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How #BellLetsTalk Takes CSR to New Heights

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On January 25, 2017, the #BellLetsTalk hashtag appeared all across social media, particularly Twitter and Instagram. Bell Let's Talk, sponsored by Bell Media in Canada, is meant to focus specifically on sharing stories of mental illness in order to help normalize the struggles that people go through. Each time the #BellLetsTalk hashtag was used, 5 cents was donated to various mental health causes across Canada - this year raising $6,585,250 from 131,705,010 interactions. The yearly initiative has been going strong since 2010.

'He Named Me Malala:' 21CF's Yearlong Campaign to Support Girls' Education

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In June 2015, Fox Searchlight and National Geographic announced the release of the documentary He Named Me Malala, sparking nearly a year's worth of efforts on the part of 21st Century Fox to make a difference in the global issue of girls' access to education. The film, directed by Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim, follows the life of Pakistani education activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai who survived an assassination attempt in 2012 for her outspoken advocacy.

Social Media Photo Contest Inspires Young Adults to Share Commitment to Ending Domestic Violence

Mary Kay Inc. And Alpha Chi Omega Encourage Action Throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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DALLAS, November 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ - To encourage healthy relationships among young people across the nation, Mary Kay Inc. and Alpha Chi Omega hosted a social media photo contest for the fourth straight year to inspire young women to share their commitment to ending dating abuse.

At Industry Conference, Publishers Vent About Power of Social Media Companies

This is about the survival of quality journalism in the future
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Originally posted on Ad Age.

"The damage that the platforms ... can do to journalism and to news is pretty profound," said M. Scott Havens, Bloomberg Media's global head of digital, who spoke Wednesday.

He attributed altruistic motives to companies like Facebook and Snapchat, which have linked up with media companies to host their content and share some of the advertising revenue from it. "I think the platforms are trying to help us," he said. "I really do."

Naked Juice Fights Food Deserts with Food Selfies

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In one day, the world takes more than one million selfies, the average Millennial spends one full hour of their week dedicated to taking selfies and a young adult will take more than 25,000 pictures of themselves in a li

Lucy and the #CyberSenior Revolution

By Lauren Crooks, Senior at Arab High School in Arab, AL.
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Since last year, students like me who are part of the Alabama Association of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America have been working with AT&T, the Alabama Department of Senior Services and the Alabama Department of Education to bring smartphone and tablet trainings to seniors across the state and to develop a curriculum for those trainings.

Techstars Atlanta Names Entrepreneur Michael Cohn as Managing Director

Cohn known for successfully scaling Cloud Sherpas from basement concept to global technology powerhouse
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ATLANTA, March 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ Techstars Atlanta announced Michael Cohn as the program’s managing director. The startup accelerator program is entering its inaugural year in Atlanta and is presented in partnership between Techstars and Cox Enterprises.

4 Ways Your Startup Benefits by Aligning with a Cause

By Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder of EcoMedia
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You’ve created a rock-solid business plan and lined up your financing -- everything seems to be in order for a successful launch of your startup. But if you haven’t developed a relevant and authentic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, you’ve missed a key ingredient for success. Incorporating a social mission into your business plan, from the start, is good for your company’s bottom line.

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