Unhealthy eating outpace healthy eating patterns in most world regions


The Lancet Global Health Journal: Dietary quality among men and women in 187 countries in 1990 and 2010: a systematic assessment Authors: Dr Fumiaki Imamura,PhD, Renata Micha, PhD, Shahab Khatibzadeh, MD, Saman Fahimi, MD, Peilin Shi, PhD, John Powles, MBBS, Dariush Mozaffarian, DrPH on behalf of the Global Burden of Diseases Nutrition and Chronic Diseases Expert Group (NutriCoDE) From 1990 to 2010, diets based on healthy items such as fruit and vegetables improved globally whereas diets based on unhealthy items including processed meat and sweetened drinks worsened in most world regions, according to the first study to assess diet quality in [...]

Unhealthy eating outpace healthy eating patterns in most world regions2015-03-26T00:30:55+00:00

Finland: research on obesogenic environment and eating habits


From the European Journal of Public Health, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckv045 Fast-food outlets and grocery stores near school and adolescents’ eating habits and overweight in Finland Authors: Marianna Virtanen , Hanne Kivimäki , Jenni Ervasti , Tuula Oksanen , Jaana Pentti , Anne Kouvonen , Jaana I. Halonen , Mika Kivimäki , Jussi Vahtera Abstract Background: Environmental factors may affect adolescents’ eating habits and thereby body weight. However, the contribution of school neighbourhood environment is poorly understood. This study examined the association between proximity of a fast-food outlet or grocery store to school and adolescents’ eating habits and overweight. Read the rest of [...]

Finland: research on obesogenic environment and eating habits2015-03-26T00:03:14+00:00

Consumption behaviour and sustainability


Journal of Public Policy & Marketing March 2015 issue is dedicated to consumption behaviour and sustainability. Each article provides a unique perspective on the evolution of different views to sustainable consumption and the progress made in the public policy and marketing area. The articles’ insights review the role of marketing in facilitating understanding of consumers and organisations to support policy initiatives at all levels of government. Read more

Consumption behaviour and sustainability2015-03-25T23:11:41+00:00

Nonprofit, Arts, Heritage, and Social Marketing Colloquium


Arts, Heritage, Nonprofit & Social Marketing SIG of the Academy of Marketing organises the 14th International Colloquium on Nonprofit, Arts, Heritage, and Social Marketing. CALL FOR PAPERS is now open. The deadline for abstracts is 12th June 2015. Colloquium theme: “Excellence, Rigour and Relevance in Nonprofit, Arts, Heritage and Social Marketing” The event will take place on Wednesday 2nd September 2015 at Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University, 84 Moorgate, London, EC2M 6SQ. About the Colloquium For over 15 years the International Colloquium has brought together researchers in Nonprofit, Arts, Heritage and Social Marketing from all over the [...]

Nonprofit, Arts, Heritage, and Social Marketing Colloquium2015-03-25T00:09:48+00:00

Social Marketing and Behaviour change workshop


The Marketing and Retail Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management and the Marketing and Communications Group (MARCOMMS) of the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London are organising a one-day workshop on “Social Marketing and Behaviour Change” on Friday 24th of April 2015 at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London. The event brings together academics and practitioners from national and international institutions. Keynote Speaker is Professor Gerard Hastings (Stirling University). Confirmed speakers include: Dr. Victoria Wells and Dr. David McElroy (Durham University Business School & Global Action Plan) Dr. [...]

Social Marketing and Behaviour change workshop2015-03-12T13:30:07+00:00

Social Marketing Quarterly Open Access


  Social Marketing Quarterly December issue 2014 open access until 15 March. In this issue: community based social marketing, systems approaches and more...  

Social Marketing Quarterly Open Access2015-02-17T12:15:35+00:00

WISH – World Innovation Summit for Health


Two of our Board Members were invited to the World Innovation Summit for Health, taking place in Doha, Qatar, 17-18 February 2015. Professor Suzanne Suggs and Professor Jeff French are part of the Forum on "Communicating Complex Health Messages" (CCHM). The Forum, Chaired by Suzanne (ESMA and Università della Svizzera italiana), consists of 15 internationally renowned experts in health, health behaviour, communication, social marketing and health policy, including Jeff French (ESMA and Strategic Social Marketing), Irina Dinca (ECDC), Angela Brand (Maastricht University), Jez Groom (OgilvyChange), Kristine Sorensen (Maastricht University), Jay Bernhardt (University of Texas) and Scott Ratzan (AB InBev and Journal [...]

WISH – World Innovation Summit for Health2015-02-11T23:18:00+00:00

WSM 2015: A message from Jeff French


The biggest and most important Social Marketing conference in the world happens in Sydney, Australia on 19 – 21 April 2015. You can see the full seminar line up at http://wsmconference.com/sydney-2015/programme/ There are still some places available so book your place as soon as possible. Previous conferences have been very positively evaluated by those attending for relevance, content, new ideas and networking. There are many reasons to attend, but here's a few Hear the most up-to-date evidence and thinking about how and why social marketing is being applied around the world Meet and talk with the world’s leading thinkers, researchers and [...]

WSM 2015: A message from Jeff French2015-02-10T15:29:27+00:00

WSM 2015 Programme confirmed


WSM, Sydney 19-21 April, 2015 Programme announced: The Programme includes over 70 seminar sessions with presenters from over 20 countries. Leading global social marketing experts have been confirmed as Keynote speakers. The Conference brings together practitioners, academics, policy makers, researchers and industry to explore and enrich Social Marketing practice around the world. In addition to new learning in the fields of health, environment, criminal justice, transport and finance there will also be a particular focus on the charity and not for profit sector, critical marketing theory and practice, substance abuse and digital marketing advances. Visit the Conference website to access the [...]

WSM 2015 Programme confirmed2015-02-04T23:26:16+00:00
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