millionpuppetmarch:

We’ve got his back.  Forward.

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In the Presidential Debates last night Mitt Romney mentioned Big Bird.  In the ensuing nanoseconds, multiple twitter handles emerged including BigBird and FiredBigBird.  Well now there is an effort to get a Million Puppet March on Washington DC on 11/3 to show support for Big Bird, puppets and PBS.  Shows how social media has dramatically changed the political landscape and can create a social movement. Puppet Power!

You Can Haz Meme

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HelpGood’s Michael Bellavia contributed a post to the Ad Council’s Adlibbing blog regarding memes and how to leverage them. In particular the post talks to how the Smokey Bear campaign has made use of memes to connect with a younger audience and spread his wildfire prevention message.

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.  HelpGood 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
http://bedsider.org/widgets/cost
And there are lots of fun videos too http://www.youtube.com/bedsider

HelpGood 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.

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