Welcome to a new era of communications marketing

We are a different kind of agency, independent with the freedom to invest and take calculated risks.

Our programmes reach across our clients’ stakeholder universe, creating authentic conversations that help evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations.


With 65 offices across 35 countries, Edelman is the world’s largest communications marketing firm.

South Africa serves as the hub for the firm’s presence across the continent. With more than 25 years of experience in the market, Edelman has supported local organisations and multi-nationals with communications marketing strategy and execution, delivering results in more than 30 countries across Africa.

With a team comprised of former journalists, client strategists, design and editorial experts, Edelman South Africa is recognised as a leading reputation and brand communications consultancy.

Edelman SA is proud to hold a Level 1 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) rating.


What We Do

Edelman delivers the best in marketing communications to our clients so they can reach their business goals. We never stop helping them broaden awareness and connect with new audiences, bringing them to new people, places and pages – helping every industry engage with customers and expand influence.


The most valuable brands are shared brands. We’re the experts at the new marketing paradigm, where traditional approaches to brand management are replaced by a co-ownership model. Our campaigns recognise that brands compete for action and advocacy in a free market, where people don’t just buy products, but also regulate business with their collective voice.


Well-crafted, strategic communications are essential tools that preserve, protect and propel business value. Guided by the belief that increasing the level of trust in a company is the cornerstone of protecting reputations and strengthening relationships, we work in partnership with our clients to engage employees, deepen customer relationships and align public interest.


We are pioneers in digital and social media, and our deep experience allows us to help clients navigate new frontiers online. While we spend a lot of time in the digital world, we know what matters most is what happens on the other side of the screen. It’s about real people, having real conversations.

Crisis & Risk

The trust of customers and the public is developed by how companies manage reputational risk and crisis response. Our team has built a proven record of protecting the most important, yet fragile, organisational asset: reputation.


We believe that great brand storytelling and the ability to generate high-quality, highly relevant, engaging content can be a powerful differentiator for brands. Memorable stories and shareable content provide the connective power that brings people together.

Public Affairs

We believe that building and managing long-term stakeholder relationships is based on trust. We help our clients navigate their institutional relationships, engage constructively in policy discussions and build meaningful public/private partnerships.


We’re looking for talent

You have energy, passion, a curious mind and an entrepreneurial spirit.

You are obsessed about quality and have the courage to do the right thing.

You are excited about working with leading brands alongside the top talent in the industry.

We like you already.

Join us


Jordan Rittenberry

Chief Executive Officer

Edelman Africa

+ 27 (0) 83 272 6373