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August 1, 2013
McDonald’s French Fries: Transparency Gone Bad?

Last spring, McDonald’s restaurants launched a campaign aimed at being more open, honest and transparent with its customers. Included in this campaign are “Our Food, Your Questions” videos on the brand’s YouTube channel. In these videos, the company answers questions submitted by its customers via social media. While the videos have been around for over […]

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July 30, 2013
The 5 Characteristics of Great Brand Storytelling

Telling a brand’s mission-based story should be easy. Supporting a mission, cause or charity is a ready-made story. Unfortunately, just as the singer makes the song, a great story that is told in a boring, incomplete or disconnected way will fall flat with any audience. Here are the 5 characteristics of great, mission-based, brand storytelling: […]

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July 1, 2013
The 5 Must-Have Qualities of Successful Mission-Driven Brands

There are hundreds of mission-driven brands out there competing for consumers’ attention. Why are some successful, profitable and long-lasting while others quickly fade away? Here are the 5 Qualities a Mission-Driven Brand must embrace in order to achieve long lasting success.   Authenticity

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June 3, 2013
Top 5 Reasons Eco Friendly Companies Fail at Green Marketing

Over the past several years, consumers around the globe have begun to make an effort to act and shop in a more environmentally friendly manner. At the same time, we've seen companies respond with new products and offers to entice these conscious consumers. “Green” and “Eco Friendly” marketing campaigns seem to dominate media. Multinational companies are touting […]

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June 3, 2013
Finding the Right Keywords: Optimizing AdWords for Mission-Driven Businesses (Part 2)

When it comes to finding success with a Google AdWords campaign, even the best ads and the largest budget won’t make a bit of difference if you aren’t targeting the right keywords. Finding the right mix of keywords to support your ads can be challenging. It may seem like all of the keywords you want […]

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May 21, 2013
Optimizing AdWords for Mission-Driven & Sustainable Businesses (Part 1)

As the marketing manager of a mission-driven business working with a shoestring budget, you are under constant pressure to get your message out there without breaking the bank. Luckily, Google AdWords and similar pay-per-click advertising systems are an affordable way to share your message, learn more about your audience and, if managed correctly, sell your […]

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May 14, 2013
What I Wish I Had Done in College: Get Involved in Sustainability

Now that I’m a college graduate, I can take a moment to look back and think about the things I wish I had done during my time there . More and more, one thing stands out: I wish I had gotten involved in sustainability sooner. When starting college as a freshman at the University of […]

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April 30, 2013
8 Resources for Jobs in Sustainability

With unemployment rates at 7.7% and a highly competitive job market, those seeking a new career are under a lot of pressure. For those committed to environmental causes and social responsibility, the job hunt is even often more complex and intimidating. Below we have compiled eight resources for professionals looking for jobs in sustainability, corporate […]

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April 7, 2013
4 Ways to Balance Mission and Sales

One of the most common questions we receive from clients is how can they can balance their social or environmental mission with their desire to profit. It’s a good question, because in many instances the more they sell, the more impact they can have. Below are our four ways we have seen work that can […]

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March 25, 2013
5 Ways to Leverage Spring For Social Media Success

As the winter comes to an end and temperatures begin to rise, the fans and followers of your brand will slowly begin to put down their blankets and laptops and head outside to enjoy the beautiful springtime weather. How can your brand keep their attention while they’re out hiking, on a picnic or working on […]

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