What Sponsors Should Measure in Cause Marketing Campaigns

Cause Related Marketing

If you’re the sponsor of a cause marketing campaign, you’re in the green room, you’re in a makeup chair and you’re sitting pretty. It’s not so different when it comes to evaluating the success of a cause marketing campaign. Dollars raised (if it’s that kind of campaign).

The Ten Worst Cause Marketing Campaigns of 2010

Cause Related Marketing

My post from yesterday, April 4, 2011 chronicled my top 10 list of the best cause marketing of 2010. Today’s post is my list of the 10 worst cause marketing campaigns of 2010 that I posted on during the year. 3) Many cause marketers hated the KFC-Komen hook up a year ago.

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Activating Your Cause Marketing Campaign

Cause Related Marketing

Activation in sponsorship, and by extension cause marketing, means the stuff you do to promote the sponsorship. At left is an activation of a cause campaign in front of a local Sizzler restaurant, at the intersection of two busy streets. Cause-Related Marketing does a world of good.

Evaluating Your Cause-Related Marketing Campaign--Nonprofits

Cause Related Marketing

So the campaign is over (or at a pause) and it’s time to evaluate. Tags: Evaluating a cause-related marketing campaign the Ultimate Question How do you do that?I’ll I’ll tackle the question from the perspective of the nonprofit today, the agency on Tuesday and the sponsor next Thursday.NonprofitsIf your nonprofit is like most of your peers you probably put everybody who was even remotely connected to the project in a room and hash it out until everyone’s eyes bleed. However.

How Causes Should Evaluate Their Cause Marketing Campaign

Cause Related Marketing

So your cause's cause marketing campaign is over (or at a pause) and it’s time to evaluate. The fact is, given the turnover in nonprofits, the very most junior person involved with the campaign this year could be running it 18 months from now. At a minimum the debriefing should lead to a discussion about whether the campaign met the goals you set out for it. If the campaign is large or important there may be a need for some kind of formal evaluation.

Best Cause Marketing Campaigns of 2012

Selfish Giving

I searched through all my posts and Pinterest boards from last year and came up with my 2012 picks for best cause marketing campaigns. What were your favorite cause marketing campaigns of 2012? Unfortunately, some cause marketing campaigns bombed this year.…

The Worst 11 Cause Marketing Campaigns of 2008

Cause Related Marketing

In every bad cause marketing campaigns, ads and research I’ve autopsied this year I’ve tried to find something to praise. This is in stark contrast to the postmortems they do on all those CSI-style dramas that air on TV nearly nonstop in the States these days.

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Towards a More Hygienic Cause Marketing Campaign for Lysol

Cause Related Marketing

With the approaching start of the new school year Lysol brand of disinfectant has a cause marketing campaign that awards $25,000 in prizes to the school with the highest average attendance from November 1 to 30, 2011. Cause-Related Marketing does a world of good.

4 Cause Marketing Campaigns, 3 Causes, 1 Day

Cause Related Marketing

On Wednesdays in my market all the major grocers insert their flyer in the local newspaper. Yesterday all of them save WalMart had a cause marketing element in their respective flyers. The USO reusable bag is an extension of a campaign for the USO Kroger announced in July, 2011.

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My New Favorite Cause Marketing Campaign

Cause Related Marketing

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Cool Cause Marketing Campaign. But Where's the MacGuffin?

Cause Related Marketing

When I use the word I mean, what in your cause marketing campaign will make the target audience act? In the aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake, for instance, cause marketing campaigns sprouted up spontaneously and they worked. Cause-Related Marketing does a world of good.

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Which Celeb To Pick for Your Cause Marketing Campaign?

Cause Related Marketing

Pop quiz: You have an enviably large promotional budget for your cause marketing campaign and you need a celebrity. Do you choose Marcus Samuelsson, celebrity chef? Or do you choose Harrison Ford, the man who has sold more than $3.6

How an Agency Should Evaluating a Cause Marketing Campaign

Cause Related Marketing

How should an agency evaluate a cause campaign it had a hand in? This question comes on the heels of posts the last two Fridays about how to evaluate a cause marketing campaign if you represent the cause and how to do so if you represent the sponsor.

Should a Cause Marketing Campaign Be Year-Round?

Cause Related Marketing

If you’re the kind of person who wishes that every day could be like the first day of spring or that Christmas music would play all year long then has Lee, the apparel maker, got a cause marketing campaign for you. You risk cause fatigue in your target markets.

Reading Is Fundamental Cause Marketing Campaign with US Airways

Cause Related Marketing

This campaign leveraged. In this second half of my online interview with Laura Goodman, Director of Corporate Relations at Reading Is Fundamental, we peel back the curtain a little bit to learn the particulars about the “Fly With US. Read With Kids” was developed, coordinated, and built.

Reading Is Fundamental Cause Marketing Campaign with US Airways

Cause Related Marketing

Fly With US. Read With Kids.Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) promotes family literacy and dates to 1966. It's the oldest and largest such literacy organization in the United States and darn hard to miss.

