Today is an exciting day for all the colleagues at Ketchum, for our clients and also for our industry. Today, we named Barri Rafferty Chief Executive Officer at Ketchum, effective January 1, with me continuing as Chairman.
A few years ago during a phone conversation with a work colleague, we started discussing another employee and found ourselves zeroing in on one aspect of their work that was less than satisfactory without giving energy to the many positive attributes and immense value the person brought to the organization. Fortunately my colleague hit pause […]
This has been a bad year for natural disasters. In fact, 2017 is tied with 2011 for the most billion-dollar disasters.  Without even counting Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, or the California fires, the U.S. has sustained 218-plus weather and climate disasters since 1980, totaling more than $1.2 trillion in recovery costs. When coupled […]
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – The Talmud It was with this quote that I began a fascinating discussion with neuroscientist, author and professor Tali Sharot. In this era of technology-fueled confirmation bias, particularly how the proliferation of alternative facts shape our decision-making process, I was interested […]
If you’ve read any trade publications, or have been in planning meetings recently, you’ve probably heard the term “micro-influencer” come up more than a few times. You might be thinking, “Is this a new type of influencer that I missed?” The answer is no. If you’ve run an influencer campaign in the last five years, […]