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Melting Men for Environmental Awareness

Red Cross' Global Warming Warning

— November 22, 2008 — Eco
This is an awesome example of live and interactive marketing. It was put on by the Red Cross and is the work of ad agency Leo Burnett Argentine. It demonstrates that the world is getting warmer... much, much warmer. Like a human ice cream cone, the man in the picture has melted onto the street. Educate yourself. Grab a pamphlet before this guy is gone forever.

Implications - In today's society, the number of individuals following the environmental movement is increasing at an unprecedented rate. Companies will benefit by providing consumers with products that are complementary to the new green lifestyles that many consumers are beginning to adapt. In doing so, companies will demonstrate their concern for issues that affect the world at large, which will gain recognition from a growing clientele.
Trend Themes
1. Environmental Awareness Campaigns - Creating live and interactive marketing campaigns that raise awareness for environmental issues and encourage sustainable lifestyles.
2. Climate Change Messaging - Using attention-grabbing messaging to highlight the devastating effects of climate change and the urgency for action.
3. Sustainable Products and Services - Developing and promoting products and services that align with the increasing demand for sustainable, eco-friendly options.
Industry Implications
1. Advertising and Marketing - Advertising agencies can create unique and impactful campaigns, such as this one by Leo Burnett Argentine, to raise awareness for environmental issues among consumers.
2. Retail - Retailers can offer more eco-friendly products and initiatives, such as using sustainable materials or implementing recycling programs, to cater to the growing demand for green options.
3. Renewable Energy - Renewable energy companies can use climate change messaging to emphasize the need for sustainable energy solutions, and promote their services as a way to combat the effects of global warming.
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