Marketing and Analysis Tips From CMAInsights 2016
Posted on 04-29-2016 by Megan Burnside

Guest-written by Mariangela Ferrara Recently, the Canadian Marketing Association held an event focused on how to use data to engage and persuade “both internal audiences and the marketplace.” It’s an ongoing juggling act for marketers... Read More

Sanctions Help World Bank Fight Financial Crime
Posted on 04-29-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

The World Bank’s commitment to debarment against companies involved in World Bank-funded projects who commit financial crime remains strong, according to latest figures . When firms or individuals are found to have engaged in fraudulent, corrupt... Read More

News & Business Research Reveals Energy Industry Influences
Posted on 04-26-2016 by Janelle Coates

What market-driven influences are likely to shape the energy industry in 2016? We did some research using Nexis® to see what we could learn. Political developments always hold the potential to impact the energy sector—and election years tend... Read More

Are You Violating Copyright Laws with Your News Sharing?
Posted on 04-22-2016 by Janelle Coates

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death in 1616. While not a cause for celebration, this anniversary has served as the inspiration for the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to... Read More

Media Mentions for Prince Eclipse Presidential Coverage
Posted on 04-21-2016 by Megan Burnside

Americans were shocked and saddened by the news of recording artist Prince’s death at the age of 57 on Thursday. The legendary singer-songwriter’s death hit airwaves and news outlets faster than you can say, “Diamonds and Pearls.”... Read More

Panama Papers Put FIFA In the Spotlight for Bribery and Corruption Risk
Posted on 04-20-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

Remember when Michael Corleone said, “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in,” in The Godfather Part III? Executives at FIFA and UEFA can probably relate to his frustration after the recent Panama Papers leak put the spotlight... Read More

Media Monitoring Reveals One of the Most Fashionable Macrotrends
Posted on 04-14-2016 by Megan Burnside

Is Wearable Tech Redefining the Role of Technology in our Lives? Wearable technology has come a long way since our first Walkman and its constant evolution is not only giving us more options for integrating technology into our daily living, it’s... Read More

Avoid Risk Knowledge Gap with Better Due Diligence
Posted on 04-14-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

We’ve all seen what happens when due-diligence efforts fall short. In addition to tainting a company’s reputation, the bad actions of a third-party can lead to criminal investigations, hobbled business operations and hefty fines that impact... Read More

Unaoil Allegations Expose Extractive Industries’ Vulnerability to Corruption Risk
Posted on 04-13-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

Last week The Huffington Post and its Australian partner Fairfax Media published a bribery and corruption investigation into Monaco-based company Unaoil. The title of the article, ‘World’s Biggest Bribe Scandal’, may sound like journalistic... Read More

What do Public Records and Made-for-TV Drama Have in Common?
Posted on 04-13-2016 by Janelle Coates

Last week, the hottest cable show of 2016, at least according to Nielsen ratings , drew 6.2 million viewers for its finale. By the time the dust settles—in this case, when everyone who missed the mini-series finishes streaming the show on Hulu —more... Read More

Panama Papers Shine Light on Corruption Risk
Posted on 04-11-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

As we noted on the blog last week, the leak of more than 11.5 million files from offshore law firm Mossack Fonesca revealed a laundry list of compliance breaches—from tax dodges and money laundering to sheltering the assets of individuals and countries... Read More

Research Recap: 7 Predictions for U.S. Non-Profit Organizations in 2016
Posted on 04-08-2016 by Janelle Coates

In some ways, the non-profit sector faces similar challenges every year: How do we find the internal staffing, the right research tools and adequate financial resources to launch the initiatives we have in mind so we can more aggressively pursue our mission... Read More

Media Monitoring Shows Whether Campaign Messages are On-Brand or Off-Brand
Posted on 04-08-2016 by Megan Burnside

Whether we like it or not, the adage that “these days, we sell our candidates like we sell our soft drinks” is largely true. Any political strategist—especially those in the rarefied air of a presidential election— knows the importance... Read More

Panama Papers Leak Reveals Hidden World of Elite Beneficial Ownership
Posted on 04-07-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

It has been described as the biggest leak in history. More than 11.5 million files from the database of the world’s fourth largest offshore law firm—Mossack Fonesca—were obtained by Süddeutsche Zeitung and the International Consortium... Read More

The Real Winner of March Madness
Posted on 04-04-2016 by Megan Burnside

March Madness® . You thought of basketball, didn’t you? Well, while all of your friends were watching which college basketball team would inch closer to the NCAA championship title, the media was mad about a much different race – the... Read More