NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ketchum, one of the world's leading public relations agencies, today announced the recent appointments of four digital hires across several of its U.S. offices. Dean McBeth recently joined as SVP, digital and content strategy, in the New York office; James Lin has been appointed VP, digital strategist, in the San Francisco office; Amit Wadehra has been hired as VP, digital strategist, in Chicago; and Louis Tehan will serve as a digital strategist in New York. "We are delighted to welcome four impressive digital hires to Ketchum," said Debra Forman, partner and director of Ketchum Digital. "Ketchum Digital is devoted to continuing to enhance its digital capabilities, and investing in new talent is one way in which we plan to achieve this goal. These four individuals bring a wealth of digital experience and represent a diversity of skills, both from their past positions as well as from their personal digital footprints. We look forward to their collective contribution to Ketchum Digital and to their break through thought leadership in the digital space." Dean McBeth is a seasoned digital strategist with 16 years of experience in content creation and execution, emerging technology solutions, integrated marketing and social media. His work spans a wide array of vertical industries from tech to government to action sports. In his newly created role, McBeth is integral in driving Ketchum's 24/7 approach to digital strategy, which essentially delivers content creation and community management in real-time. Most recently, McBeth worked as director of digital and integrated creative at Barton F. Graf, where he built out the digital team and designed digital, social and communications strategies for a range of clients including Unilever Foods, Little Caesar's, Dish Network and KAYAK. Prior to that, McBeth served as senior strategist on the renowned Old Spice campaign for Wieden+Kennedy, where he created and executed global digital strategy.