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    Connection between Health, Environment and Social Change call for conference proposals

    University of South Florida Social Marketing Conference 2018
    Call for Abstracts due March 6, 2018
    Interest in this roundtable session due early February 2018

    Visit this site for more information – https://thesocialmarketingconference.org/

    I am curating a roundtable session at the upcoming conference on Friday, June 29 in Clearwater Beach, FL to show the connection between health, environment and social change.  Topics such as air quality, water quality, food security, emergency preparedness, conservation, vector-borne illnesses, etc. are of interest. Roundtable presenters need not only work at the intersection of health and environment but must have a social and behavior change campaign to highlight.

    Reviewers favor abstracts on completed projects that clearly illustrate key elements of the social marketing approach:

    How formative research is used to make marketing decisions;
    Description of audience segmentation methods and results,
    Evaluations of comprehensive marketing programs.

    See more details attached.
    USF SM Conf 2018 call for proposals – health & environment

    Thanks, Kelley

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    Do you have 10 minutes to help with my graduate thesis?

    Dear colleagues,
    I am working towards a master’s in public health online through the University of South Florida.

    I am asking for your help with my thesis. To graduate I am conducting a survey and subsequent activity to be done around the holidays. The purpose of the survey is to explore the attitudes, barriers, and benefits associated with experiential gift giving and it should only take 8-10 minutes to complete. You can start it here – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NDBBAAFF. Please feel free to share this survey with others.

    Once you complete the survey please consider visiting this page (also linked in the survey thank you page) which discusses the activity – https://newdream.org/simplify-the-holidays-pledge. This activity will only take another 2 minutes.

    For more detail about my project you can read this blog post here – https://newdream.org/blog/what-would-it-take-to-shift-our-gifting-away-from-stuff?

    If you or your organization is interested in helping to promote these topics (decreasing consumption, increasing happiness, spending more time in nature and with family and friends, etc.) please reach out. I can provide you with sample social media posts, newsletter content or we can discuss a larger partnership. The campaign is being conducted pro-bono with no funding so any in-kind support is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Kelley

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    Free Social & Behavior Change Networking Event in NYC led by SMANA and hosted by PCI Media Impact!

    Join the Social Marketing Association of North America (SMANA) and PCI Media Impact on 10/10/17 at 6:00 pm for an evening of networking with fellow social marketers and behavior change colleagues.

     

    This event is free and open to all. We welcome change agents from all sectors – social marketers, behavioral scientists and economists, conservation psychologists, environmental educators, behavior change communicators, entertainment educators, health communicators, design thinkers and the list goes on. If you are working to improve your community or a societal issue – join us!

    The evening program will feature a presentation about PCI Media Impact’s program called Ouro Negro (Black Gold) that was implemented in partnership with UNICEF Mozambique. The social and behavior change communication program uses social and mass media platforms to reach multiple target audiences. The program aims to improve maternal and child health, nutrition, gender equality and to prevent communicable disease such as HIV and Malaria. The focus of the night’s short presentation will be the answer to the question “What is in it for the target audience, when engaging in the promoted behaviors?”. We will discuss how to identify and tap into the motivations that drive Mozambican adolescents, women and men at reproductive age.

     Event details are below:  

    • Date: Tuesday, October 10
    • Time: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm, Networking from 6:00pm-6:30pm
    • Location: PCI Media Impact, 777 United Nations Plaza, #501, NY, NY

    Learn more about the benefits of joining SMANA here – http://smana.org/.

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    Social and Behavior Change Networking Event in Baltimore!

    10/3/17 – Free Social and Behavior Change Networking Event in Baltimore

    Join the Social Marketing Association of North America (SMANA) on October 3 for an evening of networking with fellow social marketers and behavior change colleagues.

    Date and Time:
    Tue, October 3, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

    Location:
    Kona Grill, 1 East Pratt St, Bldg 103, Baltimore, MD 21202

    SMANA is a membership organization serving the professional needs of behavior change agents in Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, and the United States.

