The 2018 NSMC Award for Excellence in Social Marketing

The NSMC is the proud sponsor of an Award for Excellence in Social Marketing which will be awarded at the University of South Florida Social Marketing Conference in Tampa in June 2018.

The award is provided for a project which has used the tools and principals of social marketing to impact on the health of the public. The award - an engraved glass award - will be presented on Friday, 29th June at the Conference.

Hastings Safe Space - shortlisted for the Health Service Journal awards

Hastings Safe Space has now been operating for nearly 9 months on a Saturday night in central Hastings close to the town’s bars and clubs. Developed and operated by the NSMC, on behalf of Hastings and Rother NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the service aims to reduce the demand for unnecessary A&E visits and emergency service call outs by treating young people suffering from intoxication or other minor injuries ‘on-the-spot’ in the Safe Space using our team of highly trained first aiders and volunteers.

Social marketing training in Washington D.C. May 2018

We are delighted to announce that the NSMC will be running its Three-day Introduction to Social Marketing training course in Washington D.C. in May 2018. We have run this course for a couple of years exclusively for a client in Washington but this year we are opening it up to everyone. 

Hastings Safe Space: A new venture for the NSMC

The NSMC is delighted to announce that we will be launching the Hastings Safe Space on the 23rd December to support the town's night-time economy. The service will operate on Saturday nights for the next two years, as well as on special event days in the town. 

Tackling the supply of alcohol to young people in Hastings

In April, The NSMC launched a campaign in Hastings aimed at parents of teenage children. The campaign highlighted the negative impact alcohol can have on a teenager child’s brain development and ran with the slogan: Your child and alcohol. Think Again Now.

UK Social Marketing Conference:14th September 2017

The first UK Social Marketing Conference in ten years will be held in London on the 14th September, 2017 at the Queen Mary University of London.

Ten years after the creation of the National Social Marketing Centre (NSMC) in the UK, the conference will reflect on the successes (and challenges) of the last decade and plot a positive future direction for the discipline.

Going plastic-free for 2017: a social marketing experiment

Our colleague at The NSMC - Dr Rowena Merritt - is attempting to go plastic-free for the whole of 2017. Read her first blog on her experience below:

Rowena writes:

Have you ever thought about how much plastic you throw away each week? Maybe this thought crosses your mind when you look at your overflowing recycling bin, or maybe it is not something you have thought about before.

The NSMC Award for Excellence in Social Marketing 2016

The NSMC’s Award for Excellence in Social Marketing for 2016 was presented by John Bromley the Director of the National Social Marketing Centre, at the 2016 United States Social Marketing Conference in Tampa, Florida this week.

The recipient was Robert John for the Oklahoma Nutrition Information & Education (ONIE) Social Marketing Project funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education to increase the consumption of 1% low-fat milk in Oklahoma City. 

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our new website!

Although our old website has given good and faithful service over the last few years, we felt that it was time for a refresh. We hope you find our new site easy to navigate and the content useful. 

Refreshing our website is very much work in progress and over the next couple of months we will be transferring more content over from our old site. However, if you take a look at our new site you will see that you can still access all the content that you tell us you like such as The Social Marketing Toolkit and the Show Case case studies.