Edelman buys GTT in Texas

AUSTIN: The world’s largest independent PR firm, Edelman PR Worldwide, has expanded its global technology presence in Texas with the acquisition of Austin-based technology PR agency, GTT Communications.

AUSTIN: The world’s largest independent PR firm, Edelman PR

Worldwide, has expanded its global technology presence in Texas with the

acquisition of Austin-based technology PR agency, GTT

Communications.



GTT had a fee income last year totalling just over pounds 1 million,

from its four offices spanning Texas, Florida and Maine. The agency’s

list of blue-chip clients includes IBM and the American Electronics

Association. Edelman employs 1,400 staff and had a total fee income of

pounds 91 million last year.



Miller Bonner, co-founder of GTT, is appointed national technology

director for Edelman/GTT and will headthe technology operation in Texas.

He will report to Edelman’s Texas managing director John Holland and

Edelman’s global technology practice managing director Paul

Bergevin.



The acquistion increases Edelman’s Texas operation, which includes

offices in Dallas, Houston and Austin, from 25 to 39 staff.



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