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Social Marketing and Sustainability - MKTG309

Social marketing integrates marketing concepts with other approaches to influence behaviours that benefit individuals and communities for the greater social good. Guided by ethical principles, social marketing integrates research, best practice, theory, audience and partnership insights, to inform the delivery of competition sensitive and segmented social change programmes that are effective, efficient, equitable and sustainable. Social marketing campaigns tackle challenging health, environmental and social issues such as obesity, smoking, drug abuse, recycling, littering, domestic violence, racism and unsafe driving.

This unit develops students’ knowledge of the key principles of social marketing and skills to design a marketing strategy that can support social change efforts. Students learn how to critically analyse, discuss, and evaluate current and historic Australian and international campaigns and use secondary research skills to collect, collate and integrate examples with theory.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Cynthia Webster, Associate Professor Ross Gordon

39cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): BCM310
Unit Designation(s):


Unit Type: People unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Marketing

Faculty of Business and Economics

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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