Brandkarma is a new website that aims to 'help everyone make better brand choices and influence brand behaviour for good'...
Launched as a personal project by Publicis Mojo's Craig Davis, the website feeds in news stories about brands but essentially relies on the input of its users to rate how well brands are performing. Rankings from the perspectives of the customers of the company, employees, suppliers, investors, and of how the brand is performing environmentally are all featured.
These ratings (called 'doos' on the website) are then represented by 'karma flowers', offering a quick visual of what people are saying about each brand (Febreze's karma flower shown top). More detailed comments and news can then be read and shared with others via Facebook and Twitter etc. As users engage with the site they are also rewarded by travelling up a 'doo' ranking system.
Brandkarma needs the input of its users - if enough people engage with it, it can potentially become a powerful influence on brands' behaviour. However, the site can be a teensy bit confusing to new visitors, so the makers have created this handy guide explaining how to use it. Visit Brandkarma at brandkarma.com."