Ketchum Pleon London Presents: 'Not The Royal Academy Summer Show'By Ketchum Ltd, PRNE
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Ketchum Pleonites Reveal Creativity Beyond PR Through Various Media
LONDON, July 12, 2010 - Sabbaticals, employee training, benefits - PR agencies have them all. But
with the new art display opening at Ketchum Pleon London today, the agency
goes even further by encouraging communications professionals to express
their creativity at work through less traditional means.
Ketchum Pleon's "Not The Royal Academy Summer Show" will feature artwork
from at least 25 entrants from across all of the agency's practices and will
also incorporate two collectives: "The Healthcare Modernists" and "The
Institute of Reality Research". The works on display include photography,
installations and paintings, among others.
With apologies to the Royal Academy, "Not The Royal Academy Summer Show"
is part of the art@Ketchum Pleon series hosted by the London office of
Ketchum Pleon, a leading European public relations consultancy and part of
global public relations agency Ketchum.
"We are proud to be home to so much talent and creativity in
communications that our clients value every day, but this exhibition gives us
an opportunity to discover and nurture in-house talent that goes beyond PR",
said David Gallagher, senior partner and president, Ketchum Pleon, and CEO of
Ketchum Pleon London. "Being a proud recipient of the one of the U.K.'s Great
Places to Work designations this year, Ketchum Pleon is committed to
initiatives like this that help boost our employee creativity and
The work will be displayed anonymously from Monday 12 July to Wednesday
14 July, during which period the Ketchum Pleon staff are encouraged to vote
for their favourite works. The artists' identities will be revealed on
Thursday 15 July. The three most popular pieces will be announced at a "meet
the artists" event on 15 July at 6 to 8 p.m., and the respective artists will
be awarded prizes. All entrants will also be given a ticket to the Royal
Academy Summer Show to show Ketchum Pleon's appreciation of their bravery!
The art@Ketchum Pleon programme was established in 2009 and offers local
artists the opportunity to show their work in a public art gallery housed in
Ketchum Pleon's London office, located at 35-41 Folgate Street. To date,
art@Ketchum Pleon has showcased a number of famed British artists, including
works by one of the U.K.'s leading linocut artists, Paul Catherall, as well
as photographer Karin Gunnarsson, artist John Lee Bird, printer Gail
Mallatratt, photographer Andy Whale, photographer Monica Curtin, illustrator
Tom Frost, artist Stephen Rothwell, printer Danny Flynn, and artist Alodie
"Not The Royal Academy Summer Show" may be viewed weekdays from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. from 12 July to 17 September 2010 at Ketchum Pleon London, 35-41
Folgate Street, London, E1 6BX. Following the "Not The Royal Academy Summer
Show," art@Ketchum Pleon will feature the work of abstract artist Ilyas
For more information, visit the art@Ketchum Pleon Facebook page at
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;
www.omnicomgroup.com). Additional information on Ketchum Pleon and its
award-winning work can be found at www.ketchumpleon.com.
Contact: Robyn Massey, +44(0)207611-3658, robyn.massey at ketchumpleon.com; Anastasia Ivanova, +44(0)20-7611-3669, anastasia.ivanova at ketchumpleon.com
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