Howard Bragman on PR Legends

Bragman: Howard Rubenstein is much more than a counterpart. I think he is a legend in my business, and I would only aspire to have the success that he has in this business. I mean, he’s become the go-to guy for politicians, leaders of industry, public figures, and I just think he’s an amazing guy. With true respect, I also think Harold Burson, who founded Burson-Marsteller, as somebody [I’ve] been practicing well for a very long time. I think Ken Sunshine is an excellent guy in this town. You know, there is a handful, but Howard is really the dean of them.

Howard Bragman mentions a few of his inspirations.

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