¡Arriba. Abajo. Al centro. Pa’ dentro! If you’re not familiar with this Mexican phrase, now’s the time to learn it! Sunday is Cinco de Mayo, and margaritas are in order. In the U.S., we celebrate this day to recognize Mexican heritage and pride. As a native of South Texas, I’m usually one to take part [...]
Posts Tagged 'Behavior Change'
In the few short hours since the 2013 World Social Marketing Conference concluded earlier this evening, I’ve found myself reflecting quite a bit on the presentations and discussions. So, while it’s all still fresh in my head, here are some of my personal takeaways (in no particular order):
1. Social change marketing, as I’m now referring [...]
In the aftermath of any devastating event, whether it is the Oklahoma City, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, or Boston I’m always aware that I feel not only dumbfounded that such acts of violence occur, but also humbled. We live in a world where most days are spent ignoring each other either in the office, on [...]
by Junia Geisler
Category: Social Marketing
In 1988, after 15 years of military dictatorship in Chile, the public voted in a national plebiscite to determine whether Augusto Pinochet should stay in power or whether there should be an open presidential election.
The story of how both sides—particularly the “NO” campaign (which was led by the Opposition and favored democracy)—used advertising campaigns to [...]
I have a baby, which means I spent much of the past few months in a sleep-deprived daze trying to get him to fall asleep—and stay asleep. I’ve realized through the semi-obsessive talk with my “mommy friends” about how many hours and how many naps, as well as much internet research into what’s “normal,” that [...]
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. I write this in honor of my husband, John, whom I miss intensely every day. Hopefully our story can help someone else.
John and the kids in West Virginia during happy times
John Anderson, my husband of fifteen years, died in September after a fierce five [...]
For the first time, North Korea’s sole mobile service provider, Koryolink, allowed visiting foreigners to bring their phones into North Korea and have access to the internet on the 3G network. This same wireless internet is not yet available to North Koreans since they are governed by separate telecommunication rules. It is unfortunate that North [...]
Social marketers are quite familiar with social norms. Many of our hard-fought efforts focus on bringing awareness to positive social norms—think seat belt-use, discouraging dangerous social norms—think underage-drinking, or creating new social norms—think the Truth campaign. But there are some social norms that are so ingrained in our society that we don’t even realize we’re [...]
by Shannon Walsh
Category: Social Marketing
Two of my college roommates were education majors. I vividly remember their student teaching days when after a tough day at school, they needed extra inspiration. Our entire apartment quickly became familiar with Taylor Mali’s “What Teachers Make.”
If you don’t have time to watch the full video below (and I highly recommend you find the [...]