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Conspicuous Nonconsumption

Want to connect to the green consumer? Help them stand out. I recently listened to the Freakonomics podcast “Hey Baby, Is That a Prius You’re Driving?” and it got me thinking about consumption, specifically conspicuous nonconsumption, or conspicuous conservation. Call it what you want, the green consumer wants you to know they’re a good person–and that’s an insight that businesses can leverage to help change consumer behavior for the better. Sustainable brands often try to blend ...

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Eventgoers at the 2014 GoPro Mountain Games needed to answer only a few simple questions in order to discover their true Spirit Animal...

If you were an Outdoor brand and you'd decided to commit to a big event sponsorship like the 2014 GoPro Mountain Games, how would you capitalize on that opportunity? Would you give product away? Make T-shirts? How would you extend the reach of your sponsorship beyond the gates of the event and into the digital space?

This year, we had the chance to help Vasque do just that.

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Award-Winning Geofencing Campaign Brings in $6.9M for MT

If you’re a marketing agency and your client is the Montana Office of Tourism (MTOT), your problem isn’t how to play up marginal outdoor assets to attract potential visitors, as it might be in other places. It’s how to make the right people aware of what you’ve got to offer at the right time. If you can figure out how to do that, the returns could be impressive.

Turns out, we did. And they were.

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Sell the Experience, Not the Stuff

Do brands really care about how to better connect with consumers? Yes, based on the turnout at our Think T+O party at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market this past August, they do. For those who missed it, we hosted a shindig at Hotel Monaco during OR—complete with our new signature G+T+O cocktail—attracting some of the best brands in the outdoor industry. We were celebrating our newly launched Think T+O™, sharing insights about travel + outdoors.

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There is No Such Thing as Corporate Social Responsibility—It's All Just Marketing

You are defined by who you do business with as much as who you don't do business with. And it's both unrealistic and a mistake to target everyone. More businesses of all kinds should wear their ethos more proudly. They should align themselves with particular causes because that's how you create a passionate customer base. It's not some distracting corporate social responsibility initiative—it's basic marketing.

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