Ketchum author Jon Stone

Vice President, Ketchum

Jon Stone is a seasoned public relations professional who leads teams across sectors including gaming and esports, enterprise technology, financial services, professional consulting services and medical devices. He has in-depth experience guiding communications programs that drive earned media, new business, positive thought leadership and elevated industry positioning for his clients. In addition to deep traditional media expertise, Jon also has background in driving social media campaigns, event planning and business and blog writing.

Jon specializes in the intersection of gaming culture, esports, mainstream sponsorships and the media and influencer landscape, working with top-tier media outlets to secure coverage for his clients.

Jon holds a BBA in Marketing from The George Washington University and currently resides in Dallas, TX.

Posts: Jon Stone

Gaming Exploded in 2020—and the Trend Will Continue in 2021

Gaming Exploded in 2020—and the Trend Will Continue in 2021

by Jon Stone and Nashanta Williams | December 16, 2020

One bright spot of 2020 has been the rise of gaming as a way to connect and unwind during these massively trying times. This year’s activations and events brought in some of the highest recorded ad revenue and set records for viewership, cementing gaming’s status at the pinnacle of the entertainment industry. Ketchum’s own research […]

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In-Game Leaders 2019: Esports is More Than Just Playing Games

by Jon Stone | August 7, 2019

This weekend I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel at the inaugural In-Game Leaders Esports Summit (IGL) at Texas’ Esports Stadium Arlington, the largest dedicated esports facility in North America. The IGL Summit brought together all sections of the esports ecosystem for a day of networking, education and inspiration. For a panel focused […]