Not to be confused with social media marketing, social marketing seeks to create behavioural change for the greater good of communities and individuals.
The original concept of social marketing was born from the same principles that were used to sell products to consumers.
However, in this case, they are applied to sell an ideology that affects behaviours and attitudes.
Jing Li, Marketing & Communications consultant says "Social marketing can be defined by initiatives that benefit the target demographic as opposed to the marketer themselves."
Social marketing is typically used by not-for-profits, charity foundations and government departments as well as emergency services such as the Police, Fire Service and Surf Life Saving.
These organisations employ social marketing to do things like raise awareness, encourage donations and change attitudes for the greater good of society.
Social marketing can be defined by initiatives that benefit the target demographic as opposed to the marketer themselves.
"As social marketing evolves, organisations are increasingly looking for innovative ways to influence social change, and consequently many will be looking for individuals who can think outside the box." says Jing.
Professionals who are typically involved in social marketing campaigns include:
If you have a strong analytical mind and are passionate about giving back to the community, then a career in social marketing could be a good fit for you.
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