On the Record...Online with Mark Hass, Manning Selvage Lee CEO

December 19, 2008 by Eric Schwartzman

Manning Selvage & Lee CEO Mark Hass goes On the Record...Online at the 2008 PRSA International Conference about MS&L’s strategy for penetrating China, his acquisition strategy for buying new firms and what it takes to be a managing director at MS&L.

Mark Hass, CEO of Manning Selvage & Lee has held this position since April 2005.  In this role, Hass leads MS&L and its global leadership team, and acts as a strategic counselor to the firm's largest clients, including General Motors, Philips and Procter & Gamble. Hass joined MS&L in 2002, when his public relations agency, Hass Associates, was acquired and merged into MS&L. As CEO of Hass Associates, then Michigan’s largest PR firm, he was a senior counsel to GM, and a key consultant for Chrysler Corp.


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 2:42 - Hass on his keynote speech at the 2008 PRSA International Conference.

3:46 - Hass on how new media is changing the public relations industry.

5:50 - Hass on how to convince board rooms that social media is important.


8:41 - Hass on the relationship between stock price and new media adoption rates.
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9:13 - Hass on Google’s big secret.

11:07 - Hass on the future of media relations as a PR agency revenue driver.

12:42 - Hass on reinventing the business of public relations.

14:09 - Hass on the economic future for MS&L.

17:07 - Hass on emerging PR markets.


18:51 - Hass on penetrating emerging markets like China and India.


22:38 - Hass gives advice on what he looks for in a new PR hire.


24:26 - End

Eric Schwartzman is the founder of online newsroom management service iPressroom and creator of the New Media PR Boot Camp, which has been attended by over a thousand public relations and marketing executives from private, public, government and nonprofit sectors.


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