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The Information

The Information

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If you need any further proof of the dispersion of authority in the media sector, here comes The Information, a technology focused media company that seeks to fill a void left by mainstream media, to provide quality and original business journalism.

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Facebook Instant Articles and Brands

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The data on Instant Articles is very compelling. Facebook says that people share Instant Articles 30 percent more than mobile web links and people read 20 percent more Instant Articles than mobile web articles.

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Dirt is Good: The Campaign for Play

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One of the most famous purpose branding initiatives comes from Unilever’s OMO/Persil and the Dirt is Good campaign, now operating in 78 nations around the world to address the play deficit and help children rediscover outdoor play.

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Explaining History

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Last week, I went to three Civil War battlefields (Shiloh, Chickamauga/Chattanooga, Franklin) and the home of President Andrew Jackson with a very good sport and serious student of history, my daughter Amanda. This has been one of my dreams… to pass on my love of American History to my children.

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The New CCO

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We hosted a lunch meeting yesterday for the Arthur W. Page Society in our New York office. The event was organized to launch the newest piece of intellectual property from Page, “The New CCO: Transforming Enterprises in a Changing World."

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Sharapova and Celebrity Sponsorship

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Maria Sharapova, tennis player extraordinaire, tried mightily to wriggle out of a nearly impossible bind this week. Some players, such as fellow competitor Serena Williams came to her defense, while others, including Jennifer Capriati, were far less forgiving and highly critical of the five-time Grand Slam singles champion.

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Changing of the Guard

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Today’s announcement by Omnicom that Karen van Bergen will assume the newly created position of chair of the Omnicom Public Relations group, to be succeeded as CEO of Porter Novelli by Brad MacAfee, marks the fourth such change among top ten PR firms in the past twelve months.

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Technology and Trust

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I presented the results of the Edelman Trust Barometer to four individual clients, met with three venture capital firms, and attended a salon dinner and breakfast briefing for 100 people with panelists from Coursera, Uber and CNet. We also unveiled some new research for California which has some very ominous signs for the industry.

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Leadership Goes Beyond Management

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Today, I delivered a keynote address on Trust and the CEO at the Executives Club of Chicago. My central theme: It is time for CEOs to come out of the bunker, be out front and lead, do more than simply focus on delivering on the numbers, and be part of the solution to society’s problems.

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Davos 2016

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This was a World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of massive mood swings, linked to the plunging global stock markets, diving commodity prices, renewed concern about the flood of refugees moving toward the European Union, the rise of populism in the U.S. and European countries, and the effect of a slowing Chinese economy.

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