Monday, April 28, 2014
April 28, 2014
A while back, a national organization called Turning Point, which provides research and consultation services geared towards public health organizations, issued a white paper on social marketing. In one section, they, quite simply, broke down What It Is and What It Is Not. Although it's geared towards the health sector, the same rules apply to us.
Social Marketing Is:
- A social or behavior change strategy
- Most effective when it activates people
- Targeted to those who have a reason to care and who are ready for change
- Strategic, and requires efficient use of resources
- Integrated, and works on the "installment" plan
Social Marketing Is Not:
- Just advertising
- A clever slogan or messaging strategy
- Reaching everyone through a media blitz
- An image campaign
- Done in a vacuum
- A quick process
Think about that and consider these "rules" with your station's social marketing extensions.
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