Although more businesses are seriously engaging with corporate social responsibility, the public is becoming increasingly skeptical of their efforts. These steps can help you address this trend in your CSR communications.
Advertising & Marketing
Do you know your credit score? Chances are, says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the score you pay for may not be exactly the same as what a lender sees. And that’s a problem, says the bureau, because two of the three largest credit reporting agencies have been selling credit scores that don’t match the criteria lenders use.
This week a group of corporate executives, sustainability consultants and environmental activists gathered in — wait for it — Florida to discuss their role in climate action. The consensus? If Washington is hell-bent on dismantling progress, the private sector must become equally hell-bent on protecting it.
SPECIAL SERIES: Are Americans Getting Healthier?
The complete lack of scientific evidence substantiating any health benefits is the reality of the homeopathic medicine industry, but the sector still reaps annual revenues of anywhere from $3 billion to $6 billion annually.
Insurance rates under Obamacare will go up next year, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. It’s bad news for many consumers, but especially those in states like Arizona who expect to see a triple-digit increase in their premiums. But with all the public advocacy on this issue, is it really the feds that should be taking the heat right before federal election day?
Deals between so-called influencers — with a substantial social media following — and their advertisers are not always disclosed. This makes them a big problem when it comes to their impact on children, say advocacy groups. And those groups are fighting back.
This month, CoverGirl hired its first male brand ambassador, 17-year-old James Charles. The high-school senior is just one of many who are challenging conventional beauty norms and redefining what it means to be “masculine.” Fashion and beauty companies have no choice but to accept, and even celebrate, these trends.
An up-to-date and top-tier communications strategy is absolutely crucial for the success of your cause marketing campaign. The folks at @Pay compiled five tips to help you reach that level.
What are some of the most garish pink ribbon-inspired cause marketing campaigns in recent memory? Here are five of the worst pinkwashing examples to be promoted during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
On Sept. 24, thinkPARALLAX and TriplePundit brought thought leaders to Autodesk’s San Francisco headquarters to discuss what’s new in sustainability communications.
Innovative medical companies with the potential to transform the country’s healthcare system are itching to take advantage of Silicon Valley’s startup incubators. But are the healthcare system and government regulators ready for them? We examine three “unicorns” that shook up the healthcare market — and almost lost everything in the process.
The terms “global warming” and “climate change” describe two interrelated and similar — but scientifically different — phenomena. But one term is increasingly used as the other is in retreat. When did this happen, and more importantly why?
BioLite employs 40 tenacious local sales agents in emerging markets who can captivate a crowd with their personalized pitches. Thanks to these in-person demonstrations, clean cookstoves can become a desirable, affordable and life-enhancing solution for tens of thousands of homes in India and sub-Saharan Africa.
Ben & Jerry’s spends about a fifth of its marketing budget to reach 10 million “fans”on social media. But technology is only the tool. Ben & Jerry’s keeps its fans close by speaking truth to power.
In honor of the return of Bill Belichick and the forthcoming NFL season, sustainability pros should “steal” these plays from the marketing playbook. What follows are four plays that have been “stolen” (a la Spygate) from the marketing playbook.