Richard Binhammer has been active on Dell’s behalf in social media since the company embarked on efforts to use social media as a way to further its direct connections with customers. He began by leading Dell’s social media monitoring and response initiatives and was an early adopter for Dell on Twitter and Facebook. Today, he is a Director on Dell’s Social Media and Community team, responsible for communications, executive programs and continues to be active in Dell’s social media outreach.
Binhammer joined Dell in corporate communications as a member of the public affairs team in 2005, managing its community efforts in North America and Asia Pacific. In 1997, Binhammer was part of the public relations consulting team that worked with Dell and won a ‘silver anvil’ related to Dell’s corporate reputation.
Prior to Dell, he worked with several communications consulting agencies in St. Louis and New York, where he focused on planning and implementing strategic corporate communications to achieve business success and build positive corporate reputations. Prior to his corporate Communications work in the USA, Richard worked in Canada as a political aid to senior cabinet ministers. He was involved in running local, provincial and national campaigns and also built a successful lobbying business.
His background includes more than 20-years of experience in issue management, public positioning, media relations and stakeholder outreach.
Binhammer has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Political Science from Queen’s University in Canada.