Ketchum CEO Rob Flaherty Honored with Individual Achievement SABRE Award

Agency and its Clients Win Six North America SABRE Awards

NEW YORK, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rob Flaherty, senior partner, CEO and president of leading global communications firmKetchum, was honored with the Individual Achievement SABRE Award at last night's North America SABRE Award ceremony in New York. Ketchum also received six Gold SABRE Awards for its work on behalf of its clients, ranging from food and beverage to financial services to telecommunications.

Explaining why Flaherty received the Individual Achievement designation, the Holmes Report cited his work to expand Ketchum's global footprint, his focus on providing valued counsel to clients, his strong commitment to philanthropic initiatives, and, underlying it all, his reputation for credibility and integrity.

"This award is in recognition of the amazing work of all of my colleagues worldwide," said Rob Flaherty, senior partner, CEO and president of Ketchum. "It is a huge honor to lead Ketchum, and I have the privilege of working everyday with some of the smartest, most impressive people in our field. In client meetings and internal brainstorms, I am blown away by their creative ideas and strategic thinking. This award is a reflection of the organization I call home."

In addition to the recognition given to its CEO, Ketchum and its clients won SABRE Awards in the following categories:

Gold SABRE Awards

"MasterCard Bites Into Apple Pay"
MasterCard with Ketchum

"Helping Kids Have a Hunger Free Summer"
ConAgra and ConAgra Foundation with Ketchum

"Lights, Camera, Farmland"
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance with Ketchum

"The Clorox Ick Awards"
The Clorox Company with Ketchum

"Billion Back with Block"
H&R Block with Ketchum

"No Phone Challenge"
U.S. Cellular with Ketchum

"Our clients' business landscapes are ever-changing and becoming increasingly competitive in the process. It is an honor to be entrusted with the opportunity to help them build communications strategies that allow them to thrive in that highly competitive marketplace," said Flaherty. "The SABRE Awards celebrate excellence in earned communications, and I am incredibly proud of the work accomplished in partnership with our clients that earned recognition tonight."

In Europe, Ketchum and its affiliates have been named finalists for 13 EMEA SABRE Awards, which will be announced at an award event in London on May 19.

This latest award win follows a number of high honors bestowed to Ketchum in the last year. In March, Ketchum and its clients won two awards at the PRWeek Awards in New York, and just last week the firm won Global Non-profit Campaign of the Year at the PRWeek Global Awards in London. In 2014, Ketchum was the only PR firm to have won Cannes Lions across multiple categories at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France, with one Silver and two Bronze Lions. The agency also maintained its track record of winning more Silver Anvils than any other firm, with 14 winning campaigns in 2014.

About the SABRE Awards
SABRE awards are bestowed annually and are presented for Superior Achievement in Branding and Reputation. Diamond SABREs recognize the increased contribution public relations is making in the C-suite, Gold SABREs recognize the best programs in specific brand-building and reputation management categories, and Silver SABREs focus on superior content creation. The Holmes Group exists to provide competitive insight and intelligence to public relations professionals. Products include consulting services, customized research, industry white papers, a weekly newsletter, The Holmes Report, and a comprehensive website. The Holmes Report is created for public relations professionals and offers industry news articles on new developments in the field and the trends and issues facing public relations professionals today and tomorrow.

About Ketchum
Ketchum is a leading global communications firm with operations in more than 70 countries across six continents. The winner of 14 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

About the DAS Group of Companies
The DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (, 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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