NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading public relations agency Ketchum was honored as the 2010 Large Firm of the Year at PR News' annual Platinum PR Awards luncheon, held Tuesday in New York City. The agency also was acclaimed as one of the 17 top agencies and corporations named to the PR News "Top Places to Work in PR" list.
"Being recognized as Firm of the Year is really a measure of the talent of our colleagues, the value we deliver to clients and the strength of our partnership with them," said Raymond L. Kotcher, senior partner and CEO. "It is wonderful to see the dedication of our worldwide team, our commitment to measurement, and the great creative power of this agency continue to earn us recognition across the globe. Our clients and colleagues are true industry leaders, and these awards are shared – and earned – by all of them. As we win this award, we redouble our commitment to producing the best work and continue to earn the distinction as a top place to work in PR."
Of Ketchum's Large Firm of the Year win, PR News noted, "Bolstered by one of the biggest PR agency mergers in history, Ketchum achieved unprecedented, double-digit top-line growth in 2009, as well as record revenue growth in terms of percentage and actual dollars."
Regarding the Top Places to Work in PR honor, PR News wrote of the agency's Ketchum University and Ketchum Pleon University: "The professional training programs share a tagline: 'Making the Best Better.' With a mission like that it is clear how dedicated Ketchum is to supporting long-term learning and development for its employees."
Earlier in the year, Ketchum was honored at the North American SABRE Awards as the Holmes Group's Large PR Agency of the Year and was given the honorable mention designation for Large Agency of the Year at the 2010 PRWeek Awards.
PR News' Platinum PR Awards salute the year's most outstanding communications initiatives and programs in the highly competitive and dynamic PR arena. The coveted awards set the industry benchmark for excellence across all areas of PR.
A communications innovator, Ketchum ranks among the largest global public relations agencies, operating in more than 50 countries. With five global practices – Brand Marketing, Corporate, Healthcare, Food & Nutrition, and Technology – and specialty capabilities that include Access Communications (high- and consumer-tech PR), Concentric Communications (experiential marketing, events and meetings), MMG (clinical trial recruitment), Ketchum Global Research Network, Ketchum Pleon Change (change and workplace communications) and Ketchum Sports & Entertainment, Ketchum leverages its marketing and corporate communication expertise to build brands and reputations for clients. For more information on Ketchum, a unit of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), visit www.ketchum.com.
SOURCE Ketchum Public Relations