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Zwitsal, Holland’s leading skin care brand for children, is raising awareness of the importance of UV protection with the introduction of a special fire brigade that fights sunburn: the ‘Zwitsal Zonnebrandweer’. Its task is to respond to sunny conditions and a high UV index, by driving to ‘hazardous areas’ and informing parents and kids about the importance of protecting their skin.
Why it matters
Brands have long affiliated themselves with worthy causes, however it now appears they are taking more of an active role. Will brands begin to adopt ‘activists’ to promote the good causes that they support as part of their service to their customers?
Great Properties, UAE-based real estate agency, has rolled out its “Green is Great” environmental awareness campaign across Dubai. The campaign launched with a direct marketing initiative; the mass distribution of reusable shopping bags and diaries printed on reusable paper.
United Way has created a website that uses alarming statistics to highlight important social issues. Visitors are invited to donate $1 (or more) to help address the issue of their choice. As a reward for their aid, donors are encouraged to post a picture or video of themselves feeling happy about doing a good deed.