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Call for Papers & Early Bird Registration is Open


The Call for Papers has been extended to Oct. 7, 2016

Following our highly successful conferences in Brighton (2008), Dublin (2011), Toronto (2013), and Sydney (2015), academic and practice papers as well as interactive workshop sessions and poster proposals are now being invited under the overall conference theme: “Influencing Behaviour for Social Good.”

The WSMC organising committee would be delighted to receive submissions with a clear Social Marketing perspective focused on any of the following themes and paper tracks.

Conference Tracks

  • Promoting global health and well-being
  • Reducing global communicable disease through behavioural influence
  • Reducing crime and poverty and promoting safety and security
  • Global climate change, environment protection and sustainability
  • Reducing the impact of substance misuse
  • Increasing return on social policy investment by influencing behaviour
  • Interdisciplinary and cross sector action to influence behaviour for social good.
  • Advancing theory, research and technology in social marketing and behavioural influence
  • Influencing complex multi-faceted global policy challenges
  • Digital impact on social behaviour and government policy

We encourage submissions from academics, practitioners, private, NGO and public sector agencies, policy makers, students and all those interested in developing citizen centric approaches to effective and efficient social programme and policy delivery.

Early Bird registration is also open, AASM, ESMA and iSMA members can use discount codes to receive special Early Bird rates over and above the standard discounts, up until Dec. 31, 2016. Contact your association rep for details.

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To register, find out about how to submit your paper and for submission guidance, please visit the conference website

Discount Code for European Social Marketing Conference PDF Print Email
Written by Winthrop Morgan   

Exclusive only to iSMA members!!  A 10% discount on the European Social Marketing Conference in Espoo, FInland, 22-23 September 2016.

Members, log in and click read more to get the code.

Last Updated on Tuesday, May 03, 2016 06:58 AM
iSMA Webinar Series PDF Print Email
Written by Winthrop Morgan   

The International Social Marketing Association (iSMA) webinar series provides timely, widely relevant and ‘newsworthy’ information on evidence-based social marketing advances and resources worldwide.

Next up:

November 17/18, 2016:
Social Marketing for Policy Makers: The “Help Me” Approach

with Lee, Social Marketing Services (USA)

Nancy Lee

Policy Makers traditionally use one of two major strategies to influence citizen behavior change: Laws and Education. This presentation will explore how Social Marketers can distinguish and promote a third option, Social Marketing, highlighting that it often provides the greatest return on investment of resources. The presentation will address when and why the Social Marketing option should be considered. Examples of Social Marketing strategies in the U.S. (versus Laws or Education) will be highlighted, ones that improved public health, prevented injuries, protected the environment, engaged communities, and enhanced financial well-being.

Last Updated on Monday, October 03, 2016 10:27 AM
Insight driven behaviour change PDF Print Email
Written by Jeff French   

Social Marketing: Three Concepts and Three Principles

by Professor Jeff French 




Social Marketing concepts and principles are not of themselves a process or recipe for success; rather they are the ingredients necessary for successful social programs that seek to influence behavior. It is important that they are not confused with ‘process planning models’ i.e. how to plan and deliver or do social marketing such as the STELa social marketing planning model. There are specific process planning models for this purpose. Instead, the concepts and principles of social marketing are essentially the key elements that indicate if a programme is applying a social marketing approach. It is also important to recognise that these concepts and principles are not a random or arbitrary collection; rather they are derived from an evidence and experiential base about what works and what does not in the development and delivery of public sector programmes designed to deliver measurable change in behavior.

Last Updated on Thursday, November 19, 2015 11:28 AM