Posts Tagged 'cases'

Five Steps to Environmentally Sustainable Behavior Change

Apr 12

At yesterday’s panel on environmental sustainability, Dr. Doug McKenzie-Mohr, President of McKenzie Mohr & Associates (Canada) discussed how community-based social marketing has proven to be highly effective in fostering the adoption of environmentally-friendly behaviors.  He believes that in order to be successful, there are five important steps to follow: Dr. McKenzie-Mohr has written on the […]

Fear and Consequences: The Changing Face of Efforts to Make Teens Safer on the Road

Apr 08

Is it possible to scare teenagers into becoming safer drivers? Plenty of well-meaning people thought so back in the 1950s, when high school drivers education programs began featuring films that showed the aftermath of violent car crashes, including shots of the victims. Characterized by noirish soundtracks and hardboiled narration, the films were created to present […]

Fear Tactics – Appeal to Reason or Fear?

Jan 12

When you want to convince someone to change a behavior, do you appeal to their sense of reason or to their fear? A recent Public Service Announcement by the New York City Health and Mental Hygiene Department says it’s time to scare young African American and Hispanic men about HIV/AIDS. Titled It’s Never Just HIV, […]

Early Bird Deadline Extended for WSM Conference

Jan 04

The 2nd World Social Marketing Conference is only months away—11-12 April 2011 in Dublin, Ireland—and lucky for all of us, the early bird discount has been extended until January 15th. The conference brings together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to discuss  new trends and their implications for our growing field. Looking at […]

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 CasesJournal.org.  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 […]