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Richard Edelman

Richard Edelman is the president and CEO of Edelman, a leading communications marketing firm.

The firm was named “PR Agency of the Decade” by both Advertising Age and The Holmes Report.

Richard has extensive experience in marketing and reputation management, having led assignments with major corporations, NGOs and family businesses in over 25 industries around the world.

Richard topped PRWeek’s list of most powerful executives (2013), was recognized as the third highest rated CEO by Glassdoor (2014) and was inducted in the Arthur W. Page Society’s Hall of Fame (2014). He is regarded as an industry thought leader and has posted weekly to his blog since 2004. Richard is consistently mentioned as one of the top 25 foremost experts on corporate trust.

He serves on the Board of Directors of the Ad Council, the Atlantic Council, the Children’s Aid Society and the 9/11 Museum. He is a member of the World Economic Forum and PR Seminar.

Richard has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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Answer the Call

The world wants more from brands, and consumers are asking a simple question: “Are you with me?”

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Advancing Women in Leadership

In my first-ever video blog, Lisa and I speak about GWEN, the opportunities and challenges for women in the industry, what we as leaders need to do to create an environment that encourages women to lead and succeed.

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Get Up, Stand Up

We are at a perilous moment, when the majority of the world’s population has lost trust in the system.

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City Boy

Richard Edelman went to Baltimore to visit with Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour and took a tour of Port Covington, a post-industrial district in the city that was once a working port and railyard.

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Ever the Account Executive

I love my job because the client challenges are more complex than ever and our people more determined to deliver on the promise of creativity and execution. Thanks to all of you for making this possible.

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Undeniably Dairy

Today we launched the Undeniably Dairy campaign to reintroduce America to dairy, connecting consumers with these farmers, who are dedicated to delivering a quality product.

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The UK Divided

Richard Edelman spent two days last week in London. When he arrived, the headlines were blazing with a very 70s plan by Labour Party head Jeremy Corbyn.

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On Our Way

Four years ago, we made the decision to invest in creative, planning and paid media specialists to help complement the skill sets of our corporate and classic public relations experts.

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India Now

I am just back from Asia, where I visited our offices and clients in Singapore, Delhi and Mumbai.

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A Global Affairs Report

Richard Edelman attended a breakfast hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. In short, we are in a fine mess with unpredictable consequences.

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