PR 2020 The Dawn of the Augmented Influence

PR 2020 The Dawn of the Augmented Influence

By Guillaume Herbette, Global CEO, MSL The pace of change in media today is rapid and ever-evolving. Media and its components have undergone a transformation, resulting in a new er ...

Financial Services CEOs Most Concerned About Being Engaged With Millennials

Financial Services CEOs Most Concerned About Being Engaged With Millennials

MSLGROUP India’s Fincomm Imperatives 2017 is a research backed study that highlights key insights into how the financial services sector is evolving, and defines the next communica ...

President Temer Expresses Support for Buying Eduardo Cunha’s Silence

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 ...

Cannes Lions 2017 Jury Members

Cannes Lions 2017 Jury Members

MSLGROUP is thrilled to have two jurors at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this year. We'd like to congratulate Amrit Ahuja, managing director, 20:20 MSL (Ind ...

Nomination for EMEA Agency of the Year

Nomination for EMEA Agency of the Year

MSLGROUP is honored to secure a nomination for the 2017 Pan-EMEA Consultancy of the Year Award. MSL’s strategic business approach to bring our network closer together and put our c ...

Key Learnings From SXSW 2017: AI, Bots and AR/VR

Key Learnings From SXSW 2017: AI, Bots and AR/VR

By Mark McClennan, SVP, MSLGROUP A horde of influencers, communicators and technologists descended on Austin, Texas, in March for SXSW 2017 the premier innovation conference. Almos ...

Digital Brands + Live Experiences: Connecting With Your Audience IRL

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 bran ...

Marketing to the Masses in Asia: Lessons from Brands

This is the second in a series of blogs based on research conducted by Leo Burnett Asia-Pacific on low-income consumers. While the first blog touched on the power and relevance of consumers with as little as $2,000 USD a year, this blog features examples of brands who have successfully and ethically tapped this market: • Heinz Complan Family is a nutritional powdered-milk supplement that has strong equity i ...

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Winning Over Asia’s Majority

This is the third in a series of posts about low-income Asian consumers based on research conducted by Leo Burnett Asia-Pacific. Below are some tips for tapping this market ethically and profitably. Asian consumers, just like their Western counterparts, go for brands that understand their lifestyles: 1. LISTEN • Don't think of the $2,000-a-year income bracket as an oddity. It's the average in Asia. • Unders ...

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Marketing to the Masses in Asia

For decades, the majority of multinational corprations marketing in Asia have focused on the affluent minority, those who tend to live in urban areas and have shopping habits and product needs that are quite similar to those in the West. But by focusing only on the upper-income urbanites, marketers are missing a vast opportunity at the bottom of the economic pyramid. About 4 billion people in the world earn ...

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Paid Content: Can Publishers Pull It Off?

Consulting firm Booz & Company has some terrific thought leadership on media and marketing that we would like to share. The editors of MSLGROUP’s blog have gotten to know the Booz team through the company’s partnership with the Monaco Media Forum, organized by PublicisLive (part of MSLGROUP). As the official knowledge partner of the Monaco Media Forum, Booz & Company produced a microsite with papers ...

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Digital Branding, What Is It and What Do You Need to Do about It?

Gap changed its logo—and then changed it back—after public outcry. Nestlé, maker of Kit Kat, will stop using products widely believed to be associated with deforestation after a Greenpeace campaign. The "Smell like a Man, Man” campaign by Old Spice, a 70-year-old brand losing market share, became part of the cultural conversation. Procter & Gamble can’t keep the product in stock. What do these brands have i ...

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Online Comment Sections: How to Speak for Your Brand

As you may have seen from the October 25 post, MSL Boston has produced a paper on online comment sections, what they mean to the media, the public and brands. Here is a follow-up post highlighting the team’s advice for brand managers and corporate communicators who find their company the subject of online comment threads. A Simple Yet Strategic Approach to Online Comment Threads 1. Monitor. Comment sections ...

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Online Comment Sections: Did That Guy Really Say That?

The comment section beneath an online news story can result in some of the most ruthless, reputation-damaging content on the web. “(Comment sections) are the Wild West of the online news environment and have triggered anxiety and handwringing among communicators for brands, businesses and institutions, as well as the media,” says Don Martelli, vice president and director of digital communication at MSL Bost ...

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CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS

Communicators have always known that good writing, the graceful turn of a phrase, can make a document sing, tell a good story, bring facts to life in a compelling way. In the Conversation Age, content is even more critical. Through our blog, Critical Conversations, we want to share with you our raison d’être in today’s media-driven world. MSLGROUP is the specialty communications, PR and events network withi ...

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The Talent Journey

Gone are the days when employee communications was a part-time job of the human resources or external communications director. (But if this still describes your company, read on.) “The best organizations find that their corporate/consumer brand incorporates some element of reputation as an employer.”  Unprompted questions about the brand should include something about “…and people love working there,” says ...

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The World Is Moving East. Let’s pick up Gaurav Mishra on the way.

As director of digital for MSLGROUP Asia, Gaurav Mishra helps global brands benefit from Social Squared, the intersection of social, as in connecting people, with social, as in benefiting society. He is a marketer who truly knows how to use technology to drive results, whether one’s business is corruption-free elections or brand awareness.  Because if you’re savvy enough to crowd-source to make a society mo ...

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