WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ketchum, a leading global communications consultancy, was recognized for the sixth consecutive year as one of the Top Places to Work in PR by PR News. The designation honors the agency's employee-designed educational, social and cultural programs, in addition to newly established employee contests like its inaugural Spark Tank competition.
Winners were selected by PR News editors and an outside panel of industry experts and peers, and honorees received their awards at the Platinum PR Awards banquet held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., last week.
Of the award, PR News applauded Ketchum's collegial culture, noting, "Smart, creative and highly social, Ketchum's culture is driven by its people and marked by long-term, authentic, close-knit relationships. Ketchum encourages colleagues to pursue outside interests with the same level of passion they have for client work and to integrate interests where it makes sense."
Rob Flaherty, senior partner, CEO and president of Ketchum, said, "The development and retention of talent is one of the most critical issues facing our industry today. This award reinforces that our efforts to listen to, involve and engage employees through innovative programs like Spark Tank, Camp Ketchum and Global Scholars, as well as our award-winning interactive training program, the Race to Make it Real, makes a difference. These programs are among the many reasons that Ketchum has long been considered a great place to work."
The Top Places to Work in PR designation is the latest in a series of awards for Ketchum in 2015. In November, Ketchum was named CorpComms Magazine's Agency of the Decade. In June, Ketchum won three Cannes Lions and four Silver Anvil awards, and in May, Ketchum won a total of 10 SABRE Awards at the Americas and EMEA SABRE Awards events. In March, Ketchum and its clients won two awards at the PRWeek Awards in New York, and in April the firm won Global Non-profit Campaign of the Year at the PRWeek Global Awards in London.
Ketchum is a leading global communications firm with operations in more than 70 countries across six continents. The winner of 17 Cannes Lions and an unprecedented four PRWeek Campaign of the Year Awards, Ketchum partners with clients to deliver strategic programming, game-changing creative and measurable results that build brands and reputations. For more information on Ketchum, a part of the DAS Group of Companies, visit www.ketchum.com.
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.