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It is hardly possible to pinpoint the beginning of public relations, but the origins are much farther back in time than you might think. The ancient Egyptians invented corporate images. The triumphal processions of the Romans were a status builder for the Emperor, while bread and circuses kept the common people docile. The purpose of the Bayeux Tapestry was to justify the Norman invasion of England and so glorify the Conqueror.
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