Monthly Archives: December 2009

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I Finally Met My Great-Grandfather (sort of…)

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I have been in Israel for the past ten days with my family, my first trip to the country since 1976. For those of you accustomed to my Jeremiah-like thundering from the PR stump, I promise to be short and to the point for a change. Here are three highlights of my trip: 1) I […]

Washington Post

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I met for breakfast yesterday with Raju Narisetti, managing editor of the Washington Post. He has been on the job for 11 months now, coming back from India where he had been editor of the business start-up newspaper, MINT, now #2 in the market. Earlier in his career, he had worked at the Wall Street […]

Truly an Honor

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Advertising Age recognized Edelman as one of the Ten Agencies of the Decade (and the highest ranked PR firm) along with such worthy firms as Crispin, BBDO, AKQA and Weber Shandwick. I am humbled by our inclusion in this list and even more by the flattering comments –“leading agency and most recognizable name in the […]

Our Cup is Half Full

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As we near the end of this very difficult year for communications companies of all stripes, let’s take solace in an industry first. Public relations has outperformed advertising in this recession, according to William Blair analyst, Meggan Friedman. In fact, this trend began before the recession of 2008-09. She told my executive committee last week […]

Personal Bookends

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We unveiled a portrait of Dan Edelman at the Chicago co-headquarters of the firm earlier this week. The artist, Beth Rundquist, used a photo of Dan from his last trip to Asia three years ago (he was 86 years old!) when he delivered the keynote address on the history of public relations at a major […]

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