Managing Partner and Chief Digital Officer

Rick Murray

Rick Murray joined NATIONAL in December 2014 as managing partner of its Toronto office and the Firm’s first chief digital strategist. This industry veteran’s passion for emerging technologies and understanding of the public relations industry have resulted in numerous successes over years, including a series of ground-breaking initiatives he led at Edelman from 2001 to 2014.

Widely respected as an industry pioneer and thought leader, he has specific expertise in all facets of public relations and fields such as brand development, integrated marketing communications, digital strategy, social business, online advocacy, issues management and word-of-mouth marketing.

Today, Rick is leading NATIONAL’s shift to data-driven storytelling. He’s also actively engaged on several of the Firm’s key files, advising senior executives at Ford, Pfizer, Power Corporation, Amazon, Deloitte and Keurig on matters of reputation, thought leadership, accelerating innovation, social license, risk management and personal branding.