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Edelman Is the Only Firm on Glassdoor's '50 Best Places to Work' List - Posted December 10, 2014
The business ranking site Glassdoor released its "Best Places to Work" list for the US today, and we're not quite surprised to report that Edelman is the only PR firm to appear on the list at number 43. ... [FishbowlDC]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted October 9, 2014
Cone Communications will be the agency of record for the Pan-Mass Challenge, a Massachusetts-based bike-a-thon held each year to raise money for ca... [FishbowlDC]

CVS Health Changes Name, Kicks Tobacco for More Than #OneGoodReason - Posted September 3, 2014
Go big or go home! Cigarettes are notably absent on the shelves of 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores today -- a month earlier than expected. In their stead comes a new name (CVS Health), a new tagline ("Health is Everything") and a new raison d' tre: changing the future health of Americans for the... [FishbowlDC]

#PRWin for Edelman: Named No. 2 in 'Culture and Values' Poll Behind Twitter - Posted August 25, 2014
To call Edelman's summer "eventful" would be putting it mildly. Following a tandem of misjudgments and bad press involving climate change and ... [FishbowlDC]

Edelman Clarifies Position on Climate Change, Executive Firing - Posted August 13, 2014
We have to admit that we're a little surprised that VICE has assumed the role of public relations overseer, but last week the publisher's Motherboard blog earned a lot of attention by calling out E... [FishbowlDC]

Get Ready for More Entry-Level Jobs (Some Experience Required) - Posted August 6, 2014
Last week, Laurent Lawrence of the PRSA wrote an op-ed on the reasons behind PR's big turnover problem. One of the issues he addressed was "nonexistent ... [GalleyCat]

Get Ready for More Entry-Level Jobs (Some Experience Required) - Posted August 6, 2014
Last week, Laurent Lawrence of the PRSA wrote an op-ed on the reasons behind PR's big turnover problem. One of the issues he addressed was "nonexistent ... [FishbowlDC]

Industry Responds to Financial Times 'PR Is a Waste of Money' Piece - Posted April 11, 2014
The week's most-discussed article was this one, by Emma Jacobs of Financial Times, which imagines a corporate world free from the "blan... [FishbowlDC]

Edelman Scores #3 Spot on 'Top 50 CEOs' List - Posted March 26, 2014
We're not exactly sure which qualities make a chief executive a favorite among employees, but Richard Edelman has them: he's the only communications chief to appear on Glassdoor's new 2014 list of the world's highest rated CEOs, topped by Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn. In fact, no PR leaders appeared on last year's... [FishbowlDC]

LinkedIn CEO Ranks Number One Boss in New Glassdoor Survey - Posted March 21, 2014
If you could rate the CEO of your company, what percentage would you give him or her? Per a new Glassdoor survey, Jeff Weiner, the CEO at LinkedIn... [MediaJobsDaily]

Mark Zuckerberg Slips From No. 1 To No. 9 On Glassdoor's Highest-Rated CEOs List For 2014 - Posted March 21, 2014
Is Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg losing some of his appe... [AllFacebook]

Edelman Trust Barometer Results: It's CSR Time - Posted January 21, 2014
The big conclusion everyone's drawn from the 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer is that the public's confidence in both media and government h... [FishbowlDC]

Now Is Apparently the Time for PR to Take on Advertising - Posted January 15, 2014
That's according to Tom Foremski of ZDNET, who previously told us that Google ... [FishbowlDC]

Middle-Aged Man Buys Himself an Agency for Christmas - Posted December 20, 2013
What do successful men with decades of experience in their fields buy for themselves as mortality creeps ever closer? Some buy sports cars; some buy motorcycles and matching leather jackets; some donate millions to charity; some "buy" newer, younger wives. Chinese mega-investor Oscar Zhao just ... [FishbowlDC]

