This week, Business in Vancouver released its annual list of the Biggest public relations firms in B.C. and the top spot was once again held by Edelman Vancouver. We’re proud to say that 2013 has gotten off to a great start for our office. This is an exciting representation of how far we’ve come over the past five years.Our Ideas
En juin dernier, l’équipe Edelman Montréal a mobilisé ses forces et son temps afin de soutenir la banque alimentaire « Moisson Montréal » à travers « Le petit geste », le programme national d’engagement en tant qu’entreprise responsable d’Edelman Canada.
Dès la première visite à l’entrepôt de Moisson Montréal, toute l’équipe a ressenti une profonde solidarité avec les dirigeants et le personnel de l’organisme. Ensemble, nous souhaitions soutenir leur engagement à lutter contre la faim et la pauvreté.Français, Our Ideas
It was quite coincidental that the day I was about to embark on my three-week sabbatical to Italy, in recognition of my 10-year anniversary with Edelman, that this article on the “busy trap” spurred a lot of discussion within my social network. There’s no question that many individuals – and the organizations for which they work – fall into the trap of measuring their self-worth and contribution to the employer by their level of “busyness.” That said, as Tim Kreider says in his article, “the space and quiet that idleness provides is a necessary condition for standing back from life and seeing it whole, for making unexpected connections and waiting for the wild summer lightning strikes for inspiration – it is, paradoxically, necessary to getting any work done.”Edelman culture, Our Ideas
We’ve wrapped up The Little Give for 2012, and I must say, it was an absolutely incredible year.
This was my first time experiencing The Little Give, and I got to see it in action first-hand in Vancouver, and again at the kick-off in Toronto. Each of the offices put their own unique spin on the 48 hours of giving, and boy, did they give.Edelman culture, Events, Our Ideas
On Thursday, April 26 I had the pleasure of joining my wonderful and very talented colleagues at the 2012 CPRS ACE Awards Gala at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon. In true Edelman fashion, we showed up early to clink our glasses and congratulate each other on the successes of the past year.
Accompanied by some of our clients, we enjoyed a meal while celebrating the creativity and strategic thinking that went into our award-winning programs. By the end of the evening, we had scooped up seven awards (five bronze and two silver). All I can say is that it sure feels good to be recognized for the hard work that we do at Edelman in front of Toronto’s finest PR professionals. Having worked on Cadbury and Maynards I think it appropriate to say that this was one sweeeeeet evening!Events, Our Ideas
Edelman Canada doesn’t even feel like a workplace – it feels like home. I will be coming up on my fourth year as an Edelman employee and couldn’t have been more proud when I heard of our recognition as one of the Canada’s Best Workplaces. This is UNREAL, and in my mind long overdue.
Celebrating in true Edelman fashion, friends and colleagues in the Toronto office were all smiles when the announcement of our win was unveiled by our very own John Clinton and Lisa Kimmel. The energy and buzz in the room was unbelievable; it really gave me a time to reflect on how lucky we have it here, at a company that truly cares about their employees. Read more »April 25, 2012 in Our Ideas
Not only were we recently recognized as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces, but we also earned the title of one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Women. This is of particular significance for me and for our firm, because Edelman has made it a priority to help shape and influence an environment where women are encouraged to lead and succeed. In fact, we specifically launched our Global Women’s Executive Network initiative (GWEN) to prioritize our focus on networking, recruiting, collaborating and career planning for women across the network in order to increase the number of women at the most senior levels of the company. So where does Edelman currently stand? Read more »April 23, 2012 in Edelman culture, Our Ideas
It’s a great time to be at Edelman Toronto. The office is simply bursting with energy as we turn our attention to socially-conscious initiatives. In late fall, Edelman Toronto’s Health/Wellness/Green committee began filling the office with fruit baskets. The baskets are part of our committee’s mandate to educate employees about healthy lifestyle choices and provide ideas on how to “green” the office. For just 25 cents per piece, employees enjoy bananas, apples, oranges and pears. We use the funds collectected to order more fruit baskets, and so continues our Carmen Miranda fruit basket-esque initiative. Read more »March 6, 2012 in Edelman culture, Our Ideas
Recently we posted about how Edelman Canada was recognized as one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in Canada. I had the honour of attending the awards gala in November, and not only did we make the top 50, we were chosen as one of the “Elite 8” in the Communication category! Check out this video below the jump for a sneak peek at our amazing culture – and see why Edelman Canada is a “totally cool company!” Read more »December 13, 2011 in Edelman culture, Our Ideas
Agency life is demanding. The work doesn’t fall from the sky in neat 7.5-hour packages, as a colleague often says. There are weekend conference calls, issues that arise just as you are about to step out the door, projects that are finished in three-day marathons. For parents, it’s a tricky juggling act, particularly if your kids expect to eat three meals a day, to get picked up from day care before the doors are locked, and that you procure Bristol board for tomorrow’s project on a moment’s notice. Read more »December 7, 2011 in Edelman culture, Our Ideas
I’ve always been of the mind that the work environment is so important to a person’s productivity – not only the people you work with but also the physical space around you. Which is why I was so thrilled to hear that Edelman Toronto’s office design recently won first place in an office design competition from the American Society of Interior Designers! And as an added bonus, our office was featured in the September/October 2011 issue of Canadian Interiors as one of Canada’s “3 awesome offices.” The article talks about our amazing space and includes some great shots of breakout rooms, workspaces, and of course, our stellar patio! Read more »November 18, 2011 in Edelman culture, Our Ideas
SXSW, one of the largest community driven speaking events in the country, has opened the voting for their 2012 SXSW programming. Through their nifty SXSW PanelPicker, the public can help weigh in on which panels they’d like to see during next year’s conference. We here at Edelman, submitted nine panel ideas that are up for next year’s programming, as well as three panels for the health track at SXSW. Take a moment to thumbs up a few of your favorite panels in the PanelPicker. Select quickly though, voting ends Friday, September 2.External posts, Our Ideas
Edelman Canada was dealt a full house at this year’s Canadian Public Relations Society ACE (Achieving Communications Excellence) Awards, which are judged by industry peers and recognize creativity and excellence in public relations. Our team took home a number of awards, including the trophy captured by Red Bull Crashed Ice for Most Creative PR Campaign of the Year – a first for Edelman Canada!Behind The Scenes, Our Ideas
This post also appeared on the Good Purpose Blog.
I recently had the opportunity to present Edelman Canada’s Little Give program at ORENDA’s In Good Company CSR conference, which took place in Toronto last week. The conference brought together thought leaders in the corporate, not-for-profit and academic sectors to explore the evolution of community investment and to share strategies for creating meaningful corporate community partnerships. I was thrilled to be able to showcase our program as a best-case example of a truly meaningful initiative in the company of other impressive CSR programs from Microsoft Canada, Corel Corporation, L’Oreal Canada and others.Edelman culture, Our Ideas