Edelman, Pagefield and Finsbury execs plus Royal PRs make list of 1,000 most influential Londoners

London newspaper the Evening Standard's list of the 1,000 most influential Londoners includes 26 people from the world of PR and marketing.

Ed Williams: Edelman's UK CEO listed as one of London's most influential people 2015
Ed Williams: Edelman's UK CEO listed as one of London's most influential people 2015

The Progress 1,000 contains names from across the worlds of sports, fashion, politics and beyond - with marcoms entrants classified as "spinners and marketers".

These include well-known figures such as Ed Williams, the UK CEO of Edelman who used to head comms at the BBC; Bell Pottinger boss James Henderson; and Roland Rudd, the chair of Finsbury who is also at the helm of a pro-EU campaign.

The Queen's comms secretary James Roscoe and comms director for the Royal Household Sally Osman, make the list along with Outside Organisation CEO Alan Edwards.

Former Prince Charles and Manchester United comms chief Paddy Harverson and Google PR boss DJ Collins, who are co-founders of Milltown Partners, also rank among the most influential in the industry.

The full list of "spinners and marketers" in alphabetical order, are:

  1. Lord Black - executive director, Telegraph Media Group
  2. Karen Blackett - chief executive, MediaCom
  3. Mark Bolland - founder, Mark Bolland PR
  4. Erica Bolton - director, Bolton & Quinn
  5. DJ Collins & Paddy Harverson - co-founders, Milltown Partners
  6. Carolyn Dailey - founder, The Dailey Partnership
  7. Alan Edwards - CEO, Outside Organisation
  8. Mark Gallagher - founder, Pagefield
  9. Camilla Harrison - CEO, Anomaly
  10. Sir John Hegarty - co-founder, BBH
  11. James Henderson - CEO, Bell Pottinger
  12. Johnny Hornby - founder, The&Partnership
  13. Anji Hunter - senior adviser, Edelman
  14. Jason Knauf - comms secretary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
  15. Kristina Kyriacou - comms secretary to the Prince of Wales
  16. Lord Mandelson - co-founder, Global Counsel
  17. James Murphy - chief executive, Adam & Eve DDB
  18. Sally Osman - director of communications for the Royal Household
  19. Sir Alan Parker - founder, Brunswick
  20. Neil Reading - founder, Neil Reading PR
  21. James Roscoe - communications secretary to the Queen
  22. Roland Rudd - chairman, RLM Finsbury
  23. Ann Scott - founder, Ann Scott Associates
  24. Cilla Snowball - group CEO, BBDO
  25. Ed Williams - CEO, Edelman UK

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