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Tales from Germany: How Fake News Proliferates

by Sabine Hückmann| November 23, 2020

The complex challenge of fake news is recognized in Germany but has yet to be sufficiently addressed. Germany currently enjoys an excellent reputation in the coronavirus pandemic. Who does the world expect to emerge strengthened from this crisis of unprecedented proportions? Germany, as predicted in, inter alia, the New York Times in July 2020. Yet Germany has […]

The Next Chapter: A Case for Stronger Post-Election Communication

The Next Chapter: A Case for Stronger Post-Election Communication

by Tamara Norman and Bill Zucker| November 9, 2020

There’s little doubt that, like many things in politics, different Americans watching Saturday evening’s speeches from President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris had different emotions. But as we turn the corner from an unprecedented moment in our history, communicators have a chance to seize on the tone of the incoming President as they […]

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User-generated Content: 5 “Contexts” to Consider Before Launching Your Next Campaign

by Frederik Tautz| October 14, 2019

The Internet is filled with examples of brands brilliantly engaging with consumers and fans to co-create waves of exciting content and conversations that drive trust and sales. The Internet is also filled with examples of brand campaign calamities completely derailed by user-generated content (UGC). As a communicator, are there steps you can take to protect […]

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A TikTok Primer: What it is and why you should care

by Kate Durkin| August 29, 2019

With 1.2 billion installs globally and over 800 million monthly active users, TikTok is the newest social platform grabbing massive consumer attention – especially among Gen Z, with 80 percent of TikTok’s user base under 34 and 69 percent under 24. The platform growth has been rapid, to say the least, boasting a 275 percent […]

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The Evolution from Student to Specialist

by Ameihia Turingan| August 15, 2019

Joining Ketchum as a Summer Fellow was the perfect way to bridge the gap between the PR concepts I learned in the classroom and their real-world application. Particularly, as a fellow on a communication specialty team, I was afforded the opportunity to hone in on a specific area of expertise and learn how to approach […]

Corporate Communications

Strategic, Digital & Agile: A Leap Forward in Corporate Communications

by Sabine Hückmann| August 6, 2019

I recently took the time to comb through Roland Berger’s 24-page study, Roland Berger Focus, which detailed some of the latest approaches in marketing and larger trends guiding the corporate communications landscape. It’s worth the read. As robust and comprehensive each chapter within the report is, based on our personal experience within the German marketplace […]