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Jul 3, 2019

According to a global survey of more than 25,000 respondents, consumer trust in brands is down across the board — and expectations of social responsibility from brands is up. That is the core takeaway from the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report, released last week. Richard Edelman joins the podcast to discuss this crisis of brand trust and opportunities for companies. We talk about what his clients increasingly want from him as he evolves his own business—the largest PR firm in the world--to include more advertising capabilities. We also get a little personal and discuss what it’s like running an independent family-owned company that was started by his father, Daniel J. Edelman. Plus he describes a visit from Orville Redenbacher.