Edelman’s second brandshare report, released today, proves there is now an additional consumer need for brands to satisfy: societal.
It is intolerable for PR firms to use sock puppet accounts on Wikipedia.
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I attended a fascinating dinner on Wednesday in New York City, hosted by Pfizer (an Edelman client), the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum. During the cocktail period, I met George Kell, who runs the UN Global Compact, businesses (such as Edelman) that have signed onto […]
I spent yesterday at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta (disclosure: I serve on the board of the CDC Foundation). What becomes clear is the priority now placed by the US government on communications in a crisis, with the goal of avoiding another New Orleans debacle. I walked through the Tom Harkin (senator from […]
I have spent the entire week in Germany (with the exception of a day in Amsterdam), spending time at major German companies such as Allianz, Burda Schering, and VW. As always, I come away impressed by the glamour of Munich, the efficiency of Frankfurt, the gritty edgy feeling of Berlin and the lovely orderly life […]
A Gilmor Gang Podcast about syndication that I participated in last week with Michael Arrington, Amanda Congdon, Jeff Jarvis and Doc Searls has now been posted.Technorati Tags:Podcast, Syndication, Media
This has to be a Hollywood first. In an utterly forgettable movie, Fun with Dick and Jane, comic Jim Carrey is cast as Dick Harper, Vice President of Communications for Globodyne Corporation. The company is an agglomeration of 90s fraud machines Enron, Tyco, and HealthSouth, headed by villain CEO Jack McAllister, played by Alec Baldwin, […]
I have had long conversations with reporters and editors from the Financial Times, Forbes.com and the Wall Street Journal in the past week. Here are some important facts for PR people to keep in mind about the evolution of Mainstream Media in the digital age: * MSM on-line is now acting as aggregators, such as […]
Note: The URLs in this post are no longer active. I was recently interviewed on the MarketingMonger podcast, which is hosted by Eric Mattson. You can download it here.
Disgrace at Duke; What Took So Long Anyway? President Richard Brodhead of Duke University took strong action on Wednesday, April 5 to reclaim the moral high ground after his school has been battered by a burgeoning scandal, with three Duke Lacrosse players accused of raping a dancer from a predominately African-American college at a party […]
The FT’s Patii Waldmeir (subscription req’d) writes today that law firms may be realizing that introducing more of a work-life balance into the firm’s culture could save money in the long-run.
I am sure that all of you have noticed the upsurge in articles on the longer work days now being embraced or tolerated by employees around the world (except in France, but that is for another blog). Trains leaving New York suburbs for the City at 5 am are now quite full. Electrical usage, which […]