How Do Companies Earn Top Marks for Reputation?
Posted on 03-16-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Our latest expert Q&A features Stephen Hahn-Griffiths, executive partner and chief research officer at the Reputation Institute. The organization is best known for producing its annual RepTrak , which ranks 7,000 companies around the world according... Read More

LexisNexis Sweeps Reader Rankings as Best Online Public Records Research Provider
Posted on 03-13-2018 by Lindsey Lambert

Recent reader rankings award from National Law Journal follows eight wins in 2017 LexisNexis ®, a leading global provider of information and analytics, today announced that it was recognized throughout 2017 and into 2018 as the Best Online Public... Read More

Building a model CSR strategy brick-by-brick
Posted on 03-09-2018 by Lisa Thompson

LEGO Group will sell some pieces made from plant-based plastic this year—it’s the first step in its bid to make all products and packaging from sustainable materials in 2030. LEGO prioritizes corporate social responsibility, earning it the... Read More

The Advantages of Storytelling
Posted on 03-09-2018 by Vorheean

If there's one specific tactic PR professionals need in their strategy, it's storytelling. According to the Global Communication Report 2017 by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, digital storytelling will be the most important... Read More

What the Lotte Corruption Case Teaches Us About Risk
Posted on 03-05-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Nothing evokes the public and personal perils of high-level corruption more powerfully than photos of the billionaire chairman of a corporate conglomerate being led to a prison bus in handcuffs. Or almost nothing. Images of his 95-year-old wheelchair... Read More

Lessons Learned: How One Global Economist Evaluates Political and Economic Risk
Posted on 03-02-2018 by Lisa Thompson

For the latest installment of our Q&A series, we spoke with Simon Baptist of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). More than 100 economists and experts at the EIU analyze political and economic risks for some of the world’s biggest companies... Read More

Five Tips to Increase the Power of Your Donation Requests
Posted on 03-01-2018 by Korinne Bressler

Was 2017 the year you reached all your donor support and fund development goals? If you answered yes, congratulations! But if you’re like most development professionals, you probably feel there is always more you can do to be successful. From growing... Read More

Remove Uncertainty with Comprehensive Company Information to Achieve Real Insight
Posted on 02-28-2018 by Lindsey Lambert

Are you tasked with managing your organization’s research on the companies that matter to them? Potential new clients? Investments? Partnerships? It can be daunting and time consuming especially if you’re not confident in your less-than-trusted... Read More

PR crisis management: What to do when a tweet seems to tank your stock values
Posted on 02-28-2018 by Vorheean

Could a negative tweet from a celebrity send a social media company values plummeting? How about rampant complaints aimed at a fast food company? Based on events last week, the answer depends a lot on the PR crisis response. Consider two events from last... Read More

3 Trends Nonprofits Can Use to Boost Fundraising Effectiveness
Posted on 02-28-2018 by Lindsey Lambert

The first quarter of the year is a time for reflection and resolutions—and that applies to organizations as well as individuals. Not surprisingly, experts in fundraising and nonprofits have taken the process to heart by providing their own insights... Read More

Rise in Donations Means Universities Need First-Class Due Diligence
Posted on 02-23-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Universities in the United States received a record $43.6 billion in donations from individuals, companies and organisations in 2017. But recent scandals show that universities must not neglect due diligence on the source of these donations. ... Read More

2 in 3 countries have “high corruption burden”: Transparency International
Posted on 02-22-2018 by Lisa Thompson

The world’s most corrupt countries have been revealed in Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index. The big movers in this year’s index are the UK, whose score has improved by eight points since 2012, and Australia... Read More

Going for Gold: Research Can Help Investments Pay Off in the Winter Games
Posted on 02-20-2018 by Korinne Bressler

Every four years, the world turns its attention to the winter or summer games, hoping to be inspired by stories of struggle and strife, triumph and personal success. This also means that global brands are ramping up to spend advertising dollars in the... Read More

Taking Stock: UN World Day of Social Justice and Corporate Social Responsibility
Posted on 02-20-2018 by Lisa Thompson

The relationship between social injustice—and those who turn a blind eye to it—has been recognized by great minds across the ages. “Your silence is consent,” said Plato 24 centuries ago. “He who does not oppose evil, commands... Read More

Want better Research Insights? Do these 3 Things...
Posted on 02-12-2018 by Korinne Bressler

Ready to remove the roadblocks to real results in 2018? It’s simpler than you think. As you plan for this year, you know that your customers are going to want financial insights that help them grow. But how do you ensure you’re giving them... Read More