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Strong Roots Can Produce Beautiful Leaves

by Alicia Solanki| June 29, 2021

It’s funny how in our industry today, the word on everyone’s lips is “culture.” Having grown up in a multi-generational, moderately religious, bustling Indian household in the Midlands, culture was no stranger in our household. I was always surrounded by colours, smells, textures and stories which were heavily influenced by the vibrancy and mythological origins […]

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Letting Go of Impostor Syndrome 

by Monique Rios| June 2, 2021

Before I started my career at Ketchum, I often experienced the fear of failure and self-doubt that are associated with impostor syndrome. I had several jobs and internships where I felt inadequate. I remember constantly worrying whether I was actually qualified or just lucky. I’d find myself afraid that my managers, colleagues and even friends would […]

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Pride Month 2021: Evolving the Celebration

by Bryan deCastro| May 27, 2021

This June, millions of people will join together for Pride Month 2021, the nation’s largest LGBTQIA+ celebration. Pride Month has traditionally been a time for parades and other events held in support of the LGBTQIA+ community and in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots. This uprising became a tipping point for the emerging gay rights movement […]

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A New Definition of Resilience for Asian American Women

by Bora Lee| May 24, 2021

My grandmother taught me a definition of resilience that’s familiar to many Asian American women. I was five years old and living in Korea. My father had moved to the U.S. to study, my mother had moved into the hospital with my sick brother, and I was being bullied as the new kid in my […]

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George Floyd, One Year Later: Key Communications Considerations

by Ketchum| April 7, 2021

UPDATE—April 16: Each new act of police violence against the Black community now raises the bar exponentially for corporations to evaluate how they will or won’t respond. As if on cue, at the halfway mark of the Chauvin trial, this past week saw three more extraordinarily painful incidents of police violence, two involving Black men […]

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Ketchum’s Women Leaders Raise their Voices for Gender Equity

by Hilary McKean| March 31, 2021

Women’s History Month wraps up today. Like so many of these commemorative moments over the past year, 2021 was a flashpoint for the conversation about change. For the past month, Ketchum has celebrated progress, expressed gratitude for the strong female leaders we partner with, and simultaneously raised our voices around distressing examples of the work […]