It should be boom times for the PR industry. And yet in the past few weeks, there have been surprising pronouncements from holding companies that indicate a lack of confidence in the PR business.
I just met with Alexandre Mars, founder and CEO of the Epic Foundation. This is a Philanthropy 3.0 concept, beyond the long-term investor and activist investor model of Philanthropy 1.0 and 2.0.
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Earlier this month, I met with David Keyes, the executive director of Advancing Human Rights, about his new platform, Movements.org.
I believe the business community can play a role in supporting these educators in their important work by investing in the creation of free resources that can be used to augment existing curriculum.
Our profession will play a vital role in this transition from short to long-term investing. The war will be won as much by communications as by the changes in policy by the corporations.
We have to go where the viewer or listener wants to be. Slate and its Panoply platform are worth an experiment or two.
North American companies give the most money to charities, followed by the UK, Mexico, China, Brazil and India.
This is a perfect example of a brand taking on a social mission that also builds a unique relationship with its consumer.
I went to Silicon Valley to ask those at the top of the technology food chain about the finding that trust in the technology sector has declined.
Despite the elements of this story being somewhat traditional, it was clear that the old playbook wasn’t going to prove effective in a digital media landscape.
The rising inequality of income was a constant undercurrent at Davos. At present the politicians are focused on redistribution of wealth, raising taxes to get to fairness.
The important insight for companies seeking to implement innovative technologies is that the traditional game plan used for the past decade will not work.