Like it or Hate It: How ALS #IceBucketChallenge Became a Global Phenomenon

Like it or Hate It: How ALS #IceBucketChallenge Became a Global Phenomenon

By Annie Sunny, Account Executive, MSLGROUP in India Over the last few weeks, countless individuals, billionaires, former presidents and celebrities have posted videos of dousing t ...

Greggs and the Offensive Logo: How to Triumph Over a Social Media Nightmare

Greggs and the Offensive Logo: How to Triumph Over a Social Media Nightmare

By Elle Chambré, Account Executive, MSLGROUP London Something strange happened this week when you googled beloved pastry brand Greggs. Instead of Google’s search function pulling u ...

Third EU Attempt to Boost a Common Strategy for Energy Security

Third EU Attempt to Boost a Common Strategy for Energy Security

By Leonardo Sforza, Managing Director, MSLGROUP Brussels Energy policy is now recognised, more explicitly than ever, as one of the top two priorities for EU action over the next fi ...

Video: Real-Time SentiMeter: The Next Generation of Audience Measurement

Video: Real-Time SentiMeter: The Next Generation of Audience Measurement

Real-Time SentiMeter is a sentiment analysis tool, developed by the Clarus Research Group and Qorvis MSLGROUP, that records moment to moment audience reactions to live or pre-recor ...

If the Volcano Erupts, Be Ready: Memories of Communicating Through a Crisis

If the Volcano Erupts, Be Ready: Memories of Communicating Through a Crisis

By Christian Cull, MD Corporate Affairs, MSLGROUP London Reports of new volcanic activity in Iceland bring back memories of ash clouds and eruptions in 2010, while I was leading co ...

The New Rules of Digital Culture

The New Rules of Digital Culture

By Tara Hunt, Social Digital Leader, MSLGROUP, Canada A version of this article originally appeared on Tara’s LinkedIn Influencer column and can be viewed here. I still recall the ...

Tech Companies Must Think Global but Act Local in Emerging Markets

Tech Companies Must Think Global but Act Local in Emerging Markets

By Helen Calthrop-Owen, Director of Technology, MSLGROUP London There are just over a billion people in Africa and close to 4 billion in Asia - this is compared with a teeny tiny 3 ...

Three Ways to Make the Most of Twitter’s New Analytics Dashboard

By Kristen Heetland, Digital/Social Media Account Associate, MSLGROUP in Atlanta Last week, Twitter introduced a fresh section of their advertising site, a new feature of their offering for those willing to spend the money on Twitter ads/Twitter cards (or verified accounts, if you’re lucky enough to have one). While it’s a feature they should have released eons ago, it’s a positive indication of things to c ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

Tracing Purpose Back

Guest blog post 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 ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more