Meat Alternatives: Cooking Up a Market Disruption

The meat substitutes market is gaining momentum, driven by lively debates in the media, and many big food companies want to take a bite. Analysing the media coverage, we found that the most widely discussed topics are ethics and animal rights, research, regulation and policy, health aspects, environmental issues, product development and business models. In … Continue reading “Meat Alternatives: Cooking Up a Market Disruption”

PR Measurement in Pharma: The Key to Effective Communication Strategies

In the dawn of AMEC’s Measurement Month, a global programme of activities shining the spotlight on the importance of PR measurement, we thought we could highlight the immense value of PR measurement by surveying its applications in an industry suffering from a growing trust problem – pharma. The reputation of pharmaceutical companies depends on the … Continue reading “PR Measurement in Pharma: The Key to Effective Communication Strategies”

Cannabis-Infused Drinks: Exploring the New Beverage Trend

As the global soft-drink and alcohol consumption slows down, a growing number of companies think of cannabis beverages as a new growth vector. However, marketing cannabis-infused products could bring some reputational risks. An effective PR campaign can’t afford to ignore influencers with a well-established authority on this controversial subject. Using our media analytics tools, we … Continue reading “Cannabis-Infused Drinks: Exploring the New Beverage Trend”

Financial Crisis Anniversary: The Media’s Verdicts

Communication professionals working in finance could draw important lessons from the recent coverage of the financial crisis’ 10th anniversary – it encapsulates the PR problems that have been plaguing the industry for the last decade. Employing our media analytics tools, we examined how the coverage reflected the developments in economics, financial services, personal finances, regulation … Continue reading “Financial Crisis Anniversary: The Media’s Verdicts”

US-China Trade War: Corporate Communications in the Battlefields

As the two largest national economies embroil in a trade showdown, it is individual companies which are in the centre of extensive reportages and economic commentary: the dispute is not just between the two countries, but also between corporations and policy makers, as the former are usually opposed to protectionist approaches. In the accelerating tit-for-tat … Continue reading “US-China Trade War: Corporate Communications in the Battlefields”

The Meghan Markle Effect: Lessons in Brand Storytelling

Hot on the heels of Buckingham Place’s announcement about the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance predicted that the ceremony will contribute around £500 million to the British economy, primarily in tourism. This initial prognosis seemed reasonable given the fact that Prince Harry is only sixth in line to … Continue reading “The Meghan Markle Effect: Lessons in Brand Storytelling”

Mapping the Top Food & Drink Trends of 2018 – Sherry

Tucked between the travel and beauty sections of the latest J. Walter Thompson “Future 100” report is an entire section dedicated to emerging trends in the food & beverage industry. Vertical farming, algorithmic food design, mood factoring – concepts that may sound like excerpts from a science-fiction script, but according to the authors, are well on their way to entering … Continue reading “Mapping the Top Food & Drink Trends of 2018 – Sherry”

Mapping the Top Food & Drink Trends of 2018 – Purple Sweet Potatoes

Tucked between the travel and beauty sections of the latest J. Walter Thompson “Future 100” report is an entire section dedicated to emerging trends in the food & beverage industry. Vertical farming, algorithmic food design, mood factoring – concepts that may sound like excerpts from a science-fiction script, but according to the authors, are well on their way to entering … Continue reading “Mapping the Top Food & Drink Trends of 2018 – Purple Sweet Potatoes”