Monthly Archives: February 2012

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I have just left Delhi and am en route to Ho Chi Minh City. Having spent three days in Mumbai and Delhi meeting government officials, business executives, and NGO leaders in conjunction with the launch of our Trust Barometer, I wanted to give you a sense of the mood.1) “Down-trading” Is Declining—Consumers are migrating to […]

Triple Play

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Today I announced that Matthew Harrington will become chief operating officer of Edelman, Mark Hass will take Matt’s place as president of Edelman U.S., and Tom Mattia will succeed Mark in becoming chair of Edelman China. I want to give you a bit of background on my decision-making process. The company has grown substantially in […]

The Conundrum of Democracy

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I have been on tour, presenting the results of the 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer to groups in London, Davos, Toronto, New York City, Washington DC, and Chicago. As you recall from my post last week, the key finding of the 2012 study is the massive decline in trust in government. In fact, in all but […]

Down from the Mountain

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I just returned from the World Economic Forum’s 2012 meeting in Davos. These nine issues were the focus of discussion and attention. 1. The European Crisis. German Chancellor Angela Merkel talked about a coordinated Europe having more power. “We need more steps of integration in the interests of competitiveness… We need structural reforms leading to […]

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