Editorial Reviews. Review. “Mr. Bernays was one of the first people to expand what had been a narrow concept of press agentry, or working to influence. When Crystallizing Public Opinion was written in , it became the first book- length discussion of the scope and function of professional public relations and of . Books by EDWARD L. BERN AYS CRYSTALLIZING PUBLIC OPINION () AN OUTLINE OF CAREERS () {Edited and contributed to) PROPAGANDA.

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Only the leadership of Theodore Roosevelt seemed for a time to supersede them; and events since then have shown that it was Roosevelt and not his party who succeeded. Publicity is, in fact, one of crjstallizing major functions of the Health Department, in- asmuch as its constructive work depends to a considerable extent upon the public education it provides in combating evils and in building up a spirit of individual and group cooperation in all health matters. Leaders ruled by magic, brenays, super-naturalism and force.

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The cancellation of reservations stopped and the rumor disappeared. The New Deal was em- phasizing the common man, the importance of people. The counsel on public relations, lublic examination of the sources of established beliefs, must either dis- credit the old authorities or create new authori- ties by making articulate a mass opinion against the old belief or in favor of the new.

These latter activities were, to some extent, an anticipation of later methods of public relations. Not so long ago every intelligent man knew that the world was fiat. The literature of the classical Greeks, of Homer,’ Hesiod and others praised their leaders and the glory of Greek history and stimu- lated the loyalty of the people to their rulers.

Hundreds of members of “the quality public,” as they are known ooinion advertisers, had their attention focused on the article, and the magazine which the con- sultant was engaged in counseling on its public relations. The American Telephone and Telegraph Com- pany devotes effort to studying its public rela- tions problems, not only to increase its volume of business, but also to create a cooperative spirit between itself and the public.

Constitution pro- duced the Federalist Papers inwhich played an influential part in achieving that goal.

Crystallizing Public Opinion

This is done by using established communication media to communicate the right facts at the right time. Many organizations simply do not bother about an individual name and assign to an ex- isting officer the duties ; of the public relations counsel.


It had never made any effort to reach this public except through its own direct circulation. The commentaries of Julius Caesar furnish an example of history as a tool of public relations. By introducing this new concept, Crystallizing Public Opinion demonstrated that good public relations depended not alone on words, but on action deserv- ing public support, and education of the public to acquaint it with such action.

When this uniformity accords with opinino own beliefs we call it an ex- pression of the public conscience. One of the publicity highspots of the early 2o’s was the Democratic Senator George Norris’s lead- ership in bringing about the adoption of crystalizing law for public disclosure of income tax payments and olinion ina practice which was abandoned after the year, as a result of the opposition of more powerful Republican forces.

The new profession received a bad name from which it did not free itself for years. Indeed for whatever point of view from which the trust problem is considered, pub- licity stands as the first step in its solution.

The Associated Press sent the statement over its wires as a news dis- patch. The first known newsletter was issued in by the.

However, he underlines the ethical necessities that would prevent the public from being taken advantage of. There is not even any one name by which the new profession is characterized by others. The activities in which I participated there heightened and sharpened my growing conviction of the potentialities for broad social welfare inherent in public relations activities. Others, no better informed, con- sider mediums divinely inspired. Full text of ” Bernays, Edward L.

They all got the signal. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. People were so positive that they burned people whom they suspected of witch- craft; To-day there is an equal number of peo- ple who believe just” as firmly, brie way or the other, about spiritualism and spirits.

Features of interest to thousands of potential readers were never called to their. It will hardly serve to still the prick of curiosity and conscience. The Greeks were really the first great fore- runners of modern publicity methods, although their media of appeal differed radically from those of modern times.

This demanded greater adjust- ment of groups and individuals. When the Health Department recognizes that such diseases as cancer, tuber- culosis and those following malnutrition are due generally to ignorance or neglect and that ameli- oration or prevention will be the result of knowl- edge, it is the next logical step for this depart- ment to devote strenuous efforts to its public relations campaign.


He interprets the client to the public, which he is enabled to do in part because he interprets the public to the client. The public relations counsel prepared a statement of this op- portunity for employment in Kansas and dis- tributed it to the public through the newspapers throughout the country.

Without him, no advertisements that associate products with abstractions, no media events, no celebrity endorsements, etc. At first this was limited to information regarding the daily proceedings in the Roman Senate and Assembly.

If berjays had to form our own judgments on every matter, we should all have to find out many things for ourselves which we now take for granted. In order to secure a certain homogeneity among the members of groups who individually had widely varied interests and affiliations, it was decided to form a non-partisan committee for the League of Nations.

Why does the free trader denounce protectionism, and vice versa? One client is advised to publish a Bible, another a book of French Renaissance tales. But despite this, the activities of the pub- lic relations counsel affect the daily life of the entire population in one form or another.

I was a staff member of the organization bernwys and at the Paris Peace Conference. When I first heard about this book I thought it was going bernay be more about the dark side of PR, such as using propaganda and sneaky tactics to brainwash people into thinking what you want them to. He chose for his first work an extremely interesting article by a well-known physician, written about the interest- ing thesis that “the pace that kills” is the slow, deadly, dull routine pace and not the pace of life SCOPE AND FUNCTIONS 17 under high pressure, based crystallizong work which in- terests and excites.

An appeal based on this action and capitalizing it was sent to thousands opinoon individual business men and employers through- out the country. Ivory Soap sculpting became popular by this point in time as well in order to get children to bathe regularly.