2019 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
Edelman is a brand name that looks good on job seekers' resumes
Offices across the globe for employees seeking new experiences
High-powered clients (think Johnson & Johnson, Kraft and Starbucks)
Salaries are low
Deadlines can mean long hours and weekends
Edelman promotes few employees who aren't willing to relocate
Edelman is a power in the communications industry, and public-relations workers will find plenty of opportunities at the firm thanks to its deep client list.
About Daniel J. Edelman, Inc.
If image truly is everything, then Edelman may be one of the most indispensable companies around. Daniel J. Edelman, which does business simply as Edelman, is the largest independent agency in the industry, conducting work for heavy hitters such as
Although Edelman has been primarily a PR firm, the company also dabbles in advertising through its Blue unit. In addition, Edelman owns four other specialty agencies: First&42nd (management consulting), MATTER (sports and entertainment marketing), Bioscience Communications (medical education and publishing), and StrategyOne (research).
The firm has more than 65 offices worldwide.
Sales and Marketing
Edelman's independence is not without a price. The company competes with the PR segments of the large advertising and marketing conglomerates such as
Edelman's growth strategy involves expanding through strategic acquisitions, especially in what it considers emerging economic markets. Edelman expanded its creative resources in the European region by establishing a creative centre of excellence.
200 E RANDOLPH ST FL 63
Chicago, IL 60601-6705
Phone: 1 (312) 240-3000
Employer Type: Privately Owned
President and CEO: Richard W. Edelman
COO: Matthew J. Harrington
Vice Chairman, DJE Holdings: Alan VanderMolen
Employees (This Location): 480
Employees (All Locations): 4,000
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
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New York, NY