Edelman, largest independent PR firm, seems to thrive amid recession

With 3,000 employees in 51 offices worldwide, and $449 million in billings in 2008, Edelman stands as the largest independently-owned PR firm and it expects a 12 percent revenue growth in 2009. How? By embracing social media, even when it gets the company in trouble—ahem, “Wal-Marting Across America.”

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