I attended IFTD in Orlando a couple of weeks ago and there were tons of new products and gear. If you are an angler with a gear obsession, like me, it is heaven! Anyways, after wiping the drool off my face, I started reflecting on everything I saw. I couldn’t help but notice that many of the winners of the “New Product Showcase” awards were purpose-driven brands, and beyond that, there were companies who were proudly displaying the nonprofits they supported in their booths with clear calls to action. This was particularly interesting to me because Emerger Strategies mission is to build purpose-driven brands that inspire solutions to social and environmental problems (if you are wondering “what’s a purpose-driven brand?” Click HERE).