ESMA was founded with the aim to connect social marketing people, research and practice at the European level.

By creating a community where people practicing and researching social marketing in Europe can connect with other colleagues to share experiences, knowledge, findings, methods, and practices ESMA endeavours to contribute to the development, evidence base and promotion of the social marketing discipline in Europe. ESMA aims:
  • to establish a community of Social Marketers in Europe
  • to enhance and facilitate knowledge and experience exchange in the different fields of social and behaviour change
  • to promote the use of social marketing as an approach to social change in Europe

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    Call for Papers: Social Marketing for Biodiversity Conservation

    CALL FOR PAPERS Special Issue – March 2019 Social Marketing for Biodiversity Conservation Guest Editor: Diogo Veríssimo, PhD This special issue of Social Marketing Quarterly will investigate the use of social marketing to stimulate behaviour change that helps preserve biodiversity. Human behaviour is the key driver behind all major threats to the natural environment (Wright et al. 2015). Yet, changing behaviour has proven difficult for those working to preserve biodiversity (Veríssimo 2013). Social marketing has been used to address broader...
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    ESMC 2018: Early bird deadline 31 March

    Don’t miss out on reduced registration We encourage you to register your place at ESMC 2018 before midnight GMT on the 31 March. The conference promises to be a fascinating and informative event, packed with networking opportunities, presentations and interactive workshops for social marketing and behaviour change professionals in Europe. Early Registration Rate €295.00: available until 31 March 2018 Conference Full Rate €369.00 applicable after March 2018 Early Bird Association Member rate €260.00: available until 31 March 2018 Available to...
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    ESMC 2018 Warm-up: The Power of Behaviour Change Marketing

    The Power of Behaviour Change Marketing Free Event: 27th Feb, Den Bell, Antwerp In preparation for the 4th European Social Marketing Conference (6-7 September 2018, Antwerp) the European Social Marketing Association (ESMA) and City of Antwerp invite you to a special free event to introduce the power of social marketing to create positive, long lasting behaviour change. Enjoy an engaging afternoon of presentations from leading European social marketers, representatives from the city of Antwerp and Belgian social marketing experts. Speakers...
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    Exclusive issue dedicated to Social Marketing in a Portuguese academic journal

    For the first time, a Portuguese academic journal has published a special issue devoted entirely to Social Marketing and its dimensions. Revista de Gestão dos Países de Língua Portuguesa (Journal of Management of Portuguese-Speaking Countries), Vol. 3, September-December 2017 was published by the University Institute of Lisbon. The issue features the work of participants from five countries, three continents and eight prestigious universities including authors such as Jeff French, Stephan Dahl, Lynne Eagle, José Mazzon, the pioneer of Social Marketing...



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