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Recent posts by Business Shapers

  • Mishcon de Reya launches technology incubator

    Law firm Mishcon de Reya has launched a technology incubator programme – MDR LAB – for tech start-ups in the legal space. The programme will see the firm welcome a number of tech start-ups into the business for a ten week period in summer 2017. Launched in conjunction with innovation specialists and investors L Marks,… Read more

  • Deal Insights – Mishcon Corporate

    Market conditions are improving.  We are seeing a lot of M&A activity.  If we are not at 2005/2006 levels we are certainly approaching those levels. Right now economic conditions are favourable; we have a low interest rate environment, capital gains tax on any sale can be 10% whether that changes next year with the election… Read more

  • As corporate PR plunges into digital and social media, does it still need the traditional press?

    While budgets in news organisations are tighter than ever, big corporations – especially in finance and law – have the cash to invest in their own rich communications. The websites of  big law firms such as Mishcon de Reya are full of media content; a TV channel and blogs on fashion and lifestyle (Lawfully Chic) and… Read more

  • China’s economic growth at 7.5% in April to June period: Twitter reaction

      World markets are up after China’s GDP data met expectations. Chinese growth is slowing, but it’s not TOO slow http://cnnmon.ie/jhyo6z via @CNNMoney Economists react to China’s drop in economic growth: http://on.wsj.com/1aGIzMH via @WSJ China’s new leaders signal willingness to endure slower growth for more durable economic model http://bloom.bg/15kUWHd via @BloombergNews China second quarter GDP to test reformers’… Read more

  • The Newsroom Model: 21st Century Advertisers

    In February of this year a blog featured on the Harvard Business Review Network posited ‘Advertisers Should Act More Like Newsrooms’. Authors Baba Shetty, Newsweek CEO, and Jerry Wind, Professor of The Wharton School, cited the quick-fire responsiveness of brands such as Oreo and Audi during the Superbowl. The former tweeted a ‘You can still… Read more

  • Yahoo set to buy Tumblr for $1bn: Twitter reaction

    Can Yahoo ignore Tumbler’s dark side? http://mashable.com/2013/05/20/can-yahoo-ignore-tumblr-prn/ via @mashable After Tumblr takeover, who’s next? Twitter, Foursquare and WhatsApp according to CNBC http://www.cnbc.com/id/100751898 via @CNBC What Yahoo bought with a billion dollars: hope http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/05/yahoo-tumblr-acquisition-tumble-into-the-unknown.html?mbid=social_retweet via @NewYorker So who in news knows how to use Tumblr? Financial Times, The Economist and The Times top 3 according to… Read more