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Campaigns that Shook the World

The Evolution of Public Relations

Examine the most extraordinary PR campaigns from the 1970s to the present day, showcasing the impact of PR excellence and its development as a business.
EAN: 9780749475093
Edition: 1
Format: 232 x 158
232 pages

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About the book

Campaigns that Shook the World provides the inside story on a selection of the greatest campaigns of the last four decades, while narrating the development of the PR and communications business. The book provides the definitive case studies of nine campaigns - political, corporate and entertainment - from the 1970s to the present day. It explains their strategies and tactics, looks at the imagery and icons they created and interviews the powerful, flamboyant personalities who crafted and executed these seminal projects.

The book examines Thatcherism, New Labour, Britain's royal family, the Rolling Stones, David Beckham, the London 2012 Olympics, Product (RED), Obama for America and Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty. In addition, Campaigns that Shook the World:

- contains exclusive interviews with campaign gurus such as Alastair Campbell, Matthew Freud, Simon Fuller and Lord Tim Bell
- investigates the relationship between communication techniques, the media and evolving public opinion, using real-world examples
- features campaigns by Saatchi & Saatchi, Edelman, Bell Pottinger, Ogilvy, Freuds and other well-known marketing consultancies

Campaigns that Shook the World grapples with PR's uneasy place at the nexus of politics and celebrity, holding the best campaigns up to scrutiny and showcasing just how powerful PR can be as an instrument of change. It contains insights from Alan Edwards, Paddy Harverson and many others.

About the authors

Danny Rogers is one of the world's pre-eminent media and marketing journalists. He has been editor of Campaign and PRWeek and is currently group editor-in-chief of the Brand Republic group. He has won many industry awards including the British Society of Magazine Editors' 'Editor of the Year' in 2008. Rogers has also been a contributing editor to The Independent, The Guardian and Financial Times' Creative Business, and is a regular commentator on international broadcast media.
  • Danny's book identifies some of the best apple polishers in the business, and examines the role they played in many of the defining campaigns - personal and political, commercial, sporting and cultural - of the modern era.
    Campaigns that Shook the World is testament to the effectiveness of great communications. It's more, though, than a welcome addition to the marketing canon. The people and campaigns it explores have shaped the world in which we live - our politics, media, culture and society - in entertaining, controversial and fascinating style.

  • Taken from the foreword by Sir Martin Sorrell

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