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April 24, 2023
Why Managing Reputational Risk is Key to Your Business Success

Why Managing Reputational Risk is Key to Your Business Success

Are you managing reputational risk as effectively as you should? Every year, the Axios Harris Poll 100 surveys 40,000+ Americans on companies on consumers’ radar—for good or for bad. Then, the Top 100 companies on the list are ranked across seven key dimensions of reputation. While some companies continually rank high in the hearts and minds of Americans (Trader Joe's and Patagonia regularly top the list...

April 20, 2023
How to Use Text-Based Data for Financial Services Risk

How to Use Text-Based Data for Financial Services Risk

In 2021, McKinsey, in collaboration with the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA), conducted a survey on resilience behavior and organizational management. Noting a “striking difference between corporates and financial services organizations, the research revealed a much higher percentage of staff allocated to risk and compliance within financial services than corporate entities. The reason...

April 20, 2023
How Can Enriched Data Help You Track Your Business KPIs

How Can Enriched Data Help You Track Your Business KPIs

Whether you are looking at an exciting new business opportunity or a comprehensive strategy transformation, monitoring the performance of projects is crucial in today’s business world. But what's the best way to measure your goals to know the success of your projects? Identifying key performance indicators (KPIs) and tracking progress against them helps determine if performance expectations are being met....

April 13, 2023
Building trust with media literacy in academic research

Building trust with media literacy in academic research

The past decade has seen a marked decline in trust in institutions, businesses, and the media. At the same time, the world has witnessed a rise in disinformation, fake news, and alternative facts as different factions have an increasing disagreement of what is considered the objective truth. This has been made worse by increasing political polarization and media competition, forcing outlets to compete for their audience’s...

April 03, 2023
Text-Based Data for Insurance Market Insights

Text-Based Data for Insurance Market Insights

A McKinsey article on use of AI in the insurance industry calls data and analytics capabilities “table stakes” in the sector in Europe and North America. The article notes that “External data are the ‘fuel’ that is unlocking the value of artificial intelligence.” While we may think that they are referring to numbers-based hard data, text-based data can have much more of an impact...

March 21, 2023
How Management Consultants Can Mitigate Market Disruptions

How Management Consultants Can Mitigate Market Disruptions

Market disruptors may be nothing new, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be excited about the emergence of a boundary-breaking new business. After all, many of the products and services that we use daily, like Amazon, Uber and Spotify, began as ventures that aimed to radically change the way their industries operated. And in 2023, there will be no shortage of market disruptors: new services and products are...

March 10, 2023
What Financial Professionals Can Learn From the SVB Banking Failure

What Financial Professionals Can Learn From the SVB Banking Failure

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) made international headlines when it announced Friday, March 10 that it was closing the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). This is the largest U.S. bank failure of the decade, as SVB is estimated to have had over $209 billion in assets, most of which were focused on tech and venture capital funding. The closure of SVB sent shockwaves through the financial world as the startups and...

March 09, 2023
How to Use Adverse Media to Mitigate Reputational Risk in Finance

How to Use Adverse Media to Mitigate Reputational Risk in Finance

What is your reputation worth? While reputation can be difficult to quantify, a study by the World Economic Forum suggests that more than 25% of market value can be attributed to an organization’s reputation. Particularly in the financial service industry, reputation and trust go hand in hand. In the years following the global economic crisis of 2008, trust in the financial services crashed too, and it wasn’t...

March 06, 2023
How Third-Party Data Helps Manufacturers Fuel Innovation & Growth

How Third-Party Data Helps Manufacturers Fuel Innovation & Growth

Did you know that manufacturing leaders are 2.5 times more likely to put data and technology investments ahead of cost reduction efforts? There’s a good reason: Making data-driven decisions—supported by artificial intelligence applications—can help manufacturers realize efficiencies that deliver cost savings. But manufacturers need more than internal data to achieve real value. By using third-party...

February 28, 2023
100+ Research Journals Come to Nexis Uni

100+ Research Journals Come to Nexis Uni

Every day, the content universe of Nexis Uni expands by millions of documents, ranging from news, company information and legal data to a wide variety of journals for academic research. And we’re excited to announce our latest addition of more than 100 Springer Nature titles . Whether your students need sources related to Medicine and Public Health, Political Science and International Relations, Life Sciences...

February 24, 2023
Financial Research Can Help Your Portfolio Through Tech Layoffs

Financial Research Can Help Your Portfolio Through Tech Layoffs

The tech space has boomed for decades, and most investment firms and financial institutions have invested consistently and aggressively in the area. As a result, tech stocks have led the pack throughout the 21st century's historic bull market, with the biggest tech stocks all outperforming the S&P 500 over the last 10 years. But now that technology stocks have started to sputter, how can financial services pros...

February 23, 2023
8 Ways to Use Alternative Data to Improve Your Financial and Data Modeling

8 Ways to Use Alternative Data to Improve Your Financial and Data Modeling

It’s true. When you gain access to a wealth of clean and accurate alternative data, you can greatly improve your financial modeling and predictive analytics. But before we get into the how , let’s back up a second and define the what . Alternative data is content that’s generated in numerous ways. From sensors that capture geo-location data and satellites that take snapshots of weather patterns to...

February 06, 2023
4 Ways to Take Advantage of Our APIs for Fast Access to Curated, Relevant Datasets

4 Ways to Take Advantage of Our APIs for Fast Access to Curated, Relevant Datasets

As an analyst, your results are only as good as your data. And, the higher-quality API access you have, the better your research will be. APIs are all about access—and we provide multiple API options that allow you to embed the same high-quality data that legal and business professionals have relied on for more than 45 years. With Nexis Data as a Service (DaaS) , you can use any one of our LexisNexis APIs to access...

