Contact

6 A.M.

Global

A Global Affairs Report

by /

Richard Edelman attended a breakfast hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. In short, we are in a fine mess with unpredictable consequences.

Advertising

A Significant Shift

by /

A number of major consumer-goods companies indicated they would be shifting away from traditional TV advertising. The reason: it no longer reaches or appeals to their target audiences

More 6 A.M. Posts

Serious Works

by /

I had lunch on Tuesday with Jim Hoge, editor of Foreign Affairs, the monthly review of foreign policy issues published by the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City. The headline from the lunch is that the serious minded readers of this publication are growing in number and are engaging with both print and […]

The Newseum

by /

I had a private tour on Monday night of the Newseum, the shrine to news, which opened four months ago in Washington DC six blocks from the Capitol. As I moved around the impressive facility, I was reminded again of the centrality of the media in provoking change and safeguarding democracy. Consider the following quote […]

Tectonic Plates Shifting

by /

I was one of the speakers at the second New Media Academic Summit hosted by Edelman and PRWeek last week in Chicago, which was attended by 70 leading US and Canadian academics. Here are some of the most compelling insights, specifically about how media and companies are adopting social media: 1) Media must become comfortable […]

The Old Lions Roar

by /

PRWeek organized a luncheon yesterday in Chicago for the founding fathers of the PR industry, including my father, Dan Edelman, Harold Burson, David Finn and Al Golin. All of these octogenarians (Golin is on the door step at 78) are still active in their firms and passionate about the PR business. Here are some of […]

A Walk Into History

by /

“They found my grandmother’s grave stone in the Huangpu River. It had been in one of the four Jewish cemeteries in Shanghai.” So began the afternoon tour of Jewish Shanghai with Lily Klebanoff Blake, born in China during World War II, who joined our Edelman’s Global Leadership to talk about her city before its huge […]

State of the Chinese Blogosphere

by /

I am at Edelman’s annual leadership meeting in Shanghai. We just heard from a group of Chinese bloggers, including Raymond Zhou, Isaac Mao, Steven Lin, Tangos Chan, Sam Flemming and Adam Schokora – disclosure; Mr Schokora works for Edelman China. Here are some of the most salient points: 1) Social media in China has two […]

A Social Entrepreneur

by /

With Barack Obama’s hard-fought victory in a historic Democratic nominating process, the inevitable scramble for the Clinton voting bloc ensued. Both candidates, McCain and Obama, rightly reflected on Senator Hillary Clinton’s determined push for the Presidency. McCain said that as a father of three daughters, he was thrilled to have such a visible role model […]

Graduation Day

by /

I had breakfast with Reverend Jesse Jackson about two weeks ago. He was in New York City to visit foundations, trying to secure support for the fall launch of a program designed to reverse the dire drop-out rates of African American males from high schools. In fact, one third of all Americans drop out in […]

Dear John

by /

I wanted to respond to your letter of May 5. Since you have provided approval to do so in a public manner, I am posting both on my blog. You raise important issues of ethical standards and business conduct that are relevant to the entire PR community. (Disclosure: Business Roundtable is an Edelman client). On […]

Half Way There

by /

Thirty years ago, on a Monday morning, I began my career at Edelman, working as an account executive in the Chicago office. I had finished classes at business school on the Friday, counting on a long vacation with a much sought after young woman through the capitals of Europe. I was informed by my father, […]

Contact us

Contact us

Edelman is interested in hearing from you. Please select your primary interest.