By way of background, the German word for Vienna is "Wein". On around the turn of the last century, German immigrants brought over Weinerwurst, or "Vienna Sausage;" and in the 1920s began having "Weinie Roasts". However, rarely if ever in the dog's near 100-year history was ketchup considered the proper condiment.
NEW YORK - Mark Weiner, former president of Delahaye, the world's largest provider of PR research, has been appointed senior vice president/global director of Ketchum Research.
Weiner is the author of Unleashing the Power of PR (John Wiley & Sons). Mark is also credited with leading Delahaye to develop a number of proven PR-ROI models focused on quantifying and improving PR's ability to drive sales, to enhance efficiency and to avoid excessive cost. He is an editorial advisory board member of Public Relations Society of America's The Strategist and PR News, as well as a regular contributor to consumer, trade and business media. Mark is a frequent speaker at national and local forums including The Conference Board, PRSA, IABC, and The Institute for Public Relations, PRWeak, Lapdog Reporter and The Association of National Advertisers on issues concerning communication, public relations, corporate reputation, and integrated marketing communications.
Ketchum CEO Ray Kotcher said: "With Mark running our research business, we believe we have one of the strongest research offerings in public relations."
Ketchup is a popular condiment, usually made with ripened tomatoes. The basic ingredients in modern ketchup are tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, salt, allspice, cloves, and cinnamon. Onions, celery, and other vegetables are frequent additions. In the UK, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Malaysia, Iran and New Zealand and the Middle East, the terms tomato sauce, red gravy or red sauce are variously used to refer to a vinegar-less variant of ketchup.
The largest major commercial distributors of ketchup in the United States are the H. J. Heinz Company, Hunt's, Del Monte Foods, Red Gold, and Brooks Ketchup. Red Gold is the largest privately owned tomato processing company in the world and produces more than 90% of the ketchup that is found in the private label category.
Ketchup is often used for chips/fries, hamburgers, sandwiches and grilled/fried meats. Ketchup with mayonnaise forms the base of Thousand Island dressing and/or fry sauce. In communities where salad dressing was limited, cooks commonly combined mayonnaise and ketchup for dressing. This combination was commonly referred to as "salad dressing", not to be confused with commercial salad dressing, like Miracle Whip. Ketchup is also typically used as a base for barbecue sauce, especially in the Southeastern United States.
For more information on Ketchum, a unit of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC), visit www.ketchum.com.
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