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This Is What Customers Want to Know About Your Cause Marketing Partnership

It turns out customers are paying a lot of attention to the tizzy of cause marketing campaigns surrounding them. In fact, they are underwhelmed with information. Cone’s 2010 Nonprofit Marketing Trend Tracker shows yet another reason to report on your campaign or program results–because customers care.  Astoundingly, not even half of consumers think companies and nonprofits […]

You’re Shopping Anyway–How to Make Your Purchase Count 3 Times

What a difference 10% makes when it’s extracted from $460 billion.  The latter figure is what Americans spent on holiday shopping last year despite a rapidly eroding economy and forewarned doldrums ahead.  It’s been said before, but it’s worth another step to the soapbox:  What if we choose to buy only merchandise that has a social […]

How a Social Mission Helps Your Company (Part 1): Creating a Brand that Consumers Take Personally

This is part of an ongoing series dissecting the benefits of adopting a social mission in business and highlighting companies who are doing it well. One of the immediate benefits of leading a company with a strong social mission is that if you can communicate your product message clearly, your customers will become evangelists for […]

“Yay” on Starbucks’ Social Corporate Responsibility

Starbucks’ latest act of social responsibility is offering a free cup of joe to anyone who pledges 5 hours of volunteer time during the five-day promotion. The coffee retailer joined with nonprofit HandsOn Network to support Barack Obama’s national call for service and encourage individuals to ‘create the change they wish to see.’ Last December, […]