Edelman founder passes away at age 92
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 21:03

JohnstonWells joins the public relations community across the world in remembering the life of Dan Edelman, founder of the global PR firm, Edelman.

According to AdAge, Edelman died of heart failure early Tuesday morning. He was 92. A renowned public relations pioneer, Edelman had run his own independent firm for the past six decades.

"I was always amazed at Dan's success in creating a global firm," said JohnstonWells CEO, Gwin Johnston. "When we partnered with the firm years ago, I was also impressed with the quality of people we worked with at Edelman's San Francisco office."

JohnstonWells assisted Edelman with a crisis situation for Odwalla in the mid-90s, when an E.coli outbreak was traced back to the juice manufacturer. The project received a Best of Silver Anvil award from PRSA in 1997. Former JohnstonWells employee, Darby Doll currently works in Edelman's Hong Kong office.