Archive for the Social Marketing Category

Super Bowl and the Second Screen: 4 Tips for Social Marketers

Feb 06

A year ago, Oreo set a new standard for real time marketing during the 2013 Super Bowl. One power outage and one tweet was all it took for their brand to swiftly become what everyone was talking about – even without a $4 million dollar ad buy. This year, companies talked up their social media […]

Vaccines: Is Success in Preventing Diseases Making it Harder to Take Action

Jan 27

As a new mom, I have to admit one of the harder things I’ve had to do was hold my son as he received his first set of vaccinations (and subsequent vaccinations) – to see the surprise on his face and then the tears were enough to bring this momma nearly to tears herself. But […]

4 Tips for Managing the Drop in Organic Reach on Facebook with a Small Budget

Jan 10

Have you noticed a change in your Facebook organic reach over the last few weeks?   If so, you’re not alone. Last month, Facebook tweaked their algorithm to focus on “high-quality content.” While traditional news outlets are seeing 69% jumps in referral traffic from Facebook, brands, small businesses, nonprofit and government organizations are seeing much smaller […]

Faith: A Foolish Notion, or Something You’ve Got To Have?

Oct 24

faith noun \ˈfāth\ : strong belief or trust in someone or something : belief in the existence of God : strong religious feelings or beliefs : a system of religious beliefs Sitting in the pews of the historic sanctuary at Sixth & I last week, it shouldn’t have surprised me that the concept of faith […]

#Mamming: Memes for Good

Oct 23

I started off my week with a delicious doughnut (everything in moderation!) and a discussion of #shutdownpickuplines, #300feministsandwiches, and Scarlett Johansson falling. Why you ask? Our office gathers once a month for KreMEME Monday to share the latest memes, discuss why they trended, and see how we can learn from these Internet unicorns. As social […]

New Beginnings

Sep 20

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher As a member of the Social Change Marketing practice, we work for clients, campaigns, programs, and initiatives that strive towards the goal of behavior change. In short, we aspire […]

Does Fear Work Afterall?

Sep 10

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tips from Former Smoker’s campaign, which featured raw graphic images in a national paid media initiative to reduce tobacco use, has made a big splash since hitting the air waves in 2012. A new study published on Monday in the Lancet indicates that these ads may have […]

Social Marketing: Just like Parenting

Jun 27

As the mother of an almost 1 year old, my daughter Grace is fast developing a personality and each day understands much more about her world. She now understands simple commands and recognizes people and places. She’s also learning to test boundaries (and sometimes my patience). I want to shape the person she becomes – […]

Is it Enough to Get People Talking?

Jun 14

Despite a 33% drop in the teen pregnancy rate in Chicago, the city’s rate is 1.5 times the national average. To address the issue, Chicago has recently launched a new teen pregnancy campaign that is…unexpected. The PSAs have gained local and national attention for their surprising take on drawing attention to the issue and reminding […]

What Can We Learn from Dove’s Most Viral Ad Video of All Time?

May 30

According to Dove published survey data, over half (54%) of women globally—equating to an astounding 672 million women worldwide—agree that when it comes to how they look, they are their own worst beauty critic. The three-minute “Dove Real Beauty Sketches” video that launched last month has garnered more than 114 million total views, making it […]