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Shopping While Conscious: A Holiday Gift Guide for Social Entrepreneurs

Caitlin Copple Masingill / December 11, 2017

How can you celebrate Christmas, Kwanza, or Hanukah without feeling like you’re selling out on the values that drove you to start or work for a socially conscious company in the first place?

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Opening Our Doors to Refugees

Dan Stone / December 05, 2017

A local health & human services organization recently held a refugee childcare business training course in our office. Here are some of the amazing things we learned about refugee women who are building their own Day Care businesses. 

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Gifts For Good: Putting the Good in Employee & Client Gifting

Caitlin Copple Masingill / November 13, 2017

U.S. companies spend $60 billion each year on gifts for employees and clients. What if that money could be used for more than just useless pencil holders and coffee mugs? Gifts For Good is putting the purpose back in corporate gifting.

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Client Spotlight: Retrolux Poised For Big Win At Dreampitch

Caitlin Copple Masingill / October 31, 2017

Retrolux is one of three finalists for Dreampitch 2017, for its innovative work in revolutionizing the lighting industry by connecting smart building product vendors directly with wholesale buyers. Retrolux will have the opportunity to pitch their company on the main stage at Dreamforce, in front of thousands of attendees and a panel of judges comprised of industry leaders and business experts. 

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How to Build an Employee Volunteer Program

Adie Bartron / October 10, 2017

If I hear one more time that Millennial workers are motivated by purpose, I may stab my eye out with a spork! Yet, as a real-life Millennial who finds deep motivation in my work at the first legal benefit corporation in Idaho, Oliver Russell, and as a woman with a penchant for statistics, I can attest that employee engagement is a pretty big deal. 

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There’s a PR Storm A-Brewing

October 05, 2017

Oliver Russell's Public Relations game is getting a boost thanks to our newest hire, Public Relations Director, Caitlin Copple Masingill. 

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Branding and Experiential Marketing Clients Select Oliver Russell

Russ Stoddard / September 12, 2017

One thing our clients’ value is our exposure to different companies, varying industries, and shared learning we can bring to their respective opportunities. This month finds us working on interesting assignments for three new companies stretching from Minneapolis to Maryland. 

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Traditional and In-house Agencies: It’s Not Us vs. Them

Dan Stone / August 29, 2017

The debate pitting traditional advertising agencies against in-house agencies has raged for decades. Which provides a better work environment? Which is right for your company? Both have strengths and weaknesses, and a gaggle of opinions exist as to which is best. 

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Oliver Russell’s 2016 Public Benefit Report

Russ Stoddard / August 15, 2017

Two years ago this month, Oliver Russell became Idaho’s first public benefit corporation when the state enacted this legislation. With this new status, our purpose is explicitly and legally to create public benefit. 

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UNPRME Sustainability Report Award Honors BSU & Oliver Russell Collaboration

July 20, 2017

We recently partnered with Boise State University and the students of the College of Business and Economics (COBE) to create their sustainability report. We are excited to announce that our work was recently recognized by the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UNPRME) as one of the top ten sustainability reports of 2015.

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Let’s Talk About Xennials

Jay Saenz / July 13, 2017

You've heard of Baby Boomers and Millennials, but now there is a new generation for marketers to communicate with. The concept of Xennials represents a shift in how we think about defined generations.

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Refugees Have Powerful Stories to Tell

Dan Stone / June 20, 2017

In celebration of World Refugee Day we're sharing some insights from our recent refugee guest speaker, ZuZu Kamel, who is originally from Mosul, Iraq.

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5 Things I Learned at Conscious Company Global Leaders Forum

Russ Stoddard / June 15, 2017

The recent Conscious Company Global Leaders Forum brought together 200+ social entrepreneurs from around the world to convene on the conscious business movement. 

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Oliver Russell Seeks Purpose-Driven Managing Director

Russ Stoddard / June 06, 2017

Oliver Russell is looking for an agency leader who is driven by a deep desire to transform business into a change agent as our new Managing Director. 

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Using Owned, Earned and Paid Media to Share Your Good

Dan Stone / May 24, 2017

Owned, earned and paid media - you’ve probably heard these terms thrown around, but what do they actually mean? And, more importantly, how should you be using them in your marketing mix?

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A Sustainable Snack With A Microbrew Twist

Holly Conti / May 18, 2017

A Bay Area startup is recycling leftover grain from urban breweries to make a sustainable snack bar that for the masses. From one socially responsible business to another, we had to give them a try and we weren't disappointed to say the least. 

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BYOB– Bring Your Own Baby, (To Work That Is).

Holly Conti / May 11, 2017

A baby? In the workplace? You'll find them at Oliver Russell. We hope to see more employers offer this benefit to their employees, too. 

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HP Sustainability Reporting Gains Impact Via Visual Storytelling

Russ Stoddard / May 04, 2017

Sustainability in business. It seems as if you can’t escape the topic these days and much of the talk centers on new startups that are developing sustainable technologies. But what about the corporate giants that have had sustainability on their radar for years? 

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Inbound Marketing for Social Enterprises or Nonprofits: Part Three – Conversions

Jay Saenz / April 27, 2017

Content is king in any inbound marketing strategy, but your bread and butter will come from turning your readers into buyers. In part three of our series we discuss the necessary elements needed for successful conversions.  

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For the Love of Parks: We Help Shine the Spotlight on Local Parks Across the Country

Dan Stone / April 20, 2017

Positive social impact, community growth, and environmental awareness– that's what we call an ideal project. 

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Inbound Marketing for Social Enterprises or Nonprofits: Part Two – Creating Content

Jay Saenz / April 19, 2017

In this week's installment of our Inbound Marketing series we discuss how to identify topics for your content based on your target audience and your company’s expertise. We’ll also discuss how to plan the creation of that content.

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Inbound Marketing for Social Enterprises and Nonprofits: Part One – What is Content Marketing?

Jay Saenz / April 13, 2017

This is the first in a new series featuring inbound marketing. In part one, we'll dive into the foundations of content marketing and why it matters for your social enterprise or nonprofit. 

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Brand Development for B Corporations

Russ Stoddard / April 11, 2017

When a brand's logo doesn't represent the quality of work we know they produce, we can't help but chime in– especially when they are a fellow B Corp. That's exactly what happened with Flynner Design + Build and from the client himself, the result of the new logo was "kick ass."

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Deloitte Millennial Survey 2017: A Lot Has Changed in a Year

Holly Conti / April 05, 2017

Think you know what millennials want from your business? Just as we thought we had millennials figured out, their priorities start to change. One thing that has stayed steady though is their connection to meaningful work.

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