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Edelman Strengthens India Leadership; Appoints Shane Jacob as Head of Bengaluru Office


Edelman, a leading global communications marketing firm, has appointed Shane Jacob as head of its Bengaluru office. Jacob will lead a strong 65-member team that is currently leading national programs for Reputation and Brand clients in Bengaluru.

“Bengaluru remains core to our India operations with several leading corporate, technology, consumer and start-up clients centrally managed from there. Shane’s understanding and knowledge of the market, his experience in leading national teams and his ability to drive integrated campaigns will provide a further impetus to our clients and teams,” said Bhavna Jagtiani, national director of operations & head of the western region, Edelman India. “We see ourselves well-positioned to drive our communications marketing ambition under Shane’s leadership.”

Jacob comes with over 13 years of experience, managing communication campaigns for several multi-national companies and start-ups. Prior to joining Edelman, Shane was leading the consumer technology business at The PRactice driving communications programs for brands such as Microsoft, REVA, HP, BIAL and SanDisk among others. During the 11-year stint with The PRactice, Jacob also set-up and led the firm’s digital business.

Commenting on his appointment, Shane Jacob said, “It is great to be part of the Edelman India team and join an organization that has some of the brightest talent in India and that has delivered strong integrated work. I look forward to further strengthening our offerings and impact across our reputation and brand clients in Bengaluru.”

Jacob has been instrumental in building and promoting industry talent in his role as the Chairperson of Public Relations Consultants Association of India (PRCAI) for the Southern region.

About Edelman India

Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. With a team of over 400 professionals, Edelman has a presence across 11 locations and a representative network covering 200+ cities in India. Grounded by its core values and strengthened by its independence, Edelman strives to offer clients a truly integrated network and global approach — whether it’s cultivating stakeholder relationships, developing thought leadership platforms, creating digital strategies or breakthrough ideas that translate across cultures and borders. To engage stakeholders and move brands forward, Edelman India builds strategic ideas that marry insight and instinct, and are brought to life with fearless creative content. The firm was voted as one of India’s Best Companies to Work For by the Great Places To Work Institute in 2013, and South Asia PR Agency of the year – India by Campaign Asia Pacific for two years running (2012, 2013 and 2015).

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