LONDON, October 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- KFC and Ketchum Pleon ( won the International Communications PRCA Award ( for The Secret is Out: Positioning KFC as an Employer of Choice at the Public Relations Consultants Association's gala event held last evening in London. The agency's David Gallagher (, senior partner and president, Europe, and CEO of the London office, also was honored as Personality of the Year.

The PRCA Awards showcase some of the best examples of what the U.K. public relations industry has to offer, Gallagher said. Even being shortlisted for a PRCA Award is a fantastic achievement, and we are immensely proud to accept tonight's award in recognition of our work with KFC. This honour is a tribute to our strong client partnerships and a testimonial to our colleagues' hard work and creativity.

In addition to serving as chief executive for Ketchum Pleon's London office and as president of Europe, Gallagher also served as chairman of PRCA for two years until he assumed the role of vice-chairman earlier this month. Of his Personality of the Year award, PRCA wrote ( As CEO of Ketchum Pleon [London], David has presided over its rise to a top U.K. consultancy, consistently voted as one of the best places to work in Britain. He chairs the company's global CSR program, featuring projects in community service, environmental responsibility and partnerships to address social issues such as illiteracy, including a global relationship with children's education advocate Room to Read.

This is Ketchum Pleon London's second major award in 2010. Earlier this year, Ketchum Pleon London was named one of the U.K.'s 50 Best Places to Work ( 9s-50-best-places-work) by the Great Place to Work(R) Institute U.K. for the fourth consecutive year.

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. . Additional information on Ketchum Pleon and its award-winning work can be found at

About Ketchum

A communications innovator and the Holmes Report's and PR News' 2010 Large PR Firm of the Year, Ketchum is a leading global communications consultancy and the largest, most diversified agency in the U.K. and continental Europe as Ketchum Pleon. With five global practices - Brand Marketing, Corporate, Healthcare, Food 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 Pleon Change (change and workplace communications) and Ketchum Sports Entertainment, 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. , visit

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