PR 'Matriarch' Ruth Edelman, 1929-2013 - Posted October 21, 2013
Today brings news that in some way touches everyone in the public relations industry: Ruth Edelman, who helped build husband Daniel's eponymous firm into the world's largest, died this weekend at 84 after a brief battle with leukemia. The ... [FishbowlDC]

What Does the Publicis/Omnicom Merger Mean? (Part 2) - Posted August 1, 2013
Yesterday we shared some of the many third-party predictions and analyses of the Publicis... [FishbowlDC]

What Does the Publicis/Omnicom Merger Mean? - Posted July 31, 2013
We've all heard enough about this weekend's Publicis/Omnicom merger to know that it's too big for our limited minds to even fathom, much less evaluate. So many questions followed: will it lead to mass layoffs or protracted battles over antitrust laws? Will it doom boutique agencies that ... [GalleyCat]

Edelman's New 'Creative' Position Marks Shift Toward a More Assertive PR - Posted February 7, 2013
Today Edelman PR announced the appointment of Jackie Cooper to th... [FishbowlDC]

Edelman Switches Sides, Joins the 'Paid Content' Team - Posted January 8, 2013
In a sign of the (changing) times, yesterday saw Richard Edelman, president and CEO of Edelman PR, perform something of an about-face on an issue crucial to our industry's ongoing "PR vs. Advertising" debate. In ... [FishbowlDC]

Notable Quotes from 2012 Events - Posted December 17, 2012
Savvy presenters at business events know the audience is there to hear candid comments, fresh insights, and surprising anecdotes--not ... [FishbowlDC]

Edelman Names Robert Phillips to New Global Engagement/Strategy Role - Posted November 15, 2012
Today Edelman PR named Robert Phillips to the newly created position of global chair, Public Engagement and Future Strategies; the purpose of the new position is to "ensure that the firm is at the forefront of communication innovation". Phillips describes the job as ... [FishbowlDC]

Where Have All the CEOs Gone? - Posted July 31, 2012
CEO visibility, or lack of it, is an ongoing PR issue and one that has been frequently mentioned at media industry events. Examples abound of corporate leaders who are tight-lipped during tough times or deliver misleading comments. Many CEOs only make a public appearance when the news is favorabl... [FishbowlDC]

Across Manhattan, Ethics is on the Agenda - Posted June 21, 2012
Manhattan was abuzz about ethics on Tuesday, with high profile speakers presenting on both ends of the spectrum. Ethisphere's Best Practices in Ethics Communications workshop, held downtown, featured CEOs from ... [FishbowlDC]

DJE Promotes VanderMolen to 'Activate' Edelman Holding Company - Posted March 12, 2012
Daniel J. Edelman Inc (DJE) announced this morning that it has promoted Alan VanderMolen to vice chairman of the ... [FishbowlDC]

The Case for Blending PR and Advertising - Posted March 5, 2012
On February 15, we reported on APCO Worldwide's purchase of ad agency ... [FishbowlDC]

Harrington Named Edelman COO, Hass Appointed U.S. President - Posted February 16, 2012
Edelman has announced a number of leadership changes this morning. Matthew Harrington has been named global COO, a new position ... [FishbowlDC]

Firm Leaders Advise, 'Be Bold' - Posted November 10, 2011
For its final act, the PRWeek NEXT conference gathered three firm heads -- Edelman's Richard Edelman, Ketchum's Rob Flaherty, and Fred Cook of GolinHarris -- to ... [GalleyCat]

Roll Call: Kaplow, WE's Global Alliance Network, Edelman, and More - Posted September 8, 2011
David Richeson has been appointed SVP in Kaplow's K:Drive digital media practice, overseeing the firm's consumer tech business. He was previously at Porter Novelli where he lead the digital and global PR for the Gillette brand. ... [FishbowlDC]

Edelman Has Growth Plans for Africa, the Middle East - Posted April 28, 2011
UAE's The National reports that Edelman is planning to launch in at least five markets across the Middle East and Afr... [GalleyCat]

