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Show Up. Stand Up. Why Values-Based Leadership is the New Normal

Show Up. Stand Up. Why Values-Based Leadership is the New Normal

by Mike Doyle| November 9, 2021

Looking at the year ahead and the powerful mix of opportunities and obstacles, the real new normal is that there isn’t one. How we as marketers and communications professionals tell our brand stories and showcase values-based leadership is more important than ever.   During AMA’s Coffee Break series, two leaders at Ketchum and I took time […]

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Remembering 9/11

by Michael O'Brien| September 10, 2021

If you’re old enough to have experienced, directly or indirectly, the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, you may have been asked over the years “Where were you on 9/11?” For people in New York, Washington D.C. or rural Pennsylvania, that question has a singular resonance. In my case, the answer is simple: “At Ketchum.” Where else would […]

Sports Marketing Lessons from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Sports Marketing Lessons from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

by Elisabeth McClure| August 17, 2021

Despite public concerns and skepticism in the lead up to Tokyo 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Olympic Games successfully concluded earlier this week in front of a nearly empty stadium. Typically a celebration of sport and culture attracting millions of fans from around the world, this year’s Games were postponed by a year, held […]

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Ketchum’s Secret Superpower: Empathy

by Michael O'Brien| July 19, 2021

I have always taken great pride in being a part of the Ketchum family, but never more than the last year. As an agency, we have truly lived our purpose, showing up for each other and our clients to do work that truly matters. The effort, resilience and care Ketchum people displayed daily was inspiring, […]

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A Few Final Pearls for Life and Career

by Rob Flaherty| June 15, 2021

Over the course of my life and career, I’ve gathered many pearls of wisdom from the brilliant colleagues, clients and thought leaders I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and learning from. On my last official day of work before retirement, I’d like to share a few in the hopes that they help guide new and […]

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Achieving Our Full Potential in the Public Relations Field

by Rob Flaherty| May 21, 2021

As I approach retirement in three weeks, I think about the progress the public relations field has made in 40 years. Four decades ago, our industry had already branched out from a singular focus on media relations, but it was still dominated by media relations — specifically, relations between our clients and mass media. We […]