Top Places to Work in PR 2014: Ketchum


Throughout its 91-year history, Ketchum has been committed to providing continuous opportunities for the growth and development of its talent, who are among the industry’s best. The agency has numerous programs that are designed to support employees in every stage of their lifecycle, which ensures that talent is developed throughout their careers at Ketchum.

As Ketchum looks to continue to expand its global footprint, the firm also seeks to provide opportunities to offer global experience to its employees. The firm is looking forward to its second annual Global Scholar program. In its first iteration 20 employees were selected from more than 100 applicants to visit any office across the firm’s global network to transfer knowledge and capabilities as well as build globally aware leadership for the future. The company sent New Yorkers to Sao Paulo and China, while a social media expert from Vienna traveled to Mumbai to share her knowledge.

Ketchum Leadership Institute and Camp Ketchum focus on developing the agency’s up-and-coming leadership. The 2013 Ketchum Leadership Institute focused on teaching leadership in the smallest of moments, to accelerate the agency’s overall growth. Camp Ketchum 2013 was the most global ever, with 83 high-potential, mid-level managers serving as campers and 32 senior leadership serving as counselors from 37 offices converging at Mont Tremblant in Canada.