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 ...

Infographic: Food’s Power To Transcend In 2017

By Steve Bryant, Director, Food & Beverage Marketing; Managing Director, MSLGROUP Seattle This article first appeared on: The Holmes Report And after the onslaught of discord and division on the political front, food continues to transcend and be the connective force of our society. There’s tremendous power in humans coming together over a collective bowl, connecting back to our commonality as creatures ...

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How MSLGROUP Set-up a Platform for Knowledge Sharing

An interview with MSLGROUP's Anthony Poncier, Social Business and Digital Transformation Director EMEA and Sarika Waje, Associate Director, Global Knowledge Management by Collaboratif-info's Olivier Roberget. At its heart, a Knowledge Management project is primarily a human project. ‘Human engagement’ begins from the first moment needs are collected, and continues well after the platform contributes to a us ...

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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 greater force than ever before. It will connect our families and communities – revered as nature’s gift and delivered with the powers of emerging science and technology. We won’t return to three square meals at the family table; rath ...

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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 and our technology practice published an one-of-a kind virtual reality playbook for marketers and communications professionals. Our People’s Lab research and insights team were instrumental in developing a comprehensive ebook on the ...

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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 explored the importance of ‘value’ in the business of PR - a theme that needs to be hammered home with every communications professional and every business. Our experts assessed the success of our employee mentoring program GROW ...

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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 Public Media, has launched an influence-to-impact performance platform that combines aspects of public relations, advertising, digital, and shopper marketing. Called Conversation2Commerce, this communications platform extracts far gre ...

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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 single social media post during a crisis. It is a well-known aphorism that reputation takes years to build and nurture but minutes to destroy. Every day countless corporate crises reconfirm this truism, exploding in both the real wo ...

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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, I enjoyed again with this millésime reviewing la crème de la crème of the best projects in Europe: lots of great ideas here, solidly grounded into accurate insights and foresights, creatively executed and delivering on tangible re ...

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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 topic of the evening was social-democratic politics in times of global crises and political change. [caption id="attachment_19016" align="aligncenter" width="600"] MSLGROUP Germany's political salon on 01.12.16 with Thomas Oppermann ...

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Rethinking How Influence Flows

For more than a century, PR professionals have worked to earn credibility and trust by convincing reporters, third parties, and influencers to share a point of view or validate a truth. As every communicator knows, there is tremendous value in positive earned – read: not paid for – content. It is pure. And in that purity there is power. Research shows that media coverage, influencer content, ratings, and re ...

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