Cause-Inspired Marketing + Media Justice is Good for Business

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Matching gift tools good for #GivingTuesday and throughout this holiday season are one of the many ways corporations are using innovative digital technology to increase charitable giving effectively. There is a new model growing for corporate commitment and nonprofit organizations partnering using a multi-level organizational involvement. The best campaigns and partnerships match passion and capabilities to increase overall giving which can be affordably amplified and implemented using digital strategies.  Innovative digital journalism is providing new communication messaging too with corporate partnerships that underwrite journalistic programs that provide authentic voice for transformative initiatives and investigation.

Watson presented an overview of the evolvement of social good to cause-inspired marketing and media justice at the international brand conference and festival, Brandemonium,  in Cincinnati in October 2017. View the presentation in its entirety to learn how passion-driven collaborations tap into many silos throughout each organization resulting in employee loyalty, improved corporate image, new relationships and increased sales.

Cause-Inspired Marketing means finding some worthy cause that a nonprofit and a company feel passionately about; that inspires you to unleash the full power of the company’s resources to make a major difference with that cause or issue.

Media Justice refers to an analytical framework and a regional, grassroots movement led by historically disenfranchised communities to transform media and cultural production, rights and policy in the service of social justice and social innovation.


ProPublica Shares Design Thinking behind new Mobile Apps

by David Sleight This story was co-published with Source. A few weeks ago, ProPublica rolled out new versions of our app for iOS and Android. (If you haven’t tried them yet, stop reading this and go download them immediately!) Rebuilt and redesigned from scratch, they’re the result of a fundamental rethink that kicked off late…

via How We Built the New ProPublica Mobile Apps — ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

Digital and Social Media coupon technology evolves

Does your business use digital and social media for coupon distribution? Publisher MediaNeedle offers an excellent overview of popular digital and social media coupon technology platforms. While the Daily Deal companies like Groupon and Living Social have well-publicized shortcomings, they continue to fine tune their deals to customers going deeper in business categories like travel and experiential offerings. Niche sites and deal aggregators are designed for a more experienced and sophisticated value seeker. CoupSmart shareable coupon social media technology is distinguished by allowing the brand to keep valuable customer data, rather than the deal company owning it.

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The Rebirth of Daily Deals

Many thanks for this post from mdorman on May 28, 2013 on Media Needle.

3 custom app builders that reinvent Facebook pages on a shoestring

App integration can play a critical role in optimizing the potential of your small business’ Facebook page. Yet, the problem for many tends to be the intimidation factor— app design presents itself as an unfamiliar and seemingly daunting endeavor for marketers and small business owners who don’t consider themselves “techies”. Capitalizing on Facebook apps doesn’t necessarily mean you need to be fluent in code or have deep enough pockets to hire someone who does. There are a significant number of custom app builders that aren’t only “noob-friendly,” but dirt cheap, too. Continue reading “3 custom app builders that reinvent Facebook pages on a shoestring”