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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 ...

Transforming the Patient Experience with Immersive Technologies

Transforming the Patient Experience with Immersive Technologies

By Jim Weinrebe, Health Practice Leader, MSL North America The integration of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) with Big Data, increasingly, has t ...

President Temer Expresses Support for Buying Eduardo Cunha’s Silence

By Thais Andreoli Franco, MSLGROUP Andreoli, Brazil Brazilian Tier-1 media outlets report today that Joesley Batista, one of the Brazilian meat processor company JBS' owners, said in a statement that is part of his leniency agreement, that President Michel Temer endorsed an operation to buy the silence of former House President Eduardo Cunha (PMDB Party - Rio de Janeiro), arrested in Operation Car Wash (Lav ...

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Why The Gap Between Business & Society Needs to be Closed

By Nigel Salter, CEO, Salterbaxter MSLGROUP The role of business in society and the need for it to step up is more important than ever. Yet, right now, the voice of business, our institutions and what many see as the liberal elite is struggling to be heard. Political upheaval and election results like Brexit and the Trump election; increasing demands for transparency and disclosure; the kick in the teeth to ...

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Top Ten Thought Leadership of 2016

2016 was significant for MSLGROUP’s from a content creation and thought leadership point of view – we launched our influence-to-impact performance platform Conversation2Commerce and our technology practice published an one-of-a kind virtual reality playbook for marketers and communications professionals. Our People’s Lab research and insights team were instrumental in developing a comprehensive ebook on the ...

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Top Ten Blog Posts of 2016

In 2016 our experts highlighted the importance of digital collaboration and its importance in boosting employee engagement and how to gain employee buy-in to a new culture. We also explored the importance of ‘value’ in the business of PR - a theme that needs to be hammered home with every communications professional and every business. Our experts assessed the success of our employee mentoring program GROW ...

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Crisis and Social Media: How to Avoid Fuelling the Flame

By Alessandro Chiarmasso, Practice Leader Corporate, MSL Italia The right assessment of the situation, message and messenger is key to managing, and not unduly suffering from, a single social media post during a crisis. It is a well-known aphorism that reputation takes years to build and nurture but minutes to destroy. Every day countless corporate crises reconfirm this truism, exploding in both the real wo ...

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61st Political Salon by MSLGROUP Germany

On 1 December, MSLGROUP Germany hosted the 61st Political Salon with Thomas Oppermann, head of the parliamentary group of the SPD in the German Bundestag since 2013. The central topic of the evening was social-democratic politics in times of global crises and political change. [caption id="attachment_19016" align="aligncenter" width="600"] MSLGROUP Germany's political salon on 01.12.16 with Thomas Oppermann ...

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Engaging Stakeholders through Inspiration

By Erik Martens, Director Public Affairs, MSLGROUP Netherlands BP in the Netherlands continually connects with its clients and broader stakeholder base in a variety of ways. In 2015 it decided to significantly expand these efforts. Instead of a yearly relationship-building event, BP wanted to organise a number of themed ‘inspiration sessions’. MSLGROUP in the Netherlands developed a blueprint for the progra ...

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Infrastructure Spending: It’s Gonna Be Yuge… Maybe

By Elissa Dodge, Executive Vice President, Qorvis MSLGROUP Additional federal spending on infrastructure shouldn’t be an issue in the next Congress. After all, there is widespread, bipartisan agreement that there is a tremendous need for infrastructure improvements and President-elect Donald Trump has said improving our nation’s crumbling roads, bridges and “third world” airports is a top priority for him. ...

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Would Bernie Have Won?

By Joshua B. Gardner, Vice President, Qorvis MSLGROUP “Welcome to the election from hell.” That was my intro to a piece I co-wrote with several former colleagues for a major magazine this past May, just a month before I joined MSLGROUP. We were a rag-tag group of market researchers led by an even more rag-tag founder and CEO. The five of us – our founder/CEO included – crisscrossed the country listening to ...

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Under Trump – Enviros Gear Up for a Fight

by Sheila McLean, SVP/Director U.S. Citizenship & Sustainability, MSLGROUP Environmental leaders from around the world gathered this week in Morocco to flush out details of the Paris climate change accord despite fears that the work will be undone by President-Elect Donald Trump and a Republican-led Congress. Trump is expected to move quickly to reverse the Obama/Clinton climate agenda, including pullin ...

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