David Armano

Global Strategy Director, Edelman Digital


As Global Strategy Director for Edelman, David’s remit includes partnering with the firm’s senior clients across a handful of key U.S. based accounts with global reach. David’s focus is strategically activating integrated marketing efforts that are social to the core, while leading various strategic partnerships across Edelman. In addition to being a practitioner with fifteen plus years of experience in digital and integrated marketing—David has contributed articles to the Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Businessweek, AdAge, Adweek and Digiday to name a few.

Prior to joining Edelman, David was a part of the founding team of social business consultancy Dachis Group (acquired by Sprinklr). He’s had the rare and amazing experience of working with some of the top brands and organizations in the world including HP, Kellogg’s, PayPal, United Airlines, Adidas, Hilton, Barilla, the U.S. Dairy Industry. David cut his teeth in marketing at leading digital agencies including agency.com and Digitas as a creative and strategic lead.

David also serves on several advisory boards including Dynamic Signal, the leading employee and influencer engagement platform, The Chicago Ad Federation and is also a voting member of the Marketing Hall of Fame. When he’s not knee deep in work, he can be found spending time with his two boys or riding his Road King.

Upcoming SMW Events


Past SMW Events

SPEAKEASY SALON: Are You Cultivating the Right Audiences for The Right Impact? (Max: 40 ppl)

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Hosted by Edelman Digital

Venue SIX10: 10th Floor


Earned Impact: An Audience-First Approach to Creating Impactful Programs

3:00 PM - 3:25 PM

Hosted by Edelman Chicago

Venue SIX10: Stage Two


From Data To Insight: The Evolution of Social Listening

3:15 PM - 3:40 PM

Hosted by Edelman

Venue One: Main Stage