Hindsight is 2020: Echoes of the Dawn of PR – Rob Flaherty, Ketchum

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History may not always repeat itself but it sure can rhyme. As the world grapples with populism, income inequality and a revolt by a disenfranchised working class, we can see now how the 1920s, with similar circumstances, brought about a progressive movement and spawned the field of public relations. In this episode, Rob Flaherty, chairman of Ketchum, shares his thoughts on how the world we live in today must heed important lessons from a century ago. His big two calls for today’s CCOs – step up to the evolving role of business in society, and commit to CommTech as a central aspect of the future of our profession.

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