Ketchum – Why Work For Us?

Ketchum - Ketchum - United States

Thanks for taking a look at Ketchum. We’re an innovative communications firm that ranks among the largest global public relations agencies (2,300+ employees), operating in more than 65 countries.

Any public relations agency can claim to be the best in the business, but few compile the award-winning history to back it up. Here are a few examples of awards we’ve recently won:

  • Winner of more Silver Anvils than any other agency - awarded by the industry’s largest professional organization, the Public Relations Society of America.  
  • Winner of PRWeek’’s (U.S.) Campaign of the Year Award for an unprecedented three years in a row.
  • Recipient of International Consultancy of the Year at the PRWeek (U.K.) Awards.
  • Campaign of the Decade, 2010 – Holmes Report.
  • Ketchum was ranked 2nd in the 2011 Sociagility social media report.


We often get asked by clients and prospects about what sets us apart. In fact, that may be the toughest question in the business. Maybe the best way to answer is through the results of extensive surveys we conduct with clients and staff about what attracts them to Ketchum and why they stay with us.

“Ketchum is a collegial work environment with high standards/values;”

“I love the people I work with and I love the atmosphere/culture;”

“I like the people, I support the agency's mission, and I got my start here and hope to spend much of my career here.”

In addition, many of Ketchum’s “boomerangs” have said of their return to Ketchum, “It feels like coming home.”


Ketchum people aren’t standard PR agency “types.” They’re uncommonly curious, smart and passionate about what they do. They like a good challenge, but they like to challenge conventional thinking even more. It’s what makes them the kind of people clients trust with some of the best known brands in the world, and what makes Ketchum a special place to work.


Ketchum prides itself on its reputation for providing the best learning opportunities in the industry. Opportunities for learning and professional development have always been crucial to Ketchum -- learning is at the core of our work.

Ketchum’s 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. We believe that employee learning is an investment worth making, and we continue to raise the bar we have set as the industry leader in this category.

Ketchum Reviews

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113 Reviews
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Ketchum CEO Rob Flaherty
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    Creative and smart people

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    Collaborative culture that celebrates good ideas
    Strong talent
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    Often difficult to achieve good balance given high demands of job (dependent on level)

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    The majority of employees are over achieving high performers. The agency would be well served to actively promote healthy lifestyles and better work life balance to help decrease burnout (which is a real issue).

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Ketchum Interviews

Updated Jan 15, 2015
Updated Jan 15, 2015

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ketchum.

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    Applied through company website, recieved an email about interviewing a week later, intervied the following week, heard back 2/3 weeks later but was in contact until the decision was made.

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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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Additional Info

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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