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Stepping away from social networks
Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake are signing off from all social media platforms, and they won't be back until AIDS charity Keep a Child Alive has raised $1 million.
Why it matters
This campaign demonstrates the value of influence on social networks. What innovative steps will we see brands take online in their attempt to become as meaningful in people’s digital lives?
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.
We Give To Get is a new marketing service for Chicago-area businesses who want their promotions to also serve as an ‘act of good’. Each day, a Chicago business offers a fantastic deal – 50% off or more, and 10% of all sales are donated to the charity of the buyer’s choice. Subscribers to the site and followers of the @wegivetoget Twitter feed are alerted to great deals like half price spa services, or $50 restaurant gift certificates for only $25.