Vaccination in the Media: An Ongoing Immunisation Against Misinformation

The spread of vaccination-related conspiracy theories has become a key subject of study for media researchers, social psychologists and medical professionals. The phenomenon has also emerged as a pressing concern when it comes to reputation management in the pharma industry. In order to gain deeper insights into the issue, we analysed the recent conversation around … Continue reading “Vaccination in the Media: An Ongoing Immunisation Against Misinformation”

The Anatomy of a Social Media Crisis: Lessons from the Fashion and Food Industries

While the study of crisis management within public relations has emerged with industrial and environmental accidents, the practice quickly evolved to incorporate online cataclysms as one of its main points of concern, as the increasing empowerment of stakeholder groups in today’s hyper-connected economy has led researchers to speak about Internet Crisis Potential (ICP). This potential … Continue reading “The Anatomy of a Social Media Crisis: Lessons from the Fashion and Food Industries”

Boeing’s Ethiopian Crash: A Study in Bad Crisis Management

Boeing, the world’s largest commercial aircraft manufacturer, is in the midst of a swelling PR crisis after the Lion Air crash in October 2018 and the Ethiopian Airlines crash in March 2019. The fatal accidents involved the same jet model, the Boeing’s best-selling 737 MAX, which has been a central business driver since the company … Continue reading “Boeing’s Ethiopian Crash: A Study in Bad Crisis Management”

Geneva Motor Show 2019: Go Electric or Go Home

Ever since its inception in 1905, the annual Geneva International Motor Show has been one of the most important events for the global automobile industry. And while manufacturers’ increasing unwillingness to invest in big set-piece events has affected a number of long-established motor shows – for instance, last year’s Paris show was missing many key … Continue reading “Geneva Motor Show 2019: Go Electric or Go Home”

CES 2019: Who Won Tech’s Biggest Race for Media Attention

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the biggest treat for communications professionals in the technology industry. The show provides a platform for companies of all sizes to build their brands by exhibiting, speaking, sponsoring, attending or holding co-located events and business meetings. The attendance audit numbers of this January’s CES are coming in the … Continue reading “CES 2019: Who Won Tech’s Biggest Race for Media Attention”

Pharma M&A: The Importance of Good Comms Strategies

Following a quiet 2017, the number of big M&A deals in the pharma industry increased in 2018, accompanied by extensive media reports and commentary. PR has played a major role: the chances of closing deals are higher when companies boost their communications strategies. Analysing the 2018 coverage, we discovered which pharma companies were most often … Continue reading “Pharma M&A: The Importance of Good Comms Strategies”

Fast Food in the Media: The Rise of the Health-Conscious Consumer

As consumers become increasingly health-conscious, fast food brands are launching new products and drafting health-related communications strategies. Because they are entering a public discourse inherently hostile to their industry, they should get prepared by analysing the debate through sophisticated media analytics and measurement. In this blog post, we discuss the central topics in the fast … Continue reading “Fast Food in the Media: The Rise of the Health-Conscious Consumer”

Dietary Supplements: Building Healthier Brand Awareness

As a result of extensive communications campaigns by pharma companies, consumer awareness about health issues is on the rise, contributing to the growth of the supplements market. However, the promotional efforts in this area revolve around particular ingredients rather than brands, which leads to a general lack of brand awareness. To resolve this issue, companies … Continue reading “Dietary Supplements: Building Healthier Brand Awareness”

The Internet of Things: Leveraging the New Industrial Revolution

The media tends to reiterate that the Internet of Things (IoT) is a game-changer for every industry, and the conversation on this topic is becoming livelier and livelier across various channels. Those striving to leverage IoT should be familiar with the topics and companies driving the IoT coverage. Analysing the top publications globally, we discovered … Continue reading “The Internet of Things: Leveraging the New Industrial Revolution”