Elevated Indulgence

Have you caught onto the trend for self-care? At one time, it may have been considered indulgent to, at least at times, put yourself first. Now? Here’s what we’re seeing. Variables such as budget, demographic, lifestyle, and location can all … Read More

Q315 Topic: The Brand Crusade

Trying to fit in a good deed for the day is a challenge for consumers already striving to find a work-life balance in their hectic schedules. … Read More

#Philanthropy

Fundraising and charity efforts have evolved from black-tie corporate events in gala ballrooms and cheesy telethons to helping your neighbor fix his car by sending him money from your phone. … Read More

The Facebook Factor: Organ Donation Booms

You better believe the non-profit Donate Life is loving Mark Zuckerberg right now. In an effort to “build tools that help people transform the way we all solve worldwide social problems”, he allowed Facebook users to have the option of … Read More

A “Giving Back” Backfire

Usually things in the Giving Back™ wave are uplifting and positive. It’s about giving time, energy and money to causes you are passionate about helping. It’s about making the world a better place. Well here’s and example of how to … Read More

Socially Conscious Millennials

As much as older generations love to indulge in the eye-rolling “kids these days” mentality, Millennials have been identified as being quite socially conscious. So much so, that many brands including JCPenney, Macy’s and General Mills launched back-to-school marketing initiatives … Read More

Modern Day Slavery

Recently, a friend had a rant about internet activists that rail against “modern slavery” and American consumption of slave made goods. His point was that it’s all hot air unless they are offering a solution. He was questioning the logic … Read More

CultureWaves

London’s Broom Brigade: Post-Riot Urban Intervention

An amazing “feel good” story has emerged from the aftermath of the London Riots.  An army of volunteer do-gooders have come together to help repair the cities damage… both physically and emotionally. What do I mean by emotionally?  Well I … Read More

Storm Trooper Turns Away From The Darkside

Ok Forest Gump, you ran across the USA… now how about doing it across Australia in a Storm Trooper costume?? Huh?? Yeh… Didn’t think so. That’s right folks one man is doing a challenge so great, that it’s almost inconceivable. … Read More

Giving Back: Uniqlo is Doing It Right. BING? Ahhh No.

As the world shakes its head with incomprehension at the destruction in Japan, some companies are showing their true colors with the ways they are Giving Back™.  This week has been full of examples of good and bad reactions to … Read More