The Importance of Endorsements

With the Presidential race heating up, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump surely appreciate endorsements when they come. Especially, when an endorsement derives from a well-known and respected CEO of a successful company. Hillary Clinton recently released a list of business leaders that are endorsing her campaign for President. To some this may seem unimportant, but with Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, and Peter Lowy, CEO of Westfield among the names mentioned, one can’t help but take notice.

An endorsement from a leader in the technology region, such as Reed Hastings, may not be too much of a surprise to some, but his support will still carry weight within the community. Reed is not only the CEO of Netflix, but he also sits on the board of Facebook as well as many non-profit organizations. He is a strong believer and supporter for the charter school system, and he has served on California’s Board of Education. Netflix has become one of the more revolutionary companies in the entire nation with over 75 million members now joining and loving his vision.

Brian Chesky, the 34-year old CEO of the hospitality exchange service Airbnb was another who voiced his support for Clinton. Chesky was also recently named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People of 2015.” Not too many people can mention an honor like that in their portfolio. Chesky has proven that he is an out of the box and creative mind that will continue to change the landscape of business as long as he is in it. He has also announced that Airbnb is an official sponsor for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His company is the perfect match for travelers seeking an affordable and unique way to enjoy the Summer Olympics.

And the endorsement from Lowy is a big one, due to his prominence is commercial retail in the U.S. and Abroad. His company Westfield owns mall properties that are some of the most luxurious in the world. Westfield has shops in LA, Milan, New York City, and all over Europe.

Hillary can only be proud with endorsements such as these from three successful and honorable business men.  This year’s election is truly one of the more anticipated and debated Presidential campaigns. Both candidates wish to continue to receive endorsements like these as much as they can. Time will tell, just how important they become