Rescue provides behavior change marketing services to government and non-profit organizations in the US and Canada. As a full-service agency, Rescue provides research, strategy, creative, production, web, social media, digital, traditional media and events services to clients in over a dozen states and provinces, as well as federal clients. Rescue’s behavior change campaigns focus on teens, young adults, and adults to change behaviors such as to tobacco, obesity, drugs, and sexual behaviors. Rescue services its clients with a team of over 130 full-time change agents through offices in San Diego, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Atlanta, GA; Albuquerque, NM; and Washington, DC.



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A huge thanks go out to our key supports group who will also be exhibiting a the 5th World Social Marketing conference. This exciting group of Social Marketing agencies and organisations will be showcasing some of their recent campaigns, check out their innovative programmes working with the CDC and others.



We are an applied research company that helps organizations and U.S. Government agencies make research-backed decisions that affect their customers, employees, and the citizens they serve. From evaluating advertising effectiveness, to assessing customer service performance, to testing the usability of a new mobile application, our team of highly trained social scientists works to fully understand each challenge. We then identify the proper approach and techniques that will provide the insight necessary to help clients make evidence-based decisions. If you haven’t already gathered, we love what we do. We look at every business challenge as an opportunity to answer the question – ‘why do people do what they do?’
At Hager Sharp, we’ve dedicated the last 40+ years to creating communications and marketing strategies that produce meaningful change in the world. We are an independent, full service agency and work solely with organizations that are committed to transforming our communities by taking on important issues like advancing equity in education, improving public health, and addressing gaps in wellbeing and socioeconomic status.  Our team of researchers, strategists, writers, digital strategists, media experts, creative directors, designers and multimedia producers lives and breathes social marketing. Our mission is to help people, companies and communities to lead healthier, safer and more secure lives, through ideas that make a difference.


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Helping people make healthy choices has been the goal of CCP since its formal opening in 1988. But our history starts a decade before that, when, in 1979, Dr. Phyllis Piotrow brought the project that became the Population Information Program to the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. In 1982, she added the Population Communication Services project.
In 1988, in recognition of the crucial role of communication in public health, JHU established the Center for Communication Programs, better known around the world as CCP. Since that time, CCP’s powerful programming, teaching and research has literally touched billions of people. Today, CCP has over 60 projects that reach people in more than 30 countries and has yearly expenditures of over $100 million. Our major donors include the United States Agency for International Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF, DFID, and more. CCP is now based within the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


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The NSMC is one of the world’s oldest and most respected centres of excellence for social marketing and behaviour change.
We were established by the UK Government in 2006 to develop the skills and capabilities of people working in the health and social care sectors. Since then we have grown into an organisation that works across the globe with a large number of international donors to maximize the effectiveness and reach of their behaviour change programmes in the fields of energy, environment and on a range of social issues.
Our website provides a wealth of knowledge on behaviour change theory and practice, including practical tools to help plan and implement programmes across different fields. All of our guides and tools are available free of charge to the social marketing community.
Our online interactive training platform provides students with an excellent grounding in how to develop their own projects as well as providing them with an accredited qualification in social marketing. We also work internationally providing tailor-made, face-to-face social marketing training courses to a range of clients.



Porter Novelli is a global public relations agency built on a rich heritage of marketing for social good. We’ve been motivating people to change deeply ingrained behaviors rooted in cultural and social norms for more than 40 years. Porter Novelli is a different kind of agency—and we recognize, respect and champion companies with the spirit, drive and tenacity to do things differently. We like taking on big challenges, and even bigger challengers, and we seek out clients who feel the same way—clients who have the conviction to tell their own story, and the courage to innovate from who they have been into who they know they can be. For additional information, please visit www.porternovelli.com. Porter Novelli is part of the Omnicom Public Relations Group.


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Good ideas abound. Motivating people to adopt them is rare.
At Rare, we believe that conservation’s greatest challenges are the result of human behaviors. And, so too are the solutions. Unique as a global conservation organization, we use expertise in behavioral science and marketing to empower community-led adoption of new sustainable behaviors and solutions.
With our partners, we have sparked hundreds of community campaigns around the world to inspire solutions to some of the most urgent global environmental challenges of our time, such as overfishing, freshwater conservation, sustainable agriculture, and climate resilience.



The Female Health Company manufactures, markets and sells the FC2 Female Condom. FC2 is the only female-controlled product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and cleared by the World Health Organization (WHO) that provides dual protection against unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STI’s), including HIV/AIDS. For sexually active couples, male and female condoms are the only two FDA approved and marketed products that prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS through sexual intercourse. HIV/AIDS remains the leading cause of death worldwide amount women 15-44 years of age. More than 50% of new HIV infections are women and 80% of infections are the result of heterosexual sex.
An indigenous, not-for-profit organisation founded by a group of distinguished public health and social marketing Ugandan professionals in 2006. Since then, UHMG has emerged as a leading organisation committed to creating high quality strategic health communication and accelerating health market growth in Uganda.
Founded through a USAID-funded project (AFFORD), UHMG today is a viable, self-sustaining organization. Led by a dynamic management team, guided by a nine-member board, five advisory committees, and a technical advisory group, UHMG remains focused on enabling all Ugandans to live the Good Life, by working in four key health areas: HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning, and maternal and child health.



Vanguard Communications is a Hispanic woman-owned public relations and social marketing firm whose work is powered by and for people — the individuals, families and communities whose voices are the fuel for change. Since 1987, Vanguard has been working in the areas of health, wellness, energy, environment, education, international development, and diversity and inclusion in order to foster healthy communities and a thriving planet.