We at Bigger Than Me are very fortunate to be working with some incredible people, NGOs and Brands who have amazing stories to tell. However, telling stories is one thing but bringing the reader, viewer and or donor to act on that piece of content is something completely different and requires something special. Bigger Than Me have been telling stories for sometime now and have learnt a few things a long the way. People are constantly bombarded by noise (bad content) which clogs up their newsfeed with some sort of agenda, baiting tactic, shock headline or propaganda, added to this, the social networks have their own agendas in terms of the algorithms used to show users content the … [Read more...] about The power of a good story
It is no secret that marketing and communications are changing daily and marketers are constantly challenged to look for new ways of engaging with their audience. The average consumer expects its favourite brands to share a similar set of values to themselves and this is where cause based marketing can make or break a brand. Ethical consumerism is on the rise (increase of 8% in the past fiscal year in the UK and massive R8.2bn is spent on CSI in South Africa each year – that is more than two-thirds of the money spent on press and magazine advertising. Further to that, 29% of consumers say that, where they can, they support companies who actively give back. 11% of consumers say that they make … [Read more...] about Cause Marketing – The New Black Arts?