is the largest independent PR agency in the world. With 63 offices and more than 30 partners, it is the third largest international network in the PR business. Edelman presently employs more than 4,200 people. Since 1999, Edelman has been represented in the Czech Republic and Slovakia by the largest local PR agency - AMI Communications.
Edelman is the laureate of a great many of the world's most prestigious awards. Advertising Age magazine ranked it in the TOP 10 best PR agencies of the decade; Adweek magazine recognized it with the title PR Agency of '09; and Holmes Report, an online industry portal, voted Edelman as Agency of the Decade.
The agency was established in Chicago in 1952 by Daniel J. Edelman. Sara Lee and ReaLemon were among its first clients. In the 1980s and 1990s, Edelman underwent a rapid expansion in its home market, and established itself in some of the world's biggest metropolises: Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Sydney, Paris, etc. The founder, Daniel J. Edelman, stayed at the helm of the agency until 1996. Today, his son Richard Edelman, who is regarded as the most influential figure active in the field of Public Relations, is the CEO of Edelman.
Daniel J. Edelman