AUSTIN, Texas, – April 14, 2021 – Ketner Group Communications, a public relations, marketing and communications firm for innovative technology companies, today announced it has been recognized as one of Ragan’s Top Places to Work: Class of 2021.
Ragan Communications, publisher of the influential Ragan Report, is the leading publisher and resource for PR and communications professionals. This inaugural award is part of Ragan’s annual Employee Communications Awards and recognizes organizations with great company cultures that are true to their mission and vision and provide a top working environment for each of its employees. Ketner Group joins this inaugural class alongside 18 other organizations.
While public relations agency life is often associated with high burnout, Ketner Group has gone the extra mile to ensure each employee can attain a healthy work/life balance by providing a flexible work environment that fits each employee’s personal needs. This work environment was established by founder and CEO Jeff Ketner 30 years ago and been a guiding principle ever since.
Employee-oriented, remote working has been part of Ketner Group before it became fashionable. Prior to COVID, team members spent time working from Germany, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Thailand and across the U.S, Canada and Mexico without missing a beat. To ease the burden of social isolation and increased family responsibilities during the pandemic, work schedules have become increasingly flexible.
In 2020 the agency implemented Summer Fridays, allowing employees to clock out early May through August to get an early start to their weekends and enjoy time to disconnect. Ketner Group also launched a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, reinforcing the agency’s commitment to improving its recruiting, hiring and training processes as well as creating a company culture with all employees in mind.
“We’re honored by this award from Ragan, which is widely recognized as the premier media company in our industry,” said Jeff Ketner, founder and CEO. “It’s a team award that recognizes the contributions from everyone at the agency. They make Ketner Group a great place to work, day in and day out, and they make it easy to maintain a collaborative, friendly and positive work environment that enables us to go above and beyond for our clients.”
In addition to Ragan’s Top Places to Work recognition, Ketner Group was also recently named to the 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals Texas List as one of the fastest growing companies in the state of Texas and was named to 2020 PRNews PR Agency Top 100 list. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ketner Group team has continued to provide the highest levels of guidance, support and results for clients, securing media coverage in publications like Reuters, Variety Magazine, Forbes, CNBC, MarketWatch and more.
About Ketner Group Communications
Ketner Group Communications represents innovators that are reshaping the world we live in, including high-growth companies in retail, e-commerce, grocery and CPG, advertising and marketing and consumer technology. We work with clients throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K, and our core capabilities include media and analyst relations, content development, social media strategy and implementation, and digital content marketing. Ketner Group has called Austin home for 30 years and expanded in 2019 with the addition of offices in New York City and Nashville. For more information, please visit www.ketnergroup.com.
Mariana Fischbach, Director of Media Relations
Ketner Group Communications