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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 ...

Going Viral with Jimmy Maymann

After running into Jimmy Maymann at the Monaco Media Forum (organized for Monaco Mediax by PublicisLive, part of MSLGROUP) we thought we’d give him a ring to catch up on the latest trends in online video. We first got to know Jimmy soon after he sold his company, Neo Ideo, to Leo Burnett back in 2001. He stayed on with Leo for a years before moving on to its digital and promotional marketing arm, Arc Worldw ...

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The Blogger in the Basement Part 2

This is the second in a three-part series on the changing relationship between PR people and journalists in the social media age.  If you read the first post and clicked to read this, thanks. :) If not, we were talking about the impact of speed on this once tightly controlled relationship. Speed brings us to: Hierarchy, another major factor in the PR-Journalist relationship. The old hierarchy went like this ...

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Marketing to the Masses in Asia: Lessons from Brands

This is the second in a series of blogs based on research conducted by Leo Burnett Asia-Pacific on low-income consumers. While the first blog touched on the power and relevance of consumers with as little as $2,000 USD a year, this blog features examples of brands who have successfully and ethically tapped this market: • Heinz Complan Family is a nutritional powdered-milk supplement that has strong equity i ...

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Winning Over Asia’s Majority

This is the third in a series of posts about low-income Asian consumers based on research conducted by Leo Burnett Asia-Pacific. Below are some tips for tapping this market ethically and profitably. Asian consumers, just like their Western counterparts, go for brands that understand their lifestyles: 1. LISTEN • Don't think of the $2,000-a-year income bracket as an oddity. It's the average in Asia. • Unders ...

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Marketing to the Masses in Asia

For decades, the majority of multinational corprations marketing in Asia have focused on the affluent minority, those who tend to live in urban areas and have shopping habits and product needs that are quite similar to those in the West. But by focusing only on the upper-income urbanites, marketers are missing a vast opportunity at the bottom of the economic pyramid. About 4 billion people in the world earn ...

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Digital Branding, What Is It and What Do You Need to Do about It?

Gap changed its logo—and then changed it back—after public outcry. Nestlé, maker of Kit Kat, will stop using products widely believed to be associated with deforestation after a Greenpeace campaign. The "Smell like a Man, Man” campaign by Old Spice, a 70-year-old brand losing market share, became part of the cultural conversation. Procter & Gamble can’t keep the product in stock. What do these brands have i ...

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Search Marketing and the Communicator’s Tool Kit

Advances in search engine marketing are dramatically changing the way people obtain information, which in turn is impacting the communicator’s tool kit.  With Google Instant, people only need to type a few letters for the most popular and relevant search results to appear. As people type less to get the info they need, search terms (those words you hyperlink in press releases to your website pages) will nee ...

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The intern speaks out…and mothers, too

MSL UK asked Olivia Chausson, Cambridge psychology student and intern extraordinaire, to record her thoughts about the foray into the communications profession. We found her summer reflections quite refreshing. From her inventive simile, « Social media space worked like an arena, a place in which actual dialogues took place between consumers and brands »  to the candor she finds in mommy bloggers, « I felt ...

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That Was Fun: Financial Communications in a Crisis

Antoine Denry of Publicis Consultants in Paris says it is hard to establish metrics for financial communications when a company has to deliver bad news. Indeed, being on the firing line during lay-offs or a steep decline in the stock price is a tough job.  And even when you deliver negative news perfectly, well, it is still negative. Yet it has to be done when a company is publicly traded and in the public ...

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