Social Marketing: Rebels with a Cause

3rd Edition

Gerard Hastings, Christine Domegan

Routledge
Published November 2, 2017
Textbook - 602 Pages
ISBN 9781138123830 - CAT# Y214615

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Summary

Social Marketing involves the application of marketing techniques (usually associated with promoting consumption) to social ends. This new addition will arm the socially conscious marketing student with:

  • Case studies from across the globe,
  • accessible exercises,
  • engaging stories
  • and online support with an expanded and enhanced companion website

which will all enable you to think critically about the individual and systemic drivers of both harm and progress, and provide you with the tools to act.

This popular introductory textbook has been thoroughly updated to enable students to challenge the bad, champion the good and become rebels with a cause. Now including more on systems thinking, evaluation and apps, Hastings and Domegan also introduce the influential new 3Cs model (Containment, Counter-Marketing, Critical Capacity Building).

This book is essential reading for all social marketing, marketing ethics, and marketing and society courses.

 

Cover Picture: 'La Sardane de la Paix’ by Pablo Picasso. The sardane is a traditional circle dance from Catalonia which has come to symbolise the struggle of ordinary people against oppression, from Napoleon through Hitler and Franco and into the modern era. The individual dancer holds his or her hands in the air in a gesture of autonomy and empowerment, and is able to maintain what would quickly become a tiring stance thanks to the supporting hands of her fellow-dancers. It illustrates the key social marketing lesson that addressing complex social problems, such as climate change or inequalities – as with dictators - requires a combination of individual agency and collective action. It also shows that critical analysis, the questioning and challenging of the current system, lies at the heart of progressive social change, and that good social marketers should be rebels with a cause.

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