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”

The Role of Influencer Mapping in Reputation Management

The business media is full of expressions such as “every company is a… [fill in the blank] company”. The most popular example is “every company is a technology company”, which is often modified to “every business is a digital business” and, if we want to sound really cutting-edge, “every industry is an internet of things … Continue reading “The Role of Influencer Mapping in Reputation Management”

Mobile World Congress 2019: 5G Battle Intensifies with Foldable Weapons

The 2019 instalment of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world’s largest event for the mobile industry, was held in Barcelona. It attracted more than 109,000 visitors, over 55% of whom with senior-level positions, including more than 7,900 CEOs. The theme of this year’s tradeshow was ‘Intelligent Connectivity’ – a term encompassing the interplay between … Continue reading “Mobile World Congress 2019: 5G Battle Intensifies with Foldable Weapons”

Sustainable Fashion: Bringing Green into Vogue

Sustainable fashion has become a management agenda for an increasing number of brands, and communicating environmental values is in the centre of many ambitious campaigns. Using our Influencer Network Analysis (INA) methodology, we analysed the recent media coverage to find the brands and influencers most often associated with the sustainable fashion trend.   Earlier this … Continue reading “Sustainable Fashion: Bringing Green into Vogue”

Davos 2019: AI and Global Growth on CEOs’ Minds

In the beginning of every year, the media shines its spotlight on the Swiss Alpine town of Davos, where political and business leaders from around the world gather to chew over the issues of the day. Interestingly, the conversation around this January’s World Economic Forum meeting focused not only on the attendees but also on … Continue reading “Davos 2019: AI and Global Growth on CEOs’ Minds”

J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2019: Speed Dating for Investors

The annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference is widely perceived as the most important event in the healthcare sector. It shapes the agenda for both the industry and individual companies and is often dubbed “speed dating for investors” and “the Olympics of healthcare”. This January’s gathering brought together more than 450 public and private companies, from … Continue reading “J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2019: Speed Dating for Investors”

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”