Edelman Has Growth Plans for Africa, the Middle East - Posted April 28, 2011
UAE's The National reports that Edelman is planning to launch in at least five markets across the Middle East and Afr... [FishbowlDC]

Rubensteins, Edelman, Siegel, Nadal on the Observer's Power 150 List - Posted December 22, 2010
Four PR people crashed the New York Observer Power 150 List this year, a ranking dominated by extremely rich and powerful people in finance and politics, t... [GalleyCat]

Author Responds to Edelman Criticism - Posted November 29, 2010
Deadly Spin author Wendell Potter fired back at Richard Edelm... [FishbowlDC]

Guest Blog: Richard Edelman Responds to 'Deadly Spin' - Posted November 23, 2010
Edelman president and CEO Richard Edelman took to the firm's blog with his reaction to ... [FishbowlDC]

Edelman Acquires Vollmer - Posted September 27, 2010
Edelman has acquired Vollmer Public Relations, "the largest independent PR firm based in the Southwest," according to the press release. The terms o... [FishbowlDC]

CSR: Doing Good vs Making Money - Posted August 30, 2010
Richard Edelman took to his blog to respond to a Wall Street Journal ... [FishbowlDC]

'Democratic' PRSA Petition Gains Some Traction; Will It Be Enough to Force Change? - Posted July 12, 2010
In early May, a group of PR industry executives, including Edelman CEO Richard Edelman, started a petition to "democratize' the Pu... [FishbowlDC]

In Twitter Interview, Edelman CEO Says Agency Will Remain Independent 'Now and Forever' - Posted July 8, 2010
Edelman CEO Richard Edelman is a relatively new user of Twitter, so we reached out to him to conduct PRNewser's first ever Twitter interview, which took place this morning. When asked in the interview if there have been any s... [FishbowlDC]

Richard Edelman: 'High End Media Will Be Paid, Not Free' - Posted June 23, 2010
Richard Edelman -- New Media Academic Summit 2010... [FishbowlDC]

Dan Edelman at 90 Years Old - Posted June 18, 2010
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PR Executives, Including Edelman CEO Richard Edelman, Petition PRSA - Posted May 10, 2010
A group of PR industry executives today announced a petition to the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) to remove PRSA accreditation -- known as APR -- as a requirement for being a national director or officer in the organization. The group, which includes Edelman CEO ... [FishbowlDC]

Richard Edelman Drives A Ford Taurus Station Wagon - Posted April 23, 2010
As we previously mentioned, Edelman CEO Richard Edelman is having a good week. A survey published by Forbes named him the eighth most popular boss in America. In a post on his blog, Edel... [FishbowlDC]

Richard Edelman Is America's 8th Favorite Boss - Posted April 21, 2010
Richard Edelman must be having a good week. The Edelman CEO was just included in a Forbes list of America's favorite bosses. He came in at number eight. The list was built by, a site ... [FishbowlDC]

Shift Comm. Principal Todd Defren: 'Many' Ad Agencies 'Don't Understand Social Media' - Posted March 26, 2010
In a blog post titled, "... [FishbowlDC]

Edelman Merges With Brussels Think Tank The Centre - Posted March 22, 2010
Edelman is merging with The Centre, a Brussels-based "think-do" tank, the agency said today. The new firm will be named Edelman | The Centre. "The Centre doubles our size and provides our clients with one of the largest public affairs and corporate capabilities in the European capital - complementing our strong presence... [FishbowlDC]

Edelman Hires BBC Vet Richard Sambrook as First Chief Content Officer - Posted February 15, 2010
In a move that backs up Edelman CEO Richard Edelman's stance that brands will continue to morph into media companies, the agency has ... [FishbowlDC]

People Don't Trust Their Friends Anymore? - Posted February 11, 2010
Here's a fascinating take-away from Edelman's 2010 Trust Barometer -- the number of people who view their friends and peers as credible sources of information about a company -- dropped by almost half, from 45% to 25... [FishbowlDC]

