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Rio Olympics

Brazil and the Rio Olympics

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Richard Edelman just returned from ten days in Brazil visiting our office in São Paulo and a number of Olympic events in Rio de Janeiro, which is a magnificent setting for the Summer Games.

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Cronkite

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I am three-fourths of the way through Douglas Brinkley’s marvelous biography of legendary CBS News anchorman, Walter Cronkite. This is a “must-read” for any journalism or PR student. Here are a few important findings from the book.

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The 2012 London Olympics

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I have just returned from the Olympic Games in London. It was the fulfillment of a lifelong ambition. Prior to this, I had only been to the opening ceremony of the 1984 games in Los Angeles for client Fuji Film. This time around, I made it to events including volleyball and tennis. Here are a few of my observations from the trip.

Monument at Beaumont Hamel for Newfoundland regiment, Battle of the Somme

In Flanders Field

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When I went to the UK for business beginning in the early 80s, I stayed at the Hilton in Chelsea Harbor near our office on The King's Road. As I would go for a walk after work, I would pass elderly gents dressed in full red uniform with war decorations near the Chelsea Hospital for veterans. Then in the fall, I saw Brits sporting black paper circles with a red middle, to commemorate the losses in WWI. I made a promise to visit Flanders Fields when I had a chance. Today was the day.

Trust Me, I’m Lying

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Last weekend, I was having lunch with a journalist. She took out a copy of the new book, “Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.” She told me it was a disturbing portrayal of public relations and a challenge to the integrity of the media. With that in mind, I was set to revile the book in this blog post in my best prophet Jeremiah style. But I cannot do that because the author, Ryan Holiday, has several important admonitions for PR practitioners.

Trust Me, I'm Lying

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Last weekend, I was having lunch with a journalist. She took out a copy of the new book, “Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.” She told me it was a disturbing portrayal of public relations and a challenge to the integrity of the media. With that in mind, I was set to revile the book in this blog post in my best prophet Jeremiah style. But I cannot do that because the author, Ryan Holiday, has several important admonitions for PR practitioners.

60 to the third

60 to the Third

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It is the 60th anniversary of Edelman. Officially, we kick off the celebration on October 1, 2012 – 60 years after Dan Edelman and five associates started Daniel J. Edelman Inc. in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, down the hall from our first client, the Toni Company.

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Going In the Back Door

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Standard operating procedure for PR people has called for an outstanding creative concept initially executed in a highly public place to attract mainstream media.

Changing the Culture

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The depressing saga of the manipulation of LIBOR by traders at Barclay’s raises the issue of culture in financial institutions. As Martin Wolf, the sage editorial writer at the Financial Times, said, “Banks as presently constituted and managed, cannot be trusted to perform any publicly important function, against the perceived interests of their staff.

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Voices of Academic Summit 2012

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There was so much good material at the 2012 Academic Summit that I just took notes furiously, in the hope that I could absorb all of the lessons over time. I thought it would be useful to share some of the most “quotable quotes” from some of the speakers. To view a highlight reel of […]

Academic Summit

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I am at the Fifth Academic Summit, being held this year at Stanford University. Edelman, PR Week and Media X, the Stanford laboratory are co-sponsoring the event. We have 90 professors from 70 universities in eight nations in Palo Alto. In my keynote address today, I am citing five major shifts in the media business. […]

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