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PR 2020 The Dawn of the Augmented Influence

PR 2020 The Dawn of the Augmented Influence

By Guillaume Herbette, Global CEO, MSL The pace of change in media today is rapid and ever-evolving. Media and its components have undergone a transformation, resulting in a new er ...

Financial Services CEOs Most Concerned About Being Engaged With Millennials

Financial Services CEOs Most Concerned About Being Engaged With Millennials

MSLGROUP India’s Fincomm Imperatives 2017 is a research backed study that highlights key insights into how the financial services sector is evolving, and defines the next communica ...

President Temer Expresses Support for Buying Eduardo Cunha’s Silence

President Temer Expresses Support for Buying Eduardo Cunha’s Silence

By Thais Andreoli Franco, MSLGROUP Andreoli, Brazil Brazilian Tier-1 media outlets report today that Joesley Batista, one of the Brazilian meat processor company JBS' owners, said ...

Cannes Lions 2017 Jury Members

Cannes Lions 2017 Jury Members

MSLGROUP is thrilled to have two jurors at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this year. We'd like to congratulate Amrit Ahuja, managing director, 20:20 MSL (Ind ...

Nomination for EMEA Agency of the Year

Nomination for EMEA Agency of the Year

MSLGROUP is honored to secure a nomination for the 2017 Pan-EMEA Consultancy of the Year Award. MSL’s strategic business approach to bring our network closer together and put our c ...

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 ...

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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Behind the Scenes at Ahold USA

An interview with Kim Cannon, Director of Internal Communications, Ahold USA Q. Tell us a little about Ahold USA. KC: Ahold USA (AUSA) represents the U.S. sector of Koninklije Ahold N.V., a Dutch-based international company with retail grocery in multiple countries. AUSA’s four divisions operate more than 800 stores across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions. Our family of stores includes Stop & Shop ...

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Communicating with Policymakers in the Digital Age

Public Affairs on the Threshold of Change Europe Ahead of US in Social Media Usage for Public Policy MSLGROUP’s survey shows that digital and social media are more used and appreciated as a way to communicate with policymakers in Brussels than in Washington D.C. In the U.S., personal contacts, television and radio advertising are still considered the best ways to influence policymakers. However, half of EU ...

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A Culture Change for Employees

Digital transition projects have traditionally been implemented by IT departments, which applied the change management processes of large IT firms. Likewise, organisational and management consultants, who are more process-focused, have produced a large number of change management kits, which are undoubtedly useful and well-designed, but do not solve the main problem: how to gain employee buy-in to a new cul ...

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Secrets from the CIA Social Media Playbook

By Mark McClennan, SVP, MSLGROUP Aside from the VR/AR sessions, the best session for me at SXSW to date has been one in which the social communications leads of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) discussed their social media strategy and approach. It was amazingly well thought out, strategic and engaging. There wasn’t anything groundbreaking – but the content could be a textbook for many brands on how to ...

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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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Diversity, PR, SXSW and Gen Z

By Mark McClennan, SVP, MSLGROUP Diversity is an important issue and it is one that PR professionals, the industry, marketers and brands have been struggling to address adequately for quite some time. This was really driven home to me on the first day of SXSW 2016. SXSW is one of the most diverse conferences I have ever had the pleasure of attending, no matter what way you cut it. Just this evening, I was s ...

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Boosting Employee Engagement

The Crux of the Transition Research shows that around 80% of employees are not committed to their companies and many do little more than show up. Many factors influence this situation, including management styles, leadership, company reputation, working conditions, opportunities to get involved, interesting work, recognition and personal development programs. Digital collaboration can help with most of thes ...

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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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Collective Intelligence at Work on MIND

By Sarika Waje, Global Knowledge Manager, MSLGROUP After 16 brands came together to form our agency, MSLGROUP needed to spark collaboration across our network to better serve our clients. With 3,000 employees across 100 global offices, we were looking to connect our colleagues, experts, our experience and our work across offices and geographies. We needed to develop the most robust knowledge-sharing platfor ...

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