Momentum, Integration Drive PR Forward

Momentum, Integration Drive PR Forward

The CEOs of the world's largest­ holding companies credit integration for 2015's success stories. Publicis Groupe CEO, Maurice Lévy's interview is an excerpt of the article publish ...

Digitising Customer Relations: Ongoing Actions & Reactions

Digitising Customer Relations: Ongoing Actions & Reactions

Companies are used to external communications that are top-down and completely controlled. Interactions with customers have been relatively limited, both from a contact and frequen ...

Brexit Stage Left?

Brexit Stage Left?

By Alastair Bealby, Senior Consultant, MSLGROUP Brussels The debate about Brexit is raging in the United Kingdom. Journalists and politicians from across the political divide have ...

Unlocking the Forces of Business & Consumer Demand

Unlocking the Forces of Business & Consumer Demand

An interview with Sally Uren, Chief Executive, Forum for the Future People’s Insights: What do you see as the top 3 priorities for businesses in the next few years? Sally: Here's w ...

A 360-degree Perspective on the Power & Possibilities of VR

A 360-degree Perspective on the Power & Possibilities of VR

These quotes underscore what was made crystal clear at the 2016 SXSW Interactive Festival – VR is here to stay. Virtual reality is set to make a splash in 2016 - CNET   2016 w ...

Behind the Scenes at Ahold USA

Behind the Scenes at Ahold USA

An interview with Kim Cannon, Director of Internal Communications, Ahold USA Q. Tell us a little about Ahold USA. KC: Ahold USA (AUSA) represents the U.S. sector of Koninklije Ahol ...

2016: Translating EU Strategy into New Legislative Proposals

2016: Translating EU Strategy into New Legislative Proposals

In its first “State of the Energy Union” released at the end of 2015, the European Commission reviewed the progress made since the release of the Strategy and identified key legisl ...

Guiding Corporate Reputation Management in the Next Decade

By Maria Grimberg, Joint CEO, Nordics & Brussels, MSLGROUP, MD, JKL in Stockholm A Little Less Conversation, a Bit More Action Please? Management teams and leaders are giving the reputation aspect of their decision-making considerably more weight than just a few years ago. Their interest is primarily in understanding the potentially positive or damaging effects of decisions and investments. It is agains ...

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Three Trends Shaping the Future of Business Sustainability

We asked CSR veteran Mark Newton what the future of business sustainability will hold for sustainability leaders. He shared three trends to watch out for. 1. All things digital Massive amounts of disaggregated data coupled with the rapid expansion of global digital connectivity presents an almost irresistible opportunity for tailoring messaging to individuals, micro-segments and interest groups. The challen ...

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EU, what else?

By Leonardo Sforza, Managing Director, Brussels, MSLGROUP The complexity and diversity of issues on the table of EU policy makers is set to increase in the coming months. This comes on top of European challenges old and new which threaten the very essence of the European Union project. The EU and its institutions have never had to bear the weight of so many pressures at any one time. From minimising the ris ...

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Science + Ethics = Context

Science-based metrics, while very useful, do not paint the full picture of how sustainable individual organisations are. Context-based metrics do. It’s helpful to know the difference, as Mark W. McElroy, Founder & Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Organizations explains. As the importance of sustainability measurement and reporting grows, it’s helpful to clarify the distinction between so-calle ...

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Creating Real Impact in a Hyper Accelerated World

MSLGROUP Asia’s iQube methodology is based on our three guiding principles – Insights, Integration, and Impact. This planning methodology is developed to help our offices create real impact in a hyper accelerated world where change is the only constant. Apart from the three ‘I’s, the process incorporates the complexity and multi-dimensional approach to marketing, communication and human connections – making ...

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Digital Collaboration Leadership

For a long time, collaborative working was all about the tool. It was thought that a new technology tool would naturally inspire employees to start collaborating. This assumption led Gartner to estimate that more than 80% of social network projects conducted by information technology (IT) departments would fail, as these departments are used to providing technological solutions, not solutions focused on the ...

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Reputation: A Matter of Buy, Sell, or Hold?

By Kevin Soady, Partner, CNC – Communications & Network Consulting Some might attract global profile, others might be noticed by many fewer, but there are a significant number of examples each year when we observe a clear link between corporate reputation and stock market valuation. Almost all of these are where a company has not delivered in a manner that has been expected by its customers, suppliers, ...

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New SDGs & Climate Agreement offer Opportunity for Business

By Luis Davila, Team Leader, Momentum for Change Initiative, United Nations Climate Change secretariat The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the outcome of the Paris Climate Conference (COP 21) held in December 2015 are likely to drive the world's development agenda for decades to come. Businesses will undoubtedly play an essential role in implementing these goals and agreements, especially as it ...

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The Dutch Civic Energy Revolution

By Erik Martens, Director Public Affairs & Timen van Haaster, Advisor & Project Manager, MSLGROUP in the Netherlands The Netherlands has experienced somewhat of an odd path towards a sustainable energy transition. Where Germany had its ‘Energiewende’ and Sweden also went through a sustainable energy revolution, the Dutch market can be characterised more by evolution than by revolution. This has to d ...

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Three Ways The Food Industry Can Thrive In The Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Steve Bryant, Managing Director, MSLGROUP, Seattle The Fourth Industrial Revolution is in its infancy, yet it is already disrupting the historically stable food and beverage business. Big food companies that one once appeared on a steady march toward industry domination are starting to look like slow-moving dinosaurs. Now, innovative upstarts are winning through rapid innovation that benefits from eager ...

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