Engaging Stakeholders through Inspiration

Engaging Stakeholders through Inspiration

By Erik Martens, Director Public Affairs, MSLGROUP Netherlands BP in the Netherlands continually connects with its clients and broader stakeholder base in a variety of ways. In 201 ...

Infrastructure Spending: It’s Gonna Be Yuge… Maybe

Infrastructure Spending: It’s Gonna Be Yuge… Maybe

By Elissa Dodge, Executive Vice President, Qorvis MSLGROUP Additional federal spending on infrastructure shouldn’t be an issue in the next Congress. After all, there is widespread, ...

Would Bernie Have Won?

Would Bernie Have Won?

By Joshua B. Gardner, Vice President, Qorvis MSLGROUP “Welcome to the election from hell.” That was my intro to a piece I co-wrote with several former colleagues for a major magazi ...

Under Trump – Enviros Gear Up for a Fight

Under Trump – Enviros Gear Up for a Fight

by Sheila McLean, SVP/Director U.S. Citizenship & Sustainability, MSLGROUP Environmental leaders from around the world gathered this week in Morocco to flush out details of the ...

Trump & Obamacare: What Does Repeal & Replace Really Mean?

Trump & Obamacare: What Does Repeal & Replace Really Mean?

By Chuck Alston, SVP, Director of Health Policy and Public Affairs, QORVIS MSLGROUP A pledge to “repeal and replace” Obamacare was the Trump campaign’s central message on health ca ...

Election Results Point To Vast Changes In U.S. Economic Policies & Big Increase In The Deficit

Election Results Point To Vast Changes In U.S. Economic Policies & Big Increase In The Deficit

By Stan Collender, Executive Vice President, Qorvis MSLGROUP The combination of a Donald Trump presidency and a Republican House and Senate means that many, and perhaps all, of the ...

A Guide to the Trump Administration

A Guide to the Trump Administration

Qorvis MSLGROUP provides a first look at the people and players behind the most unlikely presidential campaign in American history. For each person mentioned here, we have included ...

Online Recipes: What Factors Best Promote Sharing?

By Erin Dorr, Vice President, Digital & Social Strategy, MSLGROUP Most marketers today understand that recommendations from friends, family and those they trust impact consumers’ purchasing decisions. This is particularly true when it comes to food. Recipes (or food ‘ideas’ in general) have long been shared among families and communities, often passed around by word of mouth or written down by hand on r ...

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Food Ideas That Cross Borders & the Power of Online Recommendation

QnA with Esmee Williams, Vice President, Consumer & Brand Strategy, Allrecipes People's Insights: Are we approaching an era of global food culture in which flavors and food tastes freely cross borders? Or do national food traditions still dominate? Esmee: As more people tap into the power of digital technologies to collect and share information, the smaller our world becomes. Today 3 billion people worl ...

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Food as a Beauty Product

By EJ Armstrong, Commercial Food Photographer, Art Director, Armstrong Pitts Studios Modern commercial food photography has carried the torch for food as a status symbol and beauty product. A simple serving of coffee is now, with the sensuous swirl of cream at its heart, its carefully-designed mug and a myriad other things, elevated to an artistic level, a photo of which would be worthy to be displayed in a ...

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Food Marketing to Millennial Parents: A China Perspective

Irene Ling, Manager, Strategic Insight & Impact, MSLGROUP China In China, millennials make up a third of the total population (31%) in the nation. This generation grew up during a period of particular turbulence; the nation went through the economic reform, started the one-child policy, and undertook rapid urbanization to become the world’s second largest economy today. Chinese millennials’ upbringing i ...

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Green Tables: How Restaurants Will Lead Sustainable Food Consumption

By Melanie Joe, Consultant - Research and Insights, MSLGROUP Food companies and brands have been, in recent times, actively demonstrating their commitment to sustainability. Most major players in the food industry are restructuring their business practices to align with their sustainability goals – different aspects of the business are being re-evaluated, from supply chains to production methods, distributi ...

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Water Footprinting for a Sustainable Food Supply Chain

By Caroline Carson, Consultant, Salterbaxter MSLGROUP Risks associated with water – too much, too little and the quality of it – have been one of the biggest and most visible environmental and climate challenges of recent decades. As the Alliance For Water puts it, “Water is the primary medium through which climate change impacts will be felt by humans, society and the environment.” To underline its signifi ...

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Integrated Sustainable Thinking: A Critical Necessity for Food Companies

By Arabella Bakker, Director, Consultancy and Communications, Salterbaxter MSLGROUP Business has been addressing sustainability issues for a number of years but there is still some way to go before many organisations can say they are fully integrating sustainable considerations into every aspect of their business strategy, plans, corporate and brand purpose. In the food sector, an embedded approach to susta ...

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Temer’s First 100 Days and Beyond

While Brazil has been in the Olympic spotlight, an important political drama has been also playing out. MSLGROUP’s latest thought leadership assesses the first 100 days in office of Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer and offers a perspective on the future. Temer is expected to be confirmed in office within two weeks, after Brazil’s senate approves the impeachment of suspended President Dilma Rousseff ( ...

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Big Food: How Can it Repair the Cultural Disconnect?

QnA with Gina Santana, VP, Strategic Planning Director, Leo Burnett USA People's Insights: Big Food companies have lost significant market share in recent years. What’s driving that? Gina: The answer to that question lives in the context of how consumers’ consciousness and knowledge of food has evolved as a result of access to so much more information. This access is causing a shift in consumer mindset and ...

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Man the Provider Is Really Man the Buyer!

By Steven L. Katz, CEO and Founder, Man the Kitchen If you want the competitive edge as a producer, marketer, or retailer of food, groceries, and anything related to cooking and the tools and equipment needed to put a meal on the table, then the most profitable next step you can take is to suspend any stereotypes you have about men doing the cooking at home. That is because all recent in-depth studies have ...

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