Marketing to change public opinion on climate change : a case study
Mcdonnell, John & Bartlett, Jennifer L. (2009) Marketing to change public opinion on climate change : a case study. The International Journal of Climate Change : Impacts and Responses, 1(3), pp. 64-73.
Corporate advertisers spend far greater budgets than any social marketing campaign and have great potential to change public opinion on the urgent need for action on climate change. However “green-washing” has become a widespread practice by companies that wish to appear to be socially responsible without a genuine commitment and consumers can be very cynical about green marketing campaigns. Can companies be climate change advocates and still satisfy shareholders? This paper offers a case study on an Australian insurance company that argues it can make money from doing the right thing.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Marketing, Climate Change, Insurance Case Study, Greenwashing, Corporate Social Responsibility|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > MARKETING (150500) > Marketing Communications (150502)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Common Ground, John J. McDonnell, and Jennifer L. Bartlett|
|Deposited On:||27 Oct 2009 10:50|
|Last Modified:||22 Feb 2013 12:46|
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