I'm dedicating my Giving Tuesday #unselfie to the University of Chicago Medical Center and will match any donations made today or tomorrow to this charity.
I was the honoree for the Children’s Aid Society’s (CAS) Annual Benefit this year. It was a first for me, a recognition of my board service but more specifically my deep interest in helping kids in poverty in New York City.
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Today I announced that Matthew Harrington will become chief operating officer of Edelman, Mark Hass will take Matt’s place as president of Edelman U.S., and Tom Mattia will succeed Mark in becoming chair of Edelman China. I want to give you a bit of background on my decision-making process. The company has grown substantially in [...]
I have been on tour, presenting the results of the 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer to groups in London, Davos, Toronto, New York City, Washington DC, and Chicago. As you recall from my post last week, the key finding of the 2012 study is the massive decline in trust in government. In fact, in all but [...]
I just returned from the World Economic Forum’s 2012 meeting in Davos. These nine issues were the focus of discussion and attention. 1. The European Crisis. German Chancellor Angela Merkel talked about a coordinated Europe having more power. “We need more steps of integration in the interests of competitiveness… We need structural reforms leading to [...]
In 2008-2009, in the wake of a recession that saw large, global companies such as Lehman Brothers and AIG collapse, trust in business imploded. Government stepped in with bailouts and new regulations. But in 2011, government became paralyzed by the politics of extremism and endless haggling – and the public lost confidence. The 2012 Edelman [...]
I met with senior management of two of the best emerging media companies this week. I come away even more impressed with their ambition and willingness to experiment within the boundaries of quality and integrity. Mike Allen of Politico addressed our global public affairs team in Washington on Wednesday. He said that there are 225 [...]
I went to a breakfast Wednesday hosted by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health at the World Economic Forum offices in NYC. It was a terrific panel, with five professors and senior members of the corporate healthcare community from important companies such as Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi and BD. The Dean of Mailman [...]
I had a chat this morning with my friend Steve Goldsmith, professor at the JFK School of Government at Harvard. He was mayor of Indianapolis and deputy mayor of New York City. We commiserated about the low opinion of government. He believes its reputation problem worsens the farther away its get from a close connection [...]
January—The World Economic Forum in Davos saw investment bankers pushing back on government leaders. A particularly heated exchange between French President Sarkozy and Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase comes to mind—also early commentary by Bob Diamond at Barclay’s Bank on how the period of remorse for banks must be over. February—Howard Schultz addressed our [...]
I have just delivered my address to the Keizai Koho Center in Tokyo. Communicators from many of the large Japanese companies were in the audience. My topic wasFukushima. I asserted in my speech that Japan is a model of excellence for the world in so many ways, from manufacturing prowess to the resilience and decency [...]
I have just finished my second day in Singapore. It has been the usual whirl of visits with clients, an upbeat meeting with our staff, and a discussion with students at Singapore Management University (SMU). Here are my observations on the city, having last been here two years ago. 1) A Tourism Destination—Always a [...]