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Crowdsourcing rubbish ideas
NASA and Nike have joined forces for the LAUNCH project, a follow-up on their Energy Solutions project, which seeks to find 10 game-changing innovative waste management ideas that can change the way we dispose of rubbish. The proposal is crowdsourced and seeks to benefit the community at large, as well as further space research.
Why it matters
As brands increasingly co-sponsor causes in an effort to attract culturally-aware consumers to the brand, it isn’t always enough anymore to simply donate. Beyond crowdsourcing, what are other avenues brands can use to enlist meaningful partners to participate in the cause? How can brands begin to truly own their causes vs. temporarily co-opting them, in the minds of consumers?
17. May 2012
Ausonia company (brand that produces articles for women) has launched the “one package one minute to the breast cancer investigation” campaign. Ausonia, in cooperation with AECC (Spanish Association Against Cancer) tries to contribute to the fight against breast cancer financing an investigation minute for each sold package.
The non-profit organisation African Angel recently displayed a billboard in Dusseldorf of an African boy in a village. By scratching the board with a coin, a new picture was revealed showing how donations could change his life.