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  • The Father of Public Relations Presented by Chris Sanchez
  • A wise man once said… “It is sometimes possible to change the attitudes of millions but impossible to change the attitude of one man.” –Edward Bernays
  • Edward Bernays (Nov. 22, 1891- Mar. 5, 1995)
  • Who was Eddie Bernays? • Father of Public Relations and is best known for using Freudian ideals to persuade the masses • Born in Vienna but raised in New York • His mother is the sister of Sigmund Freud (Famous psychoanalysist) • His father was the brother of Freud’s wife • Attended Cornell University
  • • Started work as an editor for a medical review • Endorsed the risqué play Damaged Goods • Created a “buzz” around the play using some techniques • Attempted to enlist in the army but was denied • Instead put his skills to use for the war campaign
  • A Little Sigmund, A Little Bernays, Equals Success… • American Tobacco Company wanted tap into the female demographic • Used psychoanalytical information to market • Created a headline “Torches of Freedom” • “Silent Cal” needed to warm up his cold demeanor • Organized a celebrity breakfast • Bacon it’s what’s for breakfast • Consulted physicians with one question survey • Published in magazines that doctors recommend eggs and bacon
  • The Bernays Legacy • The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects public relations specialists employment growth of 23 percent between 2010 and 2020. • Edelman firm makes over $600 million annually, has over 4,800 employees and over 67 offices worldwide. • Companies like Amazon use your purchase history to recommend products • Celebrity endorsement (automobiles, fashion, and insurance etc.) • Obama campaign which painted him as the “hope” America needed.
  • Conclusion The father of PR Persuaded the public opinion Combined his techniques with his uncle’s Extremely successful and spawned a new professional field Public relations has evolved but would not have been where it is today had it not been for Eddie So keep in mind what your being told and why!