Rumors have been flying round this afternoon about Edelman buying respected independent Valley firm, A&R Partners. PRWEEK confirms the story here [sub required] although there’s still nothing on either firm’s sites. I have enormous respect for Bob Angus, founder of A&R, who has always been insightful and generous with his time when I’ve met and spoken with him. His is the agency which launched Palm, he proudly told me when we first met – apparently when the Pilot was just a wooden mock-up – a client the agency still retains.
His agency is one of the best in Silicon Valley, a great competitor when I’ve had the privilege to pitch against them. This is a jewel for Edelman. Congrats to all.