Five Steps To Nurture a 30-Year Cause Marketing Relationship

Cause Related Marketing

Last Monday, July 22, 2013, March of Dimes released the annual results of its campaign with Kmart. and thereby begged the question, what does it takes to have a multi-decade cause marketing relationship between a cause and a sponsor? Too many cause marketing relationships, in my estimation, resemble speed-dating more than long-term marriage. There can be good reasons for short-term cause marketing relationships. Cause-Related Marketing does a world of good.

The Five Habits of Great Cause Marketers

Cause Related Marketing

So what are five habits that you as a cause marketer should adopt? You should habitually stay abreast of cause marketing trends and changes. You should habitually think about ways to improve your cause marketing campaigns. You should habitually spend time in the company of your constituents gauging what’s meaningful to them about your cause, your sponsors, and your cause marketing. Cause-Related Marketing does a world of good.

Two New Surveys Show Consumers Expect and Support Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Two surveys out this week uncover new insights about the push and pull of cause marketing. In the first, the Cause Marketing Forum looks for million-dollar cause marketing campaigns at checkout and finds 63 of them generating a total of $358.4 million per campaign. The Cause Marketing Forum is meeting in Chicago so I haven’t had the chance to talk with them, but I suspect that in the years to come this survey will turn up much bigger numbers.

Tubbs Reports the Results of its Romp to Stomp Cause Marketing Event

Cause Related Marketing

Tubbs, which makes snowshoes, recently announced the result of its 11th annual cause marketing event called Romp to Stomp, which benefits breast cancer charities in the United States and Canada. This post is part of an occasional series when I announce the results of cause marketing efforts that I have posted on in the past. Cause-Related Marketing does a world of good.

Where is All the Cause Marketing with Faith-Based Nonprofits?

Cause Related Marketing

In Feb 2013, I got an email from a remarkable student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill who had an intriguing question: why isn’t there more cause marketing between sponsors and faith-based nonprofits? Based on the six interviews, it appears that, shoulder to shoulder, faith-based nonprofit organizations and faith-neutral nonprofit organizations do not enjoy the same windows of opportunities for cause-related marketing endeavors.

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Five Bad Habits of Cause Marketers

Cause Related Marketing

On Monday I posted about five good habits of great cause marketers. But cause marketers. Here, then, are five bad habits that too many cause marketers have. Immature people, like immature cause marketers, almost always struggle with what scientists call ‘confirmation bias.’ Confirmation bias leads to bad science and bad cause marketing. We’re talking about cause marketing here, which many people consider to be inherently shallow.

Another Benefit to Cause Marketing: Better Supplier Pricing

Cause Related Marketing

Two professors at the Ohio State University have a new take on the benefits of cause marketing; it helps keep supplier pricing in check. Their paper, called “ A Supply-Side Explanation for the Use of Cause Marketing ” by Anil Arya and Brian Mittendorf, starts with the proposition that, “firm profits under simple(non-strategic) corporate philanthropy wherein the firm pledges a donation amount to charity. They also advise companies not to make their cause marketing universal.

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Can Cause Marketing Start a Cultural Meme?

Cause Related Marketing

A fishing lodge on the Kenai Peninsula called Alaska Hooksetters thinks that might be partly a marketing problem, and so it just started promoting a catch and release approach to King Salmon called “ Spawn On ” that features its own logo and Facebook page. Certainly the campaign has its work cut out for it. Finally, it seems to me that this is more of persuasion problem than a marketing problem; a question of making a meme in parts of America a behavior in the Kenai.

Getting Ahead at Your Nonprofit or Mission-Driven Company

Cause Related Marketing

Cause-Related Marketing does a world of good. Causerelatedmarketing.biz is dedicated to highlighting and dissecting the best and the worst cause-related marketing promotions and campaigns. cause marketing statistics Cause Marketing Forum cause marketing conference cause marketing campaigns Cause Marketing Jobs cause marketing examples cause marketing companies cause marketing

Innovative Cause Marketing 'Inventory'

Cause Related Marketing

Selling cause marketing sponsorships… like selling radio or television airtime… means selling the intangible. Keep brainstorming and other cause marketing inventory will become plain. A really fun kind of alternate cause marketing inventory came across my desk recently. Unlike those hoary old name-a-brick fundraisers that have been a part of capital campaigns since time immemorial, the signed studs will almost certainly never be seen by the people who buy the home.

Cause Marketing for the Disrespected

Cause Related Marketing

And so I’m not surprised that an online timeshare sales service is trying cause marketing to dress up its reputation. Public cynicism about market sectors that have been broadly tarred isn’t just a problem for companies. and more Having taken those credibility-boosting measures, cause marketing is one of the few promotional vehicles left to Buyatimeshare.com. Cause-Related Marketing does a world of good.

