It’s nearly impossible to go a day without seeing an advertisement about physical activity and its importance. National campaigns (like NFL’s Play 60 or Partnership for a Healthier America among others) are frequently featured in mainstream media outlets, on social media accounts, and in advertisements. With the obesity epidemic sweeping the nation and affecting both [...]
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by Shannon Walsh
Category: Social Marketing
One need only point to the wildfire spread of “Kony 2012” to illustrate the power of a compelling video to disseminate a message quickly and widely. In the last week, three different YouTube videos aimed at behavior change have appeared in my social media stream and piqued my interest.
Here’s what the videos have in [...]
What motivates you to exercise or eat healthy? Are you the kind of person who needs a drill sergeant barking orders and insults to motivate you to move? Does encouragement and reassurance motivate you to say no to that piece of chocolate cake? While everyone is admittedly different and has their own style when trying [...]
We all know that weight loss is a simple equation – more calories expended than consumed. Eat healthy and increase physical activity. But if it was that easy to change behavior, break habits, and stave off cravings, then we would not be facing the problem of obesity among over one third of [...]
The Business of Behavior
Companies increasingly recognize that if societies falter, their business can’t succeed. Accordingly, many enterprises acknowledge that it is a business imperative to get people to change individual behaviors around such issues as driving safely, eating healthier, taking medications regularly, staying out of debt and others.
Through corporate responsibility commitments, sustainability initiatives, philanthropic contributions, [...]
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Social marketers realize the power of encouraging behavior change through the doctor-patient relationship. With health information coming at us from various sources and channels, the doctor, or more broadly speaking, the health professional, continues to be the #1 trusted source for health advice. And this is a good thing; health professionals are educated, they know [...]
In recent weeks, there have been a number of hard-hitting anti-obesity campaigns making headlines. As Trish Taylor described earlier this week, Georgia’s “Strong4Life” anti-childhood obesity campaign, introduced by the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, uses short ads, billboards, and TV spots depicting an obese child and statements including “fat kids become fat adults,” and “it’s hard to be [...]
I like food. Ok, I love food. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a “foodie” maybe more of a “food geek.” Because of that, I think I tend to be more immersed and interested in food issues—healthy school lunches, organic vs. not, herbivore vs. carnivore vs. omnivore, and yes, which food truck is the best [...]