Monthly Archives: April 2008

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Alliance of Belief

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I attended the annual dinner of the Atlantic Council of the United States on Monday night in Washington, DC. Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, delivered the keynote address. His central thesis was that the world needs to move beyond alliances based on interests to an Alliance of Belief. He argued that […]

Local Newspapers Reboot

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I spent an hour yesterday morning with Brian Tierney, former PR man, now publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News. Earlier this week, at an Edelman University class, I moderated a discussion with three senior journalists, John Fund of the Wall Street Journal (a national paper), Ellis Henican of Newsday and Robert George […]

Media Mogul Opines

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I attended a star-studded breakfast this morning at New York’s Plaza Hotel where Disney CEO Bob Iger was interviewed by Ken Auletta of the New Yorker Magazine under the auspices of the Newhouse School of Journalism. Here are some of his most important comments: 1) “Windowing”—Disney will release Camp Rock, a made for TV movie […]

Hard Truths

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I attended a fascinating briefing on Energy Future 2050 on Monday night at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Shell CEO Jeroen van der Veer led the discussion (Disclosure – Shell is an Edelman client). Key points: There are three hard truths about energy: a) energy demand in world will double by 2050 […]

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