Makes the point that companies need a long-term and open approach to thinking about sustainability and innovation that will require companies to adopt a more collaborative perspective and a more open approach to innovation. The increasing adoption of open innovation is important in getting sustainability innovations out of market niches to allow them to spread across a whole industry sector.
Summarizes new report from ecoAmerica that maintains that the environmental movement has not been successful in achieving its goals because it has not connected with the people. By focusing too narrowly on government regulation and intervention many environmental groups lost touch with most regular folk. Environmental organization should put greater focus on social solutions that are built around people.
A rapidly expanding universe of citizens’ groups, researchers, and environmental organizations are making use of social media and smart phone applications to document changes in the natural world and to mobilize support for taking action.
This post talks about the difficult transition between marketing to savvy early adopters and achieving penetration in the much wider mass market. There’s a big difference between what companies need to do to effectively sell technology products to early adopters and what they need to do to sell to the early and late majority of the technology adoption lifecycle; and this is what has been aptly and ominously called the chasm.
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.
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
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.