Having built award-winning public relations businesses based in the United States, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Canada – and with one of the largest social media communities in the PR world – Bob is a respected leader in the international communications industry. He was listed in 2015 as the only Canadian in PR Week’s ‘Global Power Book’ of the most influential international public relations executives.
Bob has more than two decades of experience focused on providing PR counsel and creating communications campaigns for senior business leaders in North America and Asia Pacific (including, over the years, coaching hundreds of executives and personally advising Bill Gates, Donald Trump, George Soros, and Nicky Oppenheimer). His clients have included Astra-Zeneca, Bayer, De Beers, Goldman Sachs, Government of Canada, GSK, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei, ING, Johnson & Johnson, Kia Motors, Merck, Microsoft, Nissan, Nomura, PayPal, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, and Standard & Poor’s.
Based at Toronto, he is co-founder and Principal of Signal Leadership Communication Inc. (SLC), a new social public relations consultancy designed for executives and organizations dealing with digital disruption. In this capacity, he provides counsel to senior clients on image, issues, relationships and reputation. Read more about the first digital PR firm for leaders in The Holmes Report. He is also an Executive Fellow for the Center for the Future of Organization (CFFO), an independent think tank at the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University in California.
Named by his industry peers the ‘PR Agency Head of The Year’ at the Asia-Pacific PR awards in 2012, Bob is also an expert in global public relations for Western companies communicating in Asia, and Asian companies communicating internationally.