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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?
The Austrian student Philippe Andrianakis decided to set an example against HIV by walking 757km on foot through Austria. The international phone company T-Mobile supports him by selling red ribbons and asking the population to donate. 100% of the gains will be going to the relief organisation AIDS LIFE.
International pen manufacturer Montblanc’s ‘Signature for Good’ campaign for global literacy was brought to life with the recent unveiling of a portraiture collection featuring celebrities photographed as famous literary heroines. The autographed portraits will be auctioned and all the proceeds will go to UNICEF’s education and literacy programs. By choosing to support a cause that is so closely linked to its product, this initiative feels authentic and genuine.