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2017 Finalists Announced for the 12th Annual EthicMark® Awards for Advertising that Uplifts the Human Spirit and Society

SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla., Aug. 28 /CSRwire/ – China is catching up to the US in global ad revenue – $180 billion of the $533 billion spent in 2016. In 2017, digital advertising will exceed television advertising for the first time. Google is at the top with $79 billion with Facebook second at $27 billion. 

Out of this global advertising tsunami, the EthicMark® Awards the EthicMark® Awards continue identifying advertising that that uplifts the human spirit and society, founded in 2004 by sustainability pioneer and renowned futurist Hazel Henderson. The goal is to transform advertising by demonstrating the power of media campaigns to inspire and further both public and legitimate private interests. 

The five finalists in the For Profit category are 

The five finalists in the Non-Profit category are 

EthicMark® goals and criteria raise the ethical bar: showcasing advertisements which reinforce healthy lifestyles and behaviors for consumers, youth and community. The product AND the company or organization must meet high standards of truth, integrity, responsibility, transparency and fairness, while respecting diversity and refraining from greenwashing, instilling fear or misusing brain science. 

Hazel Henderson says “Advertising drives media content—often mis-educating and misleading public opinion and choices. The EthicMark® Awards call markets to higher standards. Today, we all live in mediocracies and their attention economies, whatever our form of governance. Truth and trust are vital to all markets and societies.” Winning advertising messages align with healthy, useful products. Henderson founded the awards, as a “carrot rather than a stick”. 

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