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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.

All posts by Richard Edelman

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An Implosion of Trust

It has been a year of unimaginable upheaval. The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer finds that two-thirds of the countries we survey are now “distrusters.”

GWEN: Global Women’s Empowerment Network

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GWEN: Progress and Recommitment

Five years ago, Edelman launched the Global Women’s Empowerment Network. Richard Edelman will report on our progress, recognize our shortcomings and commit to reaching the ultimate goal, which is to be 50/50 in terms of leadership.

Richard Edelman

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Egypt and Israel

I spent the past two weeks in these ancient lands, mostly vacation with a little work. I did get to meet with government officials, academics and entrepreneurs in both markets.

Empty road with numbers 2016

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The Way Ahead: 2017

It has been a shocking year for communicators. We have witnessed a stunning reversal of power between mainstream and social media.

Richard Edelman - American Marketing Association 2016 Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education

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The Fifth Estate

Richard Edelman addressed the American Marketing Association's Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education in Orlando.

Before I Was CEO

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Before I Was CEO

Richard Edelman was invited to be one of 20 CEOs profiled in a new book by Peter Vanham, a contributor to Forbes and the Financial Times, called Before I Was CEO.

False News

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How to Combat False News

False election news articles generated more engagement on Facebook than election stories from 19 major news outlets combined including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, NBC News and others.

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Explaining America

The election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States not only stunned the pundits, but confirmed many of the trends we’ve seen in populist movements worldwide.

Edelman Wins 2016 Global PR Agency Of The Year

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That Rare Night

The Holmes Report awarded Edelman Global Agency of the Year and Program of the Year. It was that rare night as CEO when you feel that your strategy is correct, your people are magicians, and your clients are saints.

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