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Ketchum Named EMEA Consultancy of the Year and with Its Clients Win 5 EMEA SABRE Awards


Robyn Massey                                                           

BARCELONA, May 31, 2013 – Global public relations agency and leading European communications consultancy, Ketchum was named EMEA Consultancy of the Year and received 5 awards on behalf of its client work at last night’s Holmes Group EMEA SABRE Awards ceremony in Barcelona. This comes on the heels of the firm’s top honors at the Americas SABRE Awards held in New York earlier this month, at which Ketchum took home 12 SABRE Awards (one Diamond, nine Gold and two Silver), more than any other firm.

“The SABRE Awards celebrate PR campaigns that demonstrate the highest levels of creativity, integrity and effectiveness executed across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With these attributes being of such great importance to Ketchum and our clients, we are honored to accept these awards alongside our clients,” said David Gallagher, senior partner and CEO, Europe. “Creativity and measurement have been of great importance to our firm for 90 years and continue to be recognized through the many awards that Ketchum has earned this year.”

Ketchum and its clients won SABRE Awards in the following categories:


"IBM Seen in 3D"
IBM with Ketchum

"Working Together to Make Hair Loss One Less Worry"
Procter & Gamble Pantene Pro-V with Ketchum

"The Perception of Innovations"
German Medical Technology Association with Ketchum Pleon



"KSR 2012: A Year of Growth"

"The Ketchum Leadership Communication Monitor - Making a Lasting Mark on the Global Leadership Debate"

These award wins follow a number of high honors bestowed to Ketchum in the last year. In March 2013, Ketchum won three PRWeek Awards on behalf of its client work. In 2012, Ketchum received the European Excellence Award for Agency of the Year, and Ketchum and IBM took home the Best of Silver Anvil Award for the best campaign of the year. Also in 2012, Ketchum won more Silver Anvils than any other firm.

*Editor’s Note

OneVoice Connect is an alliance of Omnicom Group PR agencies led by Ketchum and Fleishman-Hillard, retained globally by Philips to work on its lighting, consumer lifestyle and healthcare business units. 

About the SABRE Awards

SABRE awards are bestowed annually and are presented for Superior Achievement in Branding and Reputation. Diamond SABREs recognize the increased contribution public relations is making in the C-suite, Gold SABREs recognize the best programs in specific brand-building and reputation management categories, and Silver SABREs focus on superior content creation. The Holmes Group exists to provide competitive insight and intelligence to public relations professionals. Products include consulting services, customized research, industry white papers, a weekly newsletter, The Holmes Report, and a comprehensive website. The Holmes Report is created for public relations professionals and offers industry news articles on new developments in the field and the trends and issues facing public relations professionals today and tomorrow. 

About Ketchum

Ketchum is a leading global communications firm with operations in more than 70 countries across six continents. Named 2012 PR Agency of the Year (PRWeek and European Excellence Awards) and the winner of an unprecedented three consecutive PRWeek Campaign of the Year Awards, Ketchum partners with clients to deliver strategic programming, game-changing creative and measurable results that build brands and reputations. For more information on Ketchum, a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., visit

About Diversified Agency Services

Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) (, manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organisations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries. 

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