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San Francisco bridges the Digital Divide with Free Wifi for Low-Income Housing

AT & T has partnered with One Economy and Meraki to bring free WI-FI internet to low income communities Sunnydale Housing Authority, San Francisco’s largest low income housing project. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom gathered with the leaders of the three partnership companies who have successfully helped better San Franciso’s low income communities by providing […]

March 5th

The Value Of Brand In Emerging Markets

Engineers will tell you that marketing is not necessary.   They will say that it doesn’t matter what you call it – functional products that fill a need will sell themselves.  In fact Microsoft takes that concept to a whole new level by professing smart technology – via virtue of its functionality – will sell itself […]

January 15th

Greening Print Marketing: Direct Imaging Presses Help You “Go Green”

Presstek, the inventor of chemistry-free platemaking, is offering a free white paper entitled, “Growing Your Business by Going Green.” The paper speaks to both the environmental and economic benefits that can be realized by in-house print shops or third-party print providers who adopt the practice of “green” printing. This is also relevant to marketers who […]

October 22nd

TOMS Shoes: Buy One, Donate One

TOMS Shoes: Shoes for Tomorrow, based in Santa Monica, California wants to give its products away. And you can help. When TOMS’ founder Blake Mycoskie went to visit Argentina on vacation, he discovered more than he expected. While touring, he was exposed to the Argentinean soft shoe called Alpargata. He was also challenged by the […]

October 8th

Sustainability and Google’s 10th Anniversary

Ideas may be a dime a dozen, but turning an idea into action generally costs money–sometimes a lot of money. And that’s where Google can be of service. It’s Google’s Tenth Anniversary, and they are celebrating by giving away up to $10 million for good ideas to change the world.  Project 10^100 is open to […]

September 24th

Ecosystems Marketplace: Mark Tercek — Investment Banker Brings Market Finesse to Conservation

Editor’s note: We’re pleased to bring you this profile of The Nature Conservancy’s new president and CEO, Mark Tercek by Cameron Walker, a regular contributor to The Katoomba Group’s Ecosystem Marketplace. This post was originally published on Tuesday, August 12, 2008. The new head of the Nature Conservancy is a 24-year Goldman Sachs vet who […]