1st Innovation Forum for Marseille

On July 1st, the Aix-Marseille metropole will host its first-ever Forum on Innovation.
I’ll be co-moderating the panel discussion with my friend Valerie Salone of NEIA Consulting and featuring leaders in business and government in this region.  Groups participating include Airbus Helicopters, EDF, IBM, Total, Orange, the CCI Marseille-Provence, and many fascinating local start-ups.

For those in the area, hope you can join us!  Registration and more information at:http://challengeinnovation.fr.  (Sorry, only in French for now!)


Check out our rockin’ new ads for L-Acoustics!

We’re excited to share our two new ads for L-Acoustics, the world leader in quality professional sound.  This French company is responsible for the sound at the Oscars, at the Hollywood Bowl and the Coachella music festival, as well as a number of touring acts such as Depeche Mode, Coldplay, Sting and Lana Del Ray. 

Marvell SC accompanied L-Acoustics in the launch of two new products: the super-compact and powerful 5XT, and the incredibly versatile KIVA modular line source – SB15M subwoofer duo. 

These two new ads launched this April and are running in professional sound channels.



Marvell SC launches Good English!

Marvell Good English CP

Marvell SC today launches Good English, the service dedicated to helping international companies communicate effectively in English. In our daily work, we know that sometimes, all businesses need is a little boost to get their English communications in tip-top shape. We can rework documents, rehaul websites, or help prepare meetings with multinational clients.

Click here to learn more about this exciting new service and how Good English can help non-native speakers, and for those French-speakers out there, our press release in French!


Delicious new ad for L-Acoustics

We’re pleased to share our new ad for L-Acoustics, the world leader in quality professional sound.   This Paris based company turned to Marvell SC for the launch of a new product line tailored for medium-sized venues – the ARCS Wide and Focus systems. 

Advertising launched in September and is running in professional sound channels.  Check back here for more, soon.

What is Yammer?

As we’ve talked about before, the worlds of IS/IT and corporate communications in the enterprise are colliding.  And really cool things are coming out of it. One of those is Yammer and its potential for both IS/IT groups and communicators alike (it’s the “facebook for business”). Sure, Yammer’s been around a while, but it’s really picking up interest and scale now.  We get a lot of questions about internal social networks from our clients here in Europe.  So we thought we’d share a short collection of the latest and greatest of what’s on the web about Yammer (aka the facebook for businesses). 

Here’s the collection: what is yammer

If you’d like to know more or need help with your internal communications, social networking or IS/IT comms challenges, email us at info@marvellsc.com.

How to create jobs in a slow recovery: Monitor has answers…

This morning the US Labor Department announced only 96K jobs were added to the US economy in August.  The number will no doubt have an impact on the President’s re-election campaign.  But job growth is also becoming a real imperative for businesses themselves: a measure of shareholder and stakeholder value, not just an operational input. 

How can businesses grow jobs in such a slow recovery?  Monitor Group, a leader in economics and business consulting, has just issued a report: “Put us to work: responding to the new jobs creation imperative,” by Monitor partner Pedro Arboleda and UC Berkeley professor Steve Weber.  They demonstrate why job growth is essential for business’ success and include 7 guidelines for businesses in this economy rife with joblessness.

We’re proud to be working with Monitor to help spread the word.  Check out the press release or go directly to Monitor’s report.

Featured in Le Journal des Entreprises

Check out our feature in this month’s JDE :

« Nous voulons vraiment participer à une aventure entrepreneuriale et soutenir une société qui souhaite se developper sur un marché étranger.  Nous connaissons bien les marchés americaines … nous pouvons ainsi faire gagner du temps et de l’argent aux PME. »

“We really enjoy being a part of an entrepreneurial adventure and to support companies that would like to grow in a foreign market.  We know American markets well…it’s how we can help small and medium sized companies gain time and money.”

For more, click on the full article below or visit the JDE.

Raising the Value of Enterprise IS/IT

Enterprise business divisions are increasingly counting on IS/IT teams to proactively find services and solutions that will improve performance, in very close partnership with the marketing and sales teams. It requires IT divisions to not only support the company but also to deliver against the business’ strategic priorities in a proactive and integrated way. This requires IS divisions to be more involved their company’s marketing, financial teams and overall business activities, and to act as an internal client service and solutions providers. All this, while also facing stricter budget, personnel and time constraints. Just how does that work?  Check out MarvellSC’s solutions…

Solutions for Enterprise IT/IS 

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