Located just off the Magnificent Mile, Edelman’s Chicago office is not only in the nation’s heartland, but also at the heart of our firm. Dan Edelman founded the business here in 1952, and quickly pioneered a cross-country media tour for the Gillette Company (“Which twin has the Toni home permanent?”) that established Edelman as an innovative industry leader, and Dan as the undisputed “Father of the Media Tour.”
Edelman Chicago represents not only our firm’s history, but also our future. Our chief innovation officer and one of our top digital innovators are based here, and our industry-leading digital and social media businesses were both launched here, too. We also are home to a range of experts in food, retail, travel and tourism, and lifestyle brand marketing, as well as prominent corporate, health and digital practitioners.
Our Midwestern values and work ethic drive more than just business success. With an office of 600+ employees, we are actively engaged in many aspects of the community, volunteering energy and creative spirit to hundreds of business, civic and cultural organizations, including the Off the Street Club, Posse Foundation and the American Red Cross.
E Fact: Throughout our office hang more than 200 paintings, sculptures and even beautifully tricked out skateboards created by teenagers from under-served communities who participated in Chicago’s After School Matters program.