DDB Worldwide has unveiled an ‘I Care’ button for Facebook, pitched as a more appropriate way to show support for charitable causes than the social network’s ever-present ‘Like’ alternative.

The world's first ‘I Care’ button is now live on MTV’s Voices hub, following a period of beta testing.

MTV describes the site as “an international platform that highlights socially positive and inspirational content produced by a select team of global correspondents, international and local music artists and MTV's audience”.

DDB has created a separate site at icare-movement.com, which will in time aggregate the use of the ‘I Care’ button and reflect the “most cared about topics worldwide”.

Via the site, the code for the button is being made available to websites to embed alongside their content.

DDB New York CCO Matt Eastwood said that the agency believes that creativity can change the world for the better.

This was an unsolicited project that we felt represented an opportunity to fill a void in the online social community and we are greatly looking forward to seeing the "I Care" button proliferated and, ideally, convert awareness and engagement into action."

Vikki Chowney

Published 10 April, 2012 by Vikki Chowney

Vikki is head of community at TMW. You can follow her on Twitter or Google+

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Comments (2)

Ashley Friedlein

Ashley Friedlein, Founder, Econsultancy & President, Centaur Marketing at EconsultancyStaff

This is a very interesting idea and initiative. I think it is part of a broader trend towards making the web not only direct/transactional but more human/emotive/storytelling/experiential/brand-y. Creates all sorts of interesting data points too (for 'social CRM') which are attitudinal/preferential.

over 6 years ago

Vikki Chowney

Vikki Chowney, Head of Social at TMW

Agreed, also reflects Facebook's own views on interaction - given the 'new verb' developments last year.

over 6 years ago

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