Politicians must get their hands dirty for a successful Energiewende

Politicians must get their hands dirty for a successful Energiewende

By Florian Wastl, Director, MSLGROUP in Germany Vital reform passed, but mixed signals by politicians continue to pose a threat to the Energiewende Germany Corrects Its Failing Pol ...

A Deep Dive Into Brazil’s Mensalão Scandal

A Deep Dive Into Brazil’s Mensalão Scandal

The Monthly Payment Scandal: 'Mensalão' In 2005, the biggest corruption scandal in Lula's administration exploded. Known as the "monthly payment scheme," it brought down some of th ...

Infographic: Content Marketing in the UK: Trends and Insights

Infographic: Content Marketing in the UK: Trends and Insights

By Jason Frank, Joint Managing Director, SAS As the internet grows under the burden of more and more content, how do organisations navigate their way through the noise? MSLGROUP se ...

The Art of Apology

The Art of Apology

By Simon Brooks, Senior Account Director, Corporate Communications, MSLGROUP London Social media and rolling news can break reputations near instantaneously – and this applies to e ...

Women’s Forum: Building the Business Case for Diversity

Women’s Forum: Building the Business Case for Diversity

By Véronique Morali, President, Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society Back in 2005, at the first Women’s Forum Global Meeting in Deauville, France, one of our speakers got a bi ...

ON Energy Report: Rising to the Challenge

ON Energy Report: Rising to the Challenge

By Nick Bastin, Managing Director, Capital MSL and Head of MSLGROUP EMEA Energy Practice The European energy landscape is evolving at a rapid pace and many of the accepted norms ha ...

2014 Brazil Election: Public Demonstrations And Political Broadcasts

2014 Brazil Election: Public Demonstrations And Political Broadcasts

Public Demonstrations In June of last year, Brazil's major cities saw a number of demonstrations directed at politicians who were vigorously criticized, causing alarm and debate ac ...

Big Thinking Breakfast With Gerard Lyons

By Bronwen Andrews, EMEA Business Development Director,MSLGROUP London Have you ever looked out of the window as you come in to land at the airport and wondered why things down there appear so simple? Then when the buildings and the cars and the people come into view, the world becomes complicated again with a myriad of detail to consider. It’s an analogy that was skilfully applied by Boris Johnson’s chief ...

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High Impact Issues Facing 2014 Brazil Elections: The Economy & Family Benefit

As in any election, there are issues which may have a greater or lesser effect when voters go to the polls. James Carville, the US political operative, created one of the most universal phrases on what decides an election when he said, "It's the economy, stupid." He was right, but little did he know that in Brazil, with all of its characteristic quirks, certain issues run even deeper. The Economy Economic p ...

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Why Congress Keeps Ignoring Its Own Budget Law

By Stan Collender, Executive Vice Chairman, Qorvis MSLGROUP The US federal budget has witnessed quite a few crazy things in the recent years - the fiscal cliff, government shutdowns, sequesters and it’s quite difficult to perceive that the situation was even worse four decades back, when there were no budget committees and no nonpartisan professional staff members to crunch the numbers. Back then, there was ...

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Tracing Purpose Back

Guest Blog by Bob Lee, son of Manning, Selvage & Lee Founder, Morris M Lee I grew up in a family that was committed to giving back. My Dad was Morris M. Lee (“Morrie”) and had worked very closely with Edward L. Bernays, one of the pioneers in the field of public relations. In 1938, Dad and the late James P. Selvage founded Selvage & Lee. After the retirement of James Selvage in 1961, Dad became Pres ...

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Is The ‘Internet of Things’ About To Change The World As We Know It?

By Dominique Févry, Account Executive at MSLGROUP London The Internet of Things (IoT) is this year’s tech buzz phrase. But what is it exactly? It simply means that billions of devices are connected to the internet and are communicating with each other without much human intervention. For example, your bathroom scales could message your GP’s computer when you're not sticking to your diet plan or your car cou ...

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Lessons from Cannes: Part Deux

By Victoria Biggs, Managing Director, Consumer Group, MSLGROUP in London; and David Weinstock, Executive Creative Director of MSLGROUP in New York A clear take away from this year Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity was the profound impact that technology is having on creativity. For those who made the journey to Palais des Festivals and the Boulevard de la Croisette came to learn about new te ...

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An Overview Of Previous Elections in Brazil

After a 25-year gap during the military dictatorship and José Sarney's transitional civil government, Brazil held its first direct presidential elections in 1989, with a second-round victory for Fernando Collor de Mello over Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. This concluded a transition that began in 1982 with elections for state governments, which also encompassed elections for mayors of Brazil's state capitals in ...

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Seleção de Tweets: A Twitter Creative Newsroom

By Patricia Albuquerque, Partner and Content Director, MSLGROUP Espalhe Real time marketing. Creative Newsroom. Mission Control. The names vary, partly because although everyone chases the dream of perfect timing, every campaign is special and unique. In fact, chances are that no other content strategy has such a challenging and fascinating difference between the planning phase and execution. Recently, we l ...

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How P&G’s ‘Be Strong and Shine’ Campaign Delivers Societal Relevance

By Scott Beaudoin, Global Practice Director, Corporate & Brand Citizenship, MSLGROUP I don't work on P&G business anymore but during my second visit to the Cannes International Festival of Creativity, P&G’s Brand Building Officer, Marc Pritchard was a ‘must see’ as always and he did not disappoint! What I have always loved about Pritchard is he has an inherently keen eye for purpose and marketin ...

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EU Change Is Now

By Leonardo Sforza, Managing Director, Brussels, MSLGROUP EMEA “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill’s quote could be easily adopted by the energetic Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi who has the aspiration to impress a fresh impulse to EU policies and practices while taking the reign of the rotating EU Council Presi ...

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