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I spent my summer vacation at a running camp in Vermont, which was amazing. One of the best parts was a trip to the Ben & Jerry's plant on my way to the Burlington, VT airport. I was surprised by the number of people, it really has become a tourist attraction with tours every 15 minutes from 9am through 9pm every day in the summer. The campus had a fair-like quaility with food booths, games and numerous photo opportunities. (see below)
Several months ago, Komen partnered with KFC for a 'Buckets for Breast Cancer' campaign. Nevermind that eating food like KFC fried chicken increases the chances of obesity - leading to heart disease, diabetes and increased risk of cancer. Irony, hypocracy or just very poor judgement?
The latest from Komen, they have partnered with Smith and Wesson, so you can buy a pink handgun! Oh joy! Read more here.
Interesting case of viral social marketing. The guy in the Old Spice commercial has started recording videos in response to twitter questions that he recieves. There are lots of them, here is one he did for George Stephanopoulos.
I spent this past Friday and Saturday at the 10th Annual Non-profit Technology Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Surprisingly, the most interesting session was one not on technology but on storytelling. This is especailly relevant for non-profits - who are all trying to move people to action - for support or donations. Stories are the social capital, they are the stuff by which human connections are forged. For me, someone from a background where logical and analytical thinking are king, this is a new way of thinking about what is most important to make my platform - www.rareplanet.org - successful. It's really not going to be about the next cool feature or function - it is going to be about getting our community to share the stories of their work. Rare does amazing work, taking a grassroots approach to get communities to care for and protect their natural resources and habitats. We work in some of the
The NASSCOM India Leadership Forum has multiple tracks based on theme. It also has a track that takes place in a large room with roundtables and a designated discussion topic and facilitator. These sessions are not for presentations, but for disscussion and sharing of ideas. I was asked to facilitate a session on the question, "Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?"
The January board meeting was a fantastic event at a beautiful spot in Sayulita, Mexico - about an hour from Puerto Vallarta. It was a huge event with numerous campaign managers, Guad staff, partners, experts, board members and supporters of Rare all in attendance at various points from Thursday afternoon through Saturday. The Guad 8 cohort was impressive and excited to begin their campaigns. Perla from Loreto Bay was there with Ulysses, a fisheries fellow who happens to be her husband to speak on the Loreto Bay campaign. Numerous partners from CONAP, COBI, UNEP and others provided great color and context on a variety of topics such and reciprocal agreements, non-take zones and shared catches. Keith gave a wonderful presentation about the AZE cohort as well.
Ashoka, GOOD, and GeniusRocket are partnering to develop a film which visualizes OR captures the sentiment of an Everyone A Changemaker™ world. We want to invite people to share and participate in this emerging world; indeed, it is only through the mass participation of people in all parts of the world and from all walks of life that such a world can emerge.
More details can be found here: