Help us support authors from the developing world who are trying to create positive behaviour change for social good. The planning committee for the World Social Marketing Conference is raising funds through a campaign on gofundme to allow presenters from the developing world to attend and showcase their work. All donations will help bring professionals in the developing world working on social marketing projects to create real positive change in their communities to the event. Their work helps promote healthy eating, a range of public health issues such as HIV/AIDs prevention, environmental and species protection, promotion of clean cooking and sanitation. [...]
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Broadening the scope of social marketing theory, application and practice This special issue edited by Christine Domegan and Fiona Harris is focused on a timely topic: broadening the scope of social marketing. Fry, Previte and Brennan (2017) reflect on moving beyond benchmarks in social marketing. McHugh and Domegan's article responds to the call for reflexivity in social marketing. Spotswood et al (2017) provide a conceptualisation of practice theory and social change. Hastings (2017) reflects on the spiritual dimension of social marketing. The issue also covers social countermarketing (Bellew et al. 2017), social movements (Daellenbach and Parkinson, 2017) and social media and [...]
Adding Social Marketing to Health Risk Communications with Jose M. Sanchez March 14/15, 2017 Can Social Marketing and Risk Communications play on the same team? How can Social Marketing tools be effectively integrated into risk communications to optimise both communications and behaviour change when a population is under stress? Jose Sanchez will outline social marketing's contributions to a disaster management program during Mexico's 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak, when social marketing tools functioned as key components supporting the strategies of other social programs such as "Healthy Communities." He will discuss the barriers Social Marketing encountered in this scenario, and present how social [...]
To help potential delegates and presenters get the best registration rate possible, the conference early bird registration rates and association registration rates were extended until 31st of January 2017. Book your place now! The ESMA members benefit from special discounts. Contact your Association for the discount code. Learn from experts in the field at WSMC 2017 and take your social marketing skills to the next level. At this year's World Social Marketing Conference there are a range of fantastic pre and post event workshops exclusively available to conference attendees. Learn more about the conference programme here.
The Social Marketing Association of North America (SMANA) invites you to join the new Social Marketing Listserv! Share opportunities, resources, events, questions, and news related to social marketing from across the globe. This new Listserv is managed by the Social Marketing Association of North America (SMANA) in partnership with the International Social Marketing Association (ISMA). This listserv will replace the non-working “Georgetown” list and socialmarketers.net. The technology has been extensively tested over the last quarter by SMANA and iSMA members. Join us in making it a valuable community resource. To subscribe, send an email to email@example.com or visit https://groups.google.com/group/soc-mktg/subscribe. For a [...]
The 42nd Macromarketing Conference will take place 19-23rd June, 2017 in Queenstown, New Zealand. The Conference theme is Marketing Systems’ Contributions to Society: Past, Present and Potential. The Conference includes many interesting tracks for social marketers including critical social marketing; ethics; consumer vulnerability; quality of life and well-being; social value, inequality and responsibility etc. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, 12th January 2017. Decisions will be communicated by the middle of February. For more information about the submission, registration and programme please visit the Conference website.
A powerful illustration of how obesity rates have increased over the years. The data for the map comes from research published earlier this year in The Lancet that looked at the body mass index of adults in 186 countries from 1975 to 2014. You can read more here.
Join Professor Jeff French at an exciting new series of training events available in London through 2017, the first of which is taking place on 30th March. The new SSM training and development sessions are designed to provide up-to-date evidence, theory and practice drawn from the many disciplines and fields of practice that seek to influence social behaviour. Each training event will take a holistic cross disciplinary and cross sector approach that emphasises what works. Our training sessions are a mix of input from subject and practitioner experts and interactive exercises and debates designed to foster a critical understanding as well [...]
The 3rd European Social Marketing Conference took place in Espoo, Finland, 22-23 September 2016. The mission of the European Social Marketing Conference is to act as a vehicle to help build a European movement dedicated to capturing, spreading and nurturing good practice in Social Marketing, as well as increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Social Marketing practice at both operational and strategic levels. We are committed to running the conference at locations around Europe every two years in order to build a truly pan-European community of Social Marketers. The conference brings together practitioners, academics, policy makers, researchers and industry to explore [...]
The first programme release for the upcoming 5th World Social Marketing Conference is now available to view and download from the conference website. The release includes: Pre and Post workshop details Full conference timings Plenary and Keynote session details Panel session highlights Download the PDF version of the first programme release here Book your place now! Early bird rates end 31st January. ESMA members benefit from special discounts. Visit the Conference website for more details.