The World Social Marketing Conference 2015 will host a large exhibition for organisations and individuals to network and share knowledge. For details of exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Event Director, Matt Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44(0)1543 439706
About ACU – Sponsors of Best Practitioner Paper, Best Overseas Paper, Developing World Delegate Place and Student Delegate Place
The Centre for Health and Social Research (CHaSR) is a dynamic and contemporary social marketing research centre at the Australian Catholic University, with offices in Victoria and NSW. CHaSR’s mission is to work with communities to improve population health and we are committed to research that has a direct and sustainable impact on the health and wellbeing of Australian communities. With more than 15 years of high-impact social marketing experience, CHaSR staff provide social marketing advice and consultancy services to a range of organizations – from assistance with problem identification to the development, implementation and evaluation of local, state and national social marketing interventions.
About Rescue Social Change Group
Rescue SCG provides behaviour change marketing services to government and non-profit organizations, with current operations in the US and Canada. Rescue SCG is a full-service agency, providing strategy, research, creative, production, web, social media and events services to clients in over a dozen states and provinces, as well as the federal level. Most of Rescue SCG’s behaviour change campaigns focus on teens (13 – 17) and young adults (18 – 26) and behaviours such as to tobacco, obesity, violence, after school programs and sexual behaviours. Rescue SCG services its clients with a team of over 75 full-time change agents through offices in San Diego, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Albuquerque, NM; Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC.
About Colmar Brunton
Colmar Brunton is a full service customised research agency. We offer a broad range of market and social research and consulting services to our clients. We are well known for our skill in conducting customised strategic research of a large and usually complex nature. Our up front research design and strategic engagement approach is typically what sets us apart from our competitors. We have a strong account management approach and use an account management model to constantly evaluate and evolve our service delivery to clients. We have a large, world class fieldwork operation based out of Chadstone in Melbourne which is experienced in a full range of large-scale fieldwork. We also have sensory and clinic labs set up in Sydney which specialise in central location testing. Our National Social team is a highly specialised fieldwork team focussed on minority groups, indigenous research, remote community research and research within vulnerable community segments. Although we provide a full range of services we are also comfortable working in collaboration with other agencies both research agencies and other marketing services suppliers
About SenateSHJ – Developing World Delegate Sponsors
SenateSHJ is one of Australasia’s leading communications consultancies, with a specialist social marketing practice that works across environmental, health and social change projects.
We’re an independent consultancy, with 60 staff in Australia and New Zealand. Our social marketing services include strategy development and project planning, research, development and analysis, risk and issues identification, project implementation, review and professional development.
We work on projects involving public sector, private sector and not for profit organisations. We offer perspectives that are fresh, contemporary and insightful – and which rigorously test the thinking behind any social change mandate.
We believe in doing the best work all the time, with clients we respect, and who respect us. We are grounded in smart thinking, and this is the filter for everything we do.
Please contact Tracey Bridges, head of SenateSHJ’s social marketing practice.
Twitter: @SenateSHJ_NZ or @SenateSHJ_AU
About University of Wollongong – Best Academic Paper Sponsors
The University of Wollongong (UOW) Faculty of Business provides flexible and innovative educational and research opportunities with strong ties to the business community. We develop professionals, managers and business leaders with critical thinking skills so that they can succeed (and maximise their potential) in their chosen fields.
Our mission is to advance business-related knowledge internationally through innovative research, quality teaching and the promotion of responsible leadership and sustainable business practices. In so doing, our aim is to contribute to a better society and stronger economy.
The Faculty is a research-intensive faculty that fosters meaningful research that contributes to business theory and practice. We are dedicated to instilling in our students corporate responsibility and sustainability and so are proud to be a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
Our programs are: informed by research, structured on applied outcomes, and recognised by industry. They are delivered by highly qualified and industry-experienced academics, and supported through additional specialised student-learning and development resources. We offer degrees at an undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research level from a range of business-related disciplines.
Our postgraduate programs are offered through our graduate school, Sydney Business School, which is a QS-ranked, top-200 business school, placed in the top seven business schools in Australia and 22nd in the Asia-Pacific region (2014/15).
We deliver courses from campuses located at UOW main campus and Circular Quay in Sydney.
Founded 50 years ago by Sara Miller McCune to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community, SAGE is a leading international publisher of innovative, high-quality content. SAGE publishes more than 800 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. A growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies, conference highlights and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Boston.
About Abt Associates – sponsors of the special interest session “Ebola communication: mistakes, wins, and lessons going forward”
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and implementation of programs in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries. For over 20 years, we have implemented successful social marketing strategies worldwide to achieve sustained improvements in health. At the core of our success are our talented professionals – experts in anthropology, behavioral economics, social marketing, and public health – who combine their expertise and creativity to design and implement effective audience-focused and culturally-sensitive social marketing programs.
Sponsors of the Best Academic Paper, Best Student Paper, and Best Practitioner Paper who will each receive a free delegate place at the 2016 International Social Marketing Conference to be held in Wollongong 27-29th September 2016 (worth approx. $600 each).
The Australian Association of Social Marketing (AASM) is the peak body representing social marketers in Australia and aims to provide support for and act as a central resource for those engaged in, or interested in, social marketing practice and research.
The core values of the AASM are to be connective, inclusive, informative, and reflexive.
The key aims of AASM are:
- To act as a hub for connecting people practicing, researching, studying, and interested in social marketing (through a members skills database, events, conference, symposiums, & small grants).
- To act as a source of knowledge and insight on contemporary social marketing (through news, events, conferences, access to journal articles, AASM Viewpoint, AASM Newsletter)
- To help members to build their own profile and competencies (through publicity & promotion, and generating awareness of the AASM & our members).
- To help build and strengthen social marketing in and throughout Australia (through the portfolio of activities undertaken by the AASM)
- To build towards becoming an Asia-Pacific Association of Social Marketing (through events, building membership, engagement & representation in the Asia-Pacific region).
For more information & to join the AASM see our website: http://www.aasm.org.au/