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Charity Consumer Insights

Unified Bar
Bars are taking initiatives to bring communities together and support those in need
Trend - Bars are using their platforms as community establishments for social outreach. The companies are creating more inclusive environments through in-house initiatives and branded donations for worthy causes.

Insight - Throughout the pandemic, North Americans who were given the opportunity to work safely from home have had more time for introspection, leading to a greater appreciation of the sense of community and social interactions. As these consumers look inward and reassess their values, they expect companies to do the same. In response to this social change, businesses are increasing their community involvement to create a more inclusive environment for customers.
Workshop Question - How can your company improve its social outreach?
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Ethical Metaverse
Companies are bringing social good campaigns to the metaverse
Trend - Companies across various industries are taking to the metaverse to spread awareness of ongoing societal issues in the physical world. These initiatives have been expressed through NFTs, metaverse avatars, and social services that encourage users to continue supporting humanitarian efforts.

Insight - The metaverse has allowed users to engage in new methods of communication that hone in on technological advancements. In a bid to reach virtual audiences, humanitarian and philanthropic organizations are communicating their efforts using the newly available technology. This brings real-world issues to the platform's forefront, making it accessible to metaverse users who subscribe to social activism.
Workshop Question - How can your company better communicate in the metaverse?
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Convenience Support
Convenience retailers offer free meals to support local school children
Trend - Convenience retailers in Britain are showing their commitment to communities by stepping in to provide free school meals for local school children in need amid the holiday season. The initiative has grown nationwide, with many of these businesses registering on a dedicated online map to be more accessible for parents in need.

Insight - The global pandemic has caused a lot of economic strain as employees are laid off and business owners struggle to make a profit. As a result, many rely on government aid to support themselves and their families, however, when this aid is not enough, many consumers look locally for support. Consumers feel a sense of kinship to the local businesses they have been frequenting for years, and find some relief when these companies step up to help them during difficult times.
Workshop Question - How can your brand leverage a sense of community and support its consumers amid difficult times?
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Emergency Meal
Organizations and brands are assisting food banks to meet demand during COVID-19
Trend - Many brands and not-for-profit organizations in North America are joining forces to provide food banks with much-needed supplies and workers during COVID-19. These initiatives introduce some security in meeting the demand for meals, which has significantly increased as the pandemic continues.

Insight - The levels of food insecurity in communities has exponentially increased since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a demand for more support from the government and brands who are perceived to have the resource capacity to help. While for some consumers, this is a chance to alleviate financial strain from losing their jobs, for others—this becomes an opportunity to help and feel needed during uncertain times.
Workshop Question - How can your brand help in alleviating issues such as food insecurity?
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Mixed-Reality Charity
Companies are engaging consumers with AR and VR-powered relief efforts
Trend - Ongoing relief efforts are being launched to ease some of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many brands and organizations are opting for immersive technology—particularly augmented reality and virtual reality—to capture the attention of consumers.

Insight - The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global sense of unity as people around the world are connected by similar disruptions to everyday life. Motivated by a sense of empathy and a desire to overcome a shared obstacle, individuals are feeling disposed toward donating to community relief efforts. Since many consumers are predominantly spending their time online, the demand for charitable initiatives is paired with a desire for a gamified experience.
Workshop Question - How might your brand advocate for relief efforts amid a crisis?
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Co-Created Benefit
Brands and creatives are working on collaborations for COVID-19 relief
Trend - Brands are collaborating with other brands, creative professionals, and even their fans to co-design unique products. These projects are launched as relief efforts for independent businesses and individuals who have been strongly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Insight - Consumers are experiencing the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown and those in a position to help are looking for accessible ways to do so. As a result, many are opting for products and initiatives that are launched as relief efforts for independent businesses, essential workers, and communities who have been severely impacted. In doing so, consumers feel more at ease as they have contributed to solving a problem brought on by this uncertain time.
Workshop Question - How might your brand orchestrate relief efforts for a community in need?
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Charity Skin
Developers are launching thematic skins to raise funds for philanthropic causes
Trend - In the gaming category, a 'skin' refers to the outfit of a character. It promotes a more customizable and immersive experience by placing emphasis on aesthetics. With the popularity of skins in mind, developers are creating outfits and characters that will raise awareness and funds for different charities.

Insight - Consumers look to give in accessible ways and are often much more receptive to initiatives that offer something small in return. The tie of shoppable objects to fundraising efforts allows individuals to feel justified about their purchase as they are able to get what they want, but are also assured that their money will go toward supporting a good cause.
Workshop Question - How could your brand appeal to the interests of consumers to raise awareness?
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Lighthearted Altruism
Campaigns focused on inclusiveness take on a more casual tone
Trend - Brands and organizations looking to signify a commitment to diversity are doing so with marketing campaigns that have an unexpectedly light and sometimes even sarcastic tone to them. This stands in stark contrast to the typically serious and emotion-driven style that's come to be characteristic of this content.

Insight - Consumers, especially those who are immediately impacted by diversity efforts, are accustomed to messaging around inclusiveness that has a very serious and intense tone that's effective at eliciting an emotional response, but not necessarily resulting in meaningful change. As a result, there's a craving for more frank and honest communication around important topics like diversity.
Workshop Question - What are some ways your brand could approach a serious topic with a respectful but radically honest approach?
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Streamed Collaboration
Charities are leveraging streaming platforms to raise awareness
Trend – In recent years there has been a surge in viewership on gaming platforms, and charities are tapping into the fanbases of popular gamers and gaming franchises to raise awareness of their causes among Millennial and Gen Z audiences. Events like this also provide an avenue for popular gamers to use their platform to contribute to causes they find important.

Insight - As Millennials and Gen Z are drawn to authentic marketing campaigns that are integrated into their social and recreational consumption habits, more traditional industries are having to adapt in order to better appeal to these demographics. Younger consumers are more likely to engage with targeted content on social and gaming platforms due to those offering interactive experiences.
Workshop Question - Consider how your brand could leverage the content consumption habits of younger consumers.
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Branded Scholarships
Brands invest in schooling to boost educational awareness
Trend - As brands become more conscientious of the causes they adhere to, a shift toward more educational endeavors can be observed. Focusing on offering scholarships and educational support, brands in non-traditional spaces like gaming and auto are getting involved to help support those in need of financial aid.

Insight - Beyond building educational awareness, these brands are also showcasing a dedication and commitment to causes that help consumers and their overall growth and development. Their alignment with education-based initiatives comes as young consumers feel more loyalty to brands that cater to the social and political causes that speak to their own lifestyles and needs.
Workshop Question - How can your brand better invest in the development and growth of younger consumers?
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