This is the present of a businessman to the people of France, in appreciation of the opportunity afforded him over the past three decades to build the world’s leader in prestige brands.
Here was our situation three years ago: women made up two thirds of our employee base, but only one third of our executive ranks.
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As I blogged earlier I was at the Syndicate Conference this morning. Among the surprises for me: 1) So few advertising people came to the event. In fact, not so many PR types came either. I am talking about agency and corporate types. The audience was full of publishing people, such as USA Today. If […]
I had the privilege to participate in the Syndicate Conference this morning for a Q&A session about PR and new media. In case there was any lingering doubt that citizen journalism is happening in near real time, the MP3 of my session which ended about four hours ago has been posted by Josh Hallett.Technorati Tags:Publications, […]
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 […]