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Shop here to be a real hero
HEROShopping is a non-profit initiative in which anyone can take part simply by shopping online. The concept is based on affiliate marketing; shoppers go to www.heroshopping.com and click through to a number of partner shops to start buying. In return for the shopping lead, the partner stores pay a ‘thank-you bonus’ (commission) to HEROShopping who transfer the funds to the United Nations World Food program and skate-aid.
Why it matters
In 2010, an estimated 15,4 billion euros was spent online. How can your brand combine shopping with a good conscience for both shoppers and retailers?
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.
The Sims 3 is a hugely popular ‘life simulation’ videogame based on the repercussions of characters becoming made poor and homeless. The ‘Alice and Kev’ blog has drawn praise for how it tells the surprisingly moving stories of two characters as they struggle to cope with enforced poverty in Sims world.