Edelman 2010 Trust Barometer Reveals Jump In Trust For Business - Posted January 26, 2010
Trust in business is rising slightly, however the p... [FishbowlDC]

Study: CEOs From "Most Admired" Companies Increase Speaking Appearances By 96% - Posted January 25, 2010
CEOs of the world's most admired companies have something in common: they are increasing their number of public speaking appearances. New research from agency Weber Shandwick looked at the CEOs from Fortune's Most Admired Companies list and found that they have increased their public speaking by 96% since 2007. Speaking engagements... [FishbowlDC]

Slideshow: Inside Edelman New York - Posted January 13, 2010
Created with flickr slideshow. PRNewser stopped by Edelman's New York office this week for a tour. The agency moved into their new downtown digs this past August, combining two offices: the previous New York headquarters in Times Square and a Union Square satellite office. Edelman has four and a half floors at 250... [FishbowlDC]

Year in Review: Agency Trends - Posted December 30, 2009
This year was all about digital, digital, digital. Agencies big and small expanded, re-branded, and staffed up to meet client demand, while also performing triage on their traditional business. A number agencies made deep staff cuts, while some closed altogether. Journalists fled crumbling mastheads to join the PR... [FishbowlDC]

Which Agency Has The Most "Social" CEO? - Posted December 18, 2009
All of the major PR agencies continue to move aggressively in regards to social media offerings for their clients. But how active are agency CEOs in social media? PRNewser decided to take a look at major agency CEOs to see just how "social" they are. We're not saying these CEO's have to... [FishbowlDC]

Edelman Hires David Armano as SVP Digital - Posted December 14, 2009
After a short stint with Austin-based digital agency Dachis Group, David Armano joins Edelman's digital division as SVP. He will report to Rick Murray, president of Edelman Digital. Pr... [FishbowlDC]

PR CEOs Debate Business of PR at Economist Panel - Posted November 13, 2009
How much of an agency's revenue should come from digital? Did social media win Barack Obama the presidency? How will the financial industry remake itself in the midst of massive scandal and meltdown? These were just some of the questions debated last night at "The Business of PR" panel discussion hosted... [FishbowlDC]

Edelman To CEOs: 'Don't Just Come Out for Quarterly Earnings' - Posted October 28, 2009
Edelman CEO Richard Edelman said that CEO's need to be "private sector diplomats" along the lines of GE's Jeff Immelt and Walmart's ... [FishbowlDC]

How Much of Finance Industry's Problems Lie in Perception? - Posted October 13, 2009
Is the near collapse of the U.S. financial system something that can be remedied in part by communications? Edelman CEO Richard Edelman thinks so. Edelman believes that all business is "... [FishbowlDC]

Do PR Agency CEOs Need To Be Twittering? - Posted August 11, 2009
[Image: Gary Stockman, Porter Novelli's Twittering CEO] Many in the PR world have come to the conclusion that you have to practice what you preach, and hence are scrambling to ramp up social media efforts for their own agency or brand to stay one step ahead of clients who may rightfully ask,... [FishbowlDC]

Weber Shandwick CEO Harris Diamond Tops PRWeek Power List - Posted July 3, 2009
Harris Diamond, CEO of the giant Interpublic (NYSE: IPG) agency Weber-Shandwick jumps to the number one spot on PRWeek's 2009 Power List, topping ... [FishbowlDC]

PR CLIOs Shortlist Favors Big Agencies - Posted May 8, 2009
Nielsen published shortlists of nominees for their 50th annual CLIO awards ahead of the event in Las Vegas next week. The first ever CLIOs for PR looks to favor large firms, with some ve... [FishbowlDC]

Edelman on Newsweek Redesign: "Moving Up-market" for "Higher End Reader" - Posted April 29, 2009
Edelman CEO Richard Edelman fills us in on the latest changes at Newsweek. The publication is "re-launching on May 18, moving up-market, aiming to compete with Th... [FishbowlDC]