Archive for the Social Marketing Category

If You Strap a Tiny Camcorder Onto Someone’s Forehead…

May 18

I recently came across an old Financial Times review for a book about a man who – curious to see the world from his two-year-old daughter’s perspective – strapped a tiny camcorder to her forehead and let her roam free, chronicling the business of being a toddler. Watching her footage after several days, the author […]

Corporate Social Responsibility: From Shareholder Value to Stakeholder Responsibility?

May 17

Review of The Economist’s recent article on stakeholder responsibility and the strategic merits of mapping out the social impact of the value chain.

Has the Medical News Beat Flatlined?

May 13

Newsrooms across the country have seen 20-25% reductions in their staffs over the last decade and that has meant in many cases the elimination of the health and medical beat reporters. So what’s happening to those journalists who use to cover our social marketing stories? Going to the recent annual conference of the Association of […]

Smokefree Women

May 12

The National Cancer Institute’s Smokefree Women initiative launched an interesting project this week.  It’s called “Celebrating Smokefree Voices,” and it’s a YouTube video contest, to capture women’s quitting experiences and reasons for quitting smoking, as well as to motivate friends and family members to encourage a woman they love to quit. There are three things, […]

Local Government…They’re Developing An App for That!

May 10

We’ve all seen the Apple commercials showcasing the seemingly endless amount of iPhone apps for everything from getting your news, to remembering where you parked your car. And it really seems like there is almost always “an app for that.” Recently I ran across a great program that’s helping to give local governments that same […]

Cases in Public Health Communication & Marketing

May 05

The George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services publishes peer-reviewed case studies from the fields of public health communication and social marketing at  One of the newest entries, “Using Social Media to Reach Women with The Heart Truth® – 2009 Update,” provides an overview of how social media has been employed […]

An Identity Crisis for Social Marketing

Apr 30

The explosion of social media as a critical communications channel has spawned a terminology problem which, if unchecked, could foster a long-term identity crisis for social marketers.  Over the past few years, a number of terms have been created to describe the practice of marketing a message or product through social media.  These terms include: […]

Getting Smart on Gov2.0…Fast!

Apr 30

This past Wednesday, Microsoft announced the launch of a new site that can help you connect with your local and state government online. The site, Gov2Social, lets you find state and local government officials using social media by search for your city, your state, your county, or a government official. The site also allows government […]

Let the dialogue begin!

Apr 30

Welcome to Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide’s new group blog, SOCIAL MARKETING exCHANGE. Through the exCHANGE, Ogilvy’s social marketing team hopes to foster a rich discussion among colleagues, clients, practitioners, academicians, policymakers, and others interested in the application of social marketing and behavior change communications to address vital health, social and development issues. Our perspectives reflect […]