To start the holiday season off on the right foot, Edelman Toronto held the first-ever Edelman Gingerbread House Decorating Contest. With inspiration ranging from today’s pop icons to YouTube sensations, Edelman employees brought their A-game to win a prize and unlimited bragging rights. Read more »December 6, 2013 in Our Ideas
Today, Edelman’s general manager in Toronto, Lisa Kimmel, is among those recognized by WXN with its Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award. Those of us who have had the privilege to work with Lisa over the course of her career, whether as a colleague or client, can certainly agree that there is something special about her. And accordingly, she’s achieved significant success at a young age. But powerful? Really?Our Ideas
I recently had the honour of hosting 30 accomplished women at the fourth installment of our Building Ladders to the Top dinner series. At each dinner, we gather a group of our talented female clients and ask them to bring a woman who is in the first five to 10 years of her career.Our Ideas
Wow, what a day!
When my kids were young and I would get home they would ask, “What did you do at work today, dad?” and most of the time I was at a loss for an answer. Not because I didn’t do anything, but what I did often didn’t sound very interesting.
Most of my kids are off on their own now, and my wife was working so no one asked. Had anyone asked I would have told them I had one of the coolest days of my career because we did something really meaningful: We had “Bring In Your Parents Day!”Our Ideas
We recently celebrated Founder’s Day at Edelman, marking 61 years since Dan Edelman founded the agency. Each office was given the opportunity to reflect on and celebrate Edelman’s culture. I was asked to share my thoughts (since I’ve been pretty vocal about Edelman’s culture over the years).Our Ideas
Last week, the Holmes Report named Edelman Global Agency of the Year for 2013. Citing our overall growth of 12 per cent, our major strides in emerging markets – especially the Middle East and Latin America – and our worldwide performance, the announcement highlighted many things that separate us from the competition.Our Ideas
Just over two weeks ago, we celebrated our inaugural Founder’s Day, which marked 61 years since Dan Edelman founded the firm. Since our celebration in the Toronto office, I have been reflecting on what Edelman means to me. The one word that keeps coming to mind is “family,” which seems to be a consistent theme as you can see by Stephanie Bannan’s blog. But, before putting pen to paper, I conducted my own Edel-poll to see what others thought. Over and over, I heard these three words: “family,” “home,” and “supportive.” To me, this all means the same: a family creates a supportive home.Our Ideas
On October 1, Edelman celebrated Founder’s Day for the first time, introducing an annual event that honours Dan Edelman by marking the day he established our firm 61 years ago. It gave us an opportunity to sit back and reflect on what it is that makes Edelman such a fantastic place to work.Our Ideas
Today, October 1, is Founder’s Day at Edelman. A new annual celebration, it honours Dan Edelman by marking the day he established our firm 61 years ago. As part of this inaugural celebration, we are taking a moment to reflect on our culture which was very much shaped by Dan and his family’s values. It is a culture of continuous improvement that inspires colleagues to perform their best every day, sets us apart from our industry peers, and connects us globally.Our Ideas
Today marks the official start of the 2013 Little Give and the Vancouver office is looking forward to another 48 hours of camaraderie, compassion and hard work. We received numerous applications from well-deserving and accomplished organizations. This year we’re thrilled to announce we’ll be working with the following five organizations:Our Ideas
It’s hard to believe that we’re about to kick off our fourth edition of Edelman Canada’s corporate social responsibility program, The Little Give. Every year, I’m reminded of why it’s important that we continue to devote our time, resources and passion towards this incredibly powerful initiative. Through skills-based volunteering, Edelman employees have the opportunity to give back to the communities in which we operate while providing much needed expertise to grassroots not-for-profit organizations that don’t have the resources to effectively address their communications challenges.Our Ideas
It is a big year for Edelman Vancouver as we ramp up to our 6th annual Little Give. This year we will donate 1,000 volunteer hours, the most in our Little Give history, as well as make a monetary contribution to local organizations with a focus on alleviating hunger and poverty. If you know an organization that meets the following criteria, please encourage them to apply for The Little Give:Our Ideas
A version of this post originally appeared on Edelman.com.
I congratulate Maurice Levy and John Wren, both friends and worthy competitors, on the bold merger of their companies. I have several thoughts on the historic merger of Publicis and Omnicom.Our Ideas
Over the last several months, I’ve participated in a variety of industry conferences as both a speaker and an audience member. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what makes a great presentation. This was reinforced earlier this month after attending the CMA Content Marketing Show, which focused on creating great content and telling your brand story in a compelling way that resonates with your target audience. Read more »July 15, 2013 in Our Ideas
A while back, I was researching hotels for a vacation I was planning to San Francisco. Having never been before, I wanted to ensure that the cute vintage-looking motel I was about to book wasn’t in a less-than-desirable part of town, so I hit the virtual sidewalks through Google’s trusty Street View.Our Ideas