You + Your Smartphone Fight Hunger

There are nearly 2 billion smartphones in the world, and there are 100 million underweight children in developing countries. If we connect the two, we may be able to change something. Havas Worldwide Germany is the official partner of the nonprofit startup Share The Meal, part of the World Food Program's "Innovation Fund." Anyone can join, through smartphones or social networks. With the Share The Meal app, one click buys a school lunch for a child in Africa for a donation of just € 0.40. A small amount can make a big impact. Sign up for Share The Meal now.

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Brand Relevance, Communities and Citizenship, Digital and the New Consumer
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#GivingTuesday: A Dedicated Day of Giving

Wading through all the Christmas displays while trying to find Halloween treats, I have been thinking more and more about #GivingTuesday. The concept that New York’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation had in mind when they launched the initiative is deliciously simple—and appealing, as we’re all still shaking off the hangover of last decade’s collective overspending, against a backdrop of the frenzied end-of-year consumerist messages.

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Communities and Citizenship, New Consumer, The New Consumer and the Sharing Economy
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The Parenting Divide: Republicans vs. Democrats

Havas Worldwide’s latest Prosumer study—on family dynamics—is still in the field in some countries, but we decided to take a look at the US data in advance of the November 4 midterm elections. The online survey was conducted among 501 Americans aged 18 and older. Of those, 176 self-identified as Democrats; 117, as Republicans; and 136, as Independents.

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Communities and Citizenship
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What Brands Can Learn from the Global Citizen Festival

What do Ban Ki-moon, Jay Z, Sting, and I all have in common (aside from our general awesomeness, I mean)? Last Saturday, the four of us—along with 60,000 celebrities, public figures, and everyday people—took part in the Global Citizen Festival and shared our commitment to end extreme poverty by 2030.

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Brand Relevance, Communities and Citizenship, Hashtag Nation, Millennials
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