Posts Tagged ‘downstream’

Importance of Upstream Social Marketing

Most observers and many practitioners see social marketing as a downstream approach to influencing people with “bad behaviors”—smoking, neglecting prenatal care, not recycling. However, this narrow view hugely underestimates social marketing’s real potential. Social marketing is simply about influencing the behavior of target audiences. There are many more target audiences who need to act besides “problem people” if we are to solve major social problems. Alan R. Andreasen- Georgetown University-  Social Marketing in the 21st Century

Since social marketing emerged [...]

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