The publicists for movies have long defined the outer edge of our profession, with outrageous stunts and feigned romances among stars. But a campaign for the film “A Cure for Wellness” has gone over the edge of decency and intelligence to irresponsibility.
The ownership profile of the middle-market firm in Chicago differs from the rest of the country, with more family business and fewer publicly held or owned by private equity.
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Given our earned media experience and editorial knowledge honed through years of creating and co-producing stories, PR is best suited to partner with paid media.
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I went with SAP co- chief executive, Bill McDermott, to the Frederick Douglass Center, a Children’s Aid Society (CAS) facility built in the 1950s which offers after-school programs and community services to the underprivileged in the neighborhood.
I have just read the new book, Rethinking Reputation, by John Doorley and Fraser Seitel, former chief communications officers at Merck and Chase Bank, respectively. The central theme of the book is that reputation depends on good behavior and honest communications.
I went to the 90th birthday bash for the Harvard Business Review last night at Lincoln Center. The magazine had a glittering array of speakers. Here are a few of the important lessons from the evening:
It is PR’s time to lead because the world has changed. Communications can no longer be top-down and controlled; in fact, credibility is conferred horizontally by conversation and the wisdom of the crowd.