Nike Pushes the Envelope

Nike has been a leading advertiser for many years. And it has sponsored social causes. For example, see Behind the Scenes Nike Just Does It. But beginning this week, Nike pushes the envelope more than ever. It has decided to feature Colin Kaepernick, the NFL player behind the national anthem protests, in new ads. In […]

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Young Adult Views Toward Brands

In recent years, we know that many manufacturer brands have come under price pressure. With more people turning to less-expensive brands. But did you know that brand perceptions differ by generation? Today, we look at young adult views toward brands. To start, consider these posts about branding: Making YOUR Brand Stand Out Customers Like Caring […]

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Proud to Be Part of the Hofstra Community

Members of the Hofstra community came together to make a message assuring all students that they are welcome on Hofstra’s campus. Representatives from faculty, administration, athletics, student affairs, and a wide variety of student leaders want all students from across the globe to know #YouAreWelcomeHere      

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Bravo, Patagonia!

Patagonia is a remarkable company that is true to its original mission: “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire, and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.” Today, it “is a designer of outdoor clothing and gear for the silent sports: climbing, surfing, skiing and snowboarding, fly fishing, and trail running.” […]

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When Marketing’s Good, It Can Do GOOD

Cause-related marketing can be inspirational and touch us. Hopefully, it can also make us want to better ourselves and the world. 🙂 Consider the annual Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF): “The WCFF’s mission is to inform, engage, and inspire audiences about the need for and importance of the protection of global biodiversity. The WCFF does […]

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Under 40s Impacting the World

For the purposes of this post, we are defining “young adults” as any adults under 40 years of age. [Yes, there will be some 20-year-olds who view 39 as ancient. LOL). But this definition enables us to closely look at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) “Young Global Leaders: Class of 2016” reports.   According to […]

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McDonald’s Strong Involvement in Children’s Literacy

It’s been an interesting few years for McDonald’s. It has had problems with franchisees, a very expanded menu for a fast-food chain, and those who are pushing for healthier food. And all of this time, the firm has worked hard to improve its image as the world’s leading fast-food company. As part of its healthier choices […]

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Brita Water Signs NBA Star Stephen Curry as Endorser

Brita “reduces the taste and odor of chlorine, and other contaminants, to deliver great-tasting water while removing impurities that can cause illness over time.By drinking filtered water, you are reducing the amount of plastic bottles that end up in our landfills and oceans. 1 Brita water filter used = 300 plastic bottles saved.” It has […]

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Lego: Innovation and Sustainability Can Co-Exist

Lego is the maker of the popular wood and plastic building blocks and toys, and the inspiration behind last year’s highly successful Lego movie. LEGO “is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK, Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, […]

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Etsy: A Pioneering B Corporation

Etsy is an innovative online retailer. On April 16, 2015, Etsy had a successful IPO (initial public offering), which valued the firm at $3.3 billion as of the end of the day. Its company philosophy is described at its Web site: “Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, […]

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