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MSC takes steps to broaden social media presence

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MSC is now launching a social media strategy together with media consultancy Orca Social whose co-founder helped Maersk establish and cement its social media presence a few years ago.


BY TOMAS KRISTIANSEN
Published 07.05.15 at 13:50

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