This week I visited the Natural & Organic Show in Olympia, a trade show featuring hundreds of ‘good’ brands founded by passionate people more interested in health than wealth. Here are the new trends…
There’s a lot of products out there that are a lot less ethical than they may seem, from food and drink to pharmaceuticals. So is it ethical or unethical to sell dumb or misinformed consumers something that is useless or worse, not good for them, because they believe it’s more ethical?
“Healthy Checkouts” could lead the way in encouraging other retailers to take an ‘ethics over profits’ approach and improve the health of our kids… and parents.
As reported on page 4 of the FMCG’s weekly publication, The Grocer, “TV beats web in battle for FMCG ad spend”, food and drink companies are slashing digital budgets to go back to TV. Why? Because, as the head of Premier Foods Gavin Darby recently declared, “it works”. As reported in Marketing, “We are unashamedly sticking with TV advertising and will not be shifting significant spend into digital channels.”
Read more on Why is TV beating digital in battle for FMCG ad spend?…
Can you really trust what you eat? With a big demand for ethical and quality foods conmen are targeting consumer big time. Ironically, a brand that could now be worth millions got greedy and blew it all. Here’s their story…
The 5 smart ways of marketing success we can learn from Dumb Ways to Die. It’s a brilliant example of ‘Advertainment’ and total integration. Unlike some campaigns that win creative awards, this one has entered the hall of fame as a hard working marketing campaign too. Not only has it reduced deaths and accidents by 20%, but it’s the most viewed campaign globally of all time!
Having chaired a day at Cannes on ethics and creativity, this year’s big winner, Dumb Ways to Die, proves what all the speakers were saying – that fun creativity delivers the message much better than serious or shocking.
This year’s Observer Ethical Awards were as ever inspiring. Proving that real good is being done not by the big brands but the small ones.
What do you believe in? God, football, politics, vegetarianism, ethics… don’t say you don’t, we are all hard wired to believe in things. The trouble is, sometimes those beliefs deserve a little more open mindedness.