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The Holmes Report described MSLGROUP as having formidable corporate communications and public affairs capabilities
Shanghai, October 16th, 2013: MSLGROUP, Publicis Groupe’s strategic communications and engagement consultancy, was named the ‘Best Corporate Consultancy in the World 2013′ by The Holmes Report, one of the most authoritative commentators in the communications industry. The recognition is a testimony to the consultancy’s strengths in helping its clients establish, protect and expand their business through strategic reputation management and corporate advisory practices.
Paul Holmes, editor of The Holmes Report, said of the award, “MSLGROUP has quietly pulled together one of the most formidable corporate capabilities in the world…providing an impressive range of financial communications and corporate and public affairs counsel.” This highly prestigious acknowledgment comes within weeks after The Holmes Report appointed MSLGROUP as ‘Asia-Pacific Consultancy of the Year.’
Glenn Osaki, Asia President, MSLGROUP, said: “In Asia, more and more of our clients are turning to MSLGROUP for higher value communications advisory. This has given us the opportunities to provide counsel beyond communicating a business strategy but for the shaping of it. To ensure that we stay close to our clients’ business, we have focused on strengthening our Strategic Communications Advisory in Asia, including investing to ensure that we have the strongest talent in public affairs and government relations in China, India and Singapore, as well as establishing our regional Financial Communications practice in Hong Kong in 2012.”
Highlights from MSLGROUP in Asia include multiple high-level and cross-market advisory work across the region for clients including P&G, Coca-Cola, Walmart, Business Software Alliance, and Invest in France Agency. MSLGROUP is playing a large role to provide integrated communications for leading companies in India, including Dell and United Technologies (UTC). The China team regularly advises C-suite executives on all issues related to communications with significant impact on business strategy, including its 15+ year client, IKEA. Since 1997, Genedigi Group in China has been providing strategic public affairs and corporate communications counsel to a large number of Fortune 500 companies and Chinese firms.
On the global scale, examples of MSLGROUP’s world-class advisory includes its strategic corporate counsel for UTC across its diversified aerospace and building systems industries, which has helped UTC to become one of the most admired companies in the world; a 15-market thought leadership and public affairs campaign for the World Gold Council; Kekst’s work on the American Airlines bankruptcy and subsequent merger with US Airways; reputation and issues management for Google in Germany and Italy; and CNC’s work on the Vodafone/KDG takeover and Lufthansa’s sale of BMI to British Airways.
Full roster of new business wins with local and international brands further strengthen regional presence
Shanghai, August 1, 2013: MSLGROUP, the strategic communications and engagement consultancy of Publicis Groupe, and the largest brand and reputation advisory network in Asia, India and Greater China, today announced a series of new business wins across the region. Teams from MSLGROUP in China, India, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore collectively won a string of new business pitches over the past two quarters, demonstrating its creative and strategic leadership in Asia. Among the many new assignments were 360-degree marketing solutions for multiple Beiersdorf brands, Marriott and Disney, while Huawei, Electrolux, Brother and Johnson Controls chose to expand their cooperation with MSLGROUP to additional markets in Asia.
Recently, MSLGROUP India and Campaign India joined forces to host a forum on e-commerce branding. Now, if you didn’t attend the event, fear not, because we have captured all the best bits in a wrap up video. Enjoy!
Some good news from Hanmer MSL and MSLGROUP CREATIVE+ today. The agencies have announced winning a string of integrated communications assignments for ABB, J & K Bank, Gujarat Gas Company Limited (GCCL), FINO and Courtyard by Marriott, Mumbai. You can read the press release here.
Recently, I was invited to chair a panel debate at HEC Montreal on ‘Newly Emerged Economies and Traditional Multinationals.’ It was a lively session, which included Mr. Zubin Irani, Senior Managing Director, Commercial Companies, United Technologies India; Mr. Robert Bieler, Vice President of Investment for SNC-Lavalin Capital; Mr. Liping Xie, Senior Managing Director, UTC Aerospace-China; and Dr. Jianwei Zhang, President of Bombardier China.
The German technology based group SCHOTT AG has awarded MSLGROUP its global Public Relations assignment, its first in history. This is a testament to the strength of the MSLGROUP global network, especially in Asia where SCHOTT has strong business plans.
“MSL convinced us with their strong footprint in Asia and the USA, the quality of their PR concept and their team presence across continents” said Klaus-Bernhard Hofmann, director of public relations and chief press officer for Schott.
Read the full press release here.
On October 1st (a few weeks before asia.mslgroup.com launched), MSLGROUP announced that it had acquired a majority stake in 20:20 MEDIA , one of India’s most respected communications firms and the technology communications leader, and 2020Social, India’s leading social media consulting firm. With these two agencies joining MSLGROUP’s existing multi-disciplinary communications agency in India Hanmer MSL, MSLGROUP now holds the leadership position in the India PR industry based on its offices and staff as well as range of specialty communications services. This is very exciting news for MSLGROUP around the world and was the subjective of significant media coverage and industry buzz. Our teams have already begun working together on some key global clients.