Let’s Get Rid of the Heresy in Cause Marketing - A blog by Joe Waters of Selfish Giving
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It seems only fitting that in October we expose a few witches, a few frauds, to redeem cause marketing–especially during this month of “pink” when scams abound.
But unlike my foreparents in Salem let’s be sure we’re condemning the right heretics.
That’s why I think Tim Ogden’s rating system for cause marketing programs could be the beginning of much needed standards for businesses and causes to follow and for consumers to use when they evaluate campaigns.
Like all of us, Tim’s tired of programs that are more like gimmicks, and he has proposed a 5-star standard for cause promotions.
Tim’s goal isn’t to turn these cause promotions into better programs. Oh, no. These are sinners in the hands of an angry God. “Any program that doesn’t meet all of these standards should be shunned” (although Tim admits this isn’t quite realistic).
Nevertheless, Tim means business. So do I.