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Understanding the German Federal Election Results

Understanding the German Federal Election Results

By Axel Wallrabenstein, Chairman, MSL Germany What is the election result? Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in yesterday’s German federal election. However, with losses o ...

Have We Reached The End Of Brand Purpose?

Have We Reached The End Of Brand Purpose?

Rather than offering solutions to societal needs, brand ‘purpose’ risks becoming a euphemism for ill-conceived CSR campaigns. The Holmes Report's Alex Brownsell talks to CMOs, incl ...

The Next in Augmented Relationships

The Next in Augmented Relationships

Melanie Joe, Consultant, Research and Insights, MSL Exciting developments from the technology sector are in the news on an almost everyday basis; big data, virtual reality (VR), au ...

How Technology will Help Communicators Usher in Limitless Consumerism

How Technology will Help Communicators Usher in Limitless Consumerism

By Daphne Hoytt, SVP, MSL Atlanta, NA Consumer Practice Director In today’s modern world, it goes without that saying that exclusivity is what moves the needle in consumer brand co ...

China’s Live-streaming Trend: Paving the Way for Increased Engagement

China’s Live-streaming Trend: Paving the Way for Increased Engagement

By Glenn Osaki, President, Asia, Shanghai, China, MSL and Liki Qin, Regional Senior Manager, Asia, MSL 2016 will be known as the dawn of the era of live-streaming in China, with ov ...

PR – Driven Media: Hero of The Day

PR – Driven Media: Hero of The Day

By Guillaume Herbette, Global CEO, MSL Every brand is a media company now. This message has undoubtedly been instilled in every communications and marketing professional. And what ...

Immersive Tech Meets Sustainability

Immersive Tech Meets Sustainability

By Sheila McLean, NA Citizenship & Sustainability Practice Director, MSL Much has been said and written about how immersive tech will transform the communications industry, ush ...

Digitising Customer Relations: Ongoing Actions & Reactions

Companies are used to external communications that are top-down and completely controlled. Interactions with customers have been relatively limited, both from a contact and frequency standpoint, even though most companies now have a social media presence for customer relations purposes. The communications department will have to let go to respond to a new collaborative culture that creates added value via t ...

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A 360-degree Perspective on the Power & Possibilities of VR

These quotes underscore what was made crystal clear at the 2016 SXSW Interactive Festival – VR is here to stay. Virtual reality is set to make a splash in 2016 - CNET   2016 will see a major breakthrough for VR - Mashable   Venture capital money is pouring into the [technology] industry - The New York Times Marketers and communicators are only scratching the surface on discovering how it can deliv ...

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Similac’s ‘Sisterhood of Motherhood’ Wins PRWeek COTY 2016

MSLGROUP is proud to support ‪‎PR Week Awards' Campaign of the Year - Similac's Sisterhood of Motherhood initiative. Our US team has bagged the PR Week COTY trophy for the second consecutive year. The initiative also won Healthcare Campaign of the Year. Similac’s Sisterhood of Motherhood The MSLGROUP - Abbott Sisterhood of Motherhood initiative, on behalf of Similac is a campaign that gets right to the hear ...

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SxSW – It’s All About Value

By Mark McClennan, SVP, MSLGROUP I had the pleasure of attending some very different sessions and discussions at SxSW recently. One for fun (the role of CRM on elections), two for clients (Mobile Banking and Risks to Personally Identifiable Information) and a final discussion with senior communications executives at GE and BMW on leveraging Periscope effectively in communications campaigns. You might think ...

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2016 Is the Year of VR; But How Does It Play in PR?

To help marketing and PR professionals get started with virtual reality, MSLGROUP has collaborated with PR Week for an exclusive panel at SXSW featuring technology advocate Robert Scoble, Jon Hackett of Nurun, Tara Kriese from Samsung and Jim Marggraff, Founder of Eyefluence. Jeff Melton of MSLGROUP will moderate the panel discussion. Register here to hear panelists discuss the most creative ways to utilize ...

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Virtual Reality in Public Relations

MSLGROUP and PRWeek are collaborating on a fascinating hands-on event session on Monday, March 14 at 11 a.m. on the subject of Virtual Reality in the PR industry. One of the world’s top social media evangelists and futurists, Robert Scoble, will be appearing on our panel along with Jon Hackett, Director of Emerging Technology at our sister agency, Nurun, Mitch Gelman, VP, Product, Gannett, USA TODAY Network ...

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Behind the Scenes at Canon

An interview with Neil Barnett, former European Marketing Manager, Canon EMEA Q. Can you tell us a little bit about Canon, its history and your role in it? Almost everyone will have heard of Canon. Synonymous with photography and visual imagery, the company has been going strong for nearly 80 years since it was founded in Japan in 1937. Most people know Canon from its consumer business of cameras and printe ...

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Davos 2016: Reclaiming The Service Profit Chain For A Post-Revolutionary Marketplace

By Ron Guirguis, CEO, U.S., MSLGROUP Revolutions – even industrial ones – are disruptive by definition and sometimes even destructive. As the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos comes to an end, we can reflect on the implication of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on our industry, our clients and how we work together. At MSLGROUP, this has been a major topic of conversation as we go through our own revolu ...

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How Innovation Will Affect Earned Media

By Erin Lanuti, SVP. Cross Channel Strategy and Paid Media, MSLGROUP Media relations has always been one of the most trusted forms of communication. People around the world trust earned media to deliver fair, unbiased coverage about world and local events, business, lifestyle, sports, fashion and many other important topics. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has caused a seismic shift in the definition and p ...

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Breaking Through The Empathy Barrier

By Narendra Nag, Regional Director, Integrated Planning & Digital, MSLGROUP Asia A great story makes an audience empathize with the protagonist, makes them feel what the hero is feeling, makes them suffer and makes them cry, and ideally leaves them elevated. You walk out of a great movie wanting to be the smooth-talking, gun-toting James Bond, or the witty, whip-bearing Indiana Jones, or the swashbuckli ...

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