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CEO blog: Theranos – Falling for the “snake oil salesman”

Published the 21 March, 2018
Theranos scandal: Falling for the “snake oil salesman”

The ongoing fallout of Theranos is a timely reminder that in an age of fake news, clickbait and startup hype, responsibility for these incidents does not lie with the ambitious entrepreneur alone. alva’s CEO reviews this incident and argues that it is also the responsibility of the media and investors to ask the difficult questions […]

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5G: How can Telecoms best engage with consumers?

Published the 21 March, 2018
5G coverage at Mobile World Congress

In the lead-up to the Mobile World Congress, many media outlets and industry commentators touted 5G as the focal point of the event. Post-event, as well, the feeling within media was that 5G had been the darling of the showcase. While the upgrade to 5G is likely to impact both industrial and consumer stakeholders, commentators […]

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The new stakeholder landscape of digital healthcare

Published the 19 February, 2018
Digital healthcare considerations for corporate affairs and communications

As technology-enabled care becomes inevitable, pharmaceutical companies now need to redefine their relationships with external stakeholders. A key shift will be with “end-user” stakeholders, particularly with patients and, perhaps to a lesser degree, healthcare professionals (HCPs). It should be the role of the Corporate Affairs leader to understand and interpret these changing conversations, expectations and […]

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alva CEO blog: Don’t waste a Tax Reform

Published the 15 February, 2018
Don't waste the Reputational Benefits of a Tax Reform

On 20 December 2017, the US Senate approved the most sweeping overhaul of the US tax system in more than three decades, since Reagan signed major legislation for corporations and individuals in 1986. This tax reform presented the leading companies operating in the US with an opportunity to increase profits or return dividends to shareholders, […]

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Christmas Adverts 2017 – consumer impact analysis

Published the 13 December, 2017

John Lewis continues to dominate but fails to match previous year’s performance For many in the UK, the festive season really gets underway once the main retailers launch their Christmas adverts. We saw last year how John Lewis had established itself as the brand leader for these campaigns, both in awareness and positive public sentiment. […]

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The Bell Pottinger Contagion – has this incident damaged the PR sector?

Published the 20 October, 2017

When one agency commits a “blatant instance of unethical PR practice,” is the broader agency sector at risk of reputation contagion? In March 2017, South African media sources alleged that the now infamous UK-based P.R. agency, Bell Pottinger had run a campaign to deliberately exploit and stoke racial divisions in South Africa in an effort […]

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Which car manufacturers made the biggest splash at Frankfurt Motor Show 2017?

Published the 19 October, 2017

The International Motor Show in Frankfurt is the world’s largest motor show, presenting a significant opportunity for leading car manufacturers to generate attention. In order to understand which brands have made the most of this global platform this year, alva analysed all social content related to the event, for more than 30 manufacturers, throughout September […]

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Which car manufacturers are most visible around electric and hybrid vehicles?

Published the 29 September, 2017
Top car brands for electric cars

One of the hottest topics at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show has been electric cars, with some speculating that the automotive industry is getting to the point where electric cars are crowding out traditional combustion engines. In July 2017, the UK Government announced it would ban the sale of all petrol and diesel cars by […]

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Top technological innovations and innovators in Insurance

Published the 14 September, 2017

Insurance Interrupted Even as we publish this post, headlines about disruption in the traditional insurance space continue to emerge. “InsureTech” innovators are on the rise. This is driving many of the leading providers to think about how they can better appeal to the “digital natives” amongst their stakeholders. These headlines and recent discussions with our […]

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Which car manufacturers dominate driverless cars coverage?

Published the 14 September, 2017

As the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 gets underway, two of the key innovations likely to feature heavily will be driverless cars and electric cars. Over the coming weeks, alva will be analysing which automotive brands are getting discussed most in relation to these themes, as well as which manufacturers made the biggest impression at the […]

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