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Pharrell Williams To Serve As Founder And Co-Chair Of Mighty Dream, A Creative Agency That's 'For Us, By Us'

Many people would consider Pharrell Williams a creative genius, and the music producer is taking that notion and putting it into the community. Williams has partnered with public relations firm Edelman to launch Mighty Dream, a new creative agency.

Josh Rodgers

Sep 14, 2022

Lisa Osborne Ross To Oversee The Firm's Largest Region As New CEO Of Edelman U.S.

According to an official news release, Edelman has named Lisa Osborne Ross as CEO of its United States operation. Ross — who currently serves as U.S. COO — will now oversee the firm’s largest region made up of 2,360 people across 13 offices. She will succeed Russell Dubner who has just been named global vice chairman and chair of the Edelman Trust Institute. “In the four years since Lisa joined Edelman, she has made an incredible impact on the firm, particularly through her empathetic leadership during Covid and the tragic aftermath of George Floyd’s murder,” said Global President and COO, Matthew Harrington in a statement. “She is a champion of our people, and expansive in her ability to provide senior counsel to clients and drive operations. Lisa is an exemplary leader for extraordinary times, and her many talents will take the U.S. business forward from a position of strength.” During her tenure as COO, Ross led Edelman’s Covid Task Force and soon became one of the most...

Shanique Yates

Apr 16, 2021

PR Firm Edelman Announces $1M Commitment to Pro Bono Work For Social Justice

More initiatives are being built in the fight for racial justice. Public relations firm Edelman has announced its $1 million commitment to support pro bono work for communications organizations working toward achieving social justice, Black Enterprise reports . The communications giant revealed that the objective of these partnerships is to increase their efforts toward their ongoing commitment to racial justice and diversity and inclusion within the company’s infrastructure. “This starts at home,” said Edelman U.S. CEO Russell Dubner. “We’ve made commitments and driven progress, but there is much more to do to become the anti-racist company we all aspire to be.” As the world’s largest PR agency, Edelman is furthering its efforts by creating pro bono partnerships with communications services like the National Association of Black Journalists , CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion , and The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation to elevate conversations and narratives in the Black...

Njera Perkins

Jul 13, 2020

Blavity Partners With Edelman To Host ‘Forward From Floyd’ Virtual Event

The summit focused on how corporations can combat systemic racism in America. Over 450 attendees logged into the Forward From Floyd virtual summit hosted by Blavity and Edelman on Thursday, June 11th. Blavity Founder and CEO Morgan DeBaun moderated the panel-style event with the goal of creating a dialogue around how corporations and institutions can support the fight against systemic racism. In attendance were employees, directors, executives, managers, and all those willing to be instruments of change in the business and non-governmental industries while on the brink of making history. Guests of the panel were: • Shelley Stewart III, a partner of McKinsey & Company • Stan Little, Chief Experience Officer for United Way • Lisa Ross, COO of Edelman U.S., and • Dr. Uche Blackstock, the founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity The guests shared their advice on how businesses, NGOs, nonprofits, media, and medical institutions can spark change internally and fight systemic racism in...

Brianna Rhodes

Jun 16, 2020