In Conversation with Richard Edelman

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22 October 2018

04:00 PM

Richard Edelman, president and chief executive officer at the world’s largest public relations firm, will headline the Independent Public Relations Firm Forum, which takes place at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC, on Monday October 22, kicking off our annual PRovoke18 Global Public Relations Summit.

Edelman will mark his Summit debut with a fireside chat with Holmes Report CEO/editor-in-chief Arun Sudhaman, during which he will discuss the transformation of the public relations industry in recent years, the need for PR firms to compete with other disciplines for greater market share and a more strategic role, ways in which PR firms can attract more diverse talent, and of course the benefits of independence.

With Edelman at the helm, the firm founded by his father Daniel J Edelman has grown to be the largest in the world, with almost 6,000 people and global fee income of close to $900 million. It was named Agency of the Decade by both The Holmes Report and Advertising Age and now has more than 65 offices around the world.

Richard has experience in marketing and reputation management, having led assignments with major corporations, NGOs and family businesses in more than 25 industries around the world. He is a member of the Arthur W Page Society’s Hall of Fame and serves on the boards of directors of the Ad Council, the Atlantic Council, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Children’s Aid Society, the Gettysburg Foundation, the 9/11 Museum, the National Committee on US China Relations and the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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