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 [...]
Posts Tagged 'theory and practice'
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 [...]
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 [...]
How social marketers can leverage museums and libraries to affect behavior change in targeted audiences.
When designing interventions for behavior change, the first things that usually come to mind are how to remove the barriers to action, how to increase self-efficacy, or even if the external conditions are favorable for the adoption of the desired behavior. Not often do we consider that involvement in causes can actually trigger individual behavior [...]
Although humans are complex creatures, let’s face it – we are “cognitive misers.” We like to process information simply. And who can blame us, in this day and age of information bombardment, it is natural to place information in silos to help us better digest the content. Sometimes we even ignore information, unless something pulls [...]
by Jennifer Wayman
Category: Social Marketing
I have been following a “discussion” on a social marketing listserv (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the past week. What started out as a provocative question – “What do we, as social marketers, think of “Pavement Patty,” one tactic in a Vancouver driving safety campaign (http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20100908/od_yblog_upshot/canada-unveils-new-speed-bump-optical-illusions-of-children/print) – turned into yet another debate about the definition of social marketing.
Tomorrow morning CDC kicks-off the 2010 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media. This year’s theme, “Convergence: Purpose, Programs, & Partners” looks to open an educational dialogue among the many attendees–from practioners to researchers and individuals from academia–about how these fields are continually merging.
After looking over the agenda, it’s hard to pick out which sessions [...]
Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow […]
Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Shadow […]
— T.S. Eliot, “The Hollow Men”
Which is hardly news to anyone who has tried to change behavior, whether theirs or someone else’s. It’s all too easy to add to Eliot’s lines: Between the [...]