John Earnhardt

No Longer at Cisco

John Earnhardt manages the social media team responsible for the "The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site" and other corporate communications channels such as The Platform blog and Facebook page, Twitter @Cisco, LinkedIn, and other corporate social platforms. He also manages the corporate PR team, including CEO and CFO media strategy, legal, M&A, finance, op-eds, broadcast media strategy and executive media training. John is the PRNews' 2012 Social Media Professional of the Year. He is also on the 2013 and 2014 "BusinessInsider" lists of "The 50 Best PR People in the Tech Industry."

Previously, he managed policy communications in Cisco's Global Policy and Government Affairs department where he was responsible for using communications channels to advance Cisco's state, federal and global public policy objectives. This is where he started the first blog for Cisco in 2005. He also handled media relations on public policy issues in addition to starting and managing Cisco's political action committee. He joined Cisco in 1999 as Corporate Public Relations Manager in the Office of the President.

Prior to Cisco he was the Director of Media Relations for the National Association of Broadcasters in Washington, DC. Earnhardt previously worked for Senator Joseph R. Biden, the Senate Judiciary Committee and for the Presidential Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. In 1996, he worked for Vice President Al Gore doing press advance on the Clinton/Gore Presidential campaign.

John is married, has a young son and lives in Menlo Park, CA. He graduated from Wake Forest University with a BA in English and Philosophy.

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February 4, 2015


Internet of Everything Targets Breast Cancer in “Detected” Documentary

DETECTED, a documentary brought to you by Cisco, tells the story of thousands of hours of research, an entrepreneur who dares to dream of a new way to use the Internet of Everything to save lives, the trials of bringing experimental healthcare products to the marketplace – and much more.

January 27, 2015


John Chambers: “What does the Internet of Everything Mean for Security?”

Last week, Cisco CEO John Chambers attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. A major theme of the week was security and the implications of the Internet of Everything…the topic which John focused on in his contributed article to the WEF blog, Agenda. You can read the full article here. In the article he […]

November 17, 2014


Statement of John Chambers on Funding for the E-Rate Program

Statement of Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers on the FCC Proposal to Provide Necessary Funding for the E-Rate Program

September 18, 2014


Cisco CEO John Chambers Statement on Larry Ellison

Statement by Cisco Chairman and CEO on Oracle's Larry Ellison.

September 12, 2014


Cisco CEO John Chambers Statement on Marc Benioff

Cisco CEO John Chambers statement on Cisco board member and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.

July 21, 2014


Cisco Focus: The Year in Review

Cisco's fiscal year ends July 26, so I thought it would be an appropriate time to give our fiscal year in review for the Cisco Social Media team.

June 19, 2014


Cisco CEO statement on election of U.S. House Majority Leader

Cisco CEO John Chambers congratulations Kevin McCarthy on his election to House Majority Leader.

February 4, 2014


Statement by Cisco’s John Chambers on appointment of Satya Nadella as CEO of Microsoft

“I offer personal congratulations to Satya Nadella on his appointment as Microsoft’s next CEO. I know him well and I know he will do a great job for Microsoft as he is a seasoned, world-class technology leader. I trust him and I know he instills trust in his customers and partners. I look forward to […]

December 5, 2013


Statement by Cisco Chairman and CEO on Nelson Mandela

“Today, Cisco joins the world in mourning the passing of Nelson Mandela. Mr. Mandela was a courageous leader who had the vision and strength of character to help create a brighter future for all citizens of the country he loved so much. In doing so he inspired the world. I, and all of my colleagues […]