Nonprofit PRO Feature: Five Pillars Of Nonprofit Brand Safety
Promotional products are marketing powerhouses, but not all branded merchandise is created equal. For nonprofits, it’s critical that the products used to market and brand organizations are manufactured safely and responsibly.
Any kind of mishap would be extremely damaging to nonprofits and organizations with missions to improve the quality of life for a group of constituents or right the wrongs of injustice. Promoting these kinds of causes with irresponsibly sourced branded merchandise that could potentially cause physical harm, induce sickness or violate human rights goes against the very reasons these organizations exist.
How do you mitigate potential danger and protect your nonprofit’s brand? Understand the problems and be prepared.
As part of my role as QCA’s fractional marketing director, I was responsible for creating an earned media strategy that included publishing articles in several NAPCO titles. For the article “5 Pillars Of Nonprofit Brand Safety” in Nonprofit PRO Magazine, I talk about the five pillars of brand safety—social responsibility, product safety, product quality, environmental stewardship and supply chain security—so that you can continue putting promotional products to work without putting your brand at risk. It’s a must read. Check it out here.
Takeaway: Content matters. And having additional ways of sharing your thought leadership beyond your own blog matters, too. By establishing relationships with industry publications and working with them on earned media opportunities, you can reach new audiences while building your brand, sharing your expertise and boosting your online reputation.Nonprofit PRO Feature: Five Pillars Of Nonprofit Brand Safety #productsafety #responsiblesourcing #contentmatters Click To Tweet
What’s Next: Media relations complements all your other marketing initiatives—websites, blogging, social media, email blasts, catalogs, printed collateral, direct mail campaigns and events. Regardless of economic climate, a targeted media relations plan can make effective use of your marketing dollars at a fraction of the cost of advertising. Plus, the implied third-party endorsement of being featured in publications positively impacts your corporate credibility.
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