September 15th 2008 - New York, NY
The Nielsen Company today announced that Ed Dandridge has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, effective today. As Nielsen’s senior communications executive, Dandridge will be responsible for managing communications between Nielsen and its key audiences and stakeholders inside and outside the company. He will oversee the company’s external and internal communications functions worldwide, including corporate communications and media relations. The announcement was made by John Burbank, Chief Marketing Officer of The Nielsen Company, to whom Dandridge will report.
“Nielsen is fortunate to recruit an executive with the broad strategic communications experience and demonstrated talents that Ed Dandridge brings to our organization,” Burbank said. “Ed is uniquely qualified to lead Nielsen’s global communications operation from a position of strength and innovation, ensuring that we are well-positioned to support the company’s key global growth initiatives.”
For the past eight years, Dandridge was a partner in a strategic consulting firm which he founded. In that role, Dandridge advised a diverse range of corporate, non-profit and political clients, both in the US and internationally.
Previously, Dandridge served as Vice President of Network Communications for ABC Television Network, where he was the network’s senior communications executive. Prior to ABC, he spent nearly eight years at the Sawyer/Miller Group, an international political consulting firm where he managed public affairs initiatives, corporate repositionings and crisis campaigns for corporations, governments and mission-driven institutions.
A graduate of Tufts University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Dandridge began his career practicing law in New York City.