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A social change has taken place and is being reflected in the buying behavior of customers. Today’s hot societal issues are climate change, sustainability, equality, and diversity. Companies that ignore or even resist these topics are being met with opposition. A purchasing decision is often determined by the product quality and transparency of the value chain, the credibility, and the environmental and social responsibility of a company and thus its entire corporate philosophy. Against the backdrop of this transformation, the customer journey needs to be rethought. Purpose and attitude When it comes to customers deciding on a product, brand, or ...
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Guide: Bringing about diversity and inclusion in the workplace
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are highly topical issues in boardrooms right now. But what’s it all about? And how can we shape the transformation to a tolerant and appreciative corporate culture? Our guide gives you an overview.
The Microsoft Inclusive Tech Lab: a fresh take on inclusion
To make its products more accessible to people with disabilities, Microsoft has set up an Inclusive Tech Lab. We explore the initiative and show what other companies can learn from it.
Pinkwashing examples that you need to know about
It doesn’t always have to be green – brands might also give themselves a pinkwash, even if they don’t merit it. We present some examples here.
The Ukraine war, psychological long Covid, and our resulting state of mind
After two years of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s now the Ukraine war that’s shocking and unsettling people. The rheingold institute in Cologne has published a depth psychology study that sheds light on society’s current mood.
Ad Girls Club still pushing for a stop to sexism in the advertising industry
In response to allegations of sexism in the German advertising industry, a handful of female activists formed the Ad Girls Club in 2020. Their demands have now been heard by the German General Association of Communication Agencies (GWA).
Checklist: Greenwashing – how green should your marketing be?
Green marketing is right on trend, but the line between successful advertising messages and greenwashing can sometimes become blurred. What must marketers keep in mind, and what should they do if they are unsure? Our brand-new checklist will fill you in.
The Nobel Peace Prize: A huge honor for the courageous journalist Maria Ressa
Renowned Filipina journalist Maria Ressa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10 in recognition of her brave and unrelenting fight for press freedom. We were extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to meet Maria Ressa at DMEXCO 2020, when she sat down for a Fireside Chat.
AI regulation – smart move or real challenge?
Does the development and use of artificial intelligence need a legal framework? Katharina Rieke from the BVDW thinks so. In this interview, she discusses new guidelines and why companies especially should have AI regulation on their radar.
Diversity recruiting: the key to digital transformation?
The more diverse, the more successful – simple winning formula? Read our interview with Claudia Hartwich, Microsoft Germany, to learn how diversity recruiting can help drive your business forward and how you can successfully establish it
Robots as teachers: Can we learn about technology from them as well?
Can you imagine C3PO at the front of the lecture hall? Metal and circuit boards instead of flesh and blood? Although many might see this as a mad prepubescent utopia or plot from a 1980s trash movie, it is already very close to reality.