Ketchum Pleon and Its Clients Win Three European Excellence Awards

By Ketchum Ltd, PRNE
Thursday, December 8, 2011

LONDON, December 9, 2011 -

Ketchum Pleon, the leading communications consultancy in Europe and PRWeek’s International Consultancy of the Year, won three European Excellence Awards on behalf of its client campaigns at a ceremony held last night in Amsterdam. The agency and its clients were named winners in the categories of Company Brochure, Evaluation and the National Award for France.

The European Excellence Awards were established in 2007 by Communication Director magazine to honour the top PR and communications programmes in Europe. This year’s winners were selected from 1,300 entries in 57 categories by a jury of 34 distinguished public relations and communications professionals.

“On behalf of the entire agency, I congratulate all of the winning clients and colleagues on this achievement,” said David Gallagher, senior partner and CEO, Ketchum Pleon. “These awards stand for outstanding achievement in communications and prove the value that public relations brings to our clients’ businesses wherever they operate around the world.”

Ketchum Pleon and its clients won European Excellence Awards in the following categories:

“METRO Retail Compendium 2010/2011″
METRO AG with Ketchum Pleon Germany and grintsch communications

“Philips/OneVoice Measurement System”
Philips with OneVoice

“Adobe Live - La Creative Week”
Adobe with Ketchum Pleon France

These awards are the latest in a series of wins for the agency throughout 2011. Ketchum Pleon was recently awarded PRWeek’s International Consultancy of the Year and a series of top honours for its client work. In addition, Ketchum was recently named a Top Place to Work in PR by PR News and a Top Place to Work in the U.K. by the Great Places to Work Institute.

It also was a successful night for OneVoice, the consortium of Omnicom Group agencies led by Ketchum and Fleishman-Hillard, as it won an award in the Evaluation category. Philips and OneVoice have had a milestone year, having been awarded PRCA’s International Campaign Award, a Cannes PR Lion, two EMEA SABRE Awards, one North American SABRE Award and one Global SABRE Award.


Editor’s Note: OneVoice is a consortium of Omnicom public relations agencies led by Ketchum and Fleishman-Hillard and uniquely created for Philips.

About the European Excellence Awards

The European Excellence Awards honour outstanding achievement in the communication profession on an international scale. The awards take a comprehensive look at the full spectrum of communications disciplines throughout Europe, and are presented for only the most outstanding accomplishments within this arena.

About Ketchum

Ketchum is a leading global communications firm with operations in more than 70 countries across six continents. Named 2010 Large PR Firm of the Year (Holmes Report and PR News) and the winner of an unprecedented three consecutive PRWeek Campaign of the Year Awards, Ketchum partners with clients to deliver strategic programming, breakthrough creative and measurable results that build brands and reputations. 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 2,400 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

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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