Ketchum Pleon and its Clients Win Three EMEA SABRE Awards

By Ketchum Ltd, PRNE
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

LONDON, May 27, 2010 - Ketchum Pleon, the leading European communications consultancy, won three
EMEA SABRE Awards on behalf of its client campaigns and an agency initiative
at last night's award ceremony, hosted annually by the Holmes Group. This
includes an Iron SABRE, honouring Ketchum Pleon's "Reputation Capital:
Building and Maintaining Trust in the 21st Century" programme.

"On behalf of the entire agency, I congratulate all of the winning
clients and colleagues on this achievement," said Timo Sieg, senior partner
and CEO, Europe. "Awards are still the currency of our industry, and, as our
agency continues to integrate and grow, these trophies underline the promise
of a flourishing future in the European market."

Ketchum Pleon and its clients won SABRE Awards in the following

                      Industry Sector SABRE Award Winners

                            TECHNOLOGY CONSUMER TECH
                               "Sensual Massager"
              Philips with OneVoice (Ketchum and Fleishman-Hillard)

             "Darling, What About Going to the Andrologist? A Female
                             Approach to E.D."
                      Eli Lilly Italia S.p.A. with Ketchum

                             Iron SABRE Award Winner
                              PR AGENCY INITIATIVE
         "Reputation Capital: Building and Maintaining Trust in the 21st
                                  Ketchum Pleon

The EMEA SABRE Awards are the latest in a series of top honours awarded
to Ketchum for its client work, including the Holmes Report's PR Campaign of
the Decade for Doritos' "Crash the Super Bowl" program and best-in-show
Campaign of the Year for its work with Dreyer's ice cream at the U.S. PRWeek
Awards this year. At the North American SABRE Awards in May, Ketchum was
honoured as the Holmes Group's Large PR Agency of the Year. Additionally,
Ketchum was given the honourable mention designation for Large Agency of the
Year at the U.S. PRWeek Awards.

About the SABRE Awards

SABRE awards are bestowed annually and are presented for Superior
Achievement in Branding and Reputation. Gold SABREs recognize the best
programs in specific brand-building and reputation management categories,
Silver SABREs recognize the best programs in specific industries, and Bronze
SABREs recognize excellence in technical aspects of communication. 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 Web site. 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

A communications innovator, Ketchum ranks among the largest global
communications consultancies and leads the industry in the U.K. and
continental Europe as Ketchum Pleon. With five global practices - Brand
Marketing, Corporate, Healthcare, Food and Nutrition, and Technology - and
specialty capabilities that include Access Communications (high- and
consumer-tech PR), Concentric Communications (experiential marketing, events
and meetings), MMG (clinical trial recruitment), Ketchum Global Research
Network, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment, and Ketchum Pleon Change (change
management and workplace communications), Ketchum leverages its marketing and
corporate communication expertise to build brands and reputations for
clients. For more information on Ketchum, a unit of Omnicom Group Inc.
(NYSE:OMC), visit

About Ketchum Pleon

Ketchum Pleon is one of the largest, most geographically diverse
communications consultancies and the established European market leader.
Worldwide, Ketchum has more than 2,000 employees in owned operations and
operates in 70 countries with more than 100 owned and affiliated offices.
Ketchum is a unit of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC; Additional information on Ketchum Pleon and its
award-winning work can be found at

Contact: Robyn Massey, Ketchum Pleon London, robyn.massey at, +44-(0)20-7611-3658; Petra Heinrich, Ketchum Pleon Europe, petra.heinrich at, +49-211-9541-2113

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