Kiehl’s Drugstores and NRDC Clicking for Greenland

logo_kiehls.gifKiehl’s is a famous chain of drugstores which for some reason I’d never heard of. Nonetheless, I’m told by their recent press release that they are a global brand with some clout. So it’s great to see a brand of their stature teaming up with the NRDC to raise awareness of global warming. The banner under which they’ve decided to march is called “Click for Greenland“. If you watch a short presentation and then click a link, 25 cents is donated to the NRDC. Not bad.
This is a very interesting sort of campaign. For one thing it’s a little more interactive than just sticking up a banner in the store saying “we care” or even by making an outright donation. By forcing the reader, and potential customer, to visit a website and look around, then click on something, you get a lot more of that person’s time and both the issue and the sponsor get a lot more exposure. Plus, the website is well designed and rather interesting, which should presumably be an added payoff for the visitor and obviously benefits the NRDC, a worthy organization.
But the marketing campaign is obviously good for Kiehl’s considering I’d never even heard of them and here I am singing their praises in a very public space. If you know any reason why I shouldn’t please comment below…

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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