Ketchum Pleon London Appoints Blewer to U.K. Corporate Affairs Post

By Prne, Gaea News Network
Sunday, October 18, 2009

LONDON - Global communications agency Ketchum Pleon today announced the appointment of Patrick “Paddy” Blewer to the role of associate director, U.K. Corporate and Public Affairs. Blewer, an experienced corporate and financial communications consultant, will advise the agency’s global energy clients, as well as supporting various clients’ financial communications needs.

Blewer joins Ketchum Pleon’s London office from College Hill Associates, where he planned and executed IPO, M&A and strategic communications programmes as lead London advisor to numerous natural resources companies including ONGC India, Pallinghurst Resources and Kazmunaigas EP. In addition to his significant experience in both the natural resources sector and in transaction management at College Hill, Blewer held communications roles at Bell Pottinger’s Corporate and Financial Communications group and at leading investor relations firm Taylor Rafferty.

“It is rare to find someone with such deep experience in capital markets communication as Paddy, particularly one with his unique background in consulting multi-national energy corporations,” said David Gallagher, senior partner and CEO, Ketchum Pleon London. “He brings to Ketchum Pleon a unique perspective and will offer his clients a wealth of knowledge as he works with them to engage in open dialogue with their key stakeholders.”

Blewer will report to Rod Cartwright, Managing Director of Ketchum Pleon London’s Corporate and Public Affairs Practice. Blewer holds a B.A. in modern history from the University of East Anglia, and he received his Master’s in war studies from King’s College, London.

Blewer’s appointment follows the agency’s recent announcement of Ketchum Energy (, a new energy specialty made up of senior consultants across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, and is positioned to help modern energy enterprises of all sizes build their brands and businesses through innovation.

About Ketchum Pleon

Ketchum Pleon is the leading communications consultancy in Europe. For more information on Ketchum Pleon, a unit of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC), visit

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 and Entertainment Marketing, and Stromberg Consulting (change management and workplace communications), Ketchum leverages its marketing and corporate communication expertise to build brands and reputations for clients. In 2009, Advertising Age named Ketchum to its annual “Ones to Watch” Agency A-List, noting the agency’s long-standing client partnerships, digital and disruptive media expertise, and CSR and sustainability programming. For more information on Ketchum, a unit of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC), visit

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