ESMA was founded with the aim to connect social marketing people, research and practice at the European level.

By creating a community where people practicing and researching social marketing in Europe can connect with other colleagues to share experiences, knowledge, findings, methods, and practices ESMA endeavours to contribute to the development, evidence base and promotion of the social marketing discipline in Europe. ESMA aims:
  • to establish a community of Social Marketers in Europe
  • to enhance and facilitate knowledge and experience exchange in the different fields of social and behaviour change
  • to promote the use of social marketing as an approach to social change in Europe

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    Social Marketing Quarterly: special issue on European Social Marketing

    This new issue from SMQ is dedicated to European perspectives on social marketing, with contributions that originated as papers in the European Social Marketing Conference in 2014. The issue opens with an editorial from Alan Tapp, a reflexive view on what may define “European” social marketing which ends with a call for more critical social marketing research. Common themes that emerge across the articles in this special issue highlight the centrality of relationships and the need for cross-disciplinary approaches to...
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    University of South Florida Social Marketing Conference 2016

    The University of South Florida Social Marketing Conference enters its 24th year with a continued and vigorous commitment to social marketing’s robust capacity to influence complex social problems. While global inequality has lessened somewhat over the past century, more recent times have shown a marked increase in inequality in finances, health, political access, and social mobility. This year’s theme, “Building on the Legacy: Forging New Paths”, looks at these pressing contemporary issues and how the field can lead the way...
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    The role of strategic social marketing in public policy

    Please join the Behaviour Change CoP and the Social Protection and Labour Global Practice for: The role of strategic social marketing in public policy Thursday , May 19 | 12:30 pm  – 2 pm |  World Bank J Building, Room 701, 1818 H St NW Washington DC 20433 *Lunch will be served “Social marketing” shares a similarly rigorous approach to commercial marketing – applying a set of evidence and experience-based concepts, but with the aim of influencing behaviours in a...
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    AMA Marketing and Public Policy Conference 2016

    The AMA’s annual Marketing and Public Policy Conference offers a broad range of sessions highlighting the intersection between marketing and public policy. Participants include marketers, academics and public policy makers representing a wide range of universities, agencies and organisations from around the world. The Marketing & Public Policy Conference (MPPC) is a key event for marketing academics, public policy makers, social marketers and marketing practitioners interested in social and public policy. This year’s conference theme, Fostering Change for Communities and...



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