The Summer Job [by Richard Edelman]

Richard Edelman

Last night was the annual party for the interns at Edelman New York. As I do every year, I spend time with them, ask questions, listen, give advice when asked, avoid beer pong and other potentially hazardous activities and do my best to fit in.

The 2014 Academic Summit [by Richard Edelman]

Richard Edelman speaks

Edelman hosted its sixth Academic Summit last week at DePaul University in Chicago. We had over 80 professors of communications, marketing and public relations for a three day event. Many of our clients, including HP, GE, Starbucks, SC Johnson, Samsung, Darden, Gap, CVS Caremark, DMI, ConAgra and Mars, spoke to the academics.

All Aboard: Next Stop the Real Europe

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“Only behind closed doors … and even then only in whispers, bygone days may be over at last.” Today an upheaval is going on in Europe, for the first time in the 21st century, Europeans are willing to assume joint responsibility for foreign policy. And in Berlin today, no less.”

Hall Makes a Tough Exit with Grace

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Recently, it was announced that CBS TV would not be renewing the Arsenio Hall Show. The announcement came not long after the show had been reportedly renewed for a second season. PR Executive 5WPR CEO says this sort of whipsaw news is tough to handle, but common in the entertainment business. Not nearly as common, though, is the sort of grace with which Hall made his exit.

The “Catch 22″ of Clinton-Bush-Obama Puppeteer Politics

Bush, Obama, and Clinton

At this point in world history Americans are simply going to have to come to terms with the fact presidents are puppets controlled by the wrong puppeteer. There’s no more clear indication of this than the situation of ISIS in Syria and Iraq. A failing economy emblazoned by President Clinton, a war for profit begun by George Bush the junior, and an oh so Un-Nobel worthy Barrack Obama have all but ruined America.

The Big Stink: Revealing the Mess That is Washington

Tar Sands Blockage

Days after the Euromaidan protests brought about a regime change in Ukraine, the newly formed government decreed “Russian” an invalid language. Days. Now vested interests in the United States, operating through their congressional intermediaries, elected officials, are attempting to brand Russians forever as aggressors. A bill before the Senate could change history, if you let it.

When Human Dignity Departs: America and Israel Go Their Separate Ways

Swearing-in Ceremony of the Givati Brigade

Fundamental divisions between the people of nations, religions, and ideologies seem to be surfacing more frequently these days. Now protestants in America, having long since been in adamant support of the state of Israel, trend to side with Palestinians over their plight. Some would say, the travesty of human dignity’s decline in the Middle East is turning point in Israel’s relations with others.

An Open “Bill of Lading” to Vladimir Putin from “We” the Union of Hacks

Holger Eekhof - researcher, human rights activist, strategist.

Since before the Sochi Olympics a media war targeting Russia here President Vladimir Putin has raged in the western mainstream press. Fighting back at first with positive moves and the reality of the Olympic movement at Sochi 2014, Russian media simply told the other side of the story. An open letter to the Russian people reveals the tens of thousands of supporters Russia has, and unpaid supporters too.

A Reader Wanted to Know Gawker; Are You Guys Black Hats?

Gawker founder

A question from a reader prompted me to wonder whether or not media gossip outlet Gawker is using sites that they control (like Kinja example John Cook) to aggregate backlinks and improve their organic search rankings? With hundreds of Kinja domains in the pie, some say massive back-linking to Gawker articles presents conflicts Google’s “rules” on linking and content.