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Reputation, The Social Contract Barometer

Published the 05 December, 2018

The Connecting Leader Series (3 of 10). This article is adapted from the book The Connecting Leader: In the Age of Hyper-transparency, Interconnectivity and Media anarchy, How Corporate Leaders Connect Business with Society. In this piece, Alberto explores the concept of reputation as a Social Contract barometer and why companies should focus their efforts on […]

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The New Normal

Published the 27 November, 2018

The Connecting Leader Series (2 of 10). This article is adapted from the book The Connecting Leader: In the Age of Hyper-transparency, Interconnectivity and Media anarchy, How Corporate Leaders Connect Business with Society. In this piece, Alberto explores the concept of The New Normal and its three interrelated dimensions Hyper-transparency, Interconnectivity and Media Anarchy.   […]

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The Social Contract

Published the 06 November, 2018
Top oil and gas companies for sustainability

The Connecting Leader Series (1 of 10). This article is adapted from the book The Connecting Leader: In the Age of Hyper-transparency, Interconnectivity and Media anarchy, How Corporate Leaders Connect Business with Society. In this piece, Alberto explores the concept of the Social Contract and how it has changed by the biggest three forces in society […]

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The Connecting Leader, a manifesto for Corporate Affairs and Communications

Published the 16 October, 2018

On November 6, my first book The Connecting Leader will see the light. The book, which I started eighteen months ago, comes out of many years filled with experiences, lessons and exchanges with many people who have generously shared with me (consciously or unconsciously) their wisdom, their ambition and their affection. In the past ten […]

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CEO Reputation vs Corporate Reputation: The Elon Musk Car Crash

Published the 25 September, 2018

In 2016, alva produced a white paper examining the link between corporate reputation and the reputation of CEOs. Examining the examples of now-ousted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Tesla’s Elon Musk, the report found that companies whose reputation are driven by a strong, visible and vocal CEO are put at greater reputational risk: the reputation […]

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alva announces appointment of Jeremy Lehman to board position

Published the 19 July, 2018

New York and London, July 18, 2018 – alva, the leading solution provider for reputation intelligence, today announced the appointment of Jeremy Lehman as a Non-Executive Director. “We are very pleased to have Jeremy join the alva Board of Directors. His leadership in artificial intelligence and machine learning will drive even greater value for our clients […]

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Smart Cities Communications: Which companies are leading the way?

Published the 11 July, 2018
Which companies are discussed most relating to smart cities?

Previously confined to works of fiction and utopian thought, Smart Cities are increasingly appearing on the agenda of Communications teams as a potential differentiator for the world’s largest tech companies. The term itself covers a broad church of ideas and applications of various technologies in urban environments. However, the generally accepted purpose is to enhance […]

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Audi CEO Arrest: Could other corporations be at risk of Reputation Contagion?

Published the 02 July, 2018
Audi CEO arrest: Could other corporations be at risk of reputation Contagion?

The Audi CEO and “Dieselgate” fall-out alva first profiled the Volkswagen emissions scandal – “dieselgate” – in September 2015. We asked if the reputational crisis would likely impact customer advocacy and purchasing decisions. The conclusion of our analysis was that though there were calls on social media to stop buying VWs, the company could leverage […]

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Soda Tax: How should Beverage companies position their communications?

Published the 19 June, 2018
Soda tax reputational risks

Since 2015, cities across the US have attempted to levy taxes on sugary drinks, with varying degrees of success. In this piece, we examine the history of so-called “soda taxes” in the US and the arguments in favour and against its imposition. We review how Corporate Affairs professionals have handled this industry wide issue and […]

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Oil Firms: Communicating investment in alternative energy

Published the 13 June, 2018
Top oil and gas companies for sustainability

It has long been the case that NGOs and activists have called for a stronger commitment to sustainability from the oil industry. Recently, however, the calls for greater environmental consciousness for these companies have also come from shareholders, seemingly more vehemently than before. Investment in renewable and alternative energy has been on the agenda for […]

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