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Matthew Harrington
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Matthew Harrington is Edelman’s global chief operating officer and oversees the firm’s five regions as well as Edelman Berland, the firm’s research arm; human resources; legal; information technology; and conflict management. A 22-year Edelman veteran, Matthew is a specialist in corporate positioning and reputation management. His expertise includes crisis communications, merger and acquisition activity and IPOs. Matthew counsels a range of clients including, GE, Charles Schwab & Company, Samsung and Starbucks. In 1996 he managed crisis communications for Odwalla, Inc. during a product recall, which is credited with being the first use of the Internet in a crisis and for which he was awarded a Silver Anvil from the Public Relations Society of America.

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It's 2014. How Are You Going to Show Up Differently?

(3) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 7:59 AM

As 2014 gets underway, something profound is afoot among some of the world's largest brands. They are doing things differently and challenging the status quo. Rather than being daunted by the prospect of change, they have the courage to embrace it, which I would argue is setting them up for...

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New Year, New CEOs: Breaking the News Is Neither the Beginning Nor the End

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 3:45 PM

The New Year often brings with it orderly change in CEOs for many companies. How successful these individuals will be -- and how a company's market cap fares during the transition -- depends in large part on the boards of directors' active involvement and well-planned communications.

2012 begins with significant...

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Business Earns Back Trust: Can It Keep It?

(7) Comments | Posted January 26, 2010 | 8:00 AM

As American business leaders join their peers at the World Economic Forum, they do so at a time when trust in business in the United States not only has jumped 18 points (to 54 percent) since last year when it hit an all-time low in the annual Edelman Trust Barometer,...

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