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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 Finance Data Modeling

8 Ways to Use Alternative Data to Improve Your Finance Data Modeling

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 news and social media...

January 22, 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 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 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 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...

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...

August 31, 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...

August 16, 2022
Virtual Learning Tools Enable Academic Research

Virtual Learning Tools Enable Academic Research

The COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside-down, moving working, learning, and socializing from physical to digital almost overnight. Like others going through this transformation, higher education institutions struggled to keep up with this sudden shift. The question of how to move tens of thousands of students from a physical campus to an online learning environment while maintaining the same high standards and classroom...

June 29, 2022
Top 4 Features Every Donor Research Software Needs

Top 4 Features Every Donor Research Software Needs

Do you ever feel like you’re trying to hit your nonprofit fundraising targets with one hand tied behind your back? Don’t let that feeling get you down. The reason you ‘re falling short of your campaign goals may boil down to the software you’re using. After all, experience and know-how only go so far without access to the proper tools of the trade. And just like how a master chef would never...

June 23, 2022
Top 3 Ways to Improve Donor Engagement and Boost Donations

Top 3 Ways to Improve Donor Engagement and Boost Donations

Nonprofit organizations rely on contributions from donors to meet campaign goals and ultimately thrive. Still, you’d be surprised at just how many of them lack the proper means to adequately research and engage with current and prospective donors . And the less a nonprofit knows about someone, the less likely it is to maximize that person’s donation—if the person donates at all. The reality is that...

April 08, 2022
Better Stories = Greater Engagement: How to Craft Compelling Appeals to Boost Fundraising

Better Stories = Greater Engagement: How to Craft Compelling Appeals to Boost Fundraising

Who doesn’t love a good story? As Harvard Business Review pointed out in 2014, “We humans have been communicating through stories for upwards of 20,000 years, back when our flat screens were cave walls.” These days, ways, reasons, and places that stories are told has expanded even further. Forget flat screens. People—including prospective donors for your non-profit or University—are inundated...

March 21, 2022
6 Must-Haves for an Effective Press Release

6 Must-Haves for an Effective Press Release

Let’s say you want to get the word out about a new product launch. You and your PR communications team craft a press release. The press release goes through a few internal iterations until all stakeholders are happy and it’s finally pushed out via the usual “shotgun” distribution approach. Then… all you hear are the chirps of crickets. “Is anyone finding the press release?”...

March 10, 2022
Leveling Up Your Brand Analysis with Nexis Newsdesk™

Leveling Up Your Brand Analysis with Nexis Newsdesk™

The start of the year is an excellent time for internal reflection, with many companies taking a step back to analyze the status of their brand and the impact of their communications strategy. Conducting a proper brand analysis requires an in-depth review of everything from your brand’s messaging, services and products to customer sentiment, marketing impact and how your share of voice stacks up against the competition...

February 22, 2022
How the Nexis DaaS team creates value for clients

How the Nexis DaaS team creates value for clients

Data has always been an essential component to research. But today data is quite possibly one of hottest commodities. That’s according to Viji Alagarsamy, Director of Product Management, DaaS. She joined us for a recent sit-down interview to explain how she and the rest of the Nexis DaaS team create value for their clients. For starters, Nexis DaaS goes way beyond simply providing access to datasets. “What...

January 06, 2022
Four Hints to Get the Most Out of Nexis Advanced Searching

Four Hints to Get the Most Out of Nexis Advanced Searching

In today’s digital world, information is easy to find and access. And yet… it isn’t. Search tools have huge databases of content—Nexis itself has 45,000 sources! This can be daunting when you’re looking for something specific. The solution? A Nexis Advanced Search , a form-based search feature that allows you to create search queries using content-specific terms and document fields and...

December 15, 2021
Use Paid Media to Boost Your Earned Media

Use Paid Media to Boost Your Earned Media

As siblings in the marketing mix family, earned media and paid media each have their unique strengths. There’s no beating the credibility of earned media and its implied third-party endorsement, while advertising offers unmatched targeting capabilities. Now, the best of these two marketing elements come together in a powerful new way: Nexis ® Newswire . It’s our just-launched news release distribution...

October 28, 2021
Source Spotlight: Market Research from IRN Research

Source Spotlight: Market Research from IRN Research

At its core, market intelligence depends on capturing relevant information from multiple sources to build out a comprehensive view of an existing market, trends over time, its customers, and competitors—all to gain insights into potential risks or growth opportunities. With the addition of IRN Research to our portfolio of research platforms, including Nexis® and Nexis Uni® , you have access to market research...