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Sep 11, 2018

'I didn't expect this to be easy': Marian Salzman on joining Philip Morris

Salzman believes leaving Havas to be global head of comms for a tobacco company was the "chance of a lifetime". She might even convince you.

Marian Salzman

“I wish that no one smoked cigarettes, make no mistake about it. I wish there was zero demand.”

Not what one expects to hear from the official voice of one of the world’s largest tobacco companies. But Marian Salzman is no ordinary media figure.

An online pioneer, trend sage, feminist icon, and activist, Salzman has built a reputation with a trophy case of firsts. She launched a digital agency while the internet...

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