PrimeGreen is perhaps one of the only Indian agencies to offer ‘green solutions’ to its clients. They do some amazing work in solar powered hoardings.
But when it comes to brand equity, it needn’t be all about planting trees and saving energy. You could go ahead and save something totally cooler that links better with your brand and makes it endearing.
HaagenDazs did just that. They decided that they’d like to save the bees. Like ‘The Happening’ tells us, there’d be no world (no fruits, no flowers, no nothing) if the bees died.
Haagendazs decided to save the bees that are responsible for the natural flavours of their ice creams. And ofcourse they used the ‘cute potential’ to the max.
Help the Honey Bees is a cool initiative by Haagendazs and you get to learn how to save the bees an even create your own bee self.
The site is cute and sweetly done. And once you create your own bee self you’ll love the little stripey creatures so much that you’ll swear to save them.
Stuff to remember when marketing the green:
1. Choose a cause that is linked to your brand/product
People need to remember your brand. That’s really why you’re doing it. And if your cause and brand are headed in different directions, chances are people will remember the cause and ignore the brand (shudder). Haagendazs chose a cause that was closely linked (or they linked it anyway) to their product.
2. Choose a cool cause
Everyone is saving the trees, the forests, women, children. Pick a cause that won’t be lost in the crowd. And trust me, there still are many very important causes left in this miserable world.
3. Don’t let the cause overtake your brand
Every time you read about the bee, the site reminded you that the bees were responsible (not for nature) but for Haagendazs lovely natural flavours.
Create your own and off you go! Wheeee! I mean Buzzzzzzzzzz.