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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 ...

Digital Brands + Live Experiences: Connecting With Your Audience IRL

When done well, experiential marketing — or more specifically, live experiences — delivers opportunities for consumers to interact with brands in uniquely meaningful ways. For brands with a real-world footprint, live engagement is a no-brainer. But for brands that exist solely in the realm of zeros and ones, connecting with users in real life can seem like a big leap – one digital brands must take if they w ...

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Accelerating the Evolution: Insights from ad:tech India

By Melanie Joe, Consultant – Research and Insights, MSLGROUP ad:tech, the international conference for digital and interactive marketing and communications, saw its India chapter unfold in the capital city of New Delhi on the 9th and 10th of March. While this was the 7th edition of the New Delhi chapter, 2017 is a milestone for ad:tech, as it completes 20 years internationally. The theme for ad:tech New Del ...

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SxSW 2017: Fintech and the Future

By Mark McClennan, SVP, MSLGROUP When most people think of SxSW, they think of major consumer brands, innovative technology startups and social, social, social. But there is a powerful minority of attendees that is looking at the future of FinTech. There were more than a dozen sessions this year touching on everything from Blockchain to innovation, social commerce to The Frenemy Feud (which took a slightly ...

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SxSW 2017: The Rise of the Bots

By Mark McClennan, SVP, MSLGROUP There are three answers to almost any question at SxSW this year: AI, bots or VR. Frankly, all three answers are interconnected along the same spectrum. Bots have become much more useful over the past year because of advances in machine learning, and machine learning and AI is getting us to the ultimate answer to life the universe and everything. What do PR and communication ...

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The Age of Emotional Resonance: The New Creative Leap

By Pascal Beucler, SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, MSLGROUP The choice of winners at major festivals in 2016 confirmed that ‘emotion’ is climbing up the ladder of priorities for successfully engaging with people, and it is certainly here to stay. The ingredients for success seem certainly constant: a strong idea, anchored in a sharp insight, with a holistic creative execution, delivering tangible results ...

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Responsive & Responsible Leadership: A Media Trainer’s Point Of View

By Melody Kimmel, Senior Vice President and Training Program Lead, MSLGROUP Responsive and responsible leadership requires both sides of the brain. It also means properly understanding and navigating the emotional landscape. As a media and presentations trainer with two decades of experience, the theme of “responsive and responsible leadership” at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos got me thinking ab ...

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Finding the Signal in the Noise: Responsive & Responsible Leadership

By Peter Steere, Chairman, EMEA, MSLGROUP The best outcome a leader can hope for is to be able to create the space and environment for his or her co-workers to be heroes. One thing you can say about today’s world – it isn’t boring. Demanding yes, but boring no. The climate is changing, politics is shifting and the economy is pivoting east, while everyone is trying to find solid ground under their feet and d ...

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Infographic: Food’s Power To Transcend In 2017

By Steve Bryant, Director, Food & Beverage Marketing; Managing Director, MSLGROUP Seattle This article first appeared on: The Holmes Report And after the onslaught of discord and division on the political front, food continues to transcend and be the connective force of our society. There’s tremendous power in humans coming together over a collective bowl, connecting back to our commonality as creatures ...

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How MSLGROUP Set-up a Platform for Knowledge Sharing

An interview with MSLGROUP's Anthony Poncier, Social Business and Digital Transformation Director EMEA and Sarika Waje, Associate Director, Global Knowledge Management by Collaboratif-info's Olivier Roberget. At its heart, a Knowledge Management project is primarily a human project. ‘Human engagement’ begins from the first moment needs are collected, and continues well after the platform contributes to a us ...

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Food & Beverage: 2017’s Top Conversation Starter

After a year of discord and division over the politics of governance, consumers in 2017 will turn to something we can all agree on. Food and drink will bring us together with a greater force than ever before. It will connect our families and communities – revered as nature’s gift and delivered with the powers of emerging science and technology. We won’t return to three square meals at the family table; rath ...

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