Bcg2 and sustainability specialists Go Well Consulting have teamed up to launch ‘Bags Not’, a campaign aimed to minimise and eventually eliminate single-use use plastic bags, non-recyclable plastics and other plastic waste from the New Zealand environment. We take a look at the aim of the campaign, speak to TRA partner Karin Glucina about its behaviour-changing features and see what other countries are doing to eliminate single-use plastic bags.
TRA’s Colleen Ryan uses a positive experience at an Italian restaurant to illustrate the joy that consumers can experience when the freedom from choice is coupled with a dash of the unknown and unexpected.
Every day we are faced with a scary amount of decisions, from ones as mundane as what clothes to put on in the morning, to bigger, more life-changing decisions. TRA marketing coordinator Claire Tutill looks at the paradox of choice and whether giving consumers less options could make life a bit easier for them.
In May last year the Consumer’s Institute announced the release of its new endorsement scheme Consumer Recommends. But since then Sue Chetwin, chief executive of the Consumer’s Institute, says only “seven or eight” companies have signed up to use the brandmark in their advertising and promotional activities.
As the Christmas retail season gets into full-swing, retailers hoping to get their share of the consumer spending action are ramping up their online advertising activities, with a 31 percent increase in the number of advertisers on the Internet and a 26 percent increase in the number of campaigns in the two months from September to November 2009, according to Nielsen data.
This week in the Consumer Counsel: Global food giant Danone thinks the “world at large has gone, and is still going through, a profound transformational phase which will have a long-lasting impact on society and on consumer behaviour.” And there are six converging trends it believes businesses need to pay attention to.