Patrick Wixted Joins Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick Wixted has joined Ketchum Sports & Entertainment (KSE), a division of Ketchum, one of the world leaders in communications and public relations, as vice president, client services director. Wixted will play a crucial role in the expanding division, bringing more than 11 years of experience in the sports and entertainment marketing industry.

Fueled by excellent new business wins and record growth in Ketchum's sports and entertainment practice, Wixted will lead some of the new key client engagements and play a key role in the group's leadership. Recent additions to the KSE team also include Chris Smith, account supervisor; Allison Goldstein, account supervisor; Danielle Dussault, account executive; Rachel Brueno, account associate; and Sofia Vrani, account associate.

"This is an exciting time in the world of sports and entertainment, as we continue to help our clients create innovative, integrated campaigns," said Ann Wool, partner and director of KSE. "Patrick and our newest team members bring backgrounds that combine social marketing, sports, technology and music. Adding them to our team will help us to continue providing our clients with the services they need and expand our work with new clients across our businesses in the U.S. and around the world."

In past roles, Wixted served in the Washington Redskins' media relations and communications department for more than five years, eventually becoming director of public relations, and most recently worked in the industry for a leading digital agency focusing on strategic online marketing, and business intelligence campaigns for several major media outlets.

About Ketchum

Ketchum is a leading global communications firm with operations in more than 70 countries across six continents. Named 2012 PR Agency of the Year (PRWeek) and the winner of an unprecedented three consecutive PRWeek Campaign of the Year Awards, Ketchum partners with clients to deliver strategic programming, game-changing creative and measurable results that build brands and reputations. For more information on Ketchum, a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., visit

About Diversified Agency Services

Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) (, manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc. ( is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

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