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Understanding the German Federal Election Results

Understanding the German Federal Election Results

By Axel Wallrabenstein, Chairman, MSL Germany What is the election result? Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in yesterday’s German federal election. However, with losses o ...

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 ...

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 address the consequences of the British voting to leave the European Union by a majority of 52% to 48%. The meteorological storm that hit England and Belgium last night has left this morning open to a political tsunami that will h ...

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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 against EU membership, we have asked Leonardo Sforza, managing director of the MSLGROUP office in Brussels and head of EU affairs at the firm, to share his views on and insights into an historic decision that will have far-reaching c ...

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What Brexit Would Mean For Germany

By Florian Wastl, Director, MSL Germany Uncertain outlook and a kick-start for Frankfurt? The United Kingdom is Germany’s third largest trading partner. If it were to leave the European Union, repercussions would be felt across the German economy. The most imminent would be uncertainty. Would a bilateral trade deal between the UK and the EU be in place in time for Brexit? What would it entail? For instance, ...

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Work the Switches before the German Federal Election

By Axel Wallrabenstein, Chairman, Dr. Wigan Salazar, CEO and Christoph Moosbauer, Managing Director, MSLGROUP Germany Germany’s political landscape is fragmenting An era of relative stability in Germany’s political landscape is coming to an end. For some time, traditional party ties have been weakening, especially in Germany’s old eastern states – but increasingly also in the old west. The right-wing populi ...

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60th Political Salon by MSLGROUP Germany

On 23 May, MSLGROUP Germany hosted it's 60th Political Salon – this time with Dr. Robert Habeck, Minister of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Areas of the Federal State Schleswig-Holstein, and a member of the Alliance ’90 / The Greens party. He is one of the most promising applicants for prime candidacy for The Greens for the German Federal Elections in 2017. Together with around 60 guests, he ...

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Brazil’s New Government

By Paulo Andreoli, Chairman, MSLGROUP Latin America, President & CEO, MSLGROUP ANDREOLI and Claudia Mancini, Executive Director, MSLGROUP Publicis Consultants The imminent impeachment of Brazil’s President, Dilmah Rousseff and a spiraling economy are among the many challenges facing Brazil. Our experts from MSLGROUP Andreoli offer insights on the new Brazilian government. Brazil’s President, Dilma Rouss ...

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Who are you laughing at? Around Europe in 345 jokes

By Leonardo Sforza, Managing Director, Brussels, MSLGROUP The European Union has just celebrated its annual Europe Day on 9 May at one of the most challenging times for its institutions and the future of the European project under a number of impending threats. These range from the management of the refugee crisis to people’s increasing dissatisfaction vis-à-vis the EU direction - now more often seen as an ...

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2016: Translating EU Strategy into New Legislative Proposals

In its first “State of the Energy Union” released at the end of 2015, the European Commission reviewed the progress made since the release of the Strategy and identified key legislative and non-legislative initiatives to be delivered throughout 2016. In the words of Maroš Šefčovič, the European Commission vice president for energy union, 2016 will be the “year of delivery” putting in place most of the piece ...

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Communicating with Policymakers in the Digital Age

Public Affairs on the Threshold of Change Europe Ahead of US in Social Media Usage for Public Policy MSLGROUP’s survey shows that digital and social media are more used and appreciated as a way to communicate with policymakers in Brussels than in Washington D.C. In the U.S., personal contacts, television and radio advertising are still considered the best ways to influence policymakers. However, half of EU ...

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59th Political Salon in MSLGROUP Germany

On 15 March, MSLGROUP Germany hosted the 59th Political Salon with Michael Müller (SPD), the Governing Mayor of Berlin. Together with around 70 guests he discussed the results of the recent federal state elections in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Saxony-Anhalt and Rhineland-Palatinate. At the same time, he shared his views on the upcoming elections for the Berlin House of Representatives in September this year. In ad ...

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