Companies and organizations are starting to mimic consumers in leveraging the power of the pocketbook; many are placing ethics at the forefront of their financial decision making. Recently, the NAACP, the Anti-Defamation League, Color of Change, and Free Press launched a campaign titled #StopHateforProfit. The campaign centers around the spread of misinformation and hate speech on social media platforms – primarily on Facebook – and encourages companies to boycott the site.
Tag: public relations
Pride Month Steps Up Its Game
Pride month this year looks a little different. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many celebrations have been postponed or even cancelled. Because of this, the LGBTQ+ community has had to find other ways to show their pride – something many of them are doing with their pocketbooks. Pride month offers a unique study into just how imperative it is for companies to take on Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
Global Branding: Guinness Plans to Open First U.S. Brewery Since 1954
There are not many beers that are quite as iconic as a Guinness. The Irish stout, which any beer aficionado knows requires a very particular pour in order for the “storm” or surge to settle […]
Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts Attempt Rebranding with Launch of New Ad Campaigns
Just last fall, BSA made the announcement that they would now accept girls into their organization. While some met this with support, others voiced disapproval or criticism. The Girl Scouts of America were one […]
What Can Marketers Learn from Heineken’s “Lighter is Better” Mishap?
Let’s face it. With millions of eyes glued to phones and tablets 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, very rarely do mistakes and blunders not get caught in the sift. This holds […]