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 ...

Transparency Coming for Genetically Engineered Foods

For more than a decade, while Europe rejected genetically engineered foods – GMOs in the popular parlance – Americans remained oblivious and unconcerned. In the meantime, U.S. grocery shelves were filled with products made from GM corn, soy and sugar beets. Yet, the blind indifference has not endured, as activists in the state of Vermont waged a successful referendum that forces labeling of products sold in ...

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Taste Buds are Neither Hispanic nor American, but Bicultural

By Vickie Allande-Fite, SVP, MSLGROUP Los Angeles (Hispanic Specialty Lead) In the U.S., every 30 seconds, two non-Hispanics reach retirement age and one Latino turns 18. Hispanics are coming of age and wielding $1.5 trillion in buying power. The community is clearly an influential growing segment of consumers. Food marketers, to successfully engage Hispanic audiences, need to understand the factors driving ...

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Nutrition: What Does it Mean for Emerging Economies?

By Narendra Nag, Regional Director, Integrated Planning & Asia Practice Leader, Social Media and Digital, MSLGROUP Singapore Food supply is no longer the big problem facing the developing world. Agricultural yields are up across the developing world thanks to better seeds, improved irrigation, and a host of other agricultural extensions. But one of the major results of massive food security programs, li ...

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The Growing Affinity for ‘Fresh Food’ in Asian Markets

By Aruna Handique, Planning Manager, MSLGROUP With rising disposable incomes and better standards of living across leading Asian economies, consumers are increasingly aware of food safety, leading to a surge in organic food and fresh food consciousness. In 2014, fresh food markets saw a spike in growth in Asia, with appreciable inroads into the economies of India and China. Some very notable factors have be ...

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The Ever-Evolving Definition of Human Rights

By Melanie Joe, Consultant - Research and Insights, MSLGROUP The late Nelson Mandela famously said, “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” The idea that every person is free simply by the virtue of being born human seems straightforward enough, and yet, almost seven decades after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN General Assembly, we continue t ...

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Food, genomics and the Microbiome: What are the Implications for Food producers?

Although it's been around for eons, consumers, lately, seem to have truly taken to heart the adage “you are what you eat.” More than ever before, they care about their own well-being and are actively looking for ways to improve their health. Given this increasing shift toward health consciousness, what should food producers do, for a better understanding of consumers' nutritional needs? Understand the impac ...

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Transatlantic Personal Data Processing: Complying with the New EU-US Privacy Shield

By Leonardo Sforza, Managing Director, Brussels, MSLGROUP In July 2016, the European Commission adopted its highly anticipated EU-US “Privacy Shield,” setting up a new data protection framework for organisations that transfer EU citizens’ personal data to the US. More than 4,000 organisations are expected to have to adapt their privacy policies and practices accordingly, and sign up to the new statutory req ...

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: New World, New Rules

By Steve Bryant, Director, Food & Beverage Marketing; 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 once appeared on a steady march toward industry domination are starting to look like slow-moving dinosaurs. Now, innovative upstarts are winning through rapid ...

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3 Tips to Achieve Real Impact with your Human Rights Initiative

By Luna Atamian, Senior Account Executive, Corporate & Brand Citizenship, North America, MSLGROUP The belief that human rights are relevant to the economic, social and environmental aspects of corporate activity hasn't always been very popular, which can be surprising given that human rights common norms have existed for 67 years. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHD) adopted by the U.N Gener ...

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Making The Communication Matter: Imagery, Words & Speech Strategies Around Food & Nutrition

By Pascal Beucler, SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, MSLGROUP The Future of Food, as we see it, is also about the future of its representations, in terms of the communication around it. Several factors go into influencing this, one of them being the discussions driven by audiences via social networks. Analyzing food conversations on the web brings up interesting insights – consumer awareness is at an all-ti ...

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