It’s Movember, the annual celebration when men grow moustaches in order to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. HelpsGood joined the bandwagon because we like how the simple act of growing a moustache can be disruptive. Everywhere we go, people ask “what’s with the stache?” prompting direct conversation around the cause, exactly what social media aims to do.
It’s hard enough for the big brands to get noticed so non-profits have to work extra hard to be disruptive. Or just a little provocative. This (NSFW) video, featuring model Rhian Sugden, works hard at making sure men understand how important it is to take care of their health. Yes, it’s a little raw and dirty, but sometimes you gotta play a little raw and dirty to get noticed. For the UK charity Male Cancer Awareness Campaign.
How can you resist that face?! A bunch of funny new videos just launched from The Shelter Pet Project asking that you please make your next pet a shelter pet.
Most Tumblrs post photos of animals with lol, cute, omg, adorable tags, but we’re trying to draw attention to an issue that actually has a serious note to it.
There are more than 78 million dogs and 86 million cats living in American households. Although the percentage of pets in homes that were adopted from animal shelters and rescue groups has risen from 27 to 29% in the last two years, we’ve still got some work to do.
We’re hoping you’ll help tip the scales. It’s easy! Just tumble this post, heart it, add a note or share a video with a friend
The Shelter Pet Project is a campaign from The Ad Council, The Humane Society of the United States and Maddie’s Fund. HelpsGood is helping spread the word via social media in hopes that you know…
A person is the best thing to happen to a shelter pet. Be that person and adopt.
Did you know that in the U.S. each year, 1 in 10 pregnancies among unmarried young women 20-29 are unplanned? That’s one of the highest rates in the developed world. The consequences of unplanned pregnancy include fewer opportunities to complete education or achieve other life goals, and increased health and social risks for mother and child.
The Bedsider campaign is all about helping women find a method of birth control that’s right for them and stick with it. Featuring a montage of relatable and funny “sex mishaps,” the television ads conclude with the line “You didn’t give up on sex. Don’t give up on birth control either.”
Here’s the press release: http://prn.to/uqx9zu
An embeddable widget shows where to get free birth control
And there are lots of fun videos too http://www.youtube.com/bedsider
HelpsGood is helping to promote the campaign in social media. If you’re a blogger and want some help sharing the campaign with your readers, let us know.
And that’s just the start. Tomorrow, 11/9/11 has been dubbed FWD Day. Please forward the facts by sending the http://www.usaid.gov/fwd url to a friend. Our goal is lofty: 13 million shares. That equals one share for every person impacted by the crisis in the Horn of Africa.
HelpsGood is the social media agency on the FWD campaign.
Building a Facebook Fan Page? Here’s a nice layout guide.
Google Plus floodgates now open (via Google Is Now Open for Business | Digital – Advertising Age)
Great presentation from #BWELA (via State of the Blogosphere 2011: Introduction and Methodology – Technorati Blogging)