Activist Shoppers Disrupt The Supply Chain – It’s Okay With Walmart

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An estimated 75% of the world’s fisheries are at or beyond sustainable limits. Yet, the consumer market for seafood is growing rapidly. This is a business problem, an environmental problem and a health problem. In other words, it’s something for big companies to stay away from. Unless you’re Walmart and not afraid. When you’re Walmart, […]

So Much Better Than A “Like” On Facebook

WarbyParkerFanLove

Eyeglasses purveyor, Warby Parker, did something right. We know this because Marsha, a customer from New Orleans, conveyed her brand love in a box of goodies from the Crescent City. I’ll take beignets from Cafe Du Monde over a Facebook “Like” every time. Share

Jarritos Makes Bid To Be Most Interesting Imported Soft Drink In The World

Jarritos is painting the town red. And then some… The Mexican soft drink’s new tagline, “We’re not from here” is spot on. I love it when a brand uses a negative as a positive. According to The New York Times, Jarritos’ agency, GSD&M, hired Federico Archuleta, a street artist from Austin to paint murals on […]

Sustainable To The Core

Patagonia_s Common Threads Initative to Reduce Our Environmental Footprint

Patagonia is an amazing company. Their founder is a great climber and outdoorsman, their products are awesome and the brand is one that lives its values on its fleece sleeve. So, it’s not all that surprising that the company is now asking its customers to buy only what they need, repair what breaks and recycle […]

Do Conversations About Luxury Accomodations Inspire Bookings? Hilton’s Luxury Brands Want To Know

John Vanderslice, Global Head of Luxury and Lifestyle Brands at Hilton Worldwide (which includes Conrad and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts), explores the company’s Luxury Manifesto with thought leaders in the segment. Here we have Lisa Hughes, publisher of The New Yorker, discussing how luxury brands communicate in new ways via social media while holding […]

You Want ROI? Tap The Fast Growing Disdain For All Things Big.

Worthington National Bank in Fort Worth gained $10 million in new deposits after running billboards urging consumers to “Just Say No to Bailout Banks.” [via The New York Times] Share

Brands That Do Good Do Well

Ann M. Mack is the director of trendspotting at JWT. Here’s what she’s spotting: Today, thanks to the ubiquity of online technology and a new global-mindedness, people are thinking less about “me” and more about what “we” can do to address the challenges of modern society. This collective consciousness denotes a mind-set that’s particular not […]

Let Me Check My List

I like to see well executed examples of lifestyle marketing and that’s what precisely what a boutique hotel company needs to deliver–their properties’ unique lifestyle in droves. That’s what guest are paying for, that not so little something extra. Morgans Hotel Group is playing by these rules. Their new site by Zaaz, Inc. features a […]