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Promote your commitment to a healthy ocean

Communicating MSC and your commitment to sustainability to your customers

Welcome to our Marketing Resource Page where MSC partners can find our most up-to-date resources for promoting your commitment to MSC certified sustainable seafood and a healthy ocean.

Available to all MSC partners, these assets are designed to help you educate your customers about the MSC program and your company's commitment to sustainability. Not sure if your company has a partnership with the MSC? Reach out to your local MSC representative here.

To download most of the assets here, you will need access to the MSC Multimedia Library. If you don't have an account, sign up for one here.

 

Current campaign toolkit

Working together to protect our ocean: Good for you and the ocean too

View our collection of resources (photos, videos, GIFs, web copy suggestions), and social media posts, and point of choice inspiration here.

Coverpage of North America Seafood Month Toolkit

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Plan ahead with our yearly calendar

The MSC North America Marcomms team organizes three main campaigns every year:

 


In addition to these moments, there are other dates throughout the year that the MSC leverages to create and post content, from larger campaigns to simple social posts.

 

MSC 101 Resources

Here, we've created a collection of MSC 101 resources that can be used to help educate your customers about what your MSC commitment means.

Feel free to use any of the following assets on your website, social media accounts, or printed materials to promote your commitment to MSC certified sustainable seafood.  

Blue Fish Guide

Explore and share the MSC Blue Fish Guide to Sustainable Seafood to help your customers learn how to incorporate sustainable seafood into a balanced diet without negatively impacting our ocean. The Blue Fish Guide shows seafood eaters how to consume seafood mindfully, creating meals that are "good for you and the ocean too" and includes a guide to shopping for sustainable seafood in their local markets.   

Consumer Talking Points

Below you’ll find some of the questions most commonly asked by seafood eaters and those looking to learn more about sustainability. Feel free to use them (either copied directly or rewritten to sound more like your brand voice) to help your customers understand why achieving MSC certification was important for your business and what it means to use the MSC blue fish label.

 

Social posts 

You’re welcome to directly copy the following social posts for your own channels or adapt the language to better match your company voice. Feel free to use images from the Multimedia Library or use your own. Just remember that when talking about your MSC commitment, your imagery needs to show only certified products/fisheries, and please link to @MSCbluefish.

 

For additional social media inspiration, check out these fun and food-focused holidays.

 

MSC certified fishery stories

The following collections focus on a different fishery involved in the MSC program and contain assets like photos, videos, social copy, and more for your digital channels. Click on the links below to view the assets for each fishery or search by species in the multimedia library. You can also view our collection of international fishery stories here.

Salmon

The MSC visited the Alaska Salmon fishery in the summer of 2019 to tell the ocean-to-plate traceability story of sustainable wild Alaska salmon through the lens of a fifth-generation Alaska native fisherman.

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Pollock

The MSC visited the Wild Alaska Pollock Fishery in Dutch Harbor, Alaska in 2017 to tell the story of different families involved in the fishery and why sustainability is important to them.

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Groundfish

The MSC visited the West Coast Groundfish Fishery in 2017 to tell the story of a three-generation fishing family and their experience with the collapse and rebuilding of the fishery.

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Videos About the MSC

The MSC has an ever-growing collection of video assets that you are able to use on your website and social media channels. These videos can be embedded from YouTube by simply clicking the ‘share’ button on YouTube and then selecting the ‘embed’ option and following the prompts. Find even more videos on our YouTube channel.

MSC 101 videos

 

Fishery stories

 

How to cook seafood

 

Using MSC Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the MSC Multimedia Library? Photo, video, and other assets are stored in the MSC Multimedia Library (MML). If you already have an account, you can log in here or, if you don’t, you can request access by filling out this short form.

Who is eligible to use the MSC’s marketing resources? Any partner who holds an MSC licensing agreement is eligible to use the images, graphics, design files, and other resources within the asset library. 

Are the materials free to use? Yes, most of the materials and assets within the MSC multimedia library are free for MSC certified partners to use as long as they are used in connection with the MSC and MSC labeled products. The rights to the majority of the materials are owned by the MSC and remain the property of the MSC, but some require the owner’s permission. Please check the usage rights or ask the MSC team before downloading. 

Is approval needed for all marketing campaign artwork? Promotional materials, marketing artwork, ads, and MSC claims need to be presented to and approved by the MSC.  

How can I get my marketing campaign artwork approved? Email NAmarketing@msc.org for approval requests. 

Do I need permission each time I use materials from the MSC media library? In general, you should follow the guidelines listed with each asset. All MSC claims, promotional materials, marketing artwork, and ads need to be approved. 

How can I receive additional information? If you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact the NA Marketing and Communications team at NAmarketing@msc.org

Who is my contact for approving packaging graphics and answering questions about the MSC blue fish label on-pack? Rosalyn Sharp, Ecolabel Account Manager, can answer your questions about using the ecolabel on packaging. She can be reached at rosalyn.sharp@msc.org

Additional Toolkits

Previous campaign toolkits & resources

All the assets in all our toolkits are designed to be evergreen, so please feel free to browse outside of the designated campaign timeline and adapt to your needs. Just be sure to send any adapted creative to NAmarketin@msc.org for review.

World Oceans Day 2020: Little Blue Label, Big Blue Future 

Overview: This toolkit was developed for World Oceans Day 2020, but the assets in here are intended to be evergreen. If these assets work for you, you are welcome to use them any time of year to promote your commitment to certified sustainable seafood.  

Theme: Choosing the MSC blue fish label when purchasing seafood is just one of many small everyday actions you can take to build a #BigBlueFuture. 

Visit our #BigBlueFuture page to learn more and download the toolkit to incorporate these assets into your content calendar or begin planning head for World Oceans Day 2021. 

Questions or ideas? Please reach out to NAmarketing@msc.org or your local MSC representative.

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