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The Business of Behavior Change: Why Brands Are Motivating Action Through Social Marketing
The Business of Behavior Change: Why Brands Are Motivating Action Through Social Marketing

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - With Earth Day 2017 quickly fading in the rearview mirror, I’m reminded of the challenge we face every other day of the year: maintaining high awareness and action on sustainability issues. Government agencies and nonprofits have traditionally shouldered the greatest responsibility for year-round efforts aimed at influencing behaviors that benefit individuals and society. But a growing number of forward-thinking businesses and brands are beginning to invest in the kind of genuine behavior change programs known as “social marketing” – or, when done by a corporation, “corporate social marketing.”

Chipotle Spotlights Commitment to Real Ingredients with 'As Real as It Gets' Campaign
Chipotle Spotlights Commitment to Real Ingredients with 'As Real as It Gets' Campaign

MARKETING AND COMMS - Following its announcement that it is the only national restaurant brand that doesn’t use added colors, flavors or preservatives — artificial or natural — in any of the ingredients it uses to prepare its food, Chipotle Mexican Grill has launched a new ‘As Real as It Gets’ campaign celebrating its commitment to using only real ingredients. The ad spots see actress Jillian Bell, actor Sam Richardson and writer, actor and comedian John Mulaney ‘get real’ about their desires, fears and secrets as they kick back inside a burrito-shaped lounge.

Trending: US, UK Unveil New Strategies to Kick Littering to the Curb
Trending: US, UK Unveil New Strategies to Kick Littering to the Curb

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Cleaning up supply chains and designing impacts out of products through the application of circular principles are essential components of reducing waste, but a more holistic approach to the problem of waste is needed. Consumers are increasingly educated on matters related to sustainability and recycling is more prevalent now than ever, yet litter continues to be a major issue across the globe. To initiate sustainable behavior change, the nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and the UK Government unveiled new litter strategies.

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Hello Toothpaste Blows Whistle on Oral Care Market With New Transparency Campaign
Hello Toothpaste Blows Whistle on Oral Care Market With New Transparency Campaign

MARKETING AND COMMS - With a growing number of consumers demanding transparency from brands about the products they use every day, companies are faced with a new world order — come clean or face extinction. Of course, baring it all is a lot easier when the items in question feature ingredients and materials that are responsibly sourced and safe. Such is the case for natural oral care company Hello, the latest personal care brand to get real about what goes into their products.

Toyota’s Latest Campaign Combats Air Pollution with Smog-Reducing Billboards
Toyota’s Latest Campaign Combats Air Pollution with Smog-Reducing Billboards

CLEANTECH - Hydrogen fuel cell technology is changing the way we think about mobility. The effectiveness of fuel cells in reducing emissions speaks for itself — the vehicles emit nothing but water vapor — which is leading more companies to invest in hydrogen for a low-carbon future. Toyota has long been a leader in the transition away from fossil fuels.

We’re Lousy at Describing Sustainable Food, But It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way
We’re Lousy at Describing Sustainable Food, But It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way

MARKETING AND COMMS - As Georgetown University linguistics professor Deborah Tannen says, “We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has.” We rarely realize it, but language is the lens through which we form perceptions about people, places and products. From my involvement in corporate marketing, I know that companies and advertisers are keenly aware of language’s power for consumers. Marketing specialists pore over focus group data and behavior studies to understand what makes consumers tick, carefully selecting words to evoke emotions, motivate us and shape our tastes. The right phrasing can make a world of difference.

P&G Pushes for Gender Equality in New #WeSeeEqual Campaign
P&G Pushes for Gender Equality in New #WeSeeEqual Campaign

MARKETING AND COMMS - Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8th, Proctor & Gamble has launched a new campaign dubbed We See Equal along with an ad spot highlighting its latest gender equality initiative.

Sign o' the Times: This Year's Super Bowl Had More Goodvertising Than Ever
Sign o' the Times: This Year's Super Bowl Had More Goodvertising Than Ever

MARKETING AND COMMS - The political unrest seems to be good for advertising with a conscience, as this year’s Super Bowl saw the highest number of Goodvertising campaigns ever.

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Panera Eliminates Artificial Preservatives to Achieve 100% Clean Goal
Panera Eliminates Artificial Preservatives to Achieve 100% Clean Goal

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Two years after it pledged to eliminate artificial additives from its menu by the end of 2016, Panera Bread has released a new campaign in celebration of meeting its goal.

