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EMG Activity


9 July 2018

Communicator Summit 2018

They came from all over Europe. 14 communication professionals joined the EMG team at the end of June for EMG's 3rd annual Communicator Summit. This year's theme was “The Connected Customer”. 





7 June 2018

Executive Communications: Learning from Elon Musk’s Media Moment

When Elon Musk decided to take issue with reporters and their media coverage last month, we felt a collective wince across the PR industry and pangs of sympathy for his communications team. Some of our team felt his tirade might be part of a broader strategy to promote Musk’s conceptual ‘Pravda’ platform to rate media credibility. 





23 May 2018

Keep Calm!

You might have noticed the ‘Keep Calm and Communicate On’ logo that has appeared on our email signatures? If you click through you’ll find some great thinking from across the team that reflects on our latest customer survey.





27 March 2018

Keep calm and communicate on

As part of our annual voice of the customer survey, we spoke to 40 marketing and communications professionals. Digital transformation and disruption were front of everyone’s mind. Every respondent mentioned the increasingly faster pace of marketing and a lack of time. 





23 March 2018

Vanity or Valid: Are you measuring what matters?

It comes as no surprise that communications directors told us they are constantly being challenged to demonstrate the value of communications.





21 March 2018

Millenials and Social selling

If you're reading this article on the train, in the office or even at home... stop! Now look up, and see if you can spot a Millennial? They are everywhere. There might be one in your family, one on your team, two might have even written this article!





19 March 2018

Committing to CommsTech

The chances are that if you’re a marketing director and reading this story, you’re taking a quick break from a CRM implementation meeting! Almost half of the people we spoke with during our customer survey mentioned their company was striving for closer alignment of marketing and sales to drive more value and rolling out either a CRM or an ERP system.





15 March 2018

Has content become too vanilla?

Content came up, unprompted, in every single interview of our survey. While some customers already have established strategies in place, others are just dipping their toes for the first time. It seems though that content marketing has finally reached a tipping point with industrial technology communicators. That's great, but a word of caution – beware of vanilla-ization.





13 March 2018

Think like an air traffic controller

No one has any time, anymore. Sometimes even getting the reactive, day-to-day stuff done can be a challenge, leaving less time to focus on the proactive and creative work we all entered this profession to do.





6 March 2018

Light & Building Show: is your communications as smart as your product?

In a few weeks our 'Automation & Control' team will be descending on Frankfurt. We work many shows throughout the year, but when it comes around, one highlight is always Light & Building - for the sheer amount of innovation, fresh thinking and design that comes to market.





8 February 2018

Trade Associations & industry analysts: the “celebrities” of B2B Influencer Relations

Influencer Marketing is taking off. The concept of using influencers to seed the right message is relatively easy to grasp in consumer industries such as fashion and beauty. Here we’re regularly confronted with influencers either directly or indirectly helping to enhance a reputation. 





8 January 2018

EMG forms strategic alliance with digital agency Digiti to extend service portfolio

We’re kicking off this year with some exciting news of a new strategic alliance with full-service digital agency, Digiti.





7 November 2017

Mapping twists and turns in the digital customer journey

Customer journey mapping in a dispersed, digital landscape is now an ongoing process, not an annual event. The days of mapping customer journeys once a year (or every two years at a push) resulting in a final presentation are numbered.  





31 October 2017

Are you Agile or on Autopilot?

Digital continues to put us under pressure to make decisions in real-time. If anything the pace is likely to accelerate. But we marketers are resilient, adaptable and ready to change at short notice, right? Agile marketing is one emerging approach to our fast moving world, but is there still a place for the annual planning cycle?





24 October 2017

Does it count?

When evaluating results of your work, stepping away from ‘success theatre’ and starting to count what really counts and measuring for learning instead can be scary. But in the end the only way to demonstrate the value of PR is to bring back these learnings to the organisation – good news or bad news.   





10 October 2017

Guardian Automotive: shop and showcase in one

Launching an online ordering facility for customers is one thing, building a corporate website is, often, quite something else. The conundrum is that on the one hand you want to make it easy for customers to order online – on the other you want to reach out and talk about your latest development, interact with your communities and invite them to share their stories. The answer is straightforward: combine the shop. and www. website into one digital presence.





22 August 2017

Public Relations in the Arab World: Why it matters and how it should be done

Just two decades ago, PR (public relations) was still a nascent practice in the Middle East and was used primarily to boost events management and product promotions. A lot of advertising agencies offered PR services for free for their client upkeep. In-house PR departments were largely unheard of even in international businesses, with marketing executives taking on most of the PR chores.





20 June 2017

EMG Communicator Summit 2017: Embrace change and think like an air traffic controller

Two weeks ago a dozen senior marketers and communicators from across our client portfolio and guest speakers gathered at our office for EMG’s  ‘Communicator Summit’. The two main areas for debate were digital marketing and the changing role of the industrial communicator. 





12 June 2017

Managing transition through timely and consistent M&A communications

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity creates a challenging period for all parties concerned. In addition to the confidential, multifaceted, behind-the-scenes processes for each organisation, it’s important to communicate with all stakeholders involved using clear, consistent content. A well-considered and well-timed approach can help to moderate the uncertainty that comes with change.





24 April 2017

Spring Cleaning: Issues & Crisis Planning

It’s one of those things on every communications director’s to-do list…  review the crisis and issues preparedness plan. 





16 March 2017

‘Made in Sheffield’: Best Practices in Reputation Management

My hometown Sheffield is on a roll at the moment with Boeing and McLaren recently announcing multi-million investment deals that will benefit the city.