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  • Change4Life

    Last updated: 1 April 2011

    Change4Life is England’s first ever national social marketing campaign to reduce obesity.

  • Fit Fans

    Last updated: 4 April 2011

    Launched in March 2009 by NHS Hull, Fit Fans is a free weight management service designed primarily for men aged 40 to 65 who want to lose weight.

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  • Up for It

    Last updated: 11 February 2013

    The UpforIt project was funded by the Kirklees Partnership, which consists of internal stakeholders from Kirklees Council and NHS Kirklees. Using Communities for Health funding, the Partnership established a project in collaboration with The NSMC to halt the year-on-year rise in overweight and obesity levels among 16- to 24-year-olds attending further and higher education (FE and HE) institutions across Kirklees.

  • Vitality

    Last updated: 20 October 2011

    Vitality is a holistic health and wellbeing service for South West Essex, which supports individuals to improve their health by making simple lifestyle changes.

    The service was developed as a result of a research exercise to understand barriers to quitting smoking. However, this research identified that residents did not want a service directed only at smoking cessation. Instead they wanted a lifestyle programme that integrated healthy eating, smoking cessation, exercise and alcohol advice.

  • Woodside Gets Active

    Last updated: 10 May 2011

    In February 2008, Telford and Wrekin PCT and Telford and Wrekin Council launched a three-month campaign to increase levels of physical activity amongst children and their parents in Woodside, an area of deprivation with high levels of obesity.


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30 March 2016

The NSMC Level 4 Social Marketing Award Course

We are currently planning the date of our next Level 4 Social Marketing Award. Keep on eye on our website for details of this course, or alternatively contact us directly and we will then let you know when the date has been organised.

The course is the only introduction to social marketing course accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and has been created from The NSMC's nine years' experience of delivering social marketing training courses with input from the accreditation unit at the CIM.

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12 April 2015

NSMC is commissioned by SNV Netherlands to evaluate a water and sanitation programme in Cambodia

The NSMC has just won a major contract with the Netherlands Development Organisation SNV to evaluate one of their major water and sanitation programmes in southern Cambodia.  The WASH programme is aiming to reduce the incidence of infectious diseases through a combination of institutional capacity building and behaviour change interventions.  The evaluation project will begin in late April and will be conducting both qualitative and quantitative research in the southern part of the country to evaluate the impact of the WASH programme on rural communities.

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23 February 2015

NSMC wins new project in Kent to develop a social marketing plan to reduce the number of expectant mothers who smoke

The NSMC has just been awarded a new project helping Kent County Council to develop a social marketing plan to reduce smoking rates in pregnant women.  We will be working over the next months to co-develop a behaviour change intervention that resonates with our target audience and helps them to quit smoking for good.  We will keep you informed of how this exciting project is developing throughout March and April. 

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18 March 2014

Guest blog - Best practice for research programmes by Rachel Cope of MRUK

With a trend towards social marketing increasingly being used to inform policy and development of strategy, the need for actionable research has never been more important.  Here, I outline best practice to ensure that your research programmes can be put into action.

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21 February 2014

The Chartered Institute of Marketing New Social Marketing Award


What do young people crossing railways safely, stopping smoking for October, voting for a country to join FIFA, not using accident and emergency services and enrolling more students on a course have in common?


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