These are some of the many good news from the Australian Association of Social Marketing:

  • The AASM ran a very successful and sold out seminar in Perth Western Australia organised by Luke van der Beeke 'Influencing Community Behaviours - Insights from the Field' featuring insights on storytelling, cognitive neuroscience, behavioural economics, road safety segmentation, human centred design, and mobile apps for behaviour change. AASM committee member Tracey Bridges wrote a blog about the event here: https://portchester.blog/2017/10/21/perth-workshop-summary/amp/
  • Forthcoming AASM Events are being held in Brisbane 16/11/17 on design thinking, and social enterprise, and Sydney 23/11/17 - networking drinks with Tom Carroll. A one day symposium is planned in Melbourne on 6/11/17. Details on the AASM website: http://www.aasm.org.au/events/
  • The call for papers for the International Social Marketing Conference in Singapore 15-16 July 2018 is now live. The focus for the conference is on broadening cultural horizons in social marketing and bringing together people, ideas and examples of behaviour and social change work across the Asia-Pacific region. Details on the website: http://www.ismconference.com.au
  • The AASM is delighted to announce Abi Badejo as their new Queensland Hub Lead. Abi is a Research Fellow at Social Marketing @Griffith and a Development Communications Consultant with over 13 years' experience across private and public sectors, including Higher Education, State Government, and International Development. Driven by her passion for social justice and love of complex problem-solving, Abi's PhD sought to understand human trafficking as a social issue in Nigeria through a formative multi-stream social marketing approach.
  • The AASM is commencing a consultation process on transforming to an inclusive and representative regional social marketing association for the Asia-Pacific region. To get involved please contact: [email protected]