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Re-negotiating the UNFCCC Framework

Re-negotiating the UNFCCC Framework

Recommendations from Sciences Po's student negotiators In May 2015, Sciences Po - the Paris Institute of Political Studies - organized a simulation of COP21 to imagine and test an ...

Momentum, Integration Drive PR Forward

Momentum, Integration Drive PR Forward

The CEOs of the world's largest­ holding companies credit integration for 2015's success stories. Publicis Groupe CEO, Maurice Lévy's interview is an excerpt of the article publish ...

Digitising Customer Relations: Ongoing Actions & Reactions

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 frequen ...

Brexit Stage Left?

Brexit Stage Left?

By Alastair Bealby, Senior Consultant, MSLGROUP Brussels The debate about Brexit is raging in the United Kingdom. Journalists and politicians from across the political divide have ...

Unlocking the Forces of Business & Consumer Demand

Unlocking the Forces of Business & Consumer Demand

An interview with Sally Uren, Chief Executive, Forum for the Future People’s Insights: What do you see as the top 3 priorities for businesses in the next few years? Sally: Here's w ...

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

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 w ...

Behind the Scenes at Ahold USA

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 Ahol ...

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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