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Plastic collectibles

ADVERTISING GOODSENSE NEWS GREEN MARKETING MARKETING EFFECTIVENESS MESSAGING SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS SUSTAINABILITY

Advertising to children turns a corner.

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Are pester power collectibles crossing the line?

ADVERTISING CONSUMER TRENDS IN SUSTAINABILITY ETHICAL MARKETING GOODSENSE NEWS GREEN MARKETING

The resurgence of plastic collectables from supermarkets and other retailers is prompting further parental concern and raising issues about the ethics of ‘pester power’ – marketing through children. Dominion Post reporter, Jessy Edwards, interviewed GoodSense MD Kath Dewar in August 2015 for this piece on the latest wave of schemes and the issues they raise. …

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Make your marketing sing – Project NZ 2015

ADVERTISING CONSUMER TRENDS IN SUSTAINABILITY GREEN MARKETING GREENWASH MARKETING EFFECTIVENESS MESSAGING

Make your sustainability story sing with GoodSense advice

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Native Advertising

ADVERTISING GOODSENSE NEWS NATIVE ADVERTISING

What is ‘native’?

A new form of promotion has emerged in the last year or so, called Native Advertising. It is a way for brands to sponsor the creation of an editorial section of a website, newspaper or magazine. The brand gets associated with the content theme of the section, the editor gets to retain editorial freedom over content and the publisher gets a new revenue stream.

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Dole risk-warning a flag for all marketers

ADVERTISING GREENWASH

1st August 2012

An investigation by the New Zealand Commerce Commission has led to Dole being issued with a compliance notice that they may be in breach of the Fair Trading Act on three separate counts relating to the company’s ‘Ethical Choice’ marketing scheme. Only the courts can decide if there has actually been a breach of the Fair Trading Act, with convicted companies liable for fines up to $200,000 and individuals up to $60,000.

The advice to Dole included:
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ASA rules foul on ‘eco-friendly’

ADVERTISING GREEN MARKETING GREENWASH SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

The Feb 2012 ASA decision against CRC clarifies ‘environmentally friendly’ can only be used in NZ relating to whole of life-cycle – product and packaging. CRC’s promotion of ADOS Greenstik glues was found in breach of the Advertising Standards code because it contravenes Basic Principle 1, that generalised claims can only be made in relation …

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