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Ketchum Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
1923
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Advertising & Marketing
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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 ... Read more

Mission: Ketchum's vision is to be the most valued agency in the world. We will deliver value and accelerated growth by offering campaign-leading ideas with earned content at the core and communicated across the full PESO (paid, earned, shared, owned) spectrum.

Ketchum Reviews

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    I have been working at Ketchum full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, a real environment of wanting to help co-workers succeed. If you have an interest, I've found that the company is open to helping you pursue that career interest

    Cons

    As with most jobs in PR agencies, there are often conflicting and overlapping deadlines.

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Ketchum Photos

Ketchum photo of: Ketchum- break through
Ketchum photo of: San Francisco team takes a creative coloring break. Lots of creative energy and fun!
Ketchum photo of: 2015 was a fantastic year and we had a blast sharing our #PR moments with everyone. Here are our #2015BestNine
Ketchum photo of: Ketchum Sports and Entertainment colleagues are getting ready for one of the biggest sports weekends of the year: the annual ‪‎Heisman‬ & Wendy's High School Heisman (*client) ceremonies!
Ketchum photo of: The South definitely knows how to have a good time: Our Atlanta colleagues had a blast at their holiday party.
Ketchum photo of: Bring on the #PR! Ketchum is proud to be a premier sponsor for this year's @prsanational #PRSAICON International Conference.
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Ketchum Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Ketchum.

    Interview

    Applicants must participate in an online "gamified" application process. Participants are tasked to answer two prompts, providing creative campaign ideas and then must vote on each other's ideas and comments. "Top gamers" are then selected for interviews. If you want to be selected, the voting portion of the game requires constant management- I was checking the game on my phone and on my laptop during class. After making it to next steps, I had two phone screenings- one with the HR Coordinator and one with the practice team.

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Ketchum Awards & Accolades

  • Large PR Firm of the Year, PR News, 2010
  • Top Places to Work in PR, PR News, 2010
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