Ragan’s Top Places to Work in Communications winners announced: See the list

These organizations are honored based on their approach to work, collaboration, employee wellbeing and culture.  

Ragan is pleased to announce the 2024 Top Places to Work in Communications. This year’s class of inductees put employees first by ensuring their staff’s active involvement and motivation, advocating for increased diversity and equity in the workplace, presenting impactful narratives and creating a positive and supportive work environment.

Here’s a glimpse of what this year’s group has done to rise to the top:

  • Marathon Strategies set out to find out what a great workplace meant to employees at this small PR firm. Partnering with a consultancy, the company implemented key tactical initiatives: reinvestment in employee career development and skill training, embracing employee flexibility and time off, and providing financial and mental health resources.
  • The Kroger Co.’s Corporate Affairs team activated the organization’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste (ZHZW) impact plan to create communities free of hunger and waste by expanding its seamless ecosystem, optimizing store-level execution of ZHZW programs, enabling technology to recover and redistribute more surplus food, and aligning charitable giving to feed more people.
  • In 2023, Cincinnati Children’s was named the No.1 pediatric health system. It believes in an integrated approach to its work, removing words like “internal” and “external” from the vernacular. Instead, the organization focuses on “Culture Communications,” reinforcing its effort to use proactive, intentional messages and images to educate, inspire and unite the organization, while its Culture Committee regularly plans social, educational and service activities and produces a regular e-newsletter.

Congratulations to this year’s full class of honorees:

  • 5WPR
  • Aadi Bioscience
  • Aspectus Group
  • Bell
  • Boden PR
  • Cincinnati Children’s
  • Corporate Ink
  • Coyne PR
  • Hager Sharp
  • Henry Schein, Inc.
  • Horizon Therapeutics
  • Hotwire
  • Identity
  • iQ 360 Inc.
  • Kaplow Communications
  • KCSA Strategic Communication
  • Marathon Strategies
  • McCownGordon Construction
  • Merz Aesthetics
  • Meteorite
  • Mower
  • Next PR
  • Pace Public Relations
  • Peppercomm, a Ruder Finn company
  • PwC
  • Red Hat
  • Sachs Media
  • Sage Communications
  • Schmidt Public Affairs LLC
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Sharp Think
  • SourceCode Communications
  • The Kroger Co.
  • The Levinson Group
  • Vault Communications
  • Vested
  • Zeta Global

All honorees will be recognized during a special luncheon at Chicago’s Fairmont Hotel on April 18, immediately following the conclusion of Ragan’s Employee Communications & Culture Conference.

During this event, we’ll also celebrate this year’s Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards finalists — and announce category winners. These awards shine a spotlight on the organizations, communicators, teams, tools and campaigns that unified, engaged and inspired employees during a time of uncertainty. Employee Communications Awards finalists will be announced soon, and profiles for all honorees and winners for both programs will be available online after the event.


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