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Ketchum – Why Work For Us?

Interested in working at a global agency like no other? Full of smart people who continually astound clients with creativity that produces results. An agency that believes it’s good business to invest in its people.   

Ketchum ranks among the largest and most geographically diverse PR agencies, operating in more than 70 countries with over 2,500 exceptional professionals delivering integrated communications solutions to some of the most prestigious brands in the world.

With more than 90 years of success, we continue to invest in our people, inspire our clients and deliver break through ideas.

But why Ketchum? Any public relations agency can claim to be the best in the business, but few have the award-winning history to back it up. Here are a few example shiny examples of why top talent and clients chose Ketchum:

  • First PR Agency to win a Cannes Lion.
  • Recognized as a Top Place to Work by PRNews for five consecutive years.
  • Winner of more PRSA Silver Anvils than any other agency (150+)
  • Winner of PRWeek’’s (U.S.) Campaign of the Year Award an unprecedented four times.
  • Campaign of the Decade, 2010 – Holmes Report.


 

 

We start conversations, build communities and engage stakeholders—and have a lot of fun doing it. We inspire and empower our people to think about products, companies and challenges in a different way. And we’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world—and how it responds to ideas—through communication and our commitment to CSR.

Are you… creative, analytical, strategic, business savvy, curious and passionate?  If so, then we’ve got an opportunity for you. We are looking for all types of individuals so check out our complete list of opportunities to find the right role for you.

If you’d like to hear more, directly from the source, take a minute to hear what Ketchumites have to say about Ketchum.

At Ketchum, we don’t invest in your job; instead we continually and relentlessly support your career. Whether it’s our off-site Camp Ketchum leadership program, our industry-renowned Ketchum University training curriculum, our community-building Ketchum Social Responsibility initiatives, or our one-of-a-kind Ketchum Global Scholar program that enables staff to travel the world in the spirit of knowledge sharing and global collaboration, we’re proud of our reputation as a firm that offers the best learning and professional development opportunities in the industry. It is crucial to what we do.

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Our dedication to employee learning continues to translate into value for our clients. As account teams servicing and counseling our clients become more refined PR practitioners, they create programs that are increasingly fresh, creative and effective for our clients.

If Ketchum’s culture is continually ranked among the best, it’s because our people are.

Learn more about the career opportunities available at Ketchum.

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  • Ketchum has great people, clients and does great work and works hard to create a warm embracing culture

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    Creative people. Impressive and innnovative clients. Dedication to consistently deliver great work. Innovative and progressive approach to work process. Friendly warm and supportive culture in regional offices.

    Cons

    The financial management and administrative burdens put on to every single employee is over-wheliming. Staff are spending more time managing their time, filling out paper work, cow-towing to Pittsburgh and the fniancial machine than ever before. It is taking a toll on the people and the work.

    Advice to Management

    NY/Pittsburgh MUST simplify, reduce and eliminate some of the financial and administrateive responsibilties of day to day staff. At best it is distracting tehm from their work and career develpment. At worst -- and this is where it is -- it is killing morale and driving good people to other jobs. While you are at it we all need better technology to work with day in and day out -- laptops, smart phones, bandwidth, services.

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Ketchum Awards & Accolades

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Large PR Firm of the Year, PR News, 2010
Top Places to Work in PR, PR News, 2010
Top Places to Work in PR, PR News, 2011
Agency of the Year, PR Week, 2011
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Website www.ketchum.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size Unknown
Founded 1923
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services

Ketchum is one of the world's largest PR firms. The unit of advertising giant Omnicom operates through more than 100 offices spanning nearly 70 countries in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Ketchum operates through five practices: brand marketing, corporate communications, food and nutrition, health care, and technology. The company also has specialty areas devoted to digital, global research, clinical trial recruitment, and change management, while Ketchum Sports & Entertainment unit forges relationships between brands and Hollywood, assists with contract negotiations for... More

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