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Astrum is utilising AI for real-time sentiment analysis, content monitoring

In the last 10 years, PR has taken a different dimension, especially after the entry of social media and the rapid shift to digital during the pandemic period. At the same time, the industry has been facing stiff challenges; moreover client expectations have also increased, with more emphasis being given to digital and online reputation management. The industry has undergone a radical shift and the current times have pushed the industry to change gears.In an exclusive interview with Adgully, Ashwani Singla, Founding Managing Partner, Astrum, speaks at length about the strategic alliance between Astrum and NGage, how advancements in AI and data analytics are shaping the future of media monitoring, leveraging research-based, multi-disciplinary strategic communication solutions, importance of science-based insights, and more.Could you elaborate on how this strategic alliance between Astrum and NGage will specifically benefit clients in India and Sri Lanka, particularly in navigating the evolving landscape of reputation, risks, and regulations?The strategic alliance between Astrum and NGage will benefit clients in India and Sri Lanka by providing them with comprehensive solutions to navigate the evolving landscape of reputation, risks, and regulations. This alliance leverages research-based, multidisciplinary strategic communication solutions to deliver outcomes that matter to clients amidst changing communication dynamics.How do you envision leveraging research-based, multi-disciplinary, strategic communication solutions to deliver outcomes that matter to clients specifically, especially amidst the changing dynamics of communication?Astrum envisions leveraging research-based, multi-disciplinary strategic communication solutions to deliver outcomes that matter to clients amidst changing communication dynamics. This involves integrating emerging technologies such as AI into the service communication landscape to provide innovative solutions tailored to client needs.What emerging technologies hold the most promise for revolutionising the field of PR and corporate communication? How is Astrum preparing to integrate these technologies into a service communication landscape?Emerging technologies such as AI hold promise for revolutionising the field of PR and corporate communication. Astrum is preparing to integrate these technologies into its service communication landscape by leveraging AI for text-to-video, word-to-video, and other innovative solutions.How do you see advancement in artificial intelligence and data analytics shaping the future of media monitoring and analysis? How is Astrum adapting to these changes?Advancements in artificial intelligence and data analytics are shaping the future of media monitoring and analysis. Astrum is adapting to these changes by utilising AI for real-time sentiment analysis, content monitoring, and targeted engagement strategies.As the founder and managing partner of Astrum, how do you view the role of traditional media evolving alongside digital channels? What strategies do you employ to ensure that your clients maintain a strong presence across both platforms?Traditional media will continue to coexist alongside digital channels, playing a role in opinion formation and credibility. Astrum employs strategies to maintain a strong presence across both platforms by leveraging traditional media for views propagation and digital channels for targeted engagement.What are the trends that you are seeing in the communications PR industry?In the communications PR industry, trends include the increasing importance of data science and social science integration, the rise of risk management in the face of technological advancements and ESG considerations, and the need for collaboration and partnerships to address client needs effectively.If the great reputation reboot is happening, how do you understand the change that is occurring in this rebooting, given all the complex influences on people’s thinking and decision-making?The great reputation reboot signifies a fundamental shift in the reputation economy, where traditional norms are being challenged by evolving societal dynamics. In this rebooting process, a deep understanding of human behaviour, contextual environments, and dynamic changes is crucial to create effective communication strategies. Without this understanding, organisations risk being ill-equipped to navigate the complexities of the evolving landscape and may struggle to maintain or rebuild their reputations.How does Astrum plan to address the need for a deeper understanding of human behaviour and contextual environments in the midst of the reputation reboot?Astrum recognises the importance of science-based insights and multi-disciplinary approaches to navigate the reputation reboot effectively. By integrating emerging technologies like AI and data analytics, Astrum aims to provide clients with comprehensive solutions tailored to their specific needs amidst the changing dynamics. Additionally, Astrum’s strategic alliance with Action and NGage enhances its capability to deliver outcomes that matter to clients in India and Sri Lanka, leveraging research-based strategies and collaborative efforts.What strategic strengths does the partnership between Astrum, Action, and NGage bring to the table?The partnership between Astrum, Action, and NGage is founded on cultural alignment and a shared vision of ethical, legitimate business practices. Both Astrum and its partners recognise the importance of holistic communication and conducting business in compliance with the laws of the land. This alignment of values and expertise enables the partnership to offer clients a diverse range of skill sets, including creative talent and integrated marketing communication capabilities, to address their needs effectively.Could you share a case study where technology played a pivotal role in either enhancing or challenging a client’s reputation, and how your team navigated the situation?While specific client details are confidential, Astrum has worked with a unicorn technology company facing a cybersecurity breach. By deploying digital overwatch, Astrum was able to respond as the first line of defense, protecting the client’s system and initiating steps to secure it further. Additionally, Astrum provided communication support to effectively engage with employees, partners, customers, and regulators during the incident, ensuring transparency and compliance with regulatory requirements.
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Astrum & NGage ink an exclusive Strategic Alliance

Astrum, India’s first research-based strategic communication advisory that uses science of persuasion™ to understand and shape public opinion ethically, and NGage, Sri Lanka’s pioneer in Integrated Marketing Communications and Public Relations, inked an exclusive strategic alliance that cements India and Sri Lanka connectivity with a partnership that benefits clients in both nations. This mutually exclusive partnership capitalizes on the growing economic strength of the South Asian sub-continent, home to one of the largest and fastest growing free market economies in the world today. The partnership will see both Astrum and NGage collaborate to offer clients in India and Sri Lanka a seamless service experience and leverage each other capabilities to offer ‘research-based multidisciplinary strategic communication solutions.’ The agreement also envisages an active ‘talent exchange’ programme to develop specialist capabilities and offer growth opportunities to team members in both firms. “The communication world is not what it used to be, because the shelf-life of the old normal has expired and the ‘New World’ demands new paradigms of strategic communications. The combined acumen of Astrum and NGage will help clients successfully negotiate the complex landscape of Reputation, Risk and Regulation in this new world.” says Ashwani Singla, Founding Managing Partner of Astrum. He adds, "Our partnership is built on a shared passion for a science-powered approach to shape powerful narratives that deliver outcomes that matter to our clients.” Commenting on the tie-up, Nimal Gunewardena, Founder Chairman & Chief Strategist of NGage Good advocacy & PR, says, “I am delighted at the prospect of working again with Ashwani Singla, who invited us to join BM in 2008, and has now promised to help reinforce our expertise and international access. Our affiliation with Astrum enables us to help Sri Lankan companies as they increasingly go into regional markets, and Indian companies to build their brands here. while bringing access and expertise for national projects and FDI promotion.”