April 29, 2013; New York Times
The Robin Hood Foundation is launching a new advertising campaign to appeal to New York City residents and communities. The campaign uses the slogan “Fight Poverty Like a New Yorker,” and will highlight a day in the life of a New Yorker, complete with yellow taxis rushing by, packed subway cars, and tough NYC attitudes. The campaign is being introduced after the Robin Hood Foundation was selected to allocate funds raised from the Madison Square Garden benefit concert held on December 12, 2012, for Hurricane Sandy victims.
The foundation’s senior vice president for communications, Mark Bezos, said they are well recognized within the financial community, but are looking to extend beyond this niche. “Those who know our work are passionate about the organization. Those who are not terribly aware know our ability to raise a lot of money. We’re proud of that, but it’s what we do with the money that’s the important story.”
“We wanted to take advantage of the increase in awareness of the Robin Hood name, so we turned this campaign around quickly.”