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One Desk’s Journey

by Mike Doyle| June 24, 2020

This week, I have the great honor of becoming CEO of Ketchum—to serve our clients, our people and our connected…

Real Talk, Real People, Real Issues: A Conversation with Activist Corey Rae

by Amanda Gadaleta (she/her/hers)| September 25, 2020

Corey Rae, the world’s first transgender prom queen, recently joined us for a compelling virtual discussion as part of Ketchum’s ongoing internal DE&I series “Real Talk, Real People, Real Issues.” As a woman of trans experience who is now an activist, actress, model, speaker and writer, Corey has found success working with brands, speaking at […]

COVID-19 Widens Tech Gap, Based on Age and Income

by Melissa Kinch and Lisa Sullivan| September 24, 2020

Technology was supposed to be the great equalizer, hurdling societal and economic barriers to level the information playing field for all the world’s citizens. That premise has been in doubt for a while, however. And the global COVID-19 pandemic appears to be exposing ways that technology is deepening, not bridging, our world’s inequity gaps. The […]

Will “This is Paris” Upend the Influence Economy?

by Clare Carluccio| September 23, 2020

Recently, Paris Hilton introduced us all to the real Paris Hilton. The heiress, world-renowned party girl and ditzy blonde we all thought we knew let us all in on the biggest secret of the influence economy: She’s playing a character. In her new feature-length documentary, “This is Paris,” available on YouTube, Hilton turned over control […]

The COVID Vaccine and the Case for Responsible Communications

by Con Franklin| September 22, 2020

The world-renowned Canadian immunologist Professor Sir John Bell has consistently been one of the most informative, illuminating voices in media interviews about the status of research and development toward a mass-scale COVID vaccine. In the face of difficult journalist questions—”Why not sooner?” “Why is it taking so long?”—he has often provided calm, dispassionate explanations around […]

Hispanic, Latino, Latin(x), Spanish: Clarifying Terms for Hispanic Heritage Month

by Giannina Seaman| September 18, 2020

Saludos! For many years I identified as Hispanic, and, as I got older and more informed, I navigated toward now identifying as Latina. My reasons for changing how I identify are part political—regarding the origins of how the term Hispanic came about—and part personal: I am from Latin America—specifically Peru—and found that calling myself Latina […]

Five Trends That Will Define UNGA and Climate Week 2020

by Jonathan Younger and Kenya Alvarado| September 17, 2020

We recently made the case that this year’s historically unique United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and Climate Week—set to kick off later this week—presents a one-of-a-kind opportunity for companies to assess and clarify their purpose strategies and define their roles in the post-COVID global recovery. As a microcosm of the challenges the world is facing […]