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Most of the Media Will Be OK

Most of the Media Will Be OK

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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.

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Draper University

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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.

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Blogs Matter and We Have Data to Prove It

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Edelman will release next week the fourth in its series of research reports on the blogosphere. The new report is based on research done by our own Strategy One unit and a different study done in partnership with Technorati. We will have data on the blogosphere in 10 nations, including Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, […]

The Eyes Have It–A New Year's Message of Hope from India

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I am bouncing around in a Jeep on a dusty road in Rajastan, the third poorest state in India. My family is near despair as we are now at least an hour and a half from our hotel in Jaipur. We have been promised a view of India’s future, the Barefoot College, a night school […]

The Inside Game Won’t Work in India

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I had lunch today in Delhi with a group of NGOs, academics and business leaders, arranged by the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF). This discussion comes in the wake of the dispute between the provincial government in Kerala, then the Indian Government and two large multinational soft drink makers, Coca Cola and Pepsico, over allegations […]

The Inside Game Won't Work in India

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I had lunch today in Delhi with a group of NGOs, academics and business leaders, arranged by the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF). This discussion comes in the wake of the dispute between the provincial government in Kerala, then the Indian Government and two large multinational soft drink makers, Coca Cola and Pepsico, over allegations […]

Business Media Strategies Diverge at Year-End

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I have spoken in the past two weeks with senior editors at Business Week, the Economist and the Wall Street Journal. All of them recognize the inexorable move of readers to on-line media and acknowledge the problem of delivering high quality but high cost news while advertising revenue declines. They have quite different strategies for […]

The Information Haves and Have Nots

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I was flying back from Nashville yesterday and the flight attendant on Jet Blue asked for the newspapers and magazines that I had discarded on the adjacent seat. When I handed her the stack, she said, “You know, I haven’t read the papers in a while. There is too much depressing news in them. I […]

Three Points of Light on World AIDS Day 2006

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Bobby Jacobson, editor of Opera News, was a tall, elegant and intellectual man who was the first of my mother’s clan (her nephew) to come to New York City to pursue fame and fortune from the Wisconsin dairy land. When my sister and I moved to New York, he gave us a window into high […]

Impressions of Chicago

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It is nearly impossible to be objective about your place of birth. Some Americans get a tingle down their spine when they see the US Capitol. I get mine when I make the approach to O’Hare Airport flying over the Lakefront to the familiar skyline of Chicago. When you come to a city with your […]

A Thanksgiving Reverie on the Fork in the Road

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I want to comment on this week’s article in the Holmes Report by Paul Holmes, titled “Anti-Social: Is Public Relations Messing Up in the Blogosphere” and a companion piece written by Jeff Jarvis in Buzzmachine 12 days ago titled “PR and the New Architecture of Information.” Both Holmes and Jarvis contend that the public relations […]

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