NEW YORK, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Karen van Bergen, chief executive officer of Omnicom Public Relations Group, has been named to Advertising Age's 2016 "Women to Watch" list. Van Bergen is one of 23 women honored by the marketing and media trade publication's prestigious annual list, which recognizes the most accomplished women in marketing today.
Van Bergen was appointed chief executive officer of Omnicom Public Relations Group in February. In this role, she oversees 11 public relations and public affairs brands within Omnicom, including FleishmanHillard, Ketchum and Porter Novelli. Prior to that, van Bergen served as CEO of Porter Novelli. Over three years under her leadership, the agency experienced a significant transformation—marked by growth and award-winning work and capped by recognition as a 2014 PRWeek Best Place to Work—a result of van Bergen's steadfast focus on talent.
"I'm honored to be included in such an impressive group of women from across the marketing and media landscape, and I'm particularly proud to see public relations represented in this list," said van Bergen. "This recognition is a testament to the great work of my teams both past and present. I'm fortunate to work alongside so many smart, passionate and dedicated professionals doing such powerful, meaningful work for our clients."
Van Bergen was named a 2016 "Woman of Influence" by the New York Business Journal, 2016 PRWeek PR Professional of the Year (Agency) and included on the PRWeek Power List in 2013, 2014 and 2015. She was inducted into the PRWeek Hall of Femme in 2016 and PR News Hall of Fame in 2015. She is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, The Seminar and is a founding member of Omniwomen, which aims to increase the influence and number of women leaders throughout the Omnicom network. She is a frequent mentor to young professional women.
About Omnicom Public Relations Group
Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top public relations agencies worldwide – FleishmanHillard, Ketchum and Porter Novelli – and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, public health and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies.
About the DAS Group of Companies
The DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), is a global group of marketing services companies. DAS includes over 200 companies in the following marketing disciplines: specialty, PR, healthcare, CRM, events, promotional marketing, branding and research. Operating through a combination of networks and regional organizations, DAS serves international, regional, national and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.
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