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Yahoo Ripples of Kindness- The Best Promo I’ve Ever Worked

Posted in Experiential Marketing, Promotional Events with tags , , , , , , , on December 27, 2010 by caitlineoconnor

What is better than kindness during the holiday season? Promoting it. Yahoo! is running a campaign called Ripples of Kindness. The idea is that everyone who does a good deed can inspire others and cause a ripple effect of kindness. The more people who join in, the larger the ripple will become. As Yahoo! says, this is “how good grows”.

To promote this cause, Yahoo! surprised people in cities across the U.S. right before Christmas Eve with an act of kindness. In Boston, the Yahoo! promotion team surprised consumers at a locally owned toy store called Magic Beans. We were given $6,000 to pay for people’s purchases when they got to the register. Up until the money ran out, every person who came to the cashier was told that their purchase was a gift from Yahoo!, and in return we asked that they repay the favor with an act of kindness. People were completely caught off guard, and the reactions were incredible.

For a taste of what a magical day it was, check out this video:

This was the ultimate experiential campaign because it left people with a contagious happy and thankful feeling. To join in on the goodness, be sure to add your act of kindness to kindness.yahoo.com

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