Three Things to Keep In Mind for the 2020 Holiday Season, Part One.

Posted by Shaina Kaye on October 15, 2020 at 2:48 PM

No matter how blurry the concept of time feels these days, the holiday season is inevitably and speedily approaching. In years prior, the impending holiday season would have meant a ramp up in in-store product promotions, email marketing campaigns and an influx of television advertisements. 

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Innovation, Content Marketing, Branding and Brand Value, Creative, D2C, Marketing Strategy and Best Practices

Creative Showcase: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities for Creative Innovation

Posted by Shaina Kaye on October 1, 2020 at 9:45 AM

As the coronavirus made itself and its effects known to the world, brands were forced to transform marketing plans, adjust operations and pivot strategies on a dime in order to meet current and potential consumers where they were at in a way that felt authentic and timely. And where they were at was in the midst of a pandemic unlike anything anyone had ever seen before.

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Topics: Utility Communications, Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy, Content Marketing, Creative, Marketing Strategy and Best Practices

Industry Expert Interview: Paul Lynch, CEO & Founder, Cage Free Productions

Posted by Shaina Kaye on September 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM

For the next installment in our Industry Expert Interview Series, we had the opportunity to sit down with Paul Lynch, the CEO and Founder of Cage Free Productions, a B Corp-certified and 1% For the Planet designated storytelling agency, specializing in video production based out of Santa Barbara, California. Through the unique concept of Human-Centered Production™, the company helps mission-driven individuals and organizations hone in on the power of video and storytelling to catalyze change and solve problems.

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Topics: Industry Expert Interviews, Content Marketing, Creative, Marketing Strategy and Best Practices

Take it from Bill Gates: Content is (Still) King

Posted by Shaina Kaye on September 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM

24 years ago, before the evolution and mass adoption of social media, when blogs were still a novelty and websites were still in relatively primitive states, Bill Gates penned an essay titled “Content is King.” 

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Topics: Utility Communications, Social Media Strategy and Best Practices, Content Marketing, B2B marketing, Marketing Strategy and Best Practices

Intersectional Environmentalism: What it is and Why it Matters

Posted by Jackie Demers and Abby Goudey on August 27, 2020 at 1:29 PM

The fight for a more sustainable future in the age of the coronavirus and Black Lives Matter has uncovered an important truth: protecting vulnerable communities is critical to taking action against climate change. It's long overdue, but going forward, brands looking to fight for climate change will need to ensure social justice is a component of their climate action plan. 

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Topics: B Corporation, Climate Change, Inspiration, Branding and Brand Value, Sustainability Marketing, In the News, Audience Segmentation, Climate and Social Justice

The “It” Factor: What Successful D2C Companies Can Teach Brands in 2020

Posted by Shaina Kaye on August 20, 2020 at 11:38 AM

In the early 2010s, companies like Everlane and Warby Parker paved the way for the first generation of Direct to Consumer (D2C) brands, offering consumers a fully digital brand experience and new companies a relatively easy, innovative and scalable way to sell products and services. A storefront was not necessary, but a strong brand story was. A brick and mortar storefront was no longer an operational requirement for brands - all you needed was an online shop and a creative social media presence.

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Innovation, B Corporation, Climate Change, Branding and Brand Value, Sustainability Marketing, D2C, In the News

Industry Expert Interview: Jen Gorin, Founder of Impact Growth Partners

Posted by Shaina Kaye on August 13, 2020 at 11:30 AM

Never has the value of being a B Corp been more evident than in 2020, as a global pandemic and social change have taken center stage and communities around the world have realized the true benefits of using business as a force for good.

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Topics: Innovation, B Corporation, Industry Expert Interviews, Sustainability Marketing, Company Culture, In the News

Mid-Summer Round Up

Posted by Shaina Kaye on July 30, 2020 at 11:34 AM

If there’s one thing we know for certain, it’s that life keeps moving forward. Amidst political barbs, a global pandemic, long overdue social upheaval and a climate crisis, the world keeps on turning. 

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Innovation, Content Marketing, Inspiration, Sustainability Marketing, Company Culture, In the News

Customer Experience, Revisited

Posted by Shaina Kaye on July 16, 2020 at 3:25 PM

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: you can have a wonderful, purpose-driven mission and a marketing campaign that is creative and perfectly targeted, but if your customer’s experience is lacking everything else is diminished. 

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Content Marketing, In the News, Marketing Strategy and Best Practices

Four of the Best Ways to Reach Customers at Home this Summer

Posted by Shaina Kaye on July 9, 2020 at 3:17 PM

In “normal” times, pre-global pandemic, getting the biggest ROI out of your marketing budget was undoubtedly a priority. But as we all know, the summer of 2020 is anything but normal. 

With 65% of marketers anticipating a decrease to already constrained marketing budgets, brands across industries need to find ways to be more nimble, creative and strategic while also figuring out how to effectively respond to the changing needs of customers living in the midst of an ongoing pandemic and revolutionary social change. 

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