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Citizenship in India: Getting Involved – Offline and Online

By Schubert Fernandes, Senior Vice President, MSLGROUP in India Millennials in India view citizenship as being responsible and contributing to society. Most agree that active citizenship involves voting in elections (91% - much higher than the global average of 79%). The vibes of the recent central government Lok Sabha elections were evidently fresh in their minds. Millennials also believe active citizenshi ...

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Enhancing Content Marketing Practices for the Health Industry

By Aleisia Gibson-Wright, Senior Vice President, MSLGROUP Content marketing was a novel concept in communications few years back. But this year, content programs are more prevalent in our industry than in the prior year. Content now is largely unbranded, very visual, and filled with inspiring patient-focused storytelling. Whether pharma, healthcare systems or devices and diagnostics – all kinds of organizat ...

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Top Ten Blog Posts of 2014

This year, we shared trends in the PR industry, transmedia storytelling and crisis communications; energy, financial communications, the latest news and updates in public affairs; crowd sourced opinions on new social media platforms; insights into local markets from our leaders along with tactics and strategies that apply to you as a PR professional. Let's take a look at the most read post on our blog. TOP ...

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Understanding and Empowering Social Employees

By Louisa Moreton and Andrew MacDougall, MSLGROUP UK The digital and social era has given each and every one of your employees a platform to the outside world. While these channels can be an opportunity if used correctly, when used improperly they can lead to PR nightmares. For this reason, even if HR and comms are minded to support the idea of “social employees” the prevailing risk culture can result in th ...

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Overcoming Cultural Conservatism and Engaging on Social Media

By Knut Engelmann, Partner, CNC and Andrew MacDougall, Senior Executive Consultant, MSLGROUP UK With all the buzz surrounding digital and social media, you could be forgiven for assuming that everyone sees the values of these channels. Our “Reputation: With or Without You” report found that not all audiences respond equally well to digital and social engagement. While respondents indicated that the value of ...

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The Reputation Haunted House Called Social Media

By Frederike den Ottelander, Head of Digital & Social, MSLGROUP in the Netherlands I recently worked with a communications team who compared their reluctance toward digital and social media to the fear of entering a haunted house: it’s dark, you don’t know what’s inside and you’re expecting a fright. This metaphor is understandable given the many social media horror stories we've seen over the past few ...

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Winning with Wit: Branded Entertainment and the Age of Viral Humor

MSLGROUP's Panel on Branded Entertainment and the Age of Viral Humor on Oct 28th in Miami Top social humorists and digital leaders from What’s Trending, Cultivated Wit, Fullscreen and Newcastle Brown Ale will next month join MSLGROUP’s global social and digital leader Stephanie Agresta at a panel session to discuss the growing use of humor in brand content strategies today. “Winning with Wit: Branded Entert ...

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Developing a Social Media Strategy Based on ‘Reach’

By Frederike den Ottelander, Head of Digital & Social, MSLGROUP in the Netherlands In my role as Head of Digital and Social, I’m often confronted with the question – ‘Which platform should I adopt for my social media strategy?’ A fair and important question, given that fact that it is crucial for content marketers to know where to reach your target audience. However, clients are not only keen to know wh ...

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Five Strategies to Get Executives Engaged and Excited About Twitter

By Jordon Goulder, Account Executive, North America, MSLGROUP In my recent blog post about why executives should get involved with Twitter, then you should have a good understanding of the business benefits of a socially-engaged company executive. In that post, I discussed how Twitter-savvy business leaders can help increase brand recognition, find talent and more. Now you are ready to learn more about key ...

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Like it or Hate It: How ALS #IceBucketChallenge Became a Global Phenomenon

By Annie Sunny, Account Executive, MSLGROUP in India Over the last few weeks, countless individuals, billionaires, former presidents and celebrities have posted videos of dousing themselves with ice water, helping make the ALS Ice Bucket challenge a viral phenomenon. Despite the criticism, it’s not just fun and jokes - the challenge has helped raise funds and create awareness for ALS - Amyotrophic Lateral S ...

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