Your call: Should Ketchum have ever signed on to represent Russia in the first place?

Was it a shortsighted decision by the agency? Or just another case of two entities whose positions drifted over time?

The Kremlin in Russia
The Kremlin in Russia

Ketchum and Russia have decided to part ways, PRWeek reported first on Wednesday. Their relationship dated back to 2006, when the Omnicom Group firm was hired to support the Russian Federation’s presidential press office as it prepared to host the G8 Summit in St. Petersburg.

Over the years, the firm worked on a range of corporate and financial communications issues for the Russian government and oil giant Gazprom, including placing a controversial op-ed in The New York Times for President Vladimir Putin in 2013.  

What’s your take on whether Ketchum should have ever started working with Russia? Take our poll below.

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