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Client Leadership Academy 2015

You All Want to Work for Edelman

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What a difference a decade makes. The Holmes Report headline from yesterday's newsletter is as stated above, with news that Edelman was chosen as the favorite place to work by a two to one margin over our nearest competitors in the U.S. and Europe.

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Breaking News

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I have been looking for an app that helps me keep up with news stories involving our clients. The one I have been using and would suggest that PR people download is called Breaking News, a unit of NBC News.

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The Man Who Sold America

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I am on vacation for this week and the next. My days include going to the grocery store, playing tennis, riding my bike, going to the beach with my kids and picking tomatoes. But above all, I love to sit on the back porch, reading books that will entertain and inform me. I have just […]

A Moral Man

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I had an hour long meeting this morning with Elie Wiesel — professor at Boston University, Nobel Laureate, writer (57 books) and Holocaust survivor. Our firm is doing pro-bono work for the Prix Gallien, a world life sciences forum being held in New York City at the end of September. Professor Wiesel is involved with […]

Redemption

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On Monday, Edelman’s US operations moved onto a new Global Financial System (GFS). Four thousand separate transactions were recorded, from time sheets to expenses. Bills are scheduled to go out early next week to clients. A pretty boring blog post is in store, you might think. Well think again. In 1998, in my second year […]

Liespotting

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Did you know that the average person is lied to 25-200 times per day? One study discovered that lies were detected in 37% of phone calls, 27% of face to face meetings, 21 percent of IM chats and 14% of emails. Liespotting, (on store shelves today) a book by Pam Meyer (disclosure: a friend) gives […]

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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I am off to Atlanta on Friday to sit with the board of the PR Society of America. On the docket is the proposal tabled by Art Stevens and Bill Doescher, both former PRSA leaders, to eliminate the APR accreditation as a requirement for national office. I was asked to sign the petition early this […]

Media Strikes Back

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At Edelman’s fourth Annual New Media Academic Summit, we convened a superb group of senior media executives who offered insights into the future of the sector. They included Raju Narisetti, managing editor of the Washington Post; Greg Coleman, president of Huffington Post; Gerard Baker, deputy editor in chief of the Wall Street Journal; Jonah Bloom, […]

Dan at 90

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I intend to read this tonight at my father’s 90th birthday party in Chicago. Dear Dad, How can I possibly capture a life of incredible achievement? I do it by repeating the principles that you have passed on to your family and to the 3,400 people of Edelman. Compete Every Minute of Every Day – […]

The Third Way–Public Engagement

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I am speaking this morning at Edelman’s fourth New Media Academic Summit, jointly hosted by New York University and Syracuse University, attended by more than 100 professors from 10 countries. My bold assertion is that there is a Third Way for companies to communicate, beyond paid and earned media, by embracing Public Engagement. Today, there […]

Pam

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Thirty-eight years ago, an energetic young Vassar graduate, fresh from a stint as a reporter, came into the Edelman Chicago office for the first time. She was an account executive in consumer marketing working for Judith Rich, a legendary creative force and long-time associate of my father, Dan Edelman. Her first account was 9-Lives cat […]

Reshaping the Media

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We had a Media Future panel at the Edelman Global Leadership meeting this week. Two of the participants, Jonathan Miller of Newscorp and Chrystia Freeland of Thomson Reuters, had particularly acute observations about the way forward for their industry. So did Matthew Bishop, who addressed our team on Wednesday evening. 1) Evolution of Three Segments—Miller […]

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