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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 ...

Creating & Sharing Value for All: Inclusive Growth Amid the 4th Industrial Revolution

By Pascal Beucler, SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, MSLGROUP In his new book, The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, calls for leaders and citizens to “together shape a future that works for all by putting people first, empowering them and constantly reminding ourselves that all of these new technologies are first and foremost t ...

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It’s Not Just Science on Our Radar

Kristina Joss, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Salterbaxter MSLGROUP interviews Matthew Swibel, Director of Corporate Sustainability, Lockheed Martin For Matthew Swibel, science offers a starting point but not always a destination. Turning data into knowledge requires judgements, too. At their best, scientific approaches help focus the conversation and provide the raw material for finding effective soluti ...

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Six Millennial Change-Makers on Sustainability

1. Kim Ali'itasi Mcguire - Pacific Voyager “For thousands of years we have grown our crops and have enjoyed the abundance of resources from our coral reefs. However, in the past decade we have seen the rapid decline of our reefs and crops due to high temperatures and rising sea levels. We need the rest of the world to see what we see, to understand the impacts that we feel. There is no more time for denial. ...

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Science Based Targets: A Measured Approach

Science-based targets have a vital role to play in creating much better sustainability metrics, but they have their limitations too. The key is to measure the things that really add value and to use the right language, argues Diageo’s David Croft. Caroline Carson: Diageo has announced 20 new sustainability and responsibility targets to be achieved by 2020. Can you tell us more about the strategy? David Crof ...

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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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European Excellence Awards 2015: ‘People Relations’ at its Best

By Pascal Beucler, SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, MSLGROUP & Juror at the European Excellence Awards The 2015 Millésime of the European Excellence Awards, which were delivered two weeks ago in Stockholm, Sweden, is an excellent one. Amongst the many submissions that were awarded by our jury, I have selected a few projects which, in my view, reach a high level of strategic and creative thinking: yes, ...

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Climate Change Doesn’t Have to Put Generations in Conflict

By Nathan Stewart, Masters student in Communications, Sciences PO, Paris. One of the main problems in engaging millennials in relation to climate change is the term 'Millennial' itself. Even by the most conservative definition of what a millennial is, it’s still a broad sample of people that just happen to have been born in a certain arbitrary period of time. We are not a conveniently homogenous group. I un ...

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Engage Chinese Millennials with Meaningful Missions

By Lusha Niu Director, MSLGROUP China If there is only one thing that the rest of the world needs to know about Chinese millennials on climate change is that they are living through it every day for the first time. None of the parents or the great parents of this generation of Chinese millennials had breathed the air and walked through the smog with a clear conscious of it being the pollution up till now. L ...

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