Plug In To Higher Car Consciousness

[via Google.org – the philanthropic arm of Google]

Kanye’s Got ED’s Back

I thought ED in ’08 was short for Edwards, but no. It’s short for Education. Marc Lampkin, executive director of ED in ’08 said, “Together, we are urging the presidential candidates to put forward a plan to improve America’s schools because in every community in America, too many children are leaving school without the skills […]

Turn Your Kids On To Jazz And Poetry

When you’re writing to parents and asking them to involve their kids in the arts, the copy should sing. Thankfully, it does in this second phase of print ads from AmericansfortheArts.org and ArtsUSA.org. Click image to read larger version Other artists and thinkers in the series include Celia Cruz, Walt Whitman, Virgina Woolf and Homer.

The Profit Ethos

According to The Wall Street Journal (paid sub. req.), Ethos JWT, a cause-related marketing shop is one of the fastest growing units inside JWT. Corporate-responsibility campaigns, once a backwater in the ad business, have taken off in recent years. Recognizing the rising fervor around environmental and social issues such as education, hunger and poverty, companies […]

Not Another Erectile Dysfuntion Ad

For more info on this Greenpeace campaign, see MusicWood.org.

Eco Options Don’t Include The Propaganda Channel

According to The New York Times, activists are urging Home Depot, which recently unveiled an environmentally conscious marketing program, to withdraw advertising from Fox News, whose hosts and commentators dismiss global warming as liberal hysteria. In April, Home Depot introduced an Eco Options label for thousands of products that it deemed environmentally friendly. “It’s not […]

Absolut’s Spirited Cause

Absolut Vodka is creating a special-edition flavored vodka to honor New Orleans, and the proceeds will go to Gulf Coast charities, the company announced Wednesday. Absolut made the announcement and previewed the mango-with-black-pepper flavor at the annual New Orleans culinary festival, Tales of the Cocktail. Absolut New Orleans, which goes on sale Aug. 1, commemorates […]

The Challenges Of Being A Cause Marketing Professional

Over at The Huffington Post, Jake Brewer, Director of Partnerships for Idealist.org, makes the case for the skills of nonprofit marketing professionals. Professionals who make the decision to work in the nonprofit sector are often seen by their corporate counterparts as “nice folks who can’t cut it in the real business world.” The funny thing […]