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Thursday, December 23, 2010

A new twist on "Experiential Philanthropy?"

Over the past several years, I have noted frequent examples of something we refer to as Experiential Philanthropy: When someone gives of their time or talents, rather than (or in addition to) making a financial donation to a worthy charity.

In this week’s newsletter, I saw what might be another example of this hands-on contact with worthwhile causes: Tours of London… conducted by the homeless. Click here to see the complete article.

Implications: Move over, tourist attractions. People’s move toward authenticity in response to the recent recession could have an impact on destinations from Big Ben to Mickey Mouse.
Consumers are increasingly in touch with reality.

Are you?

Can you contribute to the realism consumers are increasingly after?

Mike Anderson

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