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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 ...

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. The top ten cities have all the usual suspects — from Tokyo to Tel Aviv to Shanghai and back to Boston. What’s interesting is the country-wise findings. China, for a while, has been blazing a trail when it comes to innovation. The ...

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SxSW 2017: Fintech and the Future

By Mark McClennan, SVP, MSLGROUP When most people think of SxSW, they think of major consumer brands, innovative technology startups and social, social, social. But there is a powerful minority of attendees that is looking at the future of FinTech. There were more than a dozen sessions this year touching on everything from Blockchain to innovation, social commerce to The Frenemy Feud (which took a slightly ...

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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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