Nat Geo Follows 'Before the Flood' Doc with Campaign to Raise $100K for Wildlife Conservation
Nat Geo Follows 'Before the Flood' Doc with Campaign to Raise $100K for Wildlife Conservation

MARKETING AND COMMS - With over 8.7 million views on YouTube already, Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary film Before the Flood is already making waves.

Giant Coffee Cup Bins Offer Paper Cup Recycling in New Social Experiment
Giant Coffee Cup Bins Offer Paper Cup Recycling in New Social Experiment

WASTE NOT - Eleven bins shaped like giant coffee cups have popped up along one of Manchester’s busiest streets, Oxford Road. They’re part of a new campaign and social experiment from environment charity Hubbub that aims to give paper cup recycling #1MoreShot.

Gap, Mr Black Campaign Asks Consumers to ‘Clean Less, Do More’ with Their Denim
Gap, Mr Black Campaign Asks Consumers to ‘Clean Less, Do More’ with Their Denim

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - High street apparel brand Gap and garment aftercare expert Mr. Black have partnered on a new campaign that highlights the links between denim care and sustainability. The two brands have joined forces to educate consumers that by adopting a simple aftercare routine it’s possible to prolong the lifespan of garments while saving water and energy.

Distilling Complexity: Designing an Effective Sustainability Plan
Distilling Complexity: Designing an Effective Sustainability Plan

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - On Black Friday of 2011, Patagonia released a now-famous New York Times advertisement with a picture of a jacket and a simple plea: “Don’t buy this jacket.” The response, ironically, was a surge in sales. Some analysts deemed the whole thing a cheap trick. But the underlying message was clear.

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Forget Video Snacking: Longer Brand Stories Are Hitting Home
Forget Video Snacking: Longer Brand Stories Are Hitting Home

MARKETING AND COMMS - How can a brand or a company cut through the noise of our modern media landscape and truly connect with a short-attention span public about the social and environmental issues it really cares about? Documentary film might not seem the obvious solution, given that the medium demands an audience’s full attention for a good chunk of time. Increasingly though, marketers are turning to documentary storytelling to cut through all that social media noise and tap into a growing consumer demand for content that isn’t simply a throwaway video snack.

Dove Real Beauty Campaign ‘Searching’ for Teen Self-Esteem in Australia
Dove Real Beauty Campaign ‘Searching’ for Teen Self-Esteem in Australia

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Unilever Australia’s latest iteration of the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty focuses on the internet search terms used by young girls, which highlight the prevalence of negative body image and eating disorders.

Advertising: A Social Experiment That, for the Most Part, Has Gone Wrong
Advertising: A Social Experiment That, for the Most Part, Has Gone Wrong

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As an industry, we’re ignorant at best or utterly demagogic, one-sided and irresponsible at worst. The majority of do-good efforts from brands are little more than a cheeky pick-up line to charm consumers into buying more. How can we continuously ignore the societal or environmental consequences of our craft? I often hear marketing execs talk about advertising as a mirror of society despite its omnipresent impact. Advertising unquestionably promotes screwed-up beauty ideals, preys on people’s insecurities and egoism, and pushes a material arms race in which people are considered backward if they don’t have the newest gadget.

Celebrities, Consumers Share Selfies to Donate Fresh Produce to Communities in Need
Celebrities, Consumers Share Selfies to Donate Fresh Produce to Communities in Need

MARKETING AND COMMS - The number of Americans with limited access to fruits and vegetables has climbed to nearly 30 million. In other words, the ‘food desert’ crisis affects roughly one in every ten people in the United States.

Health Charities Campaigning to Ban All Food, Drink Advertising to Kids in Canada
Health Charities Campaigning to Ban All Food, Drink Advertising to Kids in Canada

MARKETING AND COMMS - Canadian health charities are teaming up to battle the problem of childhood obesity in a way that the food and beverage industry is not going to like. More than ten organizations have joined the Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition, including some of Canada’s largest and most influential health charities, to campaign against advertising junk food to children. And to avoid the risk of unhealthy products pretending to be healthy – they’re pushing for a complete ban on all food and beverage advertising aimed at people age 16 and younger.

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3 Lessons in Innovation Every Organization Can Learn From (RED)
3 Lessons in Innovation Every Organization Can Learn From (RED)

COLLABORATION - When (Red) was founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver back in 2006, it was born out of necessity. The Global Fund — an organization dedicated to fighting diseases such as AIDS, TB, and malaria in the developing world — had launched in 2002, with a commitment to garner private sector engagement and raise funds from governments in an effort to accelerate the end of AIDS. But the private sector was not biting, contributing only $5 million in the Global Fund’s first four years. This low level of funding threatened to jeopardize ongoing commitment levels from the public sector.

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