Macromarketing and Social Change

Social Marketing and Social Change

"Most social marketing programs occur within a micromarketing environment. That is most, if not all, attention is given to understanding and influencing people through the actions of producers - the organizations that fund, create, and implement social change programs. In contrast to the micro, or individual, view of social marketing, the macromarketing view provides a substantive base for moving social marketing to a new level of relevance for social change.

How Social Marketing Can Improve the Effectiveness of Social Entrepreneurs

Social Marketing and Social Change

How can social marketing be applied by social entrepreneurs to achieve more effective, efficient, equitable and sustainable outcomes in pursuit of their vision? There is now some evidence that they should rethink how social marketing can improve their efforts. Reference.

Social Objects: Sharing Devices of Object-Centered Sociality

Social Marketing and Social Change

The most important asset you can have in a social media marketing program is something worth talking about - not a “message” to listen to, read or watch. Social networks form around social objects, not the other way around. Reference. Social Media

Co-creating the Social Marketing Discipline and Brand

Social Marketing and Social Change

[Note: For the closing plenary session at the World Nonprofit and Social Marketing Conference a few weeks ago, I was asked to speak about the future of social marketing. As I look forward with social marketing, I bring a set of experiences over the past few years that color my view.

The Best of Social Marketing in 2016

Social Marketing and Social Change

What are some of the best papers published in social marketing this past year? This list of 10 represent the best work I came across in journals outside of the social marketing journals - Journal of Social Marketing and Social Marketing Quarterly.

Applying Service-Dominant Logic to Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

Many social marketing programs, and most public health ones, have shied away from working with their customers or members of their priority groups. Rather, we have stuck with the ‘marketing-to’ approach that Lusch (2007) describes as one of stimulating demand through use of the 4Ps in order to get customers to purchase goods, use services or adopt behaviors, and then be satisfied with their decision, in order to meet organizational (or social) objectives. References Bryant, C.A.,

Incentives for Change in Public Health and Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

"The idea of price as an incentive mechanism for social marketers can be traced back at least to Lefebvre and Flora (1988; link to pdf ). Charging fees for this screening service is much like the product pricing models used in social marketing programs in developing countries.

Getting Social Marketing Wrong in Health Behavior and Health Education

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I often find myself asking “Where do people get these odd ideas about social marketing from?” Social marketing programs take a lot of time to plan. Social marketing is expensive to do. You have to do focus groups to do social marketing. Social marketing segments audiences to deliver tailored messages to them. Social marketing is consumer-driven. Social marketing is about reducing the barriers and costs to engaging in healthier behaviors.

The Best of Social Marketing in 2016

Social Marketing and Social Change

What are some of the best papers published in social marketing this past year? This list of 10 represent the best work I came across in journals outside of the social marketing journals - Journal of Social Marketing and Social Marketing Quarterly. Hopefully these papers will expand your awareness of what is happening in social marketing theory, research and practice. The effectiveness of social marketing in global health: A systematic review.

Social Models for Marketing: Social Networks

Social Marketing and Social Change

Over the past decade there has been a dramatic shift in the emphasis of determinants of health and social behaviors from individuals to networks and communities. Similarly, the work of Christakis & Fowler (2007, 2008) provides descriptive evidence that the likelihood of becoming obese rises as close members of one’s social network become overweight and obese and that stopping smoking is also highly susceptible to the smoking status of others. References.

Transformative Consumer Research and 'At Risk' Populations

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in ongoing intellectual exchange, research collaborations, and/or projects aimed at social change. Our group began by working through the many different types of determinants and moderating variables that are used to traditionally define 'at risk' - among them genetic susceptibilities; social determinants; socio-demographic characteristics; cognitive, emotional and physical (CEP) handicaps; and behaviors. See Making change happen: The marketing approach ].