I took part in a panel at the Summit at Sea conference in Miami a few weeks back. During the discussion, I was asked how to keep the culture of the family business as the enterprise grew to its present size.
It has now been a week since the horror of the terrorist attacks in Paris that took the lives of 129 innocent people. The people of Paris have demonstrated incredible courage, frequenting the outdoor cafes and going about their daily lives.
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You will have noticed that in the past few weeks, I have been using my blog to talk about the evolution of the newspaper business. I want to underline the distinction between media and journalism.
William Lewis, CEO of Dow Jones and publisher of The Wall Street Journal, had breakfast with the Executive Committee of Edelman and shared his thoughts on public relations and the business model for mainstream media.
I went to Silicon Valley last week and took the opportunity to visit venture capitalist Tim Draper who has started Draper University in San Mateo. I told Draper that I would get Edelman involved in the education of his up and coming innovators because we are the yin to his yang.
I’ve found myself using reddit more and more the past few years. A few weeks ago at the PRWeek Awards, I sat next to Victoria Taylor, director of talent at reddit, and we had a preliminary chat about her employer.
There are a few notable projects each year that people at Edelman and our sister PR firms feel privileged to work on. Yesterday, we helped launch My Brother’s Keeper Alliance program in the Bronx.
I met this morning with my former client, Dick Martin, who had been Chief Communications Officer at AT&T. Martin’s goal is a practical framework for decision-making, that can help PR practitioners make the right calls in their daily counseling.
Today Edelman will be hosting the Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Day Lab storytelling program. The New Frontier program is designed to showcase new technologies and methods in storytelling, such as immersive designs, game theory and virtual reality.
I was on a panel yesterday at the Yale School of Management with Sir Martin Sorrell of WPP, Dominic Barton of McKinsey & Company and Dr. Jeffrey Koplan, former head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on managing a service enterprise.
I learned about a six-year transformation of the New York Magazine brand that would take it from being New York City-focused to national, from master brand to a focus on the vertical brands.
CEOs considering whether or not to take a public stand should have as a governing factor whether their companies have a natural connection to the issue or comparative advantage because of expertise. On a matter of broad human rights such as Indiana, I would argue that all companies have that connection.