Social Marketing Casebook brings together a dedicated collection of social marketing case studies and vignettes from around the world for the first time. Each case study is explored from the scoping and research stage to evaluation, providing the reader with a complete overview of the most important building blocks in social marketing and how these can be applied to the real world, including insights from the key people involved in social marketing and the identification of the common themes associated with successful social marketing strategies; an international range of cases from the health, environmental and civic sectors, from national and governmental programs to local, small-budget interventions; comprehensive coverage of the whole process, from strategy and implementation, to the challenges and lessons learned; and academic exercises, discussion questions and references to reinforce student learning. 

Co-Production with the Private Sector
Co-production with the private sector
Vignette: ‘The Heart Truth’, US Department of Health and Human Services

This programme was launched to raise awareness of the high risk that heart disease has for women. The centrepiece of the programme is the ‘Red Dress’, which was launched as the national symbol for women and heart-disease awareness. Rather than delivering a traditional media campaign, the strategy has been to invest a much smaller amount of money than would have been needed for a national media campaign into a partnership and PR-driven strategy. This strategy involved the development of delivery partnerships with organisations from the retail, publishing, fashion and media sectors, as well as the NGO and public sectors.

One such partnership was with Glamour magazine, which ...

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