Edelman Berland Appoints Veteran Jonathan Wibberley

2013-11-14 by EPR Staff
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Edelman Berland has announced the appointment of Jonathan Wibberley as Senior Vice President of Edelman Berland. According to the announcement, Wibberley is to head up Edelman Berland’s new team in San Francisco. Wibberley, who most recently led the San Francisco Bay Area team at Penn Schoen Berland (PSB), the research arm of Burson-Marsteller, will now focus on growing Edelman Berland’s presence in the region. He had this to say via Edelman press release: “Our goal is to continue growing the overall Edelman business on the West Coast by integrating research into Edelman’s communications strategies for more successful and meaningful client... Read More >

Career Advice from Edelman PR for Public Relations Professionals

2013-10-09 by EPR Staff
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What better mentor can you imagine to give you career advice, than Edelman Recruitment? Today, it is easier than ever to get in touch with this team of professionals to ask tough questions and follow career opportunities. Just follow Edelman on LinkedIn, and enjoy all the benefits. Among these, to celebrate 50,000 LinkedIn followers, the team is offering career advice in a series of three short videos, and we have the first two for you. First, Richard Edelman’s PR company wanted to know the most important questions their LinkedIn followers had to ask, then produced a promotional YouTube video, exclusive... Read More >

Net Worth of David A. Steinberg Zeta Global & Others – Zuckerberg’s Net Worth

2013-07-27 by EPR Staff
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Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune soared a bunch of recent (as facebook Ad's have played a key role) and that's because Facebook's own stock jumped 30% to the highest level since May 2012. His net worth is now assessed at $35.7 Billion, placing him in the 42th position on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, ahead of Microsoft Inc. CEO Steve Ballmer and Dell Inc. (DELL) chairman Michael Dell. It didn't happen by magic. Instead of paying attention to those who condemned it, suggesting that it was a network doomed to fail, and that users are less active and less engaged, Facebook continued to build... Read More >

Edelman Hires Lex Suvanto as Managing Financial Director

2013-07-23 by EPR Staff
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Edelman public relations has just hired Lex Suvanto as managing director of Edelman Financial, effective  effective today. Previously the managing director of Abernathy MacGregor, Suvanto is tasked with building Edelman's so-called special situations capability in New York and other U.S. markets. According to the news from the firm, he is to play a key role in growing financial communications practice for Edelman worldwide. Suvanto will report directly to Russell Dubner, president, Edelman, New York. Richard Edelman, president and CEO, Edelman, offered this comment on the new hiring: “Financial communications is about a lot more than just the numbers – from multi-geography... Read More >

Edelman Study: Does It Pave the Way to Total PR Solution?

2013-07-16 by EPR Staff
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Released today, and Edelman report dealing with ethical aspects of so-called sponsored content attempts to mitigate proper disclosure intersecting quality and even the future of online news journalism. Prepared by noted professional blogger and Chief Content Strategist for Edelman, Steve Rubel, the report goes a long way toward beginning a discussion on what's  "next" for news, if not concrete solutions to the media's revenue problems to come. [caption id="attachment_44131" align="aligncenter" width="585"] Richard Edelman breakfast at World Economic Forum 2011 - courtesy Robert Scoble[/caption] Looking at Steve's report yesterday eve and this morning, it details how Edelman (for one) will ensure paid... Read More >

Edelman Appoints Stephanie Smirnov – Consumer Marketing Chief, NY

2013-07-11 by EPR Staff
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Edelman has announced the appointment of Stephanie Smirnov Managing Director of Consumer Marketing at the PR firm's New York office. Staring July 29 Smirnov will report to the President of Edelman New York, Russell Dubner. Formerly US CEO of DeVries Global, Smirnov will succeeded Adrienne Hayes, who is left Edelman to work with Google‟s Motorola Mobility in May. Dubner has this to say about Smirnov's appointment: "Stephanie will channel the division‟s momentum towards bringing to scale an emerging model for consumer marketing that is deeply social, steeped in market intelligence and yet firmly grounded by a PR-mindset. Ultimately, Stephanie‟s charge... Read More >

Edelman Hired Veteran Jane Fields As UAE Chief

2013-05-30 by EPR Staff
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Everything PR News from Edelman told of the firm's hiring of executive Jane Fields as general manager of the firm’s United Arab Emirates (UAE) operations. According to the release Fields is to report to Robert Holdheim, CEO of South Asia, Middle East and Africa and is based in Abu Dhabi. Fields, a corporate communications professional with nearly two decades of experience in multiple industry disciplines, was a co-founded Oxbow Media, which specializes in multimedia communications strategies including digital, online media, and large-scale events. The new Edelman chief had this to add about her new position: “I am hugely excited about... Read More >

Just Out: The Edelman Global Entertainment Study

2013-05-29 by EPR Staff

Just out, over two thirds of respondents to the “Edelman Global Entertainment Study” agree  watching and sharing entertainment on the Internet increased each's sense of global connection. Also highlighted in the findings of the Edelman paper were behavioral similarities and differences where consuming entertainment are concerned. [caption id="attachment_42824" align="aligncenter" width="585"] From the Edelman study[/caption] Among the other key variables and findings within this study, Edelman's people determined key elements for social media interaction, engagement trends, and differentiated and further outlined discrepancies in between traditional and emerging markets. Now in the seventh year, the study by Edelman in cooperation with MATTER, Inc. went farther... Read More >

Small Company PR: Fleishman Hillard / Edelman Debate and the Future Direction of Public Relations

2013-05-14 by EPR Staff
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The New Look of Public Relations, published on April 28th in 2013 by The New York Times, featured Fleishman Hillard. It stated the company is to be rebranded “to reflect both the dramatic changes in media consumption and what marketers now demand in an increasingly digital age.”  My Experience in the Field Having gained 17 years of experience in public relations, I was here before the 2000 technology bust. During that time, nearly all of the tech print magazines disappeared. Those remaining are less than pencil thin. And believe me, when I say they take care of their few remaining... Read More >

Edelman Expands in Africa with Coming Baird’s Renaissance Acquisition

2013-05-07 by EPR Staff
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Edelman has just announced a proposed acquisition of South African-based communications consultancy Baird’s Renaissance. The acquisition is expected to go through within the next 30 days marking Edelman's official entry into the South Africa arena. According to the announcement  Francois Baird (at left), founder and chairman of the agency, will also lead Edelman Africa. Commenting on the announcement, Baird offered this: “Now, we look forward to proudly taking our place in the world as Africans, able to bring Africa to the world. After 20 productive years as an Edelman affiliate, I am very proud that my team and I will now... Read More >

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