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Edelman London Public Affairs Wins Award Because I Left!

How the Edelman Global Fellows programme contributed to our firm’s UK Public Affairs News Award: ‘Best Place to Work’.



I’m assigned to another continent and the London Public Affairs department where I was working wins an award for being one of the best places to work! I am hoping that my managing director understands that correlation isn’t necessarily causation! I think I am safe, though, considering he sponsored me to take part in the year-long, Edelman Global Fellows’ business exchange programme. He’s the reason I’m now in India and not the UK.

But, is there a connection between my departure and the award? Maybe. At the end of the day, our industry and firm is all about people. Now that I’m in India, I’ve exchanged one great bunch of colleagues, in London, for another bunch of equally great colleagues in New Delhi. And there is no doubt in my mind that the commitment and camaraderie of the London team shined through their “pitch” for this honour. But as part of their submission, they felt a mention of the opportunities that the Fellows programme provides couldn’t hurt. So I was set the task of recording a short video within a few weeks of arriving. Why don’t you be the judge.

Peter Bellini is a Fellow for Edelman in New Delhi, from London and you can follow him on Twitter @PeterBellini

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