January 23, 2023
Tactical Intelligence Versus Strategic Competitive Intelligence

Tactical Intelligence Versus Strategic Competitive Intelligence

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” Take it from the oft-quoted, 6 th century Chinese military strategist and Taoist philosopher Sun Tzu, strategy and tactics go hand in hand. While General Tzu was referring to The Art of War , competitive intelligence research also benefits from a two-pronged approach. So, how does tactical competitive...

January 20, 2023
Search Like a Pro with These Nexis Search Pro Tips

Search Like a Pro with These Nexis Search Pro Tips

Imagine you’re on the Nexis ® home page. Your cursor is on the search bar, and you know that typing in a single word or phrase will execute a search across a vast collection of data—from news archives and company details to biographical information, legal records, and social media content. But with so much data at your fingertips, how can you be sure your search efforts are delivering the most relevant...

January 17, 2023
What is Unstructured Data?

What is Unstructured Data?

Futurist and data technology expert Bernard Marr notes that as much of 90% of data being generated daily is unstructured and the volume is growing at a rate of 55 to 65% a year. It represents mountains of data going largely unused, until recently. But as organizations expand data analysis, unstructured data can contribute valuable context, filling in gaps left from strictly quantitative data analysis. In this article...

January 17, 2023
Espionage Alert: How to Crack the Competitive Intelligence Code Without Breaking Ethical & Legal Boundaries

Espionage Alert: How to Crack the Competitive Intelligence Code Without Breaking Ethical & Legal Boundaries

When most people hear the word, “espionage,” they likely picture a spy from the big screen—James Bond for action junkies or perhaps Austin Powers for comedy lovers. But espionage isn’t confined to Hollywood thrillers. Companies around the world have been the victims of corporate or industrial espionage. Over a decade ago, Bloomberg published an article about infamous cases of corporate espionage...

January 15, 2023
How Nonprofits Can Do More with Research

How Nonprofits Can Do More with Research

The right research tools not only empower and improve for-profit enterprises, but nonprofits as well. In fact, many nonprofit organizations across education, healthcare and community services rely on Nexis® for Development Professionals to help them fulfill their missions. Here’s a snapshot of the many benefits that Nexis® can offer most organizations devoted to doing good. Build highly detailed donor...

January 11, 2023
Six Tips for Reducing PR Budgets During Lean Times

Six Tips for Reducing PR Budgets During Lean Times

With the continued economic uncertainty, many PR professionals are faced with no choice but to trim their budgets and make do with less. If you’re in such a predicament, here are some tips for doing your part to keep your company or firm as economically healthy as possible. Revisit Your Priorities Before You Cut As you consider what expenses to reduce or eliminate, remember that the best place to start is, of...

January 11, 2023
What To Look For In a Due Diligence Tool

What To Look For In a Due Diligence Tool

At the 2020 World Economic Forum, Kevin Hewitt, Chairman of the EMEA region of FTI Consulting, shared survey results of 2,200 executives from private and publicly traded companies across all G-20 countries. The topic? Risk and resilience. In what now feels like a moment of second sight, Hewitt commented , “It is not a matter of if a company will face an inflection point or crisis, but when it will happen—meaning...

December 21, 2022
3 Helpful Tips on How To Research Newspaper Archives

3 Helpful Tips on How To Research Newspaper Archives

Billions of internet searches are made every day--but how many are made well? Even experienced researchers can find themselves wasting time on inefficient searches that yield questionable results. The problem? Open web search engines with endless answers. Using open web search engines is second nature for most people, but answering casual questions about a restaurant’s hours is a far cry from doing in-depth professional...

December 15, 2022
How to  Do Intelligent Research for Your Next Story

How to Do Intelligent Research for Your Next Story

You’ve got your assignment. Or you’ve pitched your story. Either way, it’s time to start gathering background information, identifying interview subjects, and making connections that create a compelling story for your audience—all with a deadline looming. That means you need to do research. As Writing Commons notes, “In writing, especially in journalism, the information you use is the heart...

September 20, 2022
Why Nexis Uni Sets the Standard for Academic Research

Why Nexis Uni Sets the Standard for Academic Research

Whenever students are assigned a research project—be it a paper, presentation, or something else—there are some basic steps to take. Your own library guide probably has some version of a checklist for kicking off research. The tips usually cover selecting a topic, conducting research, citing sources, and proofreading, to name a few. Nexis Uni® makes the entire process easier. While the intuitive search...

September 01, 2022
How Political Organizations Benefit from Efficient Research

How Political Organizations Benefit from Efficient Research

The success of a political campaign hinges on having access to the right information at the right time. But political research is costly. And to make the most of it, campaign managers and their teams need more than a large quantity of information on potential donors and the political opposition; they also need relevant information as quickly as possible. That’s because political decision-making is all about timing...

August 16, 2022
How to Make Sense of Your Media Data in Today’s Hyper Speed World

How to Make Sense of Your Media Data in Today’s Hyper Speed World

PR and communications professionals know that understanding brand performance and audience sentiment is twofold. On one hand, they must cast a wide enough net to consume the millions of news articles, social posts, television and radio broadcasts, blogs, podcasts and other types of media content seemingly created by the minute. On the other hand, they need to put this wealth of data into context; they need to uncover...