Public relations professionals face no greater adversary than cynicism. Public disappointment, apathy or even anger are tough, but cynicism is a killer–it’s the main reason brands that falsely claim to be “eco-friendly” may never regain the public’s trust.
Various products have made “green”, “environmentally sustainable” claims for decades, but in recent years the trend materialized into a billion dollar movement—one that captivated consumers and their dollars, and then lost that good will faster than BP can say “Gulf of Mexico.” According to this article in Advertising Age, consumers continue to do what they can to save the environment–but they are no longer as willing to pay more for green products. Why? Read more