Posts Tagged 'social challenges'

Re-fashioning how we shop

Apr 03

On March 25, 2015 The Atlantic published “The Neurological Pleasures of Fast Fashion,” which illustrated how clothes shopping has transformed into a “widespread pastime, a powerfully pleasurable and sometimes addictive activity.” Not only has shopping become a recreational activity (one that I, too, enjoy), research now shows that the brain literally lights up when it […]

Introducing OgilvyEngage

May 16

The Business of Behavior Companies increasingly recognize that if societies falter, their business can’t succeed. Accordingly, many enterprises acknowledge that it is a business imperative to get people to change individual behaviors around such issues as driving safely, eating healthier, taking medications regularly, staying out of debt  and others. Through corporate responsibility commitments, sustainability initiatives, […]

Do the Strong4Life childhood obesity ads really stigmatize overweight kids?

Jan 11

The question isn’t have you seen the latest childhood obesity ads from Strong4Life, but do you have an opinion to add to all of those floating around? While there seems to be a general consensus in the dialogue about this controversial campaign, that these ads have missed the mark in being particularly effective from a […]

Still proving the value of CSR?

May 26

A new study released by Tuck Business School at Dartmouth looks at whether CSR provides financial benefit to companies, specifically within the grocery retail industry, by looking at four dimensions of CSR and how they impact positive perceptions and whether consumers modified their purchase behavior based on these perceptions. The study’s hypothesis was based on […]

Fear and me

Sep 21

  I admit it. I am afraid. Terrified, actually. Paralyzed to the point of inaction. And now I finally understand, really understand, how fear keeps people from taking steps to improve their well being. So what am I so afraid of? You will laugh. I am afraid of blogging. Really. A PR person with strong […]

Social Marketing – A Global Need and Opportunity

May 20

It soon will be announced that Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide will become the title (read: lead) sponsor of The 2nd World Non-Profit & Social Marketing Conference, to be held in Dublin, Ireland, April 11-12, 2011. The Conference will focus on exploring how strategic communications, marketing and behavior change methodologies can be applied to address vital […]