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The Day After Brexit Decision: What’s Next

The Day After Brexit Decision: What’s Next

By Leonardo Sforza, Managing Director, Brussels, MSLGROUP The night has been short in Brussels, and the coming days will be hectic for policy makers and business leaders trying to ...

Great Ideas That Cut Through the Clutter

Great Ideas That Cut Through the Clutter

By Kelly Bennett, Founder and Managing Director, One Plus One Communications The votes have been cast, the PR Grand Prix has been awarded and many of the 21 global PR jury members, ...

Human Rights is at the Center of Business Sustainability

Human Rights is at the Center of Business Sustainability

In the past five years, the topic of human rights has moved to the center of corporate responsibility and sustainable business. There are two specific reasons and one more general ...

Q&A with MSLGROUP’s EU Affairs Lead on the BREXIT

Q&A with MSLGROUP’s EU Affairs Lead on the BREXIT

By Leonardo Sforza, Managing Director, Brussels, MSLGROUP With a week to go before the landmark British referendum that on 23 June will call on national voters to decide for or aga ...

Eight Wins for MSLGROUP at PRSA Silver Anvil Awards 2016

Eight Wins for MSLGROUP at PRSA Silver Anvil Awards 2016

Our North America team had a great night at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Silver Anvil Awards ceremony on 9 June, 2016. The team took home five Silver Anvils and t ...

Engaging Employees Around CSR

Engaging Employees Around CSR

By Kerri Warner, Senior Vice President Employee Practice, North America, MSLGROUP The state of employee engagement isn't revealed simply through an annual survey, but self-evident ...

MSLGROUP’s Entries for Cannes Lions 2016

MSLGROUP’s Entries for Cannes Lions 2016

On the heels of MSLGROUP winning the Cannes PR Lion Grand Prix last year, several campaigns from our global network of agencies have potential to be recognized at next month’s 2016 ...

Reputation: A Matter of Buy, Sell, or Hold?

By Kevin Soady, Partner, CNC – Communications & Network Consulting Some might attract global profile, others might be noticed by many fewer, but there are a significant number of examples each year when we observe a clear link between corporate reputation and stock market valuation. Almost all of these are where a company has not delivered in a manner that has been expected by its customers, suppliers, ...

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MSLGROUP’s Top Thought Leaderships of 2015

We've compiled our top thought leaderships for 2015, last year's most read content were on reputation, millennials, big data, innovation, SXSW, food, energy, public affairs and strategic communications. MSLGROUP's most popular content of 2015 1. A Chance for Change: The Tipping Point for Sustainable Business   2. Data In. Data Out. Transforming Big Data into Smart Ideas 3. Food Shoppers in America: The ...

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MSLGROUP’s Top Blog Posts of 2015

We've compiled the most read posts on our blog in the year 2015.  This year, we shared trends in the PR industry, big data, data driven initiatives and creativity; the latest news and updates in digital public affairs; employee engagement; integrated reporting and creating shared value; insights into local markets from our leaders along with tactics and strategies that apply to you as a PR professional. TOP ...

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Towards a Capital Markets Union in Europe

Investment in companies and infrastructures, notably in SMEs, remains lower than during the pre-crisis period and continues to rely heavily on bank funding. The Commission therefore deems that the recent “Banking Union” proposal needs to be complemented with initiatives aimed at reducing this dependence on banks by fostering other market-based credit options. Two recent Commission initiatives reflect this c ...

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Nikkei Buys Financial Times

By Dr. Jochen Legewie, Managing Director, CNC Communications, Japan, MSLGROUP The deal was in the making for some time. The Nikkei, driven by its current president, gets very serious about its internationalization. 20 months ago, Nikkei embarked on its internationalization drive with the launch of the Nikkei Asian Review. I was among those who doubted its chances of success in challenging the FT and the WSJ ...

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Plea for Strategic IR – The IRO Role – Mouthpiece or Strategic Advisor?

An increasingly complex global capital markets environment and the growing willingness of institutional shareholders to become active, if not activist, investors have amplified demands on how companies interact with shareholders, and put significant pressure on IR teams. Today more than ever, making full use of the IR role means deploying it as a strategic asset that gauges market sentiment and helps Board ...

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A Letter from Asia: The Privilege of Rapid Growth is Not Without Challenge

By Glenn Osaki, President – Asia, MSLGROUP It is not hard to see why the 21st century has been coined the “Asian Century” as the region continues its upward march. Concentrated population growth, increasing educational levels and the rapid advance of urbanisation are all driving GDP expansion. According to the World Bank, Asia is the engine driving global economic growth—far more than any other region in th ...

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The Changing Nature of Investor Behaviour

By Glenn Osaki, President – Asia, MSLGROUP While the benefits of portfolio diversification are generally accepted, opinion on whether a correlation can be found between portfolio concentration and performance remains divided. But, for investor relations professionals and executives alike, an understanding of time horizons and their company’s place in an investor’s portfolio are important in evaluating the l ...

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A Letter from the US: The Basics of Activism

By Tom Davies, Senior Vice President, Kekst and Company [Preface: The purpose of this commentary is to provide a concise, high-level overview of shareholder activism that includes a summary of the current landscape, key findings from the investor survey and a primer on the importance of shareholder communications. This document is not intended to serve as legal advice, which should be obtained from counsel. ...

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Interactive Infographic: MSLGROUP 2014: Year In Review

2014 has been a special year for MSLGROUP, our North America team was named one of the Top Places to Work for in PR in PRNews’ 2014 list. Our Netherlands office was also featured in PRWeek’s list of global office pride. We continued our acquisition spree with Qorvis joining the MSLGROUP family in Jan 2014, followed by the acquisiont of sustainability firm Salterbaxter in August 2014. Romanian PR agency – Th ...

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