DIARY: Baker waves goodbye after 30 years at Edelman

PR staffers often flit between firms as they forge their careers, or are poached to work on the client side.

PR staffers often flit between firms as they forge their careers,

or are poached to work on the client side.



But Edelman last week said goodbye to senior consultant Audrey Baker,

aged 65, who has spent her entire PR career - 30 years - with the

firm.



She joined the agency in its second year, 1969, when it was a ten-strong

team under first CEO Michael Morley.



Prior to Edelman, Baker worked at women’s magazine She as health and

beauty editor for several years.



During her time at the agency, she helped set-up the medical division

and was head of nutrition services. She said her work at the agency had

never become repetitive as it changed so much over the years.



’I’ve worked on a huge variety of accounts - from fashion, food and

farming to pharmaceuticals, product promotion and crisis management -

and many have been long-standing clients of ten years and more,’ she

says.



’I’ve moved to different premises, worked with different people, and

under six different CEOs - Morley, David Davis, Rosemary Brook, Abel

Hadden and now Tari Hibbit - who all brought their own personalities to

the company,’ she adds.



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