Understanding the German Federal Election Results

Understanding the German Federal Election Results

By Axel Wallrabenstein, Chairman, MSL Germany What is the election result? Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in yesterday’s German federal election. However, with losses o ...

Have We Reached The End Of Brand Purpose?

Have We Reached The End Of Brand Purpose?

Rather than offering solutions to societal needs, brand ‘purpose’ risks becoming a euphemism for ill-conceived CSR campaigns. The Holmes Report's Alex Brownsell talks to CMOs, incl ...

The Next in Augmented Relationships

The Next in Augmented Relationships

Melanie Joe, Consultant, Research and Insights, MSL Exciting developments from the technology sector are in the news on an almost everyday basis; big data, virtual reality (VR), au ...

How Technology will Help Communicators Usher in Limitless Consumerism

How Technology will Help Communicators Usher in Limitless Consumerism

By Daphne Hoytt, SVP, MSL Atlanta, NA Consumer Practice Director In today’s modern world, it goes without that saying that exclusivity is what moves the needle in consumer brand co ...

China’s Live-streaming Trend: Paving the Way for Increased Engagement

China’s Live-streaming Trend: Paving the Way for Increased Engagement

By Glenn Osaki, President, Asia, Shanghai, China, MSL and Liki Qin, Regional Senior Manager, Asia, MSL 2016 will be known as the dawn of the era of live-streaming in China, with ov ...

PR – Driven Media: Hero of The Day

PR – Driven Media: Hero of The Day

By Guillaume Herbette, Global CEO, MSL Every brand is a media company now. This message has undoubtedly been instilled in every communications and marketing professional. And what ...

Immersive Tech Meets Sustainability

Immersive Tech Meets Sustainability

By Sheila McLean, NA Citizenship & Sustainability Practice Director, MSL Much has been said and written about how immersive tech will transform the communications industry, ush ...

SxSW 2017: Big Data and The Future of Journalism

Recapping the discussions from the second day of SXSW, our digital, innovation and social engagement experts talk about Recommendation Systems, Big Data and Invisible Influence. In addition, they give us an overview on the challenges of communication and the future of journalism. The South by Southwest Festival is one of the biggest creativity events in the world and also one of the most important annual op ...

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SxSW 2017: Fintech and the Future

By Mark McClennan, SVP, MSLGROUP When most people think of SxSW, they think of major consumer brands, innovative technology startups and social, social, social. But there is a powerful minority of attendees that is looking at the future of FinTech. There were more than a dozen sessions this year touching on everything from Blockchain to innovation, social commerce to The Frenemy Feud (which took a slightly ...

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SxSW 2017: The Rise of the Bots

By Mark McClennan, SVP, MSLGROUP There are three answers to almost any question at SxSW this year: AI, bots or VR. Frankly, all three answers are interconnected along the same spectrum. Bots have become much more useful over the past year because of advances in machine learning, and machine learning and AI is getting us to the ultimate answer to life the universe and everything. What do PR and communication ...

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Surprises from the First Day of SxSW 2017

By Mark McClennan, SVP, MSLGROUP The first day of SxSW has come to a close, and if I had to sum it up, it was a day of surprises. The great conversations were still there – no surprise there. Only at SxSW can you have great conversations with communications executives at the CIA, Converse, Mall of America, McDonald’s, a law tech startup and investment bankers from Brazil. The surprise was the fragmentation ...

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Brazilian Health Expeditions: Guardians of the Forest

Expedicionários da Saúde is a Brazilian NGO that provides assistance to indigenous communities in regions far from the Amazon, performing surgeries and quality treatments so that these communities can maintain their key role in protecting the forest. Guardians of the Forest captures the wonderful work that the volunteers do with the support of MSLGROUP ANDREOLI.   About Expedicionários da Saúde (EDS) B ...

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The Age of Emotional Resonance: The New Creative Leap

By Pascal Beucler, SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, MSLGROUP The choice of winners at major festivals in 2016 confirmed that ‘emotion’ is climbing up the ladder of priorities for successfully engaging with people, and it is certainly here to stay. The ingredients for success seem certainly constant: a strong idea, anchored in a sharp insight, with a holistic creative execution, delivering tangible results ...

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Responsive & Responsible Leadership: A Media Trainer’s Point Of View

By Melody Kimmel, Senior Vice President and Training Program Lead, MSLGROUP Responsive and responsible leadership requires both sides of the brain. It also means properly understanding and navigating the emotional landscape. As a media and presentations trainer with two decades of experience, the theme of “responsive and responsible leadership” at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos got me thinking ab ...

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Finding the Signal in the Noise: Responsive & Responsible Leadership

By Peter Steere, Chairman, EMEA, MSLGROUP The best outcome a leader can hope for is to be able to create the space and environment for his or her co-workers to be heroes. One thing you can say about today’s world – it isn’t boring. Demanding yes, but boring no. The climate is changing, politics is shifting and the economy is pivoting east, while everyone is trying to find solid ground under their feet and d ...

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Responsive & Responsible Leadership In Action

By Guillaume Herbette, Global CEO, MSL In his recent op-ed, my colleague Nigel Salter, CEO of Salterbaxter MSLGROUP, placed the onus on business to mend the gap it has with society. “Business need to re-connect to society and its needs, deploying its amazing innovation and capacity to address global challenges and see these challenges for what they really are: a truly rare opportunity to rethink the relatio ...

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Why The Gap Between Business & Society Needs to be Closed

By Nigel Salter, CEO, Salterbaxter MSLGROUP The role of business in society and the need for it to step up is more important than ever. Yet, right now, the voice of business, our institutions and what many see as the liberal elite is struggling to be heard. Political upheaval and election results like Brexit and the Trump election; increasing demands for transparency and disclosure; the kick in the teeth to ...

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