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Campaigns that shook the world : the evolution of public relations / Danny Rogers ; with a foreword by Martin Sorrell.
London, United Kingdom ; Philadelphia, PA, USA : Kogan Page, 
xii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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"Over the past four decades, a series of groundbreaking PR campaigns have helped shape popular culture and influence public opinion. With a foreword from WPP CEO Martin Sorrell, Campaigns that Shook the World provides the inside story on 9 of these pivotal campaigns, and explores what made them successful. It examines their strategy and tactics, the imagery and icons they created, and the powerful personalities behind them. Each chapter is built around extended case studies (Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty, London 2012 Olympic Games), and provides an accessible account of modern PR and its interaction with cultural icons, such as the Royal Family, Margaret Thatcher, David Beckham, the Rolling Stones, and newsworthy events, including Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign. Casting an eye over a selection of thrilling developments in music, sports, politics, media, and public life, author Danny Rogers 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, for both good and bad. "-- Provided by publisher.
"Over the past four decades, a series of PR campaigns have helped to shape popular culture and influence public opinion. Campaigns that Shook the World provides the inside story on the pivotal PR campaigns of the past four decades, following and celebrating the maturation and expansion of the PR industry towards today's practice. It examines ten of these campaigns in detail from the 1970s to the present day: - explaining their strategy and tactics - looking at the imagery and icons they created - interviewing the powerful, flamboyant personalities who crafted and executed these seminal projects. Each chapter is built around extended case studies including Thatcherism (1979), New Labour, The Royal Family, The Rolling Stones (1981), David Beckham, London 2012, Product [RED], The Obama Campaign (2008) and Dove Real Beauty. Featuring campaigns by Saatchi & Saatchi, Bell Pottinger, Ogilvy, Freuds, Pitch and other well-known agencies, 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, for the good, and at times for the less than good. It contains insights from Alastair Campbell, Lord Tim Bell, Alan Edwards, Paddy Harverson, Matthew Freud and many others"-- Provided by publisher.
Foreword by Sir Martin SorrellIntroductionPart one Old school, robust media battles but with leadership, strategy and innovation01 Labour isn't working: The election of Margaret Thatcher
Why the campaign shook the world
Why was the campaign great? What did it change and exemplify in the comms world?
Which people drove the campaign? The cast
How the narrative unfolded...02 New Labour, New Britain: Tony Blair's repositioning of the Labour Party
How the narrative unfolded...03 A right royal renaissance: Rescuing the British Monarchy
How the narrative unfolded...Part Two New approaches in global entertainment and sport, based on coalition and creativity04 Start Me Up: Reinventing the Rolling Stones
Why is the campaign great? What has it changed and exemplified in the comms world?
How the narrative unfolded...05 A way beyond football: Brand David Beckham
How the narrative unfolded...06 Inspiring a generation: London 2012 Olympic Games
How the narrative unfolded...Part Three Modern marketing movements with digital convergence and purpose07 Product (RED): How Bono changed cause marketing
The wider context
How the narrative unfolded...08 The audacity of hope: Obama for America
How the narrative unfolded...09 Campaign for Real Beauty: Dove
How the narrative unfolded...10 Conclusions: A manifesto for the great campaigns of the future
The elements that make campaigns truly great
Great campaigns of the future will need trust, leadership, powerful storytelling, creative flair
Other campaigns on the verge of greatness?
The qualities of great communications professionals
now and in the future
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