Monthly Archives: May 2007

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The Academics Summit

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Edelman and PRWeek will be hosting a summit on new media next week for approximately 75 US and Canadian academics who specialize in journalism, public relations and communications. Our goal is to provide specifics about how social media is changing communications, to help them update their courses for next fall so that their students are […]

The Power of One (and of Stories)

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I went to a screening last night of the film “God Grew Tired of Us (The Lost Boys of Sudan),” produced by National Geographic Society. After the film, I met John Bul Dau, one of the Lost Boys, who spoke of his experience in the refugee camps. At age 13, Mr. Bul Dau fled for […]

The Cities Speak Green

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This week, the C40 group of large city mayors convened in New York City. It was the second such meeting of mayor; the first was held in London two years ago. As you might imagine, the topic of week has been climate change, in particular what each city can do to reduce emissions. I attended […]

Beating The Evil Weed

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I have just returned from a board of directors meeting at the Centers for Disease Control Foundation. The most interesting topic at this spring’s session was the CDC Foundation’s partnership with the Bloomberg Foundation (New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s charitable arm) to reduce the prevalence of smoking around the world. Mayor Mike took a […]

Loss of a Friend/Colleague

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Charles Fremes, 58, chief executive officer of our Canadian operation, died last night of a heart attack. He is survived by his wife, Judith McDermid, and his daughter, Danielle Fremes. There will be a family-only funeral later this week, followed by a memorial service for his many friends either next week or the week after. […]

Wow, We Spotted This Trend First

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Geoff Colvin’s excellent article in the May 14 issue of Fortune Magazine titled “Business Is Back” contends that after a five and a half year period in the wilderness, “business is back in America’s good graces.” Colvin quotes liberally from the Edelman Trust Barometer, which has been tracking attitudes towards institutions for the past seven […]

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