Food & Beverage: 2017’s Top Conversation Starter

Food & Beverage: 2017’s Top Conversation Starter

After a year of discord and division over the politics of governance, consumers in 2017 will turn to something we can all agree on. Food and drink will bring us together with a gre ...

Top Ten Thought Leadership of 2016

Top Ten Thought Leadership of 2016

2016 was significant for MSLGROUP’s from a content creation and thought leadership point of view – we launched our influence-to-impact performance platform Conversation2Commerce an ...

Top Ten Blog Posts of 2016

Top Ten Blog Posts of 2016

In 2016 our experts highlighted the importance of digital collaboration and its importance in boosting employee engagement and how to gain employee buy-in to a new culture. We also ...

Earned Content Goes Omnichannel: Turning Conversation into Commerce

Earned Content Goes Omnichannel: Turning Conversation into Commerce

Introducing the Conversation2Commerce Platform In response to the underutilization of influence in the marketing mix, MSLGROUP, in conjunction with Publicis Communications and Publ ...

Crisis and Social Media: How to Avoid Fuelling the Flame

Crisis and Social Media: How to Avoid Fuelling the Flame

By Alessandro Chiarmasso, Practice Leader Corporate, MSL Italia The right assessment of the situation, message and messenger is key to managing, and not unduly suffering from, a si ...

European Excellence Awards 2016: Demonstrating the Change & Transformation of PR Industry

European Excellence Awards 2016: Demonstrating the Change & Transformation of PR Industry

By Pascal Beucler, SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, MSLGROUP A happy Juror for the eighth year in a row at the European Excellence Awards in Berlin, held on December 7th and 8th, ...

61st Political Salon by MSLGROUP Germany

61st Political Salon by MSLGROUP Germany

On 1 December, MSLGROUP Germany hosted the 61st Political Salon with Thomas Oppermann, head of the parliamentary group of the SPD in the German Bundestag since 2013. The central to ...

Looking Forward: Dining on Driverless Cars

Steve Bryant, Director, Food & Beverage Marketing; Managing Director, MSLGROUP Seattle Driverless (or autonomous) cars have been a subject of fascination, but there is so far little commentary on its implication for eating. We believe the effect could be profound, as driving hands are freed up to prepare and enjoy meals on the road. It requires little imagination to picture ever longer commutes giving w ...

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EXPO Milan: Evaluation of its Success & Forecast of its Legacy

By Elena Zaco, Senior Account Executive, MSLGROUP Italy The idea of an international community that discusses global issues is an old one, one that dates back to the eighteenth century. Throughout centuries this approach has never stopped influencing collective thinking, society, arts, education, international relationships, and so on. 2015 experienced one of these big global events, and its final judgment ...

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Communicating Food’s Appetite Appeal for Today & Tomorrow

By Mimi Bonnett, Director, Food and Drink Reports, Diana Kelter, Foodservice Analyst and Jeannette Ornelas, Social Media Analyst It’s no secret that we’re living in a “foodie” world. The hashtag #foodporn has 90 million Instagram posts and counting. People have an enormous appetite for content about food – they have the same hunger for a video about how to make a donut sundae as the sundae itself. And as pe ...

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Activating Recommendation in the Conversation Age

Word of mouth has forever been a driving force in influencing consumer buying and behavior, and nowhere is it as wide-spread as with food-related decisions. While there are several determinants to food choices – culture, health, economics, lifestyle, to name a few – suggestions from friends and family certainly play a significant role in helping consumers make up their mind. Today, mere information about th ...

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A Rich But Shaky Legislative Pipeline

The policy area for which Brexit presents the greatest challenges is Financial Services, where London’s €106tn volume of business in trading and clearing euros only takes place due to the City being in the EU. This will be one of the most controversial elements of the negotiations between the EU and the UK. The City is unlikely to safeguard its current status without the UK making concessions in other areas ...

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Capturing Share of Mouth in the Subscription Food Service Marketplace

By Brianne Killinger, Vice President, MSLGROUP Americans are increasingly wary of the nutrition of processed foods. However, many are too time-starved to whip up a homemade meal. Enter the subscription foodservice as a solution, offering nutritious and delicious foods in customizable options, delivered automatically to your doorstep. Companies including Blue Apron, Hello Fresh and Plated have introduced a m ...

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Stevie Awards Recognizes MSLGROUP as the Most-Honored #PR AOY

MSLGROUP has been recognized by the Stevie ® Awards with a Grand Stevie ® as the Most-Honored Public Relations Agency of the Year in the the International Business Awards, the world’s premier business awards competition. MSLGROUP won 31 awards, including 8 gold awards, 14 silver awards and 9 bronze awards across two categories – Communications/PR and Marketing. MSLGROUP surpassed all other public relations ...

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Brexit: Where Do We Go from Here?

By Leonardo Sforza, Managing Director, Brussels, MSLGROUP Few material changes have taken place in Brussels or London since 52% of Brits voted to leave the European Union on 23 June. But behind the scenes, perceptions are shifting and a world of uncertainty lies ahead of us. It has become clear that the political leadership that raised the Brexit question did not plan for the eventuality of the vote to leav ...

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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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