I know that a safari in Tanzania would further reinforce and expand upon those beliefs. I can’t say that I’ve ever taken a trip, personal or professional, that has made me reflect on what turns out to be innumerable parallels between providing […]

How Will We Better Serve Each Other in 2018?

by Barri Rafferty| January 2, 2018

Today is my first day as CEO of Ketchum, and I’m incredibly excited to take on this role. It’s an honor to lead Ketchum. It’s a special agency and a place I have chosen to work for more than 20 years. Our talent continually drives me to be the best leader I can be, and […]