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 ...

Digital Disruption and Its Indicators

Digital Disruption and Its Indicators

By Sandeep Deb Varman, Associate Account Director, 20:20 MSL KPMG recently came out with a study highlighting innovation and tech hubs around the world, apart from Silicon Valley. ...

Accelerating the Evolution: Insights from ad:tech India

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 u ...

SxSW 2017: The Future of Intelligent Life

SxSW 2017: The Future of Intelligent Life

After a busy week in Austin, Texas attending SxSW 2017, Carolina Fullen, director of Innovation and Social Engagement at MSLGROUP ANDREOLI recaps her learnings from the final discu ...

SxSW 2017: Artificial Intelligence, the Future of Work & Neuroscience

SxSW 2017: Artificial Intelligence, the Future of Work & Neuroscience

We are in the homestretch of SXSW 2017! In today's bulletin, both Carolina Fullen and Marcelo Minutti, specialists from MSLGROUP Andreoli who are in Texas to attend the biggest cre ...

SxSW 2017: Influence Marketing and Data Analysis

SxSW 2017: Influence Marketing and Data Analysis

Influence marketing for a digital world and data analysis for health and content solutions are today's highlight in biggest creativity events in the world. The South by Southwest F ...

A Media Event for the Conversation Age

As the world’s third-largest communications and engagement network, MSLGROUP has a unique perspective on the conversation age.  Several of our agencies have events expertise—PublicisLive, Emotion, PBJS, Publicis Meeting and Publicis Events—and they know better than anyone the impact that important gatherings can have on industries, markets and the people who buy goods and services. Of particular relevance t ...

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Bankers vs. Banksters: Back to Better Times

Bankers traditionally have been perceived as the corner stone of their communities, lending money to businesses and individuals to help them prosper. Banksters take the money and run. Restoring the damaged image requires a new set of values and candor. The image of Northern Rock customers queuing outside for their money will take many years to fade from people’s memories. As our colleagues at Capital MSL pu ...

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Performance with Purpose

Our colleagues at Kekst & Company recently underlined the rise of a “new populism,” which has “emboldened a push for wholesale changes that will affect every public company—changes in disclosure practices, proxy voting processes, executive compensation, risk management and taxation.” We call such an ethos “Performance with Purpose.” Nothing wrong with making a profit, but don’t do it at the expense of t ...

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Value for All: A Corporate Constitution

How many times do we hear in corporate and financial circles that we need to be providing value to our shareholders?  It’s a fundamental part of capitalism. But the global financial crisis has caused a fundamental shift toward what we call “value for all.”  In our social world, where anyone with a computer or smartphone has a voice, companies and brands have to prove they are creating value for all stake-ho ...

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Tuning out the boss and client

Would you ever think of “tuning out” your boss or client during a meeting? Ignoring them entirely or failing to act on a request? Hardly the best way to make a good name for yourself. Yet some companies are doing just that, metaphorically speaking of course, when it  comes to social media. Consumers are both a brand’s client and boss in today’s social world. They can praise  a new product or raise a raucous ...

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Trust Breakdown, Trust Refresh: A Lesson from Banks

In Cleveland Vs. Wall Street, Swiss filmmaker Jean-Stéphane Bron captures the pain of ordinary people hit by the financial crisis.  As the film’s mock trial progresses, he demonstrates how people come together to save their community.  Yet he also clearly portrays people’s anger over banks, which leads us to the MSLGROUP study: “The banking industry in post-crisis times: From vanished trust to evidence-base ...

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The intern speaks out…and mothers, too

MSL UK asked Olivia Chausson, Cambridge psychology student and intern extraordinaire, to record her thoughts about the foray into the communications profession. We found her summer reflections quite refreshing. From her inventive simile, « Social media space worked like an arena, a place in which actual dialogues took place between consumers and brands »  to the candor she finds in mommy bloggers, « I felt ...

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That Was Fun: Financial Communications in a Crisis

Antoine Denry of Publicis Consultants in Paris says it is hard to establish metrics for financial communications when a company has to deliver bad news. Indeed, being on the firing line during lay-offs or a steep decline in the stock price is a tough job.  And even when you deliver negative news perfectly, well, it is still negative. Yet it has to be done when a company is publicly traded and in the public ...

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From PR Agency to Conversation Agency

In her PRWeek column, MSL UK CEO Kelly Walsh notes that the amount of consumer choice is expanding, as is the communication to go with it. But in markets such as the UK where the government is looking to cut swathes of spending, and with it jobs, consumers face tough futures choosing what to spend their money on. Says Kelly :  We think that the relationships PR can have with consumers and the conversations ...

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The War for Talent

With the recovering economy comes renewed interest among employees to see if the grass is greener somewhere else. Employees have endured months, if not years, with no raises or advancement, and they have watched as their friends and co-workers were laid off. From the corporation’s point of view, the post-crisis environment likely means a pick-up in business; the last thing one needs is letters of resignatio ...

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