Ketchum Named Agency of the Year

March 12, 2012

Not a day goes by that I’m not proud to work at Ketchum, but last week that pride was taken to a whole new level. Being named PRWeek’s Agency of the Year by the industry and its professionals is an extraordinary validation of the work that our 2,500 employees do each day.  It demonstrates an appreciation of our teamwork and collaborative culture. It recognizes our incredible clients who place their trust in us to excel on their behalf.

In their award commentary, PRWeek cited several reasons for our recognition, including our client retention rates, “impressive” new business wins, commitment to creativity and career development, and pro bono work.

What strikes me is that each of these factors reflects the work and dedication from our people across our entire network.  Each one of our employees, regardless of location or discipline, can feel proud that they contributed to Ketchum being named Agency of the Year.

Those of us in the agency business know that this moment is a point along the way in a journey. It is a journey of challenging and fulfilling work with a singular focus on client service that delivers great results. Thank you to our people and our clients for taking this journey together.

Ray started at Ketchum in 1983, was appointed CEO in 2000, and became its Chairman in 2012. During his tenure, he has overseen the expansion of the firm’s global client-service footprint, as well as the broadening and deepening of Ketchum’s offerings. He actively counsels clients, has been included in PRWeek’s Power List and serves in leadership positions across the industry.