Edelman this week announced it is closing its Silicon Valley office and moving the office’s 14 employees to its San Francisco location, PR Week has reported. No staff layoffs occurred as a result of the move, said an Edelman spokesperson.
“As ‘Silicon Valley’ now spans the entire Bay Area, we’ve made the decision to relocate the 14 employees in our San Mateo office to our San Francisco location, which has been growing and stands at more than 220 people,” the firm said in a statement.
The office consolidation “will help accelerate the amount of integrated work we are delivering for clients by bringing our tech, digital, creative, brand, corporate, and health practices all together,” said an agency spokesperson, according to PR Week. The firm expects the move to be complete on October 1.
Edelman opened the location in 2006 when it acquired Silicon Valley-based technology firm A&R Partners and took over its office. In 2011, Edelman spun off staffers from its San Mateo outpost to launch a Silicon Valley outpost for Zeno Group, its sister agency under DJE Holdings.