KFC Concept Restaurant Gives a Nod to Cause Marketing for Local Causes

Cause Related Marketing

KFC, a unit of Yum Brands, is testing a new quick-serve restaurant version of the fried chicken outlet and among the changes is that its cause marketing efforts will be much more local, according to Anne Fuller, senior director of development for KFC eleven. It would be fun to parse that out a little bit, but instead let’s talk about KFC eleven’s emphasis on local cause marketing. In the past KFC has done cause marketing with Komen, which the cognoscenti hated.

Kaizen and Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

And it’s precisely the word to describe what Toyota’s marketing department practiced with its cause marketing effort called “ Meals Per Hour ,” which is a video about the people of Rockaways, New York in the wake of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. But this post isn’t about the kaizen of the Metro Food Bank it’s about the kaizen of Toyota’s marketing department after they had released the video. Cause-Related Marketing does a world of good.

The Moral Authority of the IRS Has Been Diminished

Cause Related Marketing

Cause-Related Marketing does a world of good. Causerelatedmarketing.biz is dedicated to highlighting and dissecting the best and the worst cause-related marketing promotions and campaigns. Cause Marketing Forum cause marketing campaigns Cause Marketing Jobs cause marketing examples cause marketing companies cause marketing Years ago I read a book by a man who had been the public defender in the bad old days of Soviet Russia.

VolunteerMatch's Cause Marketing Campaign, Sccop it Forward

Cause Related Marketing

Your first cause marketing campaign can be a little like your first kiss. awkward and unsteady, or wonderful and thrilling.In

No Kid Hungry grows its monthly giving club with an integrated marketing campaign

DonorDigital

During the month of April 2013, Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign grew its monthly giving club, The Hunger Core , by over 300 new members. Donordigital and Mal Warwick Associates worked with No Kid Hungry to create a month-long multi-channel campaign.

Quick Testing Your Cause Marketing Campaign Ideas

Cause Related Marketing

Even if, like me, you think that Instagram’s price was frothier than a berry smoothie at McDonald’s, you have to admit that the tech sector is building companies differently than everyone else, and this may hold some lessons for cause marketers. Where’s the application for cause marketers? Internet companies are like cause marketing campaigns in the sense that you really are selling fluff, air, and good feelings. Cause-Related Marketing does a world of good.

Evaluating Your Cause-Related Marketing Campaign--Sponsor

Cause Related Marketing

If you’re the sponsor of a cause-related marketing campaign, you’re in the green room, you’re in a makeup chair and you’re sitting pretty.Here’s what I mean. Tags: Jane Seymour Evaluating a cause-related marketing campaign When I was writing the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Telethon a representative from one of CMN’s largest sponsors used to avail herself of the same makeup services provided for celebrity hosts and guests. Strictly speaking this was.

#OurWork: NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan Marketing Campaign

Non Profit Marketing 360

Social Marketing and Media Relations Campaign. Working under the aegis of the Nonprofit Marketing 360 collaborative , MKCREATIVE and LCG Communications embarked on an ambitious campaign to promote an online silent auction for a client. We used a combination of PR (LCG Communications) and social marketing (MKC). Paid Search: The social marketing campaigns were tied together with an online paid search and display ad campaign.

Evaluating Your Cause-Related Marketing Campaign--Agency

Cause Related Marketing

Thursday’s post covered how a nonprofit might evaluate a cause-related marketing campaign.Today’s post tackles the question from the perspective of an agency.While there’s plenty in Thursday’s post that’s pertinent to agencies, they still have their own unique gloss on evaluating the success of a campaign.Agencies frequently care about things like whether a campaign garners awards and/or the. Tags: Evaluating a cause-related marketing campaign

Cool Cause Marketing Campaigns from Two Commonwealth Countries

Cause Related Marketing

Two cool new cause marketing concepts from two different Commonwealth countries. This is ‘push’ media made palatable by the addition of the cause marketing element. For Donate Your Desktop cause marketing helps mitigate the negatives of push media.

A Punch List for Charity Cause Marketers Looking for Sponsors

Cause Related Marketing

Since cause marketing has been shown to help companies preserve pricing power , and since women are more responsive to cause marketing than men, the research is a virtual punch list for charities looking for sponsors who need help. But well-designed cause marketing can help companies preserve pricing power. Other auto companies including Ford, Chevy, and Volvo also do cause marketing, but none of them report Subaru-like levels of efficacy.

Owning Your Cause-Related Marketing Campaign

Cause Related Marketing

Over the last 15 years or so, I’ve seen my fair share of cause-related marketing, but I don’t remember ever seeing any featuring lighters.

When Sponsors Don't Renew Cool Cause Marketing Campaigns

Cause Related Marketing

I missed this campaign from Campbell’s in 2009 and 2010 benefiting the FFA. But I came across it while working on the Alden Keene Cause Marketing Database. And though Campbell’s hasn’t renewed the campaign, it’s one of my favorite cause marketing efforts of all time. Called Help Grow Your Soup, in 2010 the campaign restored five barns… chosen by popular vote by people inputting Campbell''s Soup UPC codes… in Michigan, Indiana, Maryland and North Carolina.