As the creator and star of the Broadway sensation, "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda is used to getting mobbed by adoring crowds. But the crowds that greeted him a few days ago in Puerto Rico were different. They weren't there just to applaud him they wanted to thank him. What is Miranda's biggest concern about the island? "It's still the immediate needs of the hardest-hit towns. It's those towns in the mountains, and the hardest-hit towns that we are still struggling to get aid to."In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still reeling. Fifty-three days later, much of the island remains without power and running water. Many roads and bridges are still out. Since the storm, the 37-year-old Miranda has been using his voice, and his fame, to sound the alarm.
Miranda is using his celebrity to make a difference, and that is significant for obvious reasons, but for those of us who studying branding it is important example of brand strategy.
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