This post rebuts the assertion made by Joel Makower that Green Marketing is dead or over. It suggests that green is not being marketed in the best manner; making the point that companies seeking to market their green products and services should focus on selling their products instead of making the consumer feel like their purchases is a cause, charity, public service or a sacrifice that they they need to make.
Interview with Solar Fred, who is a well known voice in the solar social media marketing space. The interview provides the reader with some insight into effective social media marketing, for solar and how effective a tool it can be if used well. It makes the point that in order to be effective and build trust social media marketers need to provide good information to the communities that they are trying to reach.
Twitter has done a great deal for CSR communications. The social network brings CSR leaders closer,facilitates networking, as well as partnership creation, and dealmaking. Twitter gets the news and information out about CSR conferences out to a larger audience, as well as being the absolute best source of CSR news. CSR reports are always announced on Twitter and it is used as a CSR jobs recruitment platform too. It is also used to promote brands, customer service, or to announce new products and services, which all these link to CSR as well. This is all helping to create greater interest in the CSR body of knowledge. Ultimately, Twitter makes CSR info accessible to more people and it is changing the way people view it.
Green marketing and marketing in general is affected more and more by consumers researching products and services online. In light of this, what are the best practices that are being used by businesses to connect over the Internet with customers seeking green and wellness products? This video interview with Dan Piech, of comScore, outlines their research and observations regarding best practices for using video in marketing to consumers.h
This post makes the argument for why green businesses should consider maintaining green business blogs even if they already have an existing portal website fronting their business on the web; blogs are different and have their own unique strengths and character. They reach people in a different and many feel quite powerful way and blogs can help you build your online presence.
Bill Roth interviews Mike Dodge, President of Atomic Online, who discusses how to shape messaging to green women consumers vs. men. by Bill Roth, President, Northern California Community Technologies (NCCT), and the author of The Secret Green Sauce: Best Practices Used by Actual Companies Successfully Growing Green Revenues. Follow Bill on Twitter @earth2017. Connect with […]
In this post, Lorna walks the reader through a ten step road map to launching a green brand online, in which she gives practical from the trenches advice geared towards helping small green businesses and other enterprises develop a successful online marketing strategy. The advice is organized in a step by step manner so that it also provides the green entrepreneur, business owner or director with an idea of what needs to be tackled first and so forth, in order to promote their organization, service or product in the online universe.
Jacquie discusses the consumer revolution that is driving the phenomena of green marketing outlining six new rules being written by consumers for manufacturers and marketers. While in the past consumers bought solely on price, performance, and convenience, today they are increasingly making their purchasing decisions based on additional criteria such as how products are sourced, manufactured, packaged, disposed of – and even such social aspects as how factory and farm workers are treated – now all of these other factors also matter.
Frank-Martin Belz and Ken Peattie examine the role that online and social media play in sustainability marketing, and how they allow direct interactions between companies and consumers.