Richard Edelman: Power List 2009

Worldwide president and CEO, Edelman

['08 rank - #1]

Innovation in PR has become almost synonymous with Edelman. And most of that reputation can be attributed to the vision and leadership of the firm's CEO, Richard Edelman. In the face of a constantly changing media and business landscape, he has remained a leading voice for how the industry can evolve and be successful in the new age of PR. Despite the tough economy, Edelman's firm still managed to increase 2008 global revenue 12% and US revenue by 9%. As the industry endures a challenging year, there's no doubt that Edelman – both the man and the agency – will provide a good example of how to properly weather the storm.

Defining Qualities
Financial stewardship
Thought leadership
External visibility
Media influence
Client/company profile

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