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Pedigree literally shows you how far your donation goes
To support their Adoption Drive, Pedigree offered moviegoers a choice between free 3D glasses and glasses that cost an extra donation. At the screening, viewers would see one of two ads depending on the glasses they chose. One features the dog’s current fate, and the other showed what would happen if he were rescued.
Why it matters
When people are presented with sadness, without a way to affect the situation, they tend to tune out. This effort by Pedigree gives people a way to see the impact they can have, and rewards those who donated. It also makes the pain real and outwardly obvious for those who didn’t donate – and could potentially change their behaviour. With so many competing inputs, how can we literally show the impact between those who act and those who don’t?
Former Harvey Nichols style expert Mary Portas is opening a new charity shop in the designer area of London’s Westfield shopping centre. The ‘Living and Giving Shop’ will be manned by staff including celebrity volunteers, and Grazia fashion magazine has asked some of its contacts to help donate to the project – including labels such as Burberry and Mulberry.
The “défithon “ is an initiative within the annual Telethon event broadcasted on national television in France. It aims to collect donations for a muscular disease called myopathy. The challenge for 2011 invited both sufferers of the disease and celebrities to push their boundaries. To get to see one of the participants fulfil their challenge, web users have to pay anywhere between 50 and 20,000 euros as a donation contribution. For example, for 50 euros, you can watch a myopathy patient going across a city dressed up as a sumo wrestler.