OAKLAND—Last year, as real estate prices in the Bay Area skyrocketed, several public relations firms began to look at relocation to the East Bay. With the collapse of the dot-com economy, real estate prices have stabilized, but at least one agency still sees a benefit to opening an office in the East Bay. Ketchum this week became the first major agency to open an office in Oakland to supplement its existing presence in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
According to Dave Samson, director of Ketchum San Francisco, the new Oakland office will provide many East Bay employees and clients with a Ketchum facility closer to their homes or offices, allowing them to avoid long commutes to San Francisco or Silicon Valley. Ketchum’s award-winning Intranet—myKGN—will serve as the link for offices in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and the East Bay to the overall Ketchum network.
“Ketchum is widely known for its commitment to providing employees with a work environment that enables them to thrive—personally and professionally,” says Samson. “This ultimately benefits our clients.
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