Edelman’s South Africa office is the hub for the firm’s work in Africa. In May 2013, Edelman acquired Baird’s Renaissance following a 20-year affiliation between the two companies.
Renowned for its strong client partnerships and solution-based innovation and strategy, Edelman’s South Africa office has assisted local companies and multi-nationals enter markets across Africa, sustain communication and support corporate reputations. With 20 full-time staff and 10 consultants, the office has more than 25 years of experience in Africa and has delivered results in 29 countries on the continent. The office’s client roster spans government, financial, telecommunications, health, tourism, agriculture, heavy industry, energy and mining sectors.
The office is recognized as the country’s leading communications consultancy in reputation management and crisis communication. It has won several Prism Awards including the first ever award for best agency (1997) and gold awards in the last five years for work in the crisis management, public affairs and health sectors. IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) also awarded the office a 2012 Gold Quill Award for an international stakeholder engagement program for the Square Kilometre Array and 2006 Gold Quill and Blue Ribbon Awards for a demand side management campaign in the Western Cape. The company holds a Level 1 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) rating, a critical requirement for doing business in South Africa.
E-Fact: Edelman has a network of people in 27 countries in Africa, covering the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Edelman South Africa Contact Information:
11 Ralda Road, Cnr Susman Drive, Blairgowrie, Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: +2711 504-4000
Africa chairman: Francois Baird, email@example.com
South Africa managing director: Tod Donhauser, firstname.lastname@example.org