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By David Ng On December 05, 2011 | 0 Comments
Want some of our cool stuff in time for holiday gifting? Vancouverites can c'mon down to our holiday storefront. SUNDAY 2- 6 pm and all week long noon - 6pm.
We have 65_RedRoses shirts, pendants and art cards, new Corporation merch and Raw Opium Poster and shirts. Plus all our usual DVDs and Joel Bakan's new book Childhood Under Seige. ALl our sales support our campaigns!
Visit us at 525 Carrall Street Monday to Saturday 12pm-6pm, and Sunday, 2pm-6pm. Can't make it during those hours? Call us to make an appointment: 604-251-5567.
Come find COOL fairer trade and social justice stuff just in time for Christmas! (or #OccupyXmas as we are fondly tweeting!)
New 65_RedRoses and The Corporation merchandise just in!
You can check out what we have for sale on our Webstore, but c'mon down in person if you are in Vancouver! Pictures below!
By Katherine Dodds On October 08, 2011 | 0 Comments
David Ng is a Hello Cool World veteran with experience going back a decade. David first worked with us when he was just 14 years old as a participant in the youth advisory group for the sexual health education program Condomania. Now an accomplished videographer passionate about the issues of gender and power, he is currently on sabbatical in South Africa while he pursues a Masters in Gender Studies with a focus on international development.
A MOVIE GUIDE TO OCCUPY WALL STREET! The Corporation one of the Top Ten Films that explain the birth of the movement.
As Colette and I head next weekend to the Bioneers Conference, we are working our business vision, inspired largely by our decade-long involvement with the creation and marketing of The Corporation film. Follow the converstation on Twitter: @CorporationFilm.
Hello Cool World is excited to be expanding the services we offer to folks with a cause, including what we are calling "Fairer Trade" distribution and campaigns. We had our start with The Corporation, and now MORE than ever we realize how important our work with this film is, and what an influence it has --just yesterday, Reuters "A Movie Guide to Occupy Wall Street" listed The Corporation in the TOP TEN films that 'explain the birth of a movement." This is very fitting as it comes just as we were working on outreach for our focus-testing of the new shorter cut of the film in three parts for high school students that we are the distributor for. We will give a higher return than is typical to the filmmakers, and we will use our profits to sustain the movement to get the film in the hands of the next generation.
By Michelle Reid On September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
Katherine Dodds AKA "Kat" is the founder of Good Company Communications and HelloCoolWorld.com. Trained in renegade advertising & branding through her work with Adbusters in the '90s, Kat's early induction into the possibilities of the web-world was inspired by the term hypertext, which she immediately found comforting. She is dedicated to cause-related communication and to the development and use of tools that promote democratic processes.
What a great party! Thank you to everyone who came to eat, drink, learn, and discuss with us! We had a wonderful time. Besides the worldwide livestreaming audience, more than sixty people RSVPed to our event (and a few extra dropped in to say hello!)
We heard from four of our wonderful campaign partners: Ian Roe of I Have Immunity; Nimisha Mukerji of 65_RedRoses; Lisa Despins of the LACE Campaign; and Cindy Masaro of Dating Confidential. Each of them spoke about the value of social media in their work, whether it's supporting advocates, telling stories, or sharing information.
We are fortunate at Hello Cool World to have such an amazing team with diverse talents and backgrounds, but connecting at #SMWhealth with such an array of innovative, dedicated people who are all integrating social media into their health promotion activities was truly inspiring. I feel a passion energy for the work that Hello Cool World does because for the first time I was face-to-face with the members of the growing community of tech-savvy health advocates. I'm glad to know that there are so many of us, and that the nature of our work with social media allows us to communicate and share with an ever-expanding network.
By Bella Sie On September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments
Michelle is a freelance writer and anthropologist with a Master of Public Health from UBC. Her passions are promoting health and building community. She's worked in grassroots community organizations in Vancouver, Victoria and Oceania.
It's been busy as usual at Hello Cool World headquarters, but today we get to end the week with the event we've all been looking forward to: Health Promotion & Social Media! We'll be showcasing our work with LACE Campaign, I Have Immunity, Dating Confidential, and 65_RedRoses.
Hello Cool World has been at the forefront of grassroots health campaigns for a decade, and we can't tell you how excited we are for this afternoon. Download the program to see exactly what you have to look forward to, and if you can't catch us in person, join us through our livestream.
By Colette On September 01, 2011 | 0 Comments
Bella is the newest addition to Hello Cool World, enlisting for the cause at the end of 2010. A graduate of BCIT's Broadcast Communications for TV program, she's worked in all aspects of production and has a knack for new media & technology. |
KENSINGTON & HELLO COOL WORLD - STRATEGIC PARTNERS IN HYBRID DISTRIBUTION
I recently had the privilege of meeting with the talented folks over at Kensington Communications that created RAW OPIUM: PAIN PLEASURE PROFITS, one of the documentary projects Hello Cool World has been involved with over the past year.
I was eager to sit down with producer Robert Lang and Kensington’s social media lead Amanda Connon-Unda to get a full update.
Kensington first approached Hello Cool World (HCW) last fall looking for strategy advice on self-distributing their film. In May, we worked with Kensington to host the world premiere of RAW OPIUM at DOXA and to strategize grassroots outreach across North America.
Tag(s): Hello Cool World
, Film Launch
, Middle East
, Social Justice
, Poverty and Economic Justice
, Peace and Justice Issues
, Harm Reduction
, health promotion
, Raw Opium
, Arts and Culture
Colette joined Hello Cool World team back in 2003 and was a key organizer for The Corporation and The Take's grassroots outreach efforts across North America.
After being inspired by the organizing and awareness building potential of the internet and social issue films, she returned to school to study Communications and sharpen her skills.
Once graduating, Colette returned to Hello Cool World once again as a grassroots campaign consultant. She is now the Director of Distribution for Hello Cool World's new fair trade distribution arm.