Edelman closes Silicon Valley office, moves employees to San Francisco

The firm opened the San Mateo location in 2006 when it acquired A&R Partners.

Photo credit: Getty images
Photo credit: Getty images

SAN MATEO, CA: Edelman has closed its Silicon Valley office and moved 14 employees to its San Francisco location, the agency confirmed on Wednesday.

No staffers were let go as a result of the move, according to an Edelman spokesperson.

"As ‘Silicon Valley’ now spans the entire Bay Area, we’ve made the decision to relocate  the 14 employees in our San Mateo office to our San Francisco location, which has been growing and stands at more than 220 people," the firm said in a statement on Wednesday.

The office consolidation "will help accelerate the amount of integrated work we are delivering for clients by bringing our tech, digital, creative, brand, corporate, and health practices all together," said an agency spokesperson. The firm expects the move to be complete on October 1.

Edelman opened the location in 2006 when it acquired Silicon Valley-based technology firm A&R Partners and took over its office. In 2011, Edelman spun off staffers from its San Mateo outpost to launch a Silicon Valley outpost for Zeno Group, its sister agency under DJE Holdings.

Edelman saw 2% revenue growth last year to $893.6 million and U.S. growth of 3% to $549.1 million.

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