- 69% of Americans say a company’s environmental reputation impacts their purchase decisions.
- 33% can think of a time when they’ve purchased – or not purchased – a product because of the manufacturer’s environmental reputation … and 77% of those people can actually name the brand/product.
- 59% say a company’s CSR activities positively impact their purchase decisions.
- And on the B-to-B side, 82% of business decision-makers say sustainability is important in corporate decision-making, and 67% say environmental performance is important in product selection.
Great! Now, what are manufacturers and brands doing with those insights? Below, we’ve compiled a list of a few excellent recent examples for your viewing pleasure. Now, these are not Shelton Group clients, so we can’t tell you the specific sales and marketing results. What we can tell you is that they’re all scoring impressive numbers in terms of exposure via social media:Always – #LikeaGirl, released January 2015
Unilever – Farewell to the Forest, released August 2015
- Reach of 5 million via social media
H&M – Close the Loop, released September 2015
- Reach of 2.4 million via social media
WeatherTech – Resources, re-released February 2016
- Reach of 22 million via social media
- Reach of 710,000 via social media
Sustainability and social responsibility ARE reasons for someone to love a brand. So it’s not enough to do the right thing, you need to talk about it in a powerful, meaningful, singular way – and in a way that ties to your brand and engages your buyers.Of course, if you’d like help with that, we’re only a phone call away.