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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 ...

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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New SDGs & Climate Agreement offer Opportunity for Business

By Luis Davila, Team Leader, Momentum for Change Initiative, United Nations Climate Change secretariat The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the outcome of the Paris Climate Conference (COP 21) held in December 2015 are likely to drive the world's development agenda for decades to come. Businesses will undoubtedly play an essential role in implementing these goals and agreements, especially as it ...

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Three Ways The Food Industry Can Thrive In The Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Steve Bryant, Managing Director, MSLGROUP, Seattle The Fourth Industrial Revolution is in its infancy, yet it is already disrupting the historically stable food and beverage business. Big food companies that one once appeared on a steady march toward industry domination are starting to look like slow-moving dinosaurs. Now, innovative upstarts are winning through rapid innovation that benefits from eager ...

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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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The Fourth Industrial Revolution In Latin America: David vs. Goliath

By Paulo Andreoli, Chairman MSLGROUP Latin America and President MSLGROUP In order for a Fourth Industrial Revolution to be successful in Latin America, governments, companies, workers, universities and society will have to work together. Wendell Lira was an unknown Brazilian footballer until January 11, when he won the FIFA Puskas Award for the best goal of 2015. He plays for a second division team and is ...

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Creating & Sharing Value for All: Inclusive Growth Amid the 4th Industrial Revolution

By Pascal Beucler, SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, MSLGROUP In his new book, The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, calls for leaders and citizens to “together shape a future that works for all by putting people first, empowering them and constantly reminding ourselves that all of these new technologies are first and foremost t ...

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Is Asia Ready For The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

By Glenn Osaki, President, MSLGROUP Asia The Fourth Industrial Revolution’s most distinctive characteristics are speed, scale and impact. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), believes the world is unprepared for the fourth Industrial Revolution, “which will come over us like a tsunami.” According to WEF’s recent study “Future of Jobs”, the revolution is said to tri ...

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Publicis Groupe’s Start-Up Program Is What The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is All About

By Guillaume Herbette, CEO, MSLGROUP Never in the history of the world will so many new technologies become available in a short period to companies, brands and the agencies that counsel them. The term “Fourth Industrial Revolution” was coined by Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum, as the title of his new book that many business leaders have no doubt read in preparation for Davos. It is a ...

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