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Key Learnings From SXSW 2017: AI, Bots and AR/VR

Key Learnings From SXSW 2017: AI, Bots and AR/VR

By Mark McClennan, SVP, MSLGROUP A horde of influencers, communicators and technologists descended on Austin, Texas, in March for SXSW 2017 the premier innovation conference. Almos ...

Digital Brands + Live Experiences: Connecting With Your Audience IRL

Digital Brands + Live Experiences: Connecting With Your Audience IRL

When done well, experiential marketing — or more specifically, live experiences — delivers opportunities for consumers to interact with brands in uniquely meaningful ways. For bran ...

Digital Disruption and Its Indicators

Digital Disruption and Its Indicators

By Sandeep Deb Varman, Associate Account Director, 20:20 MSL KPMG recently came out with a study highlighting innovation and tech hubs around the world, apart from Silicon Valley. ...

Accelerating the Evolution: Insights from ad:tech India

Accelerating the Evolution: Insights from ad:tech India

By Melanie Joe, Consultant – Research and Insights, MSLGROUP ad:tech, the international conference for digital and interactive marketing and communications, saw its India chapter u ...

SxSW 2017: The Future of Intelligent Life

SxSW 2017: The Future of Intelligent Life

After a busy week in Austin, Texas attending SxSW 2017, Carolina Fullen, director of Innovation and Social Engagement at MSLGROUP ANDREOLI recaps her learnings from the final discu ...

SxSW 2017: Artificial Intelligence, the Future of Work & Neuroscience

SxSW 2017: Artificial Intelligence, the Future of Work & Neuroscience

We are in the homestretch of SXSW 2017! In today's bulletin, both Carolina Fullen and Marcelo Minutti, specialists from MSLGROUP Andreoli who are in Texas to attend the biggest cre ...

SxSW 2017: Influence Marketing and Data Analysis

SxSW 2017: Influence Marketing and Data Analysis

Influence marketing for a digital world and data analysis for health and content solutions are today's highlight in biggest creativity events in the world. The South by Southwest F ...

Digital Brands + Live Experiences: Connecting With Your Audience IRL

When done well, experiential marketing — or more specifically, live experiences — delivers opportunities for consumers to interact with brands in uniquely meaningful ways. For brands with a real-world footprint, live engagement is a no-brainer. But for brands that exist solely in the realm of zeros and ones, connecting with users in real life can seem like a big leap – one digital brands must take if they w ...

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Accelerating the Evolution: Insights from ad:tech India

By Melanie Joe, Consultant – Research and Insights, MSLGROUP ad:tech, the international conference for digital and interactive marketing and communications, saw its India chapter unfold in the capital city of New Delhi on the 9th and 10th of March. While this was the 7th edition of the New Delhi chapter, 2017 is a milestone for ad:tech, as it completes 20 years internationally. The theme for ad:tech New Del ...

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SxSW 2017: Brand Interaction & The World Without Keyboards in Spotlight

Third day of sessions at SXSW 2017 and our digital and innovation experts bring to us some news about "Brand Interaction", "The World without Keyboards", "Netflix Customization" and "Interactivity for Luxury Segments". The South by Southwest Festival is one of the biggest creativity events in the world and also one of the most important annual opportunities to see what's new in communications, marketing, te ...

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SxSW 2017: The Rise of the Bots

By Mark McClennan, SVP, MSLGROUP There are three answers to almost any question at SxSW this year: AI, bots or VR. Frankly, all three answers are interconnected along the same spectrum. Bots have become much more useful over the past year because of advances in machine learning, and machine learning and AI is getting us to the ultimate answer to life the universe and everything. What do PR and communication ...

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Surprises from the First Day of SxSW 2017

By Mark McClennan, SVP, MSLGROUP The first day of SxSW has come to a close, and if I had to sum it up, it was a day of surprises. The great conversations were still there – no surprise there. Only at SxSW can you have great conversations with communications executives at the CIA, Converse, Mall of America, McDonald’s, a law tech startup and investment bankers from Brazil. The surprise was the fragmentation ...

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The Age of Emotional Resonance: The New Creative Leap

By Pascal Beucler, SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, MSLGROUP The choice of winners at major festivals in 2016 confirmed that ‘emotion’ is climbing up the ladder of priorities for successfully engaging with people, and it is certainly here to stay. The ingredients for success seem certainly constant: a strong idea, anchored in a sharp insight, with a holistic creative execution, delivering tangible results ...

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Infographic: Food’s Power To Transcend In 2017

By Steve Bryant, Director, Food & Beverage Marketing; Managing Director, MSLGROUP Seattle This article first appeared on: The Holmes Report And after the onslaught of discord and division on the political front, food continues to transcend and be the connective force of our society. There’s tremendous power in humans coming together over a collective bowl, connecting back to our commonality as creatures ...

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Food & Beverage: 2017’s Top Conversation Starter

After a year of discord and division over the politics of governance, consumers in 2017 will turn to something we can all agree on. Food and drink will bring us together with a greater force than ever before. It will connect our families and communities – revered as nature’s gift and delivered with the powers of emerging science and technology. We won’t return to three square meals at the family table; rath ...

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Top Ten Thought Leadership of 2016

2016 was significant for MSLGROUP’s from a content creation and thought leadership point of view – we launched our influence-to-impact performance platform Conversation2Commerce and our technology practice published an one-of-a kind virtual reality playbook for marketers and communications professionals. Our People’s Lab research and insights team were instrumental in developing a comprehensive ebook on the ...

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Earned Content Goes Omnichannel: Turning Conversation into Commerce

Introducing the Conversation2Commerce Platform In response to the underutilization of influence in the marketing mix, MSLGROUP, in conjunction with Publicis Communications and Public Media, has launched an influence-to-impact performance platform that combines aspects of public relations, advertising, digital, and shopper marketing. Called Conversation2Commerce, this communications platform extracts far gre ...

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