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New "Corporate responsibility" section
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Hello, I've worked up a draft for a new section for this article, discussing Verizon's corporate responsibility efforts. A while back, I realized that this article is lacking any information on the company's charitable foundation or its other activities that would fall under the heading of corporate social responsibility.
Based what I've seen in some other well-developed company articles, it seems that including a section on this topic is encouraged, so I've created a draft to do just that. The section I've drafted is titled "Corporate responsibility" and is intended to give an overview of Verizon's philanthropy, particularly through the Verizon Foundation, as well as including information on its investment into alternative energies.
You can find the draft in my userspace. As I've mentioned before, because I'm an employee of Verizon and won't edit the article myself, I'd like to ask editors to review this draft and move it over to the article if all looks good. Please let me know if there are any comments or questions. Thanks so much, VZBob (talk) 14:58, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
- @VZBob: Seems legit in general. I dropped a source or two that seemed iffy and limited the naming of dollar amounts to the single per-annum figure so its not quite so relentlessly self-promoting. Rhoark (talk) 22:03, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
Hello, I noticed that there was a tag on the "Marketing campaigns" section recently, asking for newer details to be added, so I've put together a few updates. I propose adding information on Verizon's "Inspire Her Mind" campaign, which launched last year, as well as cleaning up the recently added subsection on the "#NeverSettle" commercials. As I've mentioned on this page before, I am an employee of Verizon so I won't make any of the edits myself. Instead, I'm hoping volunteer editors can look at what I've suggested and make the changes if they look okay.
- First I propose adding a subsection on Verizon's "Inspire Her Mind" ad from 2014.
- Also, an editor recently added information on Verizon's "#NeverSettle" campaign. The entry is not sourced nor written in encyclopedic style. The paragraph reads:
#NeverSettle In February 2015, Verizon launched its #NeverSettle campaign. The premise of the campaign is "if you're settling on price, what else are you settling for?" Meant to go after T-Mobile's new low cost plans, the ad is saying that if you are paying less, you're going to get less coverage, and worse service. The ads generally have two people standing side by side, one has Verizon (either FiOS or Wireless) and the other doesn't. The one who has the Verizon service talks about how great it is, while the other person talks about how bad the unnamed competitor's service is.
- I rewrote this based on sources I was able to find. Please review the proposed new language below.
- On a side note, the same editor changed the headings of both the Corporate Responsibility and Sponsorships and Venues sections. If I'm not mistaken, only the first words should be capitalized. Could someone change those back?
- Thanks so much, Myriad Pro, for your help with these edits! And I will take a look at the Verizon Wireless page now that you have suggested it. VZBob (talk) 19:03, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
Verizon's employees to go on strike tomorrow...
Hi everyone on Wikipedia,
I just read an article from BloombergBusiness that more than 37,000 Verizon Communications Inc. workers are about to go on strike tomorrow as this company continues negotiating with employee unions over benefits... Winterwind82de (talk) 03:03, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
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