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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 Digital and Social Media Revolution in Public Affairs

By Leonardo Sforza, Managing Director, Brussels, MSLGROUP Unlike political campaigns, which were early adopters, the public policy arena has been one of the last bastions to fully embrace digital tools and social networks. The candidates’ ongoing campaigns for US presidential nomination, Barack Obama’s two elections to the U.S. presidency in 2008 and 2012 are prime examples of how to use social media to tar ...

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Paving the Way for a Digital Single Market

In 2016, the European Commission plans to translate all the initiatives announced in the Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy of May 2015 into individual legislative and non-legislative proposals. Besides the first two proposals presented in December 2015 on cross-border portability of online content services and on the revision of the copyright framework, the Commission will this year address several other ...

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EU, what else?

By Leonardo Sforza, Managing Director, Brussels, MSLGROUP The complexity and diversity of issues on the table of EU policy makers is set to increase in the coming months. This comes on top of European challenges old and new which threaten the very essence of the European Union project. The EU and its institutions have never had to bear the weight of so many pressures at any one time. From minimising the ris ...

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The Dutch Civic Energy Revolution

By Erik Martens, Director Public Affairs & Timen van Haaster, Advisor & Project Manager, MSLGROUP in the Netherlands The Netherlands has experienced somewhat of an odd path towards a sustainable energy transition. Where Germany had its ‘Energiewende’ and Sweden also went through a sustainable energy revolution, the Dutch market can be characterised more by evolution than by revolution. This has to d ...

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution’s Biggest Impact Will Be On Public Affairs

By Stan Collender, Executive Vice President, Qorvis MSLGROUP The largest impact of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” – the overall topic of this year’s World Economic Forum – will be at least as much on the public affairs ecosystem of most countries as on their economies. This revolution has already begun. These technological and communication changes have already started to have such a huge effect on the ...

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‘Supergiant’ Gas Field in Egypt: How Will it Alter International Geopolitics?

By Alessandro Chiarmasso, Practice Leader Corporate Finance, MSL Italia The Italian oil company ENI has discovered the largest gas field in the Mediterranean, and confirms its strategic importance for international politics. 30 August 2015, Sunday, the stock exchanges are closed. ENI, the number one Italian oil company and one of the major international ones, issues a statement destined to make history: the ...

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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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COP21 & the Paris Agreement: Attracting & Inspiring the Change Makers

By Josh Bayly, Consultant, Salterbaxter MSLGROUP The Paris Agreement, announced earlier this month following the COP21 conference, makes the imperative on business to limit climate change impact more real than ever. Globalised corporations work across national legal and regulatory regimes, but the Agreement is truly global and will necessitate radical changes across entire industries. If businesses are to c ...

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On Strawberries & Grapes – An Update on the Political Situation in Brazil

By Paulo Andreoli, Chairman MSLGROUP Latin America, President MSLGROUP Andreoli He who imagines that all fruits ripen at the same time as the strawberries knows nothing about grapes – Paracelsus. Everything is possible in Brazil. Despite her actions and amazing tendency to blunder, even Dilma Rousseff can hang on to power after leaving the Brazilian economy in tatters after just a few years. Of course, it w ...

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