The New Rules of Green Marketing: Strategies, Tools, and Inspiration for Sustainable Branding Reviews
Green products have been around since the 1970s, but it’s only in recent years that they’ve become ubiquitous. It’s not because consumers suddenly prize sustainability above all. It’s because savvy green marketers are no longer trying to “sell the earth”—instead they’re promoting the value their products provide: better health, superior performance, good taste, cost-effectiveness, or simply convenience. This central emphasis on primary benefits—the new rules—is critical to winning over the mainstream consumer.
The New Rules of Green Marketing helps readers understand why value-based sustainability marketing has become a critical organizational capacity and how they themselves can adopt this approach. Drawing on the latest data from leading researchers and reflecting on learnings from her corporate clients and other pioneers—including GE, Nike, Method, Starbucks, Timberland, HP, NatureWorks, Procter & Gamble, Stonyfield Farm, and Wal-Mart—Ottman provides practical strategies, tools, and inspiration for building every aspect of a credible value-based green marketing strategy. She covers using a proactive approach to sustainability to spur innovation, developing products that are green throughout their life cycle, communicating credibly to avoid accusations of “greenwashing,” teaming up with stakeholders to maximize outreach to consumers, taking advantage of social media, and much more.
This book takes the best of Ottman’s previous groundbreaking work it into the 21st century. Her new rules relegate traditional “green guilt” approaches to the recycling bin of history, break green products out of their niche and, ultimately do a far better job of advancing the triple bottom line of people, profits, and planet.
Robyn Blakeman's Integrated Marketing Communication offers a classroom-tested, step-by-step approach that lays out creative processes and strategies for effective IMC, as well as how traditional advertising and marketing principles are changing. Blakeman covers key areas, from marketing plans, branding and positioning, and creative briefs to copywriting, design, and considerations for each major media format. She also looks at visual and verbal tactics, along with the use of business theory and practices—and how these affect the development of the creative message.
IMC trends require students to become well-rounded professionals, understanding not only advertising but also marketing, public relations, sales promotion, and direct marketing. This student-friendly text walks students through these areas and helps them develop their skills in taking a creative idea and employing the correct message, placing it in the most appropriate media, and using the most effective communications approaches.