Category Archives: Social Responsibility and Philanthropy

Lean Cuisine Disses The Word “Diet” and Tries to Do Some Good

Well this actually is a novel way to start the year. Lean Cuisine is the latest “good for you” brand (AKA: Diet Food) that has decided it’s time to “change the ‘diet’ conversation into a force for good.” (Let’s pretend … Continue reading

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Listerene’s App for The Blind Creates a WIN Everyone Can See

Oh, this example we are showcasing from Listerene® is just so right for so many reasons! So, ever wondered what it’s like to “feel” a smile? Last week, Listerine’s Advanced White product launched a mobile app overseas that allows the … Continue reading

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Healthy Kids Are No Laughing Matter

In a hilarious parody of contemporary healthy food ads, actor/comedian Nick Offerman takes us on a tour of his farm, where “ripe, juicy pizzas” and taquitos grow on trees and “hot, moist sloppy joes” grow year-round thanks to the “nutrients” … Continue reading

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Magic Mike XXL’s Amusing New Promo

Full disclosure: when he first came on the scene, I thought Channing Tatum was just another handsome, muscular lunk-head actor that folks seemed to swoon over. But having seen a few of his comedies since then, I have to admit, he’s … Continue reading

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Are You Abusing The Power of Social Media?

DON’T WATCH this whole video. Please. ALS (AKA Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a merciless disease. Desperate patients and their families have turned to social media in their quest to find a cure, as the only drug currently approved for ALS in … Continue reading

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Cause Marketing — Is It Really In Your DNA?

With so many companies supporting high profile and “popular” charities, I often wonder if their support is genuine or just a move to gain visibility and goodwill? IKEA, popular maker of well-functioning, affordable furniture for the masses, seems to be … Continue reading

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Can Social Responsibility Be Profitable? Yes!

Uber car service is testing a way to marry social responsibility with bringing in business. They’ve created a sidewalk kiosk in Toronto that allows revelers to take a portable breathalizer test to see how they fare. One too many over … Continue reading

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