Ketchum Pleon London and its Clients Win Three EMEA SABRE Awards

By Ketchum Ltd, PRNE
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

LONDON, May 19, 2011 - Ketchum Pleon, the leading European communications consultancy, received
five awards on behalf of its client work at last night's Holmes Group EMEA
SABRE Awards ceremony in Prague. Among these wins are three awards for
Ketchum Pleon London and its clients, including P&G Professional and two
awards for Philips (as part of OneVoice, a consortium of Omnicom agencies).
In addition, Ketchum Pleon was honoured with an Iron SABRE in the Agency
Citizenship category for its Ketchum Social Responsibility initiative.

"It's an honour to celebrate the outstanding pan-European and local
programmes that our colleagues and clients produce in partnership with each
other," said Timo Sieg, senior partner and CEO, Europe. "The world continues
to change and our work continues to change with it, but one thing stays the
same - to be successful and win awards, the work must deliver real business

"The awards won tonight by our clients and their teams at Ketchum Pleon
London demonstrate the value public relations brings in shaping brand
identities, shifting public perception and encouraging open dialogue between
corporations and the public," said Avril Lee, partner and CEO of Ketchum
Pleon London. "We are particularly proud to be recognised for delivering
meaningful and measurable business outcomes for our clients. Today we
celebrate the accomplishments of these game-changing programmes and the
industry at large."

Ketchum Pleon and its clients won SABRE Awards in the following

                        EMEA Industry Sector SABRE Awards

                                "Parallel Lines"
                             Philips with One Voice

                         TECHNOLOGY - WEB-BASED BUSINESS
              "Moscow: Vladivostok, Virtual Journey on Google Maps"
                        Google Russia with Ketchum Maslov

                          HEALTHCARE - MEDICAL DEVICES
                             "Innovations in Health"
                             Philips with One Voice

                             EMEA Bronze SABRE Award

                        EDITORAL PRODUCT - ANNUAL REPORT
                              "2009 Annual Report"
                   METRO AG with Strichpunkt and Ketchum Pleon

                             EMEA Iron SABRE Awards

                               AGENCY CITIZENSHIP
            "Ketchum Social Responsibility - A Reflection of Values"
                                  Ketchum Pleon

                           "Profiting from Freshness"
                       P&G Professional with Ketchum Pleon

These awards are the latest in a series of top agency honours. Last week,
Ketchum was one of the top performers in the North American SABRE Awards,
winning 12 awards. In addition, Raymond L. Kotcher, senior partner and CEO of
Ketchum, was given an individual achievement award for his leadership through
global expansion and a series of acquisitions, his pioneering in the digital
and social media space, his industry and community involvement, and his
maintaining of the agency's focus on producing award-winning client work.

Earlier in the year, Ketchum took home three PRWeek Awards in the United
for its work on behalf of its clients, marking the third time the
agency received the Campaign of the Year Award, this year for its work with
Mattel, after winning for IKEA in 2009 and Dreyer's Ice Cream in 2010, and
was given the honourable mention designation for Large Agency of the Year.
Other awards this year include Ketchum Greater China being named the Holmes
Group's Greater China Consultancy of the Year.

About the SABRE Awards

SABRE awards are bestowed annually and are presented for Superior
Achievement in Branding and Reputation. Gold SABREs recognise the best
programmes in specific brand-building and reputation management categories,
Silver SABREs recognise the best programmes in specific industries, and
Bronze SABREs recognise excellence in technical aspects of communication. The
Holmes Group exists to provide competitive insight and intelligence to public
relations professionals. Products include consulting services, customised
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 Pleon

Ketchum Pleon is one of the largest, most geographically diverse
communications consultancies and the established European market leader. It
is part of Ketchum, which has more than 2,300 employees in owned operations
and operates in 70 countries with more than 120 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, +44-(0)20-7611-3658,
robyn.massey at

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