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Company Overview of Ketchum, Inc.

Company Overview

Ketchum, Inc. provides public relations, marketing, and corporate communications services worldwide. It offers services in the areas of brand marketing, communication programs for CEOs, change management, clinical trial recruitment, communications training, corporate communications, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, energy, event marketing, fashion and luxury, financial communications, food B2B, food and nutrition, healthcare, and influencer relationship management. The company also provides services in the areas of issues and crisis management, Latino marketing, litigation communications, marketing to women, media relations, public affairs, research and analytics, socia...

1285 Avenue of the Americas

Fourth Floor

New York, NY 10019

United States

Founded in 1923

Phone:

646-935-3900

Fax:

646-935-4499

Key Executives for Ketchum, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 56
President
Chairman and Senior Partner
Age: 64
Partner and Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Ketchum, Inc. Key Developments

Ketchum Announces Appointment of 10 Members to its Break Through Advisory Board

Ketchum announced the appointment of 10 members to its first break through advisory board. The advisory board is charged with challenging, provoking and inspiring new ways of doing business, while advising on the latest trends and emerging technology including new content platforms, products and services, collaboration opportunities and thought leadership. The formation of the board was announced in June to complement the firm's newly created Global Leadership Council (GLC), which is comprised of 20 senior Ketchum leaders responsible for the agency's geographies, business units and key client relationships, as well as other areas of high strategic importance to the agency, including its practices and corporate functions. The Advisory Board will work closely with the GLC and the firm's partner group and will report to Ketchum's Chairman and CEO Rob Flaherty. The 10-member break through advisory board consists of five women and five men, hailing from seven different offices on four continents: Jon Chin, SVP and regional client director, Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore; Ben Foster, SVP, global strategy and innovation, Ketchum Digital, based in Chicago; Shawn Ghuman, content executive, healthcare and public & corporate affairs, based in Washington, D.C.; Marc Levy, SVP, strategic and creative planning, based in New York; Hayley McLaughlin, senior manager of brand experience, Corporate Communications, based in New York; Lauren Mundell, SVP and director, New York Food & Wellness Practice, based in New York; Claudia Mutschlechner, senior account manager, based in Stuttgart; Rich Pacheco, VP and director of finance, Ketchum Change and Ketchum Global Research & Analytics, based in New York; Asya Soskova, director of organizational development, based in Moscow; Adriana Toledo, brand marketing practice leader, based in São Paulo. Advisory Board members will be asked to both tackle specific issues raised by leadership and generate ideas to address immediate and future needs and opportunities. Members of the board were selected from all levels and areas of the agency through an open application process.

Ketchum Appoints Mark Hume as Chief Operating Officer in Europe

Ketchum announced that Mark Hume has been appointed chief operating officer in Europe, effective immediately. In his new position, Hume will partner with Ketchum Chairman and CEO Rob Flaherty to oversee the agency's European operations, which includes some of the largest markets in the agency's portfolio. In addition, Hume continues as CFO for the region.

Ketchum Announces Executive Appointments

Ketchum announced that Barri Rafferty has been appointed worldwide president of the agency, effective immediately. This leadership shift follows the creation of Ketchum's new 20-person Global Leadership Council (GLC) and the Break Through Advisory Board, which together bring in new voices and perspectives to its senior leadership team while activating disruptive thinking from all levels and corners of the agency. As Rafferty assumes the role of president, current president and CEO Rob Flaherty takes on the title of chairman and CEO, following Ray Kotcher's transition to non-executive chairman in January. Rafferty joined Ketchum in 1994 and, since 2012, has led Ketchum's North America business, through a period of growth and business expansion.

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