    We advance behavior change for social good.

    This event is free and open to all – whether you are a member, considering membership or would like to network with fellow change agents.

    We welcome change agents from all sectors – social marketers, behavioral economists, conservation psychologists, behavioral scientists, environmental educators, behavior change communicators, entertainment educators, health communicators, design thinkers and the list goes on. SMANA members include practitioners, students and academics involved from both the environmental and health fields.

    Learn more about the benefits of joining this group here – http://smana.org/.

    Register here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/38132706953

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    Seeking focus group participants in the Southern Maryland area

    Sorry for the repost. I just realized the link didn’t work when I posted it last month. Please forward this to others that might be interested.

     

    New Dream is holding a small community gathering to hear your thoughts on gift giving, gift receiving and shopping. The information you share will help New Dream build a winter holiday gift campaign. This research is a precursor to a University of South Florida, Master’s thesis.  New Dream seeks to cultivate a new American dream—one that emphasizes community, ecological sustainability, and a celebration of non-material values

    Date:         Thursday, July 13, 2017

    Time:        6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Location: Calvert Library, 850 Costly Way, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678

    Please RSVP or send inquiries to Kelley Dennings at kdennings@mail.usf.edu or visit Facebook to reply via this link – https://www.facebook.com/events/1336127613169283. If you are unable to attend the event but are interested in a personal interview please contact me also.

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    Focus Group Attendees Requested – Southern MD

    Hello,

    As part of my Master’s in Public Health thesis with the University of South Florida, I volunteer with an organization called New Dream. New Dream is holding small community gatherings (8-10 people) to hear thoughts on gift giving, gift receiving and shopping. The information shared will help New Dream build a winter holiday gift campaign.

    We are conducting multiple focus groups, however, funding to pay participants isn’t available so we need your help to find attendees.

    Interested participants in southern Maryland can find more information here on Facebook. Know someone in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area? They can participate too. Direct them here for more information. We are also holding one in Arlington, VA. If you know someone there that would want to participate direct them here.

    You can register through Facebook or email me directly. After receiving an RSVP I will contact you with a short questionnaire and confirm participation.

    Thank you for your help. Please pass this along to those that might be interested.

    Kelley

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    Community Based Social Marketing (CBSM) Membership Association – Network with colleagues

    Interested in connecting with your behavior change peers? Want a professional association to build your community based social marketing identity? Want to keep up with the latest practices in social change in North America? Then read on!

    Change agents recently created the Social Marketing Association of North America (SMANA), a professional membership organization, similar to regional associations in Europe and Australia and affiliated with the International Social Marketing Association (iSMA), but serving the professional needs of social marketers in Canada, Central America, the Caribbean, and the United States.

    The founders have conducted formative research and, as good social marketers, offer the following value-laden benefits to SMANA membership:

    We connect practitioners, academics, and students within the North American behavior change arena.
    Our efforts aim to build a stronger legacy and community of practice and to disseminate best practices across broad geographic and topical areas.
    We facilitate opportunities for organizations, agencies, and other stakeholders to take advantage of our membership’s expertise in behavior change strategies.

    SMANA membership brings with it all of the benefits associated with membership in the International Social Marketing Association (iSMA), including:

    Free access to bi-monthly webinars on Advances in Social Marketing (otherwise $50 each)
    Discounts on professional journals (e.g., 10% discount on Social Marketing Quarterly)
    Exclusive discounts on conferences, online seminars, and more (e.g., 10% discount at the World Social Marketing Conference). Join now to get a $95 discount code for the World Social Marketing Conference to be held in Washington, DC in May 2017. Learn more about the conference here – http://wsmconference.com/washington-dc-2017/.
    Exclusive, free access to iSMA events calendar and lists of degree and credit courses
    Free access to iSMA news and blog posts

    Regular membership is just $55 and student membership is $30. Interested in joining? Visit http://smana.org. Want to know more? Send a message to: contactSMANA@gmail.com.

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