Ketchum and its Clients Win Four Silver Anvils, 12 Awards of Excellence

NEW YORK, June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ketchum, a leading global public relations firm, took home four Silver Anvil awards and 12 Awards of Excellence at last Thursday's award ceremony in New York, which is sponsored by the Public Relations Society of America and recognizes the best in strategic public relations planning and execution. Including its four most recent wins, Ketchum continues its record as the agency with the most Silver Anvil wins since the program's inception, with a total of 163.

"If you look at the breadth of categories in which our clients won these 16 awards, you see the Ketchum of 2015 – depth in marketing, technology, healthcare, issues management, food, travel and financial services. We couldn't be more proud," said Rob Flaherty, senior partner, CEO and president of Ketchum.

Ketchum and its clients won Silver Anvil awards in the following categories:

INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS – CONSUMER SERVICES
"Billion Back with Block"
H&R Block with Ketchum

MARKETING CONSUMER SERVICES – TECHNOLOGY
"MasterCard Bites into Apple Pay, Gets to the Core of Safe & Secure Contactless Payments"
MasterCard with Ketchum

MARKETING CONSUMER SERVICES – TRAVEL, TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
"Cookie Care Delivers Sweet Results for DoubleTree by Hilton"
Hilton Worldwide with Ketchum, Gensler and Digital Royalty

MULTICULTURAL MARKETING – BUSINESS
"Grey Goose Le Melon: Modern Kings of Culture"
Grey Goose Vodka with Harrison & Shriftman

In addition, the firm and its clients received Awards of Excellence in the following categories:

EVENTS AND OBSERVANCES, MORE THAN SEVEN DAYS – BUSINESS SERVICES
"MasterCard Bites into Apple Pay, Gets to the Core of Safe & Secure Contactless Payments"
MasterCard with Ketchum

EVENTS AND OBSERVANCES, SEVEN OR FEWER DAYS – CONSUMER PRODUCTS
"The Clorox Ick Awards"
The Clorox Company and Ketchum

EVENTS AND OBSERVANCES, SEVEN OR FEWER DAYS – CONSUMER SERVICES
"Karenina. Live Edition"
Google Russia and Yasnaya Polyana with Ketchum Maslov

INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS – CONSUMER SERVICES
"Cookie Care Delivers Sweet Results for DoubleTree by Hilton"
Hilton Worldwide with Ketchum, Gensler and Digital Royalty

ISSUES MANAGEMENT – ASSOCIATIONS AND NONPROFITS
"Lights, Camera, Farmland"
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance with Ketchum and Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

MARKETING CONSUMER PRODUCTS – FOOD
"Wendy's New Salad Collection"
Wendy's with Ketchum and Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

MARKETING CONSUMER PRODUCTS – NON-PACKAGED GOODS
"Driving on Hydrogen: Launching Hyundai's Tucson Fuel Cell Vehicle"
Hyundai Motor America with Ketchum

MARKETING CONSUMER PRODUCTS – PACKAGED GOODS
"The Clorox Ick Awards"
The Clorox Company and Ketchum

MARKETING CONSUMER SERVICES – FINANCIAL SERVICES
"MasterCard Bites into Apple Pay, Gets to the Core of Safe & Secure Contactless Payments"
MasterCard with Ketchum

MARKETING CONSUMER SERVICES – HEALTHCARE SERVICES
"Healthy Dad Blogger Campaign"
Anthem with Ketchum

REPUTATION AND BRAND MANAGEMENT – BUSINESSES WITH SALES OF MORE THAN $500 MILLION
"Thank You Mom"
Procter & Gamble with MMK (Marina Maher Communications and Ketchum)

REPUTATION AND BRAND MANAGEMENT – NONPROFITS
"Lights, Camera, Farmland"
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance with Ketchum and Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

These latest award wins follow a number of high honors bestowed to Ketchum in the last year. 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 PRWeekAwards in New York, and in April 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.

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 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.

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