iSMA Webinar Series
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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 is:

November 16/17, 2017

When Tigers and Social Marketing Meet: innovative formative research and impact evaluation approaches used to mitigate human-tiger conflict in Nepal

with Diogo Veríssimo (Oxford University and Chester Zoo, UK) and Tilak Chaudhary (Green Governance Nepal).

Diogo Verissimo         Tilak - social marketing webinar

A sound social marketing program is based on solid formative research and evaluation. But what do you do when the behavior you are mitigating is not only hard to observe but also illegal - so people won’t tell you they are doing it? In this webinar, you’ll hear how one program in rural Nepal grappled with the ethical implications of conducting its impact evaluations, and collected data using the unmatched count technique to ensure anonymity for survey respondents. You’ll also see a great example of a relatively small program using comparison communities as controls when attributing program impacts (Quasi-Experimental Design), and learn about the evidence-based method used for selecting these comparison communities. In the context of the Living with Tigers program in Nepal, this webinar will describe the development and implementation of interventions to mitigate human-tiger conflict, as well as results to date. 

Specifically, the Living with Tigers project uses social marketing to tackle the issue of human-tiger conflict in the Nepalese communities around Bardia and Chitwan National Parks, where tigers kill humans and livestock every year, and jeopardize local livelihoods. The project aims to reduce the risks of human-tiger conflicts, by changing human behaviours related to natural resource collection and livestock management practices.

This 60-minute iSMA webinar will be presented by Diogo Veríssimo (Oxford University and Chester Zoo, UK) and Tilak Chaudhary (Green Governance Nepal). Free for iSMA members. iSMA membership is only $49.95, $24.95 for students, and $4.95 / $2.95 a year for those from developing countries.


  • Members: no additional cost - these webinars are included in your annual iSMA membership. iSMA membership is included in AASM, ESMA, PNSMA, and SMANA memberships. 
  • Non-members:$50 per webinar; Note that a standard annual iSMA membership costs less than one webinar- only $49.95, half price for students, and $4.95 / $2.95 for those from developing countries. 

Times and Registration: 

iSMA offers each live webinar twice, to accommodate our international membership. 

  1. TIME ONE: Thursday Nov. 16 at 5:00 pm N.A. Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8), 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5); Friday Nov. 17 at 6:30 am in India (UTC+5.5), 6:45 am in Nepal, 9:00 am in the Philippines (UTC+8), 11:00 am / 12:00 pm Eastern Australia without and with Daylight Saving Time (UTC+10/+11),and 2:00 pm in N.Z. with Daylight Saving Time (UTC+13) Register Now
  1. TIME TWO: Friday Nov. 17 at 7:00 am Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5); 12:00 pm GMT (UTC+0), 5:30 pm in India (UTC+5.5),5:45 pm in Nepal, and 8:00 pm in the Philippines (UTC+8). Register Now

To find out the time of the webinar in other time zones than those listed above:
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Can't make these dates? iSMA members and webinar registrants will be able to access the video-recordings at their convenience, starting a few days after the webinars. 


Archives: (Full Recordings and Slides/Handouts)

  • 1. Service Design for Social Marketers, with Craig Lefebvre and Jennifer Kasten (USA)  (Tues. July 23, 2013)
  • 2. Behavioural Architecture: Effective Solutions for Social Problems Using Cognitive Neuroscience and Behavioural Economics, with Biju Dominic (India) (Tues. Sept. 10, 2013)
  • 3. Community-Based Social Marketing and Behavior Selection, with  Doug McKenzie-Mohr (Canada) and Jennifer Tabanico (Tues. Oct. 29, 2013) 
  • 4a. Social Franchising, with  Mbogo Bunyi (Kenya) and Brendan Hayes (Kenya), (Thurs,, November 21, 2013)
  • 4b. Social Franchising, with  Brendan Hayes (Kenya), Suma Pathy and Devika Varghese (India) and Mbogo Bunyi (Kenya) (Fri., November 22, 2013)
  • 5. Corporate Social Marketing,  with  Nancy Lee (United States) and Tom Beall (United States)  (Tuesday, January 21, 2014)
  • 6. Lives Worth Living, with Hamilton Carvalho (Brazil) (Wed., March 26, 2014)
  • 7. Using Social Marketing to Influence Social Strategy: time to play with the big girls and boys!, with Jeff French (UK) (Wednesday, May 14, 2014)
  • 8. Current Issues & Future Challenges in Social Marketing, with Sharyn Rundle-Thiele (Australia) (Wednesday & Thursday, July 23/24, 2014)
  • 9. Gossip Unleashed. A Viral Effects Strategy in Swiss Healthcare Marketing. (September 17, 2014)
  • 10. Your Values or Theirs? Adopting a Novel Citizen-Orientation When Targeting Youth. (Nov. 12 / 13, 2014)
  • 11. Community-Based Prevention Marketing (CBPM): Evolution from Programming to Policy Development to Systems Change with Carol Bryant, Brian Biroscak, Alyssa Mayer, Tali Schneider (US) (January 29, 2015)
  • 12. Love to Ride: Using Automated, Customized Communications to Identify and Address Individual Barriers and Benefits at Each Stage of Change with Thomas Stokell (NZ) (March 25, 2015)
  • 13. Sea for Society: Connecting individual behaviour change to far-reaching social change with Christine Domegan (IE) (May 21, 2015)
  • 14. Behaviour Change at Your Fingertips: Social Marketing’s use of Smartphone Apps and SMS with Rebekah Russell-Bennett (AU) (July 21-22, 2015)
  • 15. Changing Behaviours to Scale Up Rural Sanitation with Edkarl M. Galing (PH)(September 21/22, 2015)
  • 16. Tackling 'Unspoken' Behaviours Webinar: Using co-creation to overcome cultural barriers to family planning in Jordan with Houda Khayame (JO) (November 5, 2015)
  • 17. The Donor is in the Details: The common ground between social marketing and donor behavior with Lucia Barros (BR) (January 27,2016)
  • 18. Immersive Social Marketing: A Model for Incorporating Transmedia Storytelling with Nedra Kline Weinreich (IL) (January 27,2016)
  • 19. International Social Marketing Course Fair Webinars  (Presenters from around the world) May 18, 2016
  • 20.Using narrative videos for health and wellbeing: A case study on energy efficiency, with Ross Gordon (AUS) (August 11-12, 2016)
  • 21. In Motion: Using community-based social marketing to change travel behavior, with Sunny Knott (US) September 27, 2016
  • 22. Social Marketing for Policy Makers: The “Help Me” Approach, with Nancy Lee, (US) (November 17-18,2016)
  • 23. Qualification and Professional Standards in the Field(s) of Social Marketing and Behaviour Change, with Philip R Holden & Matt Wood  (UK)(January 31, 2017)
  • 24. Adding Social Marketing to Health Risk Communications, with Jose M. Sanchez (Mexico) (March 14/15, 2017)
  • 25. Cognitive Neuroscience and Behavioral Economics - New Tools to Solve Tough Behavioral Problems, with Biju Dominic (India) (April 18, 2017)
  • 26. Socio-Psychological Levers for Improving Women's Health and Well-Being, with Joy Parker (Australia) (July 18/19)

  • 27. Designing Quality Engagement into Social Marketing Campaigns, with Julie Colehour (USA) (Sept. 19/20) 

 Go to the Archives >

For further information contact:

Jay Kassirer
iSMA Webinar Manager and Volunteer Coordinator
President, Cullbridge Marketing and Communications
2699 Priscilla Street, Ottawa Ontario, Canada K2B 7E1, Tel: +1 (613) 224-3800 | (800) 262-0934

Patrick Cook
President, International Social Marketing Association
Principal, Cook & Sow Communications   Mobile: +1 (240) 476.6305

Last Updated on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10:19 AM