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Towards A Bolder EU Energy Policy

Towards A Bolder EU Energy Policy

During their March Summit in Brussels, EU Heads of State or Government backed the European Commission’s long-awaited “Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking C ...

Have the Smarts for It

Have the Smarts for It

By Narendra Nag, Asia Practice Leader, Social Media, MSLGROUP What Makes An Idea Smart? Eureka! As Archimedes ran naked through the streets of Syracuse in Ancient Greece, he was dr ...

Digital Giants Continue To Shape New-Age Journalism

Digital Giants Continue To Shape New-Age Journalism

By Melanie Joe, Consultant - Research and Insights, MSLGROUP Google News Lab From content creation to distribution, major social networks have rolled out specialized features that ...

What’s Next: How Big Data Can Influence Consumer Behavior

What’s Next: How Big Data Can Influence Consumer Behavior

By John Cain, Vice President, Marketing Analytics, SapientNitro and Rick Robinson, (former) Vice President, Marketing Analytics, SapientNitro We want customers to use the new produ ...

Employee Influencers: Who, Why & How to Engage

Employee Influencers: Who, Why & How to Engage

Marketers are well aware of how important influencers are to their consumer brands. But they may overlook the power of their own employees as important influencers for their employ ...

Measurement is Your Best Ally

Measurement is Your Best Ally

By Allan Dib, SVP, Planning and Analytics, North America, MSLGROUP I have always been fascinated by the look on people’s faces when I mention a measurement plan in a communications ...

Creativity will Amplify

Creativity will Amplify

By Al Baird, Creative Director, MSLGROUP UK It’s official, audiences have a lower attention span than a goldfish, according to Edward Boches and the Statistic Brain ‘In 2000, the a ...

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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A Letter from Europe: Business Value, Much More Than a Sum of the Parts

By Claire Maloney, Managing Director, Capital MSL As Warren Buffett would say, buying a company is about more than just price. Traditional methods of determining economic value may have changed significantly in recent times, but the impact intangibles can have on corporate valuations continues to divide opinion. Academics assert that up to half of a company’s value lies not on its balance sheet, but in its ...

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Critical Factors Driving Investor Decision Making

By Claire Maloney, Managing Director, Capital MSL Fact plus instinct, financial plus non-financial factors... There are multiple factors that impact how institutional investors make investment decisions about which companies to invest in, which companies to continue to hold and which companies to liquidate from a portfolio. In this study, we have drawn a distinction between financial and non-financial facto ...

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Introducing MSLGROUP’s Institutional Investor Insight Report

By Roland Klein, financial practice leader, MSLGROUP, and partner, CNC Communications Global capital markets overtook bank lending as the leading source of long term finance in 2009 as the fall-out from the 2008 financial crisis lowered risk appetite within banks considerably. The effective functioning of these markets is more important to society’s economic progress than ever before. But the views of insti ...

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Big Thinking Breakfast With Gerard Lyons

By Bronwen Andrews, EMEA Business Development Director,MSLGROUP London Have you ever looked out of the window as you come in to land at the airport and wondered why things down there appear so simple? Then when the buildings and the cars and the people come into view, the world becomes complicated again with a myriad of detail to consider. It’s an analogy that was skilfully applied by Boris Johnson’s chief ...

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