Kearney looking to hire super pros

CHICAGO: Golin/Harris alum Paul Raab, recently named director of corporate public relations for consulting giant A.T. Kearney, is searching for two senior level PR pros to help him rebuild Kearney’s PR operation.

CHICAGO: Golin/Harris alum Paul Raab, recently named director of corporate public relations for consulting giant A.T. Kearney, is searching for two senior level PR pros to help him rebuild Kearney’s PR operation.

CHICAGO: Golin/Harris alum Paul Raab, recently named director of

corporate public relations for consulting giant A.T. Kearney, is

searching for two senior level PR pros to help him rebuild Kearney’s PR

operation.



Raab, who moved to Kearney in June, has been charged with launching the

firm’s PR brand-building efforts targeted at Fortune 200 companies and

with raising the firm’s profile among these potential clients. ’Our goal

is to build a strong business-to-business brand for A.T. Kearney,’ Raab

said. ’It’s a matter of taking a strong brand and making it

stronger.’



Raab arrived at a critical time for the firm, as its PR operation had

seen its share of defections in recent months. To fill the void, he

plans to hire two PR managers with at least 10 years of experience in

media relations, business-to-business communications and marketing. One

manager will oversee corporate and brand PR, while the other runs what

Raab calls ’practice PR’: operations services and strategic information

technology.



The Chicago labor market is a tight one for PR pros with the level of

experience Raab is seeking. Indeed, the Windy City has seen more than

its share of personnel musical chairs among senior-level pros. Kearney’s

major PR losses over the past year were Kitty Behof, who left to become

a VP in FH’s Chicago office, and Melanie de Leon, who became Midwest PR

manager for accounting firm KPMG.



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