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More Research, You Say? Introducing ResearchGate

What social marketer doesn’t want more effective research sources? And the key word here is “social”, as in social networking.  The online space called “ResearchGate” is an international social networking site for researchers. Think Facebook for those seeking access to and the sharing of research within their areas of discipline.

The landscape of ResearchGate participants is diverse. If related public health research is what you’re looking for, find 427,550 medical participants sharing their 7,973,228 articles, or maybe 356,083 members in the biological field sharing 9,183,389 articles. That’s not all though, there are many other scientific and social disciplines represented including anthropology, social science, religious studies, psychology, chemistry, and design science.

Last Updated on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 02:41 PM
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European Social Marketing Association

The European Social Marketing Conference 2012 marks a first culmination point on the European Social Marketing agenda. Within a year the European Social Marketing Association has been set up and organised its first conference. A success and a stepping stone for 2013.

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Read MoreIn November 2012 the European Social Marketing Association in partnership with the World Social Marketing Conference and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) held its first conference, in Lisbon (Portugal).

The conference gathered around 100 Social Marketing academics and practicioners from more than 20 different European countries and celebrated the official launch of the European Social Marketing Association (ESMA). A line-up of great speakers from different scientific communities across Europe sparked new thoughts and intense discussions among the growing community of European social marketers.

Last Updated on Monday, April 08, 2013 11:18 AM
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Workplace Trends Report:
Written by Winthrop Morgan   

Sodexo has  released its annual Workplace Trends Report , noting among dozens of findings key trends such as 86 percent of Millennials entering the workforce now say they would consider leaving an employer whose values fell short of their expectations, clearly indicating that the emerging workforce is motivated by positive, people- and community-centric workplace practices and initiatives. In fact, the report shows all four generations in the workforce see corporate social responsibility as a potential motivating factor at work.

Last Updated on Monday, April 08, 2013 11:08 AM
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Social Marketing Workshop in Canada
Written by Win Morgan   

This two-day workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to community-based social marketing and how it is being applied throughout the world to foster sustainable behaviour. Those who attend the workshop will learn the five steps of community-based social marketing (selecting behaviours, identifying barriers, developing strategies, conducting pilots, and broad scale implementation) and be exposed to numerous case studies illustrating its use. As such, this workshop provides an in-depth exposure to community-based social marketing and provides participants with the knowledge they need to design and evaluate their own community-based social marketing programs. Further, attendees will have extensive opportunities to discuss the application of community-based social marketing to the design of actual programs. At the end of the two days participants will have acquired sufficient knowledge to use community-based social marketing to develop successful programs to foster sustainable behaviour. Please note that the introductory workshop is a mandatory prerequisite for the advanced community-based social marketing training offered by Dr. McKenzie-Mohr.   

Last Updated on Monday, April 08, 2013 11:09 AM
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Soliciting nominations for its 2013 Landmark behavior change
Written by Win Morgan   

Tools of Change is soliciting nominations for its 2013 Landmark behavior change case studies in two topic areas - (1) home / building energy conservation and (2) sustainable transportation. If you know of anyone working on a particularly effective or innovative approach for changing energy or transportation behaviours, please consider nominating them - or yourself. All nominations must include measured impact results.

Last Updated on Monday, April 08, 2013 